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What percent of users and experts removed it?
28% remove it72% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,977
United States Rank #4,813
Reach 0.1029%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.10 days
533.97 days >
Average installed length: 280.56 days


VersionDistribution 1.33% 23.77% 8.88%

Other programs by Nathan Moinvaziri


What is ExtractNow?

Some versions use the OpenCandy software library to bundle potentially unwanted software offers during installation.

About  (from Nathan Moinvaziri)

ExtractNow is a simple utility that allows you to extract multiple archives quickly and easily. ExtractNow is not a complete archival solution. It's main purpose it to allow the user to extract multiple archives easily. ExtractNow allows you to extract more than one archive at a time. It has a simple and intuitive user...  Read more


ExtractNow is a program developed by Nathan Moinvaziri. The most used version is, with over 35% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is extractnow.exe. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 3.59 MB (3,759,692 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 47% of users of ExtractNow come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Netherlands.
ExtractNow has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.extractnow.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\extractnow
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ExtractNow\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 3.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ExtractNow

Program executable:extractnow.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\extractnow\extractnow.exe
Additional files:
  • extractmenu.dll - ExtractNow Context Menu
  • extractmenu64.dll - ExtractNow Shell Menu
  • extractmenu-temp.dll
  • uninstall.exe - ExtractNow
  • install.exe - ExtractNow Setup
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Plugin)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Context Menu Handlers
  • extractmenu64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ExtractNow' with a class of {80933416-C33F-407E-BCC1-6246E3EE34DF}.
  • extractmenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ExtractNow' with a class of {80933416-C33F-407E-BCC1-6246E3EE34DF}.
  • extractmenu-temp.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ExtractNow' with a class of {80933416-C33F-407E-BCC1-6246E3EE34DF}.
Scheduled Task
  • extractnow.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{24F8CEE0-9CEE-49D8-A3CF-C0072488078D}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove ExtractNow?

You can uninstall ExtractNow from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ExtractNow, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ExtractNow.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 28%
Keep it 72%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.88%
Windows 10 25.23%
Windows XP 8.97%
Windows Vista 5.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.42%
Windows 7 Professional 9.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.81%
Windows 8.1 5.97%
Windows 10 Home 5.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.29%
  United Kingdom 5.92%
  Netherlands 4.96%
  Belgium 3.29%
  Canada 3.09%
  Italy 3.04%
  Germany 2.67%
  Australia 2.29%
  France 2.00%
  DK 1.96%
  Saudi Arabia 1.25%
  MA 1.21%
  Brazil 1.17%
  Sweden 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.33%
Dell 22.16%
Acer 17.39%
ASUS 9.11%
Toshiba 5.43%
Lenovo 3.60%
Intel 3.01%
Samsung 2.84%
American Megatrends 1.42%
Medion 1.17%
Sahara 1.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.85%
ASUS All Series 4.45%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.22%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.75%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.04%
Dell XPS 8300 2.58%


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