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Should I remove FlipShare?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,519
United States Rank #1,840
Reach 0.1571%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.82 days
997.59 days >
Average installed length: 524.16 days


VersionDistribution 50.82% 0.65% 12.43% 3.13% 9.17% 1.52% 4.29% 0.26% 0.03% 6.10% 1.74% 5.52% 1.87% 0.55% 0.90% 0.19% 0.81%


What is FlipShare?  (from Flip Video)

FlipShare is a media file organizer, movie editor, and social media assistant rolled into a single user-friendly software. It is a feature-packed, easy-to-use application which comes preloaded with all Flip video cameras. Video creation doesn’t stop with just shooting and recording. FlipShare’s built-in Movie Maker fea...  Read more


FlipShare is a software program developed by Flip Video. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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. The primary executable is named flipshare.exe. The setup package generally installs about 55 files and is usually about 5.27 MB (5,526,575 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 87% of users of FlipShare come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.theflip.com/en-us/home
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\flip video\flipshare
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{420DFB63-8AE7-F7D6-E4B4-AB6D140221F4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FlipShare

Program executable:flipshare.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\flip video\flipshare\flipshare.exe
Additional files:
  • RalinkWIFIConfig.dll - RalinkWIFIConfig Dynamic Link Library
  • sharing.dll - Sharing Dynamic Link Library
  • video.dll - Video Dynamic Link Library
  • core.dll - Core Dynamic Link Library
  • loaderstub.exe - LoaderSt Application
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • flipshareservice.exe - FlipShare (FlipShare Service)
  • qca2.dll - qca
  • qtcore4.dll (by Trolltech ASA) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • qtgui4.dll (by Trolltech ASA)
  • qtnetwork4.dll
  • qtsql4.dll
  • qtxml4.dll
  • flipshareutils.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FlipShare.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9434D25-52B3-426F-8CBC-02BCD635B092}' (runs on registration).
  • FlipShareService.exe runs as a service named 'FlipShare Service' (FlipShare Service).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FlipShare.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Flip Video\FlipShare\FlipShare.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.93 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000454324%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001816%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002727%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:15,147
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:112 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:9 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove FlipShare?

You can uninstall FlipShare 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 FlipShare, 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 FlipShare.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.11%
Windows Vista 17.89%
Windows 10 15.69%
Windows XP 8.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.13%
Windows 7 Professional 9.78%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.89%
Windows 10 Home 5.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.65%
  United Kingdom 4.87%
  Canada 2.18%
  Netherlands 0.89%
  Australia 0.85%
  Germany 0.68%
  France 0.56%
  Israel 0.46%
  New Zealand 0.27%
  Belgium 0.23%
  Ireland 0.19%
  Mexico 0.17%
  Austria 0.12%
  Brazil 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.68%
Hewlett-Packard 32.79%
Acer 10.29%
Toshiba 10.15%
ASUS 3.33%
Lenovo 2.25%
Intel 1.52%
American Megatrends 1.03%
Samsung 0.78%
Sahara 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.58%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.47%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.88%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.67%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.70%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.05%


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