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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #6,352
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 227.16 days


5.3 100.00%

FastStone Capture 5.3

What is FastStone Capture?  (from FastStone Soft)

FastStone Capture is a lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool that allows you to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular or freehand regions and even scrolling windows/Web pages. You can choose to send captures to editor, file, clipboard...  Read more


FastStone Capture 5.3 is a software program developed by FastStone Soft. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named fscapture.exe. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 1.39 MB (1,454,612 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 28% of users of FastStone Capture come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.faststone.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\faststone capture
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FastStone Capture\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 1.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FastStone Capture 5.3

Program executable:fscapture.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\faststone capture\fscapture.exe
Additional files:
  • FSRecorder.exe
  • uninst.exe
  • FSC53_jp.exe (by Lameije) - udm Self Extract Updater
  • FSCaptureSetup_5.3.exe
  • FSCaptureSetup53.exe
  • FSCrossHair.exe
  • FSMousePlugin.exe
  • FSRecMH.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FSCapture.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{751BE94D-74E0-4779-B737-DF8AB44A767C}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • FSCapture.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FSCapture' and executes as C:\Program Files\FastStone Capture\FSCapture.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • FSCapture.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FastStone' which loads as C:\Program Files\FastStone Capture\FSCapture.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FSCapture.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\FastStone Capture\FSCapture.exe'.

How do I remove FastStone Capture?

You can uninstall FastStone Capture 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 FastStone Capture 5.3, 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 FastStone Capture.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.27%
Windows 10 23.47%
Windows XP 11.38%
Windows Vista 5.71%
Windows Server 2003 0.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.71%
Windows 7 Professional 15.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.55%
Windows 8.1 6.42%
Windows 10 Home 6.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.50%
  Germany 27.59%
  Italy 9.32%
  France 5.87%
  Japan 2.39%
  United Kingdom 2.20%
  Canada 2.08%
  Poland 1.78%
  MA 1.63%
  Switzerland 1.55%
  Australia 1.52%
  Austria 1.52%
  Czech Republic 1.17%
  Belgium 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.41%
Dell 19.89%
Acer 18.79%
ASUS 9.43%
Medion 5.74%
Samsung 4.32%
Lenovo 2.99%
Intel 2.99%
American Megatrends 2.59%
Sahara 1.97%
Toshiba 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.13%
ASUS All Series 4.69%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.79%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.35%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.13%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.23%

About (from FastStone Soft)

FastStone Soft specializes in graphics and image processing research. We are developing programs to share our ideas with people worldwide.
Publisher URL: www.faststone.org


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