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What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,067
United States Rank #18,368
Reach 0.0273%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.35 days
423.38 days >
Average installed length: 222.45 days


v2.50 0.19%
v2.20 0.57%
v2.0 1.70% 0.95% 0.57% 0.95% 0.38% 2.08% 0.76% 4.55% 0.57% 2.84% 6.25% 2.84% 2.46% 7.58% 6.06% 1.89% 4.73% 8.71%
3.0.1 1.33%
1.65 31.44%
1.61 6.25%
1.60 4.36%

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What is FormatFactory?  (from FreeTime Software)

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. Supports RMVB,Watermark, AV Mux....  Read more


FormatFactory is a software program developed by FreeTime Software. The most common release is 1.65, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 FormatFactory.exe. The setup package generally installs about 78 files and is usually about 54.17 MB (56,803,682 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 23% of users of FormatFactory come from Taiwan, it is also popular in the United States and Hong Kong.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcfreetime.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FormatFactory\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{83A123C9-2353-4902-8928-B7F0C7E58A6F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 54.17 MB
Language: Hungarian (Hungary)

Program filesFiles installed by FormatFactory

Program executable:FormatFactory.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\FormatFactory\FormatFactory.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe
  • BCGCBPRO1021u80.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd) - BCGControlBar Professional Dynamic Link Library (BCGControlBar Professional DLL)
  • BCGCBPRO1210u100.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd)
  • BCGCBPRO2200u120.dll
  • FFInst.exe (by Free Time) - Format Factory Codec Installer
  • BCGPStyle2007Luna1021.dll (by BCGSoft Co Ltd) - BCGSoft Office 2007 Style (Office 2007 (Blue) style resource library)
  • BCGPStyle2007Luna1210.dll (by BCGSoft Co Ltd)
  • BCGPStyle2007Luna220.dll
  • BCGPStyle2007Obsidian220.dll - Office 2007 (Black) style resource library
  • FormatFactory.exe (by Free Time Co) - Format Factory (FormatFactory)
  • uninst.exe (by Free Time) - Format Factory Video/Audio/Picture Converter
  • MediaInfo.dll (by http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net) - MediaInfoLib (Library for read info about media files)
  • ShellEx_103.dll - ShellEx (FormatFactory Shell Menu Module)
  • ShellEx64_103.dll
  • FFConvert.dll
  • PicConvert.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ShellEx64_103.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FormatFactoryShell' with a class of {A3777921-CFD3-4A6B-89BF-08E6B95716E8}.
  • ShellEx_103.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FormatFactoryShell' with a class of {A3777921-CFD3-4A6B-89BF-08E6B95716E8}.
Scheduled Task
  • FormatFactory.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E2FFBC4C-67DF-4769-84E2-EEAF4B84A8CA}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FormatFactory.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\FormatFactory3\FormatFactory.exe'.

How do I remove FormatFactory?

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Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program FormatFactory, 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 FormatFactory.

Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.09%
Windows 10 27.65%
Windows XP 8.71%
Windows Vista 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.05%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.97%
Windows 7 Professional 9.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.62%
Windows 10 Home 5.36%
Windows 10 Pro 4.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.69% of installs come from Taiwan
Which countries install it?
  Taiwan 22.69%
  United States 21.96%
  Hong Kong 7.44%
  India 4.54%
  China 4.17%
  Italy 3.81%
  Germany 2.72%
  Malaysia 2.36%
  Australia 1.63%
  IQ 1.45%
  Russia 1.27%
  Egypt 1.27%
  Macau 1.09%
  Canada 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.44%
ASUS 20.95%
Dell 18.10%
Hewlett-Packard 15.87%
Lenovo 4.76%
Samsung 2.54%
Medion 2.22%
Intel 2.22%
Toshiba 1.90%
American Megatrends 0.95%
MSI 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.85%
ASUS All Series 3.64%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 3.64%
MEDION MS-7728 3.03%
ASUSTeK K53SD 2.42%
Gigabyte G41M-Combo 2.42%


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