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What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,330
United States Rank #38,680
Reach 0.0162%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.99 days
589.59 days >
Average installed length: 309.79 days


1.55 53.35%
1.48 13.74%
1.45 12.14%
1.42 7.35%
1.40 1.28%
1.32 10.54%
1.30 0.32%
1.25 1.28%


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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.


The most common release is 1.55, 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). 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 47 files and is usually about 130.29 MB (136,616,731 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: FormatFactory
URL: www.formatoz.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FormatFactory\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8B419C22-B333-4EC1-AF23-D2EA2D859B0A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 130.29 MB
Language: Spanish (Spain)

Program filesFiles installed by FormatFactory

Program executable:FormatFactory.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\FormatFactory\FormatFactory.exe
Additional files:
  • FFInst.exe - FormatFactory Installer
  • FormatFactory.exe - FormatFactory
  • ShellEx_100.dll - ShellEx (FormatFactory Shell Menu Module)
  • ShellEx64_100.dll
  • BCGCBPRO940u80.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd) - BCGControlBar Professional Dynamic Link Library (BCGControlBar Professional DLL)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • avcodec-51.dll
  • avformat-51.dll
  • avutil-49.dll
  • BCGPStyle2007Luna.dll
  • FFConvert.dll
  • PicConvert.dll
  • swscale-0.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ShellEx_100.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FormatFactoryShell' with a class of {A3777921-CFD3-4A6B-89BF-08E6B95716E8}.
  • ShellEx64_100.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 '{659DC062-4BF1-4CA8-B170-00CA8660EF22}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove FormatFactory?

Quickly and completely remove FormatFactory from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.58%
Windows XP 18.53%
Windows 10 13.42%
Windows Vista 4.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 40.26%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.53%
Windows 7 Professional 9.58%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.58%
Windows 8 Pro 2.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

12.18% of installs come from Egypt
Which countries install it?
  Egypt 12.18%
  Brazil 9.62%
  Iran 8.33%
  United States 8.01%
  DZ 8.01%
  MA 7.05%
  India 3.85%
  France 3.53%
  Italy 3.21%
  CI 2.24%
  Germany 1.92%
  United Kingdom 1.92%
  TN 1.60%
  Taiwan 1.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.35%
Hewlett-Packard 20.62%
Acer 18.04%
ASUS 7.22%
Intel 3.61%
Toshiba 3.61%
Lenovo 3.09%
Samsung 2.58%
Sahara 1.55%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.63%
HP 630 Notebook PC 2.82%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.82%
HP Pro3500 Series 2.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.11%
Dell Inspiron N5050 2.11%


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