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Should I remove Free File Opener?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,299
United States Rank #10,659
Reach 0.0180%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.75 days
730.06 days >
Average installed length: 383.59 days


2011.8.0.0 100.00%

Free File Opener

What is Free File Opener?  (from Free File Opener)

Free File Opener is a free download that allows you to open all supported file types for free and the software does not expire. Additional functionality is offered as a paid upgrade. All studio images/trailers and content is used for the purpose of publicity and no copyright infringement is intended. Trailers, images a...  Read more


Free File Opener is a software program developed by Free File Opener. 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 primary executable is named FreeFileOpener.exe. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 35.7 MB (37,431,776 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 66% of users of Free File Opener come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.
Free File Opener has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.freefileopener.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Free File Opener
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{A73A8D1F-7E6C-45C6-90E5-2799C895CB0C}\FFOv2011-8_Setup.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 35.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Free File Opener

Program executable:FreeFileOpener.exe
Name:Free File Opener
Path:C:\Program Files\Free File Opener\FreeFileOpener.exe
Additional files:
  • FreeFileOpener.exe - Free File Opener
  • BeforeUninstall.exe
  • fixes.dll
  • FreeFileOpener_Setup.exe (by ExpressInstaller) - ExpressInstaller
  • gdimgplug.dll (by ORPALIS) - GdPicture Image Plugin
  • gdpicturepro5.ocx (by gdpicture.com) - GdPicture Pro 5 - Imaging ToolKit
  • tx151.dll (by The Imaging Source Europe GmbH) - TX Text Control (TX Text Control Core Component)
  • tx151css.dll (by The Imaging Source Europe GmbH) - TX Text Control CSS Filter
  • tx151doc.dll - TX Text Control DOC Filter
  • tx151dox.dll - TX Text Control DOCX Filter
  • tx151htm.dll - TX Text Control HTML Filter
  • tx151ic.dll - IC Image Control
  • tx151obj.dll - TX Text-Control (TX Text Control OLE container library)
  • tx151pdf.dll - TX Text Control PDF Filter
  • tx151rtf.dll - TX Text Control RTF Filter
  • tx151tls.dll - Tool Bars for TX Text Control
  • tx151wnd.dll - TX Text Control Window Management
  • tx151xml.dll - TX Text Control XML Filter
  • txole151.ocx - TX TextControl (TX TextControl Custom OLE Control)
  • wp_type1ttf.dll (by WPCubed GmbH) - wp_type1-Library (TTF and Type1 Library for WPViewPDF by WPCubed GmbH)
  • wPDFView02.dll (by WPCubed GmbH) - WPViewPDF

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FreeFileOpener.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5371F3E9-2C64-4B74-8036-9BFE27E4B3F6}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Free File Opener?

You can uninstall Free File Opener 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 Free File Opener, 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 Free File Opener.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.07%
Windows XP 13.52%
Windows 10 10.70%
Windows Vista 10.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.20%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.47%
Windows 7 Professional 7.63%
Windows 8.1 3.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.12%
  United Kingdom 8.16%
  Canada 2.45%
  Australia 2.24%
  Israel 1.84%
  India 1.22%
  South Africa 1.02%
  Finland 0.82%
  Greece 0.82%
  United Arab Emirates 0.82%
  Singapore 0.61%
  Belgium 0.61%
  Netherlands 0.61%
  Ireland 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.19%
Hewlett-Packard 30.21%
Acer 14.04%
ASUS 5.53%
Toshiba 5.11%
Lenovo 2.13%
Intel 1.70%
Samsung 1.70%
Alienware 1.70%
American Megatrends 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.48%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.79%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.42%
Dell Inspiron 560 3.42%
Dell Inspiron 580 2.05%
Dell XPS 8300 2.05%


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