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Should I remove FredV2Step1?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,807
United States Rank #26,127
Reach 0.0027%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 289.22 days
720.29 days >
Average installed length: 378.46 days


1.00.0000 100.00%



FredV2Step1 is a program developed by USMLE. 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 software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 21.36 MB (22,396,941 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 76% of users of FredV2Step1 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\USMLE\FredV2Step1
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D6BCD6F1-85F1-43AD-A5A8-FC7C070546DD}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 21.36 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by FredV2Step1

  • NED.exe (by NBME) - FRED (NBME Exam Driver)
  • NEDDC.dll
  • DelZip179.dll (by DelphiZip) - DelphiZip (freeware Zip/Unzip)
  • dwlGina2.dll
  • dwlGina3.dll (by Kassl GmbH) - dWinlock (dWinlock API to limit the access to Windows)
  • FredV2Orient.exe
  • Grile Antropologie 2012.docx
  • socrates_c.dll
  • SWM.dll - Orientation

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • NED.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\USMLE\FredV2Step1\NED.exe'.

How do I remove FredV2Step1?

You can uninstall FredV2Step1 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 FredV2Step1, 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 FredV2Step1.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.38%
Windows 10 33.96%
Windows Vista 3.77%
Windows XP 1.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.54%
Windows 8.1 13.46%
Windows 7 Professional 11.54%
Windows 10 Home 7.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.77%
Windows 10 Pro 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.64%
  Canada 2.56%
  Iran 2.56%
  AL 1.28%
  BD 1.28%
  Czech Republic 1.28%
  DZ 1.28%
  Spain 1.28%
  France 1.28%
  HT 1.28%
  Netherlands 1.28%
  Pakistan 1.28%
  PR 1.28%
  Romania 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.49%
Lenovo 18.37%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Samsung 12.24%
Sony 8.16%
Acer 6.12%
ASUS 6.12%
Toshiba 2.04%
Gateway 2.04%
American Megatrends 2.04%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C850-B5... 1.96%
Sony VPCSA290X 1.96%
Sony VPCS12V9E 1.96%
Sony VPCCW1CGX 1.96%
Sony VPCCB3AFX 1.96%
Sony SVF14N13CXB 1.96%


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