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Should I remove Free File Viewer 2012?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
57% remove it43% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,837
United States Rank #1,864
Reach 0.2103%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 44.61 days
1315.93 days >
Average installed length: 691.42 days


2012.10.9.0 80.65%

Free File Viewer 2012

What is Free File Viewer 2012?

This software will install various bundled potentially unwanted programs via the InstallIQ distribution system. Free File Viewer will modify system settings upon installation, making the Application the default viewer application for supported file types that do not already have a default viewer application associated such as DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT, JPG, PNG, GIF, PSD and more.

About  (from Bitberry Software)

Download and install FreeFileViewer 2012 and you will be able to view documents like DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT, XLS, XLSX, images like JPG, PNG, GIF, PSD, videos like FLV, MP4, MOV, MPG, audio files like FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA, and various other formats like BIN, CFG, DAT, DIZ and and many many other file formats. FreeFileVie...  Read more


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). 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. The main program executable is FreeFileViewer.exe. The software installer includes 83 files and is usually about 51.69 MB (54,198,288 bytes). FFVCheckForUpdates.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Bundles additional prorgams in setup
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Free File Viewer 2012.
FFVCheckForUpdates.exe (45d04f1309c5d1dc172f139a89d90e66) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Vba32 AntiVirus Signed-Adware.InstallCore
FFVSetupFileAssociations.exe (7f851eec6ca1c7c2b971a9f083dc3d5e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
eSafe Win32.NewMalware.Ai
Rising Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Generic.1277BC59
FreeFileViewer.exe (d7352b72be133d7ee80e72ad90391a9d) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.5BF6
Vba32 AntiVirus Signed-Adware.InstallCore
Free File Viewer 2012 has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bitberry.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FreeFileViewer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\FreeFileViewer\unins001.exe"
Estimated size: 51.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Free File Viewer 2012

Program executable:FreeFileViewer.exe
Name:Free File Viewer
Path:C:\Program Files\FreeFileViewer\FreeFileViewer.exe
Additional files:
  • FFVCFG.exe - Free File Viewer configuration program
  • (Malware detected) FFVSetupFileAssociations.exe - Free File Viewer Configuration
  • FileViewer.exe - Free File Viewer
  • FreeFileViewer.exe
  • (Malware detected) FFVCheckForUpdates.exe - Update Checker
  • js32.dll - SpiderMonkey JS Dynamic Link Library (SpiderMonkey JS Dynamic Link Library)
  • tsasetup.exe (by Trusted Software) - Trusted Software File Type Assistant
  • vsgdi.dll (by visagesoft) - Visagesoft 2d rendering library
  • freefileviewer_730.exe (by W3i) - InstallIQ Installation Utility
  • tx17.dll (by Text Control GmbH) - TX Text Control (TX Text Control Core Component)
  • tx17_css.dll (by Text Control GmbH) - TX Text Control CSS Filter
  • tx17_doc.dll - TX Text Control DOC Filter
  • tx17_dox.dll - TX Text Control DOCX Filter
  • tx17_htm.dll - TX Text Control HTML Filter
  • tx17_ic.dll - IC Image Control
  • tx17_obj.dll - TX Text Control OLE container library
  • tx17_rtf.dll - TX Text Control RTF Filter
  • tx17_tls.dll - Tool Bars for TX Text Control
  • tx17_wnd.dll - TX Text Control Window Management
  • tx17_xml.dll - TX Text Control XML Filter
  • sx-pdf-lib.dll (by soft Xpansion) - PDF Xpansion (PDF Xpansion 7.5.5)
  • sx-pdf-qv.ocx (by soft Xpansion)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unins001.exe
  • VSPDFViewerX.ocx
  • welcome.docx

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • FreeFileViewer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7875C1B1-5776-40C2-953E-4C37E45FDA71}' (runs on registration).
  • FFVCheckForUpdates.exe is scheduled as a task named 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\FreeFileViewerUpdateChecker.job'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • FFVCheckForUpdates.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Free File Viewer Update Checker.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FFVCheckForUpdates.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\FreeFileViewer\FFVCheckForUpdates.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.19 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003376348%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00017260%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00016504%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,027,677
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:8.84 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Free File Viewer 2012?

You can uninstall Free File Viewer 2012 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 Viewer 2012, 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 Viewer 2012.
  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) 65%
Win 7 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 57%
Keep it 43%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.48%
Windows 10 11.15%
Windows Vista 10.74%
Windows XP 9.58%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.81%
Windows 7 Professional 10.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.37%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.30%
Windows 8 3.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.57%
  United Kingdom 5.40%
  Canada 3.45%
  Australia 2.58%
  Israel 1.15%
  Germany 0.97%
  India 0.73%
  New Zealand 0.68%
  Romania 0.63%
  Netherlands 0.63%
  South Africa 0.59%
  Sweden 0.57%
  France 0.56%
  Greece 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.83%
Dell 27.53%
Acer 14.03%
Toshiba 8.13%
ASUS 4.69%
Intel 2.50%
Lenovo 1.89%
American Megatrends 1.63%
Samsung 0.95%
Sahara 0.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.46%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.76%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.46%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.18%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.98%

About Bitberry Software

Bitberry Software is a software company located in Denmark and produces products such as BitZipper.
Publisher URL: www.bitberry.com

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
rueover a year ago
Refuses to be uninstalled completely by usual means.
user comment
oldtimer3over a year ago
It does comes in handy sometimes to open obscure files. Got mine set where it won't run at start-up.