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Should I remove FeedReader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,519
United States Rank #12,660
Reach 0.0534%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.35 days
452.78 days >
Average installed length: 237.90 days


What is FeedReader?

Feedreader is a free RSS and Atom aggregator for Windows. It has a stripped down, though configurable, three-pane interface similar to NetNewsWire on Mac OS X. Recent beta versions use MySQL as database back-end. Feedreader has an auto-discovery feature, whose purpose is to find RSS feeds on any web page and subscribe to them in an automated fashion. Moreover, the program can use keyboard shortcuts, search through one's RSS feeds, and can be run from a USB flash drive. The installation file is 4.44 MB, which is notably small for a feed reader with such features.


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 feedreader.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 12.24 MB (12,832,941 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.feedreader.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FeedReader30\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\FeedReader30\unins000.exe"
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 12.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FeedReader

Program executable:feedreader.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\feedreader30\feedreader.exe
Additional files:
  • icudt30.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuin30.dll (by IBM and others) - IBM ICU I18N DLL
  • icuuc30.dll - IBM ICU Common DLL
  • fbclient.dll (by Firebird Project) - Firebird SQL Server
  • ib_util.dll (by Firebird Project)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • feedreader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F26F184F-D324-4BE3-922D-0989020E9558}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • feedreader.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'feedreader.exe' and executes as "C:\Program Files\FeedReader30\feedreader.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CDRipper\unins000.exe'.

How do I remove FeedReader?

Quickly and completely remove FeedReader from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall FeedReader 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 FeedReader, 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 FeedReader.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.67%
Windows 8 22.40%
Windows XP 8.53%
Windows Vista 6.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.09%
Windows 7 Professional 16.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.41%
Windows 8.1 6.01%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.56%
  Germany 15.51%
  Italy 7.57%
  France 6.68%
  United Kingdom 4.04%
  Canada 3.53%
  Iran 3.28%
  Belgium 3.15%
  Brazil 3.15%
  Spain 2.52%
  Netherlands 2.40%
  India 1.89%
  Argentina 1.39%
  Australia 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.87%
Dell 21.25%
Acer 17.78%
ASUS 9.01%
Toshiba 3.70%
Lenovo 3.46%
Intel 3.23%
Medion 3.00%
Samsung 1.85%
American Megatrends 0.92%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.09%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.70%
PRIMINFO unlock install 3.70%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.78%
ASUSTeK M11BB 1.39%
ASUS All Series 1.39%


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