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Folder Phantom Redux

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What is Folder Phantom Redux?  (from Ziff Davis Media)

Have you ever needed to hide files from prying eyes? Perhaps you have your resumé and cover letters stashed on your machine at work, or maybe a collection of R-rated movies that you don't want your kids to see. This month's utility, Folder Phantom, allows you to easily make folders disappear and reappear. When you firs...  Read more


Folder Phantom Redux is a software program developed by Ziff Davis Media. The most common release is 2.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 3.91 MB (4,095,326 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 91% of users of Folder Phantom Redux come from the United States, it is also popular in Belgium and Hungary.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcmag.com
Help link: www.pcmagutils.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Folder Phantom Redux
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Folder Phantom Redux\Setup64.exe" /U
Estimated size: 3.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Folder Phantom Redux

  • FP.exe - Folder Phantom Redux (Folder Phantom Redux Application)
  • FP32.DLL - Folder Phantom Redux Dynamic Link Library
  • FP64.DLL
  • FP64.exe
  • FPH32.DLL
  • FPH64.DLL
  • FPMON.exe
  • FPMON64.exe
  • Setup.exe - Folder Phantom Redux Setup
  • Setup64.exe
  • UpdateDll.dll - Update Dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • FP32.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FP' with a class of {0A0F10FC-1743-468b-A5B9-C251B727F6AF}.
  • FP64.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FP' with a class of {0A0F10FC-1743-468b-A5B9-C251B727F6AF}.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • FPMON.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FP_Monitor' which loads as C:\Program Files1\PCMAGA~1\FOLDER~1\FPMON.exe /Start.
  • FPMON64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FP_Monitor' which loads as C:\Program Files1\FOLDER~1\FPMON64.exe /Start.

How do I remove Folder Phantom Redux?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win Vista (SP2) 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.57%
Windows 10 26.09%
Windows Vista 4.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 40.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.27%
Windows 10 Home 9.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.55%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 4.55%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.43%
  Belgium 5.71%
  Hungary 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.78%
Hewlett-Packard 27.78%
Medion 16.67%
Gateway 5.56%
Acer 5.56%
Lenovo 5.56%
Common models
Gateway DX4860 11.11%
Dell Studio 1537 5.56%
Dell OptiPlex 780 5.56%
Dell Inspiron 3847 5.56%
Dell Dell XPS720 5.56%
Dell Dell XPS710 5.56%

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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