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66% remove it34% keep it
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1.8.3 85.71%
1.2 14.29%

Favorite Shortcuts

What is Favorite Shortcuts?  (from ContextMagic.com)

An easy-to-use desktop quick launch menu that provides one-click access to the hierarchical list of frequently and recently used programs, documents and folders. It is available as a hotkey-called popup menu, as an additional submenu in Desktop context menu, in folder background shortcut menu, in Windows Explorer File ...  Read more


Favorite Shortcuts is a program developed by ContextMagic.com. The most used version is 1.8.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is fsconfig.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 1.15 MB (1,206,573 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows XP. While about 69% of users of Favorite Shortcuts come from the United States, it is also popular in Israel and Italy.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Favorite Shortcuts.
fsconfig.exe (ab1eef4bae005a305215b0dc8e7735cc) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Emsisoft A-Squared Trojan-Downloader.Delphi!IK
CAT-QuickHeal (Suspicious) - DNAScan
Clam AntiVirus 0.98/170.3 PUA.Packed.ASPack
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Trojan-Downloader.Delphi
FSTrayUtil.exe (0658e38067f3b37fe88364dba54bb80b) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
SafeCentral W32/Heuristic-210!Eldorado
CAT-QuickHeal 10.00 (Suspicious) - DNAScan
Comodo Security 2552 Heur.Packed.Unknown
eSafe Suspicious File
F-Prot W32/Heuristic-210!Eldorado
McAfee-GW-Edition 6.8.5 Heuristic.LooksLike.Win32.Suspicious.H

Program detailsProgram details

URL: contextmagic.com/favorite-shortcuts
Help link: www.ContextMagic.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FavCuts\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\FavCuts\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Favorite Shortcuts

Program executable:fsconfig.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Favorite Shortcuts
Favorite Shortcuts Configuration Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\favcuts\fsconfig.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) FSTrayUtil.exe - Favorite Shortcuts (Favorite Shortcuts Taskbar Utility)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • Feedback.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • FSTrayUtil.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Favorite Shortcuts' and executes as C:\Program Files\FavCuts\FSTrayUtil.exe.

How do I remove Favorite Shortcuts?

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Or, you can uninstall Favorite Shortcuts 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 Favorite Shortcuts, 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 Favorite Shortcuts.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Win 10 43%
Win 7 (SP1) 29%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 42.86%
Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 7 28.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 42.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.23%
  Israel 23.08%
  Italy 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 50.00%
Dell 33.33%
Acer 16.67%
Common models
LENOVO 20344 42.86%
Packard Bell EasyNote TS1... 14.29%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 14.29%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 14.29%
Acer Aspire one 14.29%

Publisher URL: contextmagic.com


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