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FileSnoop 2

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What is FileSnoop 2?  (from Ziff Davis Media)

FileSnoop 2, the latest premium utility from PC Magazine, gives you in-depth information about the files on your system. Whether you want the comprehensive information a deep "snoop" provides or simply a quick preview of a file before you commit to opening it, FileSnoop 2 will make it easier and faster to use Windows. ...  Read more


FileSnoop 2 is a software program developed by Ziff Davis Media. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named filesnoop.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.98 MB (3,127,857 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 97% of users of FileSnoop 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1570739,00.asp
Help link: www.pcmag.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\FileSnoop\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\FileSnoop\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FileSnoop 2

Program executable:filesnoop.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\pc magazine utilities\filesnoop\filesnoop.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Uninstaller)
  • ContMenu.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ContMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FileSnoop' with a class of {D6C6A253-FC96-43B9-A883-FBB9EAFDCCAD}.
Scheduled Task
  • FileSnoop.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB7DEE0D-BB31-4A7B-8CDB-A46666B517FF}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lavalys\EVEREST Home Edition\unins000.exe'.

How do I remove FileSnoop 2?

Quickly and completely remove FileSnoop 2 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall FileSnoop 2 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 FileSnoop 2, 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 FileSnoop 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista (SP2) 5%
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows XP 23.81%
Windows 10 14.29%
Windows Vista 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 8.1 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.88%
  Spain 3.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 42.86%
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Gateway 7.14%
Intel 7.14%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 5537 12.50%
Acer Aspire T135/T135A 6.25%
Microsoft Corporation Vir... 6.25%
Micro-Star MS-7551 6.25%
HP xw4400 Workstation 6.25%

About Ziff Davis Media

Ziff Davis is a publisher and Internet company that has primarily published computer and technology related magazines, and its growing number of websites, spun off from its magazines, have established Ziff Davis as an Internet Information company.
Publisher URL: www.ziffdavis.com


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