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Should I remove FastFox?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,180
United States Rank #12,641
Reach 0.0149%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.36 days
423.50 days >
Average installed length: 222.52 days


2.33 0.48%
2.32 45.45%
2.28 16.75%

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What is FastFox?

From the EULA: " During installation of this download you will be given the option to install closely related programs from the NCH Software suite. These are optional and you can select what you want depending on your requirements."

About  (from NCH Software)

FastFox is a text expander software used to insert your most commonly used text quickly and easily. Expand phrases, paragraphs, documents, images, and more. Text expander software is ideal for anyone who types the same text repeatedly, improving typing speed and productivity by providing easy access to regularly used t...  Read more


The most common release is 2.32, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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). The primary executable is named fastfox.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 1.69 MB (1,774,247 bytes).
FastFox 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.nch.com.au/fastfox/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\FastFox
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\FastFox\fastfox.exe" -uninstall
Estimated size: 1.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FastFox

Program executable:fastfox.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\fastfox\fastfox.exe
Additional files:
  • fastfoxsetup_v2.20.exe - FastFox
  • fastfoxsetup_v2.23.exe
  • fastfoxsetup_v2.24.exe
  • fastfoxsetup_v2.25.exe
  • fastfoxsetup_v2.27.exe
  • fastfoxsetup_v2.28.exe
  • fastfoxsetup_v2.32.exe
  • fastfoxsetup_v2.33.exe
  • ffsetup_v2.12.exe
  • ffsetup_v2.18.exe
  • ffsetup_v2.19.exe
  • uninst.exe
  • ffsetup_v2.11.exe
  • fastfox64.exe
  • ffhook.dll
  • ffhook64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • fastfox.exe is scheduled as a task named 'FastFoxReminder' (Next runs on 5/7/2016 at 5:14 PM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • fastfox.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FastFox' and executes as "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\FastFox\FastFox.exe" -logon.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • fastfox.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FastFox' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\FastFox\fastfox.exe" -logon.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019107429%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00081079%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00109995%
0.015104% average

How do I remove FastFox?

Quickly and completely remove FastFox from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall FastFox 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program FastFox, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 FastFox.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.81%
Windows 8 28.10%
Windows Vista 4.76%
Windows XP 3.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.28%
Windows 8.1 13.40%
Windows 7 Professional 11.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.66%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.41%
  India 4.35%
  Canada 4.35%
  Netherlands 3.26%
  Australia 2.90%
  United Kingdom 1.81%
  Sweden 1.45%
  Spain 1.45%
  South Africa 1.09%
  Mexico 1.09%
  Ireland 1.09%
  Italy 1.09%
  Hong Kong 0.72%
  Switzerland 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.81%
Dell 25.17%
Acer 13.25%
Toshiba 9.93%
Lenovo 7.28%
ASUS 5.30%
Intel 3.97%
Samsung 2.65%
Medion 1.32%
Sony 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 1.83%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850 1.83%
Dell XPS 8300 1.83%
HP G60 Notebook PC 1.83%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.83%
MSI MS-7636 1.83%

About NCH Software

NCH is a software development company tat primarily sells to individuals via their website.
Publisher URL: www.nchsoftware.com


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