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Should I remove FastFox Text Expander Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #41,581
United States Rank #29,168
Reach 0.0023%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.87 days
379.68 days >
Average installed length: 199.49 days


3.00 2.27%
2.35 97.73%

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FastFox Text Expander Software

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FastFox Text Expander Software is a program developed by NCH Software. The most used version is 2.35, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is fastfox.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 1.72 MB (1,801,776 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 72% of users of FastFox Text Expander Software come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nch.com.au/fastfox/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\FastFox
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\FastFox\fastfox.exe" -uninstall
Estimated size: 1.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FastFox Text Expander Software

Program executable:fastfox.exe
FastFox Text Expander Software
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\fastfox\fastfox.exe
Additional files:
  • fastfoxsetup_v2.32.exe - FastFox
  • fastfoxsetup_v2.35.exe - FastFox Text Expander Software
  • fastfoxsetup_v3.00.exe
  • fastfox64.exe
  • ffhook.dll
  • ffhook64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • fastfox.exe is scheduled as a task named 'FastFoxSevenDays' (Next runs on 8/28/2016 at 4:45 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • fastfox.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
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.

How do I remove FastFox Text Expander Software?

Quickly and completely remove FastFox Text Expander Software from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall FastFox Text Expander Software 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 Text Expander Software, 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 Text Expander Software.

Win 10 66%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 65.91%
Windows 7 31.82%
Windows XP 2.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 22.73%
Windows 10 Pro 20.45%
Windows 7 Professional 13.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.82%
Windows 8.1 6.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.31%
  Germany 4.62%
  Italy 4.62%
  Australia 3.08%
  Canada 3.08%
  Brazil 1.54%
  Thailand 1.54%
  Colombia 1.54%
  Belgium 1.54%
  Latvia 1.54%
  India 1.54%
  Greece 1.54%
  Netherlands 1.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.95%
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Toshiba 13.16%
Lenovo 10.53%
Acer 7.89%
ASUS 7.89%
Sony 5.26%
Samsung 5.26%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6530 10.00%
Sony SVT13126CYS 5.00%
Wortmann_AG TERRA_PC 2.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite L850D 2.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.50%

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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