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Should I remove File1 Package Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,032
United States Rank #18,519
Reach 0.0090%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.69 days
403.94 days >
Average installed length: 212.24 days


1.0.94 0.56%
1.0.92 1.69% 19.66% 1.12% 76.97%

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File1 Package Manager


File1 Package Manager is a program developed by Helios. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is file1.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 1.94 MB (2,035,712 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 53% of users of File1 Package Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.file1.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ant.com\file1 package manager
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8A50D93C-79EE-425C-9464-3550978F4E56}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.94 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by File1 Package Manager

Program executable:file1.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ant.com\file1 package manager\file1.exe
Additional files:
  • appservice.exe - File1 Package Manager (File1 Package Manager application service)
  • installhost.dll - File1 Host application
  • msihost.exe
  • pmgenerics.dll - PmGenerics
  • webserviceproxy.exe - File1 Package Manager RPC gateway
  • webserviceproxyps.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • appservice.exe runs as a service named 'File1 Application service' (File1 Package Manager Service) "Performs operations on MSI packages for File1 Package Manager. If the service is stopped or disabled, File1 Package Manager will not be working.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000396645%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002823%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001144%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,292
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:29 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove File1 Package Manager?

You can uninstall File1 Package Manager 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 File1 Package Manager, 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 File1 Package Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win Vista 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.40%
Windows 10 12.36%
Windows Vista 6.74%
Windows XP 4.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.11%
Windows 7 Professional 8.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.49%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.93%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.30%
  Australia 4.41%
  Germany 3.52%
  United Kingdom 3.52%
  Japan 3.08%
  Italy 2.20%
  Brazil 1.76%
  Sweden 1.76%
  India 1.76%
  France 1.32%
  Mexico 1.32%
  Israel 1.32%
  Netherlands 1.32%
  Czech Republic 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.27%
Hewlett-Packard 24.55%
Dell 19.09%
Toshiba 12.73%
ASUS 6.36%
American Megatrends 2.73%
Intel 1.82%
Samsung 1.82%
Lenovo 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.63%
Acer Aspire 5750G 2.78%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 1.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite L870-D5... 0.93%


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