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Should I remove FileOpen Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,340
United States Rank #11,039
Reach 0.0201%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 203.51 days
730.97 days >
Average installed length: 384.07 days


VersionDistribution 4.79% 9.32% 0.50% 9.07% 9.82% 1.26% 0.76% 4.28% 0.25% 0.76% 17.13% 18.14% 0.25% 0.25% 23.43%

FileOpen Client

What is FileOpen Client?  (from FileOpen Systems)

FileOpen is an encryption and digital rights management software to control access to documents, inside and outside of the enterprise. FileOpen software works with standard document formats and viewers such as Adobe Reader┬« and Microsoft Office┬« to seamlessly manage access without frustrating your users. With flexible ...  Read more


FileOpen Client is a program developed by FileOpen Systems. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 sbamui.exe. The software installer includes 86 files and is usually about 2.5 MB (2,620,416 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 58% of users of FileOpen Client come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.fileopen.com
Help link: www.fileopen.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\fileopen\services
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{76A64A33-D197-4525-85EE-255D6E5F3604}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.5 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by FileOpen Client

Program executable:sbamui.exe
Name:Managed Antivirus
Path:C:\Program Files\advanced monitoring agent gp\managedav\sbamui.exe
Additional files:
  • fileopenscreenhook32.dll - FileOpen ScreenHook 32bit (FileOpen Screen Capture 32bit)
  • fowpscr32.dll
  • fileopenmanagerservice32.exe - FileOpen Manager (FileOpen Manager Service)
  • fileopenmanagersvc32.exe
  • fileopenbroker32.exe - FileOpen Broker
  • fileopen32.sys
  • fowp32.sys

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • fileopenmanagersvc32.exe runs as a service named 'FileOpen Manager Service' (FileOpenManagerSvc) "FileOpen client manager".
  • fileopenmanagerservice32.exe runs as a service named 'FileOpen Manager Service' (FileOpenManagerService) "FileOpen client manager".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • fileopenbroker32.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FileOpenBroker' which loads as C:\Program Files\FileOpen\Services\FileOpenBroker32.exe.

How do I remove FileOpen Client?

You can uninstall FileOpen Client 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 FileOpen Client, 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 FileOpen Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.89%
Windows XP 23.17%
Windows Vista 21.16%
Windows 10 3.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 23.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 22.45%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.37%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.10%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.40%
  Germany 7.25%
  Canada 5.53%
  United Kingdom 4.77%
  France 4.01%
  Australia 2.10%
  Czech Republic 2.10%
  Italy 1.72%
  Israel 0.95%
  Poland 0.95%
  India 0.76%
  Taiwan 0.76%
  Austria 0.76%
  Belgium 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.69%
Hewlett-Packard 27.45%
Acer 9.41%
Toshiba 7.45%
Intel 5.10%
American Megatrends 2.35%
Sahara 1.96%
Apple 1.96%
Medion 1.18%
Lenovo 0.78%
ASUS 0.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.11%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.42%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.42%
Dell Dell XPS420 2.74%
Dell Latitude E6400 2.74%
HP Compaq 8100 Elite CMT ... 2.05%


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