84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove FormatFactory?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #13,176
United States Rank #34,881
Reach 0.0233%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.37 days
630.45 days >
Average installed length: 331.25 days


3.1.0 100.00%

FormatFactory 3.1.0

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.


When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is formatfactory.exe. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 137.24 MB (143,910,507 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcfreetime.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\freetime\formatfactory
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FreeTime\FormatFactory\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 137.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FormatFactory 3.1.0

Program executable:formatfactory.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\freetime\formatfactory\formatfactory.exe
Additional files:
  • FFInst.exe - FormatFactory Installer
  • ShellEx_100.dll - ShellEx (FormatFactory Shell Menu Module)
  • ShellEx_101.dll
  • ShellEx_102.dll
  • ShellEx64_100.dll
  • ShellEx64_101.dll
  • ShellEx64_102.dll
  • BCGCBPRO2000u110.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd) - BCGControlBar Professional Dynamic Link Library (BCGControlBar Professional DLL)
  • MediaInfo.dll (by MediaArea.net) - MediaInfo (All about your audio and video files)
  • uninst.exe
  • msvcr100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • BCGCBPRO1210u100.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd)
  • BCGCBPRO1800u100.dll
  • BCGPStyle2007Aqua180.dll (by BCGSoft Co Ltd) - BCGSoft Office 2007 Style (Office 2007 (Aqua) style resource library)
  • BCGPStyle2007Luna1210.dll (by BCGSoft Co Ltd) - Office 2007 (Blue) style resource library
  • BCGPStyle2007Luna180.dll
  • BCGPStyle2007Luna200.dll
  • BCGPStyle2007Obsidian180.dll - Office 2007 (Black) style resource library
  • BCGPStyle2007Obsidian200.dll
  • BCGPStyle2007Silver180.dll - Office 2007 (Silver) style resource library
  • BCGPStyle2007Silver200.dll
  • BCGPStyle2010White200.dll - BCGSoft Office 2010 Style (Office 2010 (White) style resource library)
  • mfc100u.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 10 (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • mfc110u.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2012
  • msvcp100.dll
  • msvcp110.dll
  • msvcr110.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

6 Context Menu Handlers
  • ShellEx_102.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FormatFactoryShell' with a class of {A3777921-CFD3-4A6B-89BF-08E6B95716E8}.
  • ShellEx64_102.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FormatFactoryShell' with a class of {A3777921-CFD3-4A6B-89BF-08E6B95716E8}.
  • ShellEx_101.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FormatFactoryShell' with a class of {A3777921-CFD3-4A6B-89BF-08E6B95716E8}.
  • ShellEx64_101.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FormatFactoryShell' with a class of {A3777921-CFD3-4A6B-89BF-08E6B95716E8}.
  • 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}.

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 3.1.0, 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) 56%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.22%
Windows 10 27.17%
Windows Vista 1.52%
Windows XP 1.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 37.34%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.72%
Windows 7 Professional 12.01%
Windows 8 Pro 5.46%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.71%
Windows 8.1 3.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

8.27% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 8.27%
  Germany 8.27%
  United States 7.57%
  IQ 6.86%
  Egypt 5.67%
  Saudi Arabia 5.67%
  MA 4.73%
  Italy 4.26%
  DZ 4.02%
  Thailand 3.07%
  Taiwan 3.07%
  India 2.36%
  France 2.13%
  TN 2.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.94%
Acer 22.54%
Dell 17.25%
ASUS 10.21%
Toshiba 9.51%
Samsung 3.87%
Lenovo 3.52%
Intel 1.41%
Sony 1.06%
American Megatrends 0.70%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.95%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.95%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 3.39%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.39%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 3.39%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.82%


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.