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What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,090
United States Rank #7,997
Reach 0.0418%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.25 days
538.33 days >
Average installed length: 282.85 days


1.1.1 100.00%

File Extractor

What is File Extractor?

File Extractor installs various additional software (potentially unwanted) during setup.

About  (from Fried Cookie Ltd)

File Extractor is the free unzipper software that enables you to extract from ARC, JAR files, as well as RAR files, and every other file type that you might an encounter along the way. Extracting any compressed file type quickly and easily.

Technological advances in file compression provide numerous benefits; ho...  Read more


File Extractor is a program developed by Fried Cookie Ltd. The main program executable is fileextractor.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 51% of users of File Extractor come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Brazil.
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
File Extractor has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Tweaks
URL: friedcookie.com
Help link: friedcookie.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\File Extractor
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\File Extractor\uninstall.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by File Extractor

Program executable:fileextractor.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\file extractor\fileextractor.exe
Free File Extractor is developed by Tweaks Software and can be found at File-Extractor.com.

How do I remove File Extractor?

You can uninstall File Extractor 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 File Extractor, 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 File Extractor.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.09%
Windows 10 19.15%
Windows Vista 9.21%
Windows XP 6.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.02%
Windows 7 Professional 11.29%
Windows 8.1 7.12%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.03%
  France 7.68%
  Brazil 5.71%
  Japan 5.32%
  Germany 5.32%
  Spain 3.84%
  Thailand 3.05%
  United Kingdom 2.07%
  Italy 1.77%
  India 1.67%
  Indonesia 1.38%
  Russia 1.08%
  DZ 0.79%
  Philippines 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.30%
Acer 18.75%
Dell 18.37%
ASUS 10.42%
Toshiba 4.36%
Samsung 4.17%
Lenovo 3.22%
Intel 2.46%
NEC 1.89%
Medion 1.52%
American Megatrends 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.36%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.45%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.09%
ASUSTeK K52F 1.82%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.82%
Dell Inspiron N4050 1.82%


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