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What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,833
United States Rank #36,419
Reach 0.0071%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.19 days
310.69 days >
Average installed length: 163.24 days


1.70 100.00%

FormatFactory 1.70

What is FormatFactory?

FormatFactory is an ad-supported freeware multimedia converter that can convert video, audio, and picture files. It is also capable of ripping DVDs and CDs to other file formats, as well as creating .iso images. It can also join multiple video files together into one. FormatFactory supports 3gp, mpg, mkv, flv, swf, mp4, vob, mov, wav, aac, jpg and other audio, video and image formats.

About  (from Free Time)

Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter. Provides functions below: All to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF. All to MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV. All to JPG/BMP/PNG/TIF/ICO/GIF/TGA. Rip DVD to video file , Rip Music CD to audio file. MP4 files support iPod/iPhone/PSP/BlackBerry format.


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 main program executable is FormatFactory.exe. The software installer includes 40 files and is usually about 57.82 MB (60,624,380 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.formatoz.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\formatfactory
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FormatFactory\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 57.82 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FormatFactory 1.70

Program executable:FormatFactory.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\formatfactory\FormatFactory.exe
Additional files:
  • FFInst.exe - Format Factory Codec Installer
  • FormatFactory.exe - FormatFactory
  • MediaInfo.dll (by http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net) - MediaInfoLib (Library for read info about media files)
  • uninst.exe
  • avcodec-52.dll
  • avdevice-52.dll
  • avfilter-0.dll
  • avformat-52.dll
  • avutil-49.dll
  • BCGCBPRO100u80.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd) - BCGControlBar Professional Dynamic Link Library (BCGControlBar Professional DLL)
  • BCGCBPRO1021u80.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd)
  • BCGCBPRO1210u100.dll
  • BCGPStyle2007Aqua100.dll (by BCGSoft Co Ltd) - BCGSoft Office 2007 Style (Office 2007 (Aqua) style resource library)
  • BCGPStyle2007Aqua1021.dll (by BCGSoft Co Ltd)
  • BCGPStyle2007Aqua1210.dll
  • BCGPStyle2007Luna100.dll - Office 2007 (Blue) style resource library
  • BCGPStyle2007Luna1021.dll
  • BCGPStyle2007Luna1210.dll
  • BCGPStyle2007Obsidian100.dll - Office 2007 (Black) style resource library
  • BCGPStyle2007Obsidian1021.dll
  • BCGPStyle2007Obsidian1210.dll
  • BCGPStyle2007Silver100.dll - Office 2007 (Silver) style resource library
  • BCGPStyle2007Silver1021.dll
  • BCGPStyle2007Silver1210.dll
  • drv1.dll (by RealNetworks) - RealVideo 1.0 (32-bit) (RealVideo 1.0)
  • drv2.dll - RealVideo G2 (32-bit) (RealVideo G2)
  • drvc.dll - RealVideo 8+9 (32-bit) (RealVideo 8+9)
  • FFConvert.dll
  • mfc100u.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 10 (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • mfc80u.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005
  • msvcp100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr100.dll
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET
  • msvcr80.dll
  • PicConvert.dll
  • postproc-51.dll
  • pthreadGC2.dll (by Open Source Software community project) - POSIX Threads for Windows32 Library
  • swscale-0.dll
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FormatFactory.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AFDDDA64-6188-4427-A171-26C8EF8A0960}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FormatFactory.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\FreeTime\FormatFactory\FormatFactory.exe'.

How do I remove FormatFactory?

You can uninstall FormatFactory 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 FormatFactory 1.70, 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 FormatFactory.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.43%
Windows XP 18.57%
Windows 10 7.86%
Windows Vista 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 35.97%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.99%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.99%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.47%
Windows 7 Professional 4.32%
Windows 10 Pro 3.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.21%
  Saudi Arabia 13.91%
  Germany 5.30%
  Iran 3.97%
  YE 3.97%
  Italy 3.97%
  MA 3.31%
  Brazil 3.31%
  DZ 3.31%
  Indonesia 3.31%
  Russia 2.65%
  IQ 2.65%
  Taiwan 1.99%
  SD 1.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.35%
Hewlett-Packard 22.35%
Acer 10.59%
Toshiba 10.59%
Samsung 5.88%
Intel 5.88%
ASUS 4.71%
American Megatrends 2.35%
Lenovo 2.35%
Medion 2.35%
Compaq 1.18%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1564 1.90%
Gigabyte EP41-UD3L 1.90%
LENOVO 20160 1.90%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.90%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 1.90%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.90%


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