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Should I remove FileSearchEX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,597
United States Rank #19,033
Reach 0.0104%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.14 days
181.25 days >
Average installed length: 95.23 days


VersionDistribution 0.98% 1.96% 4.41% 1.96% 0.49% 25.49% 1.96% 3.92% 6.37% 5.39% 6.37% 2.45% 8.82% 0.98% 3.43% 14.71% 6.37% 2.45% 1.47%


What is FileSearchEX?  (from GOFF Concepts)

FileSearchEX offers the simplified search interface like Windows XP yet in an updated and modern fashion. Unlike other search tools, FileSearchEX works very fast with support for millions of items in the result pane. With XP Style Classic Search looks users don't need to learn a new file search utility.


FileSearchEX is a software program developed by GOFF Concepts. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named filesearchex.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 1.97 MB (2,068,623 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 45% of users of FileSearchEX come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: goffconcepts.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GOFF Concepts\FileSearchEX\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\GOFF Concepts\FileSearchEX\uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 1.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FileSearchEX

Program executable:filesearchex.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\goff concepts\filesearchex\filesearchex.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstaller.exe - Application Uninstaller for GOFF Concepts (Application Uninstaller)
  • IFilter_Proxy.exe - FileSearchEX IFilter Proxy (FileSearchEX IFilter Proxy for x64)

How do I remove FileSearchEX?

You can uninstall FileSearchEX 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 FileSearchEX, 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 FileSearchEX.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.02%
Windows 10 18.54%
Windows XP 2.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 26.47%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.53%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.90%
Windows 8.1 4.41%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.02%
  United Kingdom 6.37%
  Canada 5.18%
  Germany 5.18%
  India 3.59%
  Australia 3.19%
  Belgium 2.39%
  Netherlands 2.39%
  Brazil 1.59%
  United Arab Emirates 1.20%
  DK 1.20%
  France 1.20%
  Greece 1.20%
  BA 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.00%
Acer 19.35%
Hewlett-Packard 19.35%
ASUS 14.52%
Samsung 4.84%
Toshiba 3.23%
Lenovo 3.23%
Apple 1.61%
MSI 1.61%
Gateway 0.81%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 2.88%
Dell OptiPlex 9010 2.88%
HP 620 1.92%
HP ProBook 4530s 1.92%
Acer Aspire 7741 1.92%
ASUSTeK K84L 1.92%


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