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Should I remove FastStone Image Viewer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,553
United States Rank #15,628
Reach 0.0175%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 45.25 days
488.50 days >
Average installed length: 256.67 days


6.3 0.29%
6.2 0.29%
5.7 0.58%
5.5 1.16%
4.8 4.64%
4.7 2.03%
4.6 6.96%
3.6 0.29%

FastStone Image Viewer


FastStone Image Viewer is a program developed by FastStone Soft. The most used version is 4.6, with over 8% 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). 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 main program executable is fsviewer.exe. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 14.64 MB (15,349,131 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 41% of users of FastStone Image Viewer come from the United States, it is also popular in Russia and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm
Help link: www.faststone.org/contactUs.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\faststone image viewer
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FastStone Image Viewer\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 14.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FastStone Image Viewer

Program executable:fsviewer.exe
Name:FastStone Image Viewer
Path:C:\Program Files\faststone image viewer\fsviewer.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - FastStone Image Viewer v5.3
  • uninst.exe - FastStone Image Viewer (FastStone Image Viewer 5.7 Setup)
  • fsplugin07.dll - FastStone Plugin07
  • ZipDll.dll - BCB/Delphi Zip (Win32 DLL, ZIP)
  • fsplugin01.dll
  • fsplugin02.dll
  • fsplugin03.dll
  • fsplugin04.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • FSViewer.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'FastStone Viewer_using_FastStone Viewer' with the ProgID of 'FastStone Viewer_autoplay_handler' and the action verb 'FastStone Viewer_verb.
Scheduled Task
  • FSViewer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6C3EC17C-CF3B-48AF-A8BB-87A97C83F1FB}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FSViewer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\FastStone Image Viewer\FSViewer.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:36.62 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001227320%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004683%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007590%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:16,853,476
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:3.07 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:5.15 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove FastStone Image Viewer?

You can uninstall FastStone Image Viewer 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 Image Viewer, 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 Image Viewer.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 3%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.14%
Windows 10 45.80%
Windows XP 4.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.10%
Windows 10 Pro 15.41%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.59%
Windows 7 Professional 8.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.10%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 4.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.10%
  Russia 18.05%
  Germany 12.28%
  UA 11.78%
  Sweden 7.27%
  BY 2.26%
  Poland 2.26%
  Kazakstan 1.00%
  Netherlands 0.50%
  MA 0.25%
  Latvia 0.25%
  SO 0.25%
  Sri Lanka 0.25%
  Austria 0.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 24.37%
Acer 18.27%
Hewlett-Packard 13.71%
Lenovo 11.68%
Samsung 8.63%
Dell 6.09%
Toshiba 1.52%
Intel 1.02%
Sahara 1.02%
Common models
ASUSTeK X550CC 7.64%
LENOVO 20079 2.78%
LENOVO 20236 2.78%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.78%
ASUSTeK X550CL 2.08%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.08%

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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