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What percent of users and experts removed it?
60% remove it40% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,608
United States Rank #2,780
Reach 0.1530%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.69 days
521.97 days >
Average installed length: 274.26 days


2014.2.16.0 100.00%

Free File Viewer 2014

What is Free File Viewer 2014?

The Application 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.

About  (from Bitberry Software)

Free File Viewer is a desktop application that allows you to view dozens of different file types. The Application: (i) allows you to view documents like DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT and more; (ii) allows you to view image and picture files like JPG, PNG, GIF, PSD and more; (iii) allows you to view spreadsheet files like XLS and...  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 primary executable is named ffv_z_setup.exe. The setup package generally installs about 81 files and is usually about 57.57 MB (60,371,760 bytes). The installed file FFVCheckForUpdates.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Free File Viewer 2014.
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

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.freefileviewer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FreeFileViewer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\FreeFileViewer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 57.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Free File Viewer 2014

Program executable:ffv_z_setup.exe
Name:Free File Viewer
Free File Viewer for PDF, DOC, DOCX, RTF, XLS, etc.
Path:C:\Program Files\FreeFileViewer\ffv_z_setup.exe
Additional files:
  • FFVCFG.exe - Free File Viewer configuration program
  • (Malware detected) FFVSetupFileAssociations.exe - Free File Viewer Configuration
  • FreeFileViewer.exe - Free File Viewer
  • (Malware detected) FFVCheckForUpdates.exe - Update Checker
  • tsasetup.exe (by Trusted Software) - Trusted Software File Type Assistant
  • vsgdi.dll (by visagesoft) - Visagesoft 2d rendering library
  • tx20.dll (by Text Control GmbH) - TX Text Control (TX Text Control Core Component)
  • tx20_doc.dll (by Text Control GmbH) - TX Text Control DOC Filter
  • tx20_ic.dll - IC Image Control
  • tx20_rtf.dll - TX Text Control RTF Filter
  • tx20_tls.dll - Tool Bars for TX Text Control
  • tx20_wnd.dll - TX Text Control Window Management
  • tx4ole20.ocx - TX TextControl (TX TextControl Custom OLE Control)
  • sx-pdf-lib.dll (by soft Xpansion) - PDF Xpansion (PDF Xpansion 7.5.5)
  • sx-pdf-qv.ocx (by soft Xpansion)
  • dcrawlib.dll (by www.imageen.com) - dcrawlib (ImageEn dcraw plugin 9.17)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unins001.exe
  • welcome.docx

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove Free File Viewer 2014?

You can uninstall Free File Viewer 2014 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 2014, 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 2014.
  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) 62%
Win 7 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 60%
Keep it 40%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.87%
Windows 10 22.80%
Windows Vista 6.63%
Windows XP 5.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.03%
Windows 7 Professional 13.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.09%
Windows 10 Home 7.35%
Windows 8.1 6.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.79%
  United Kingdom 7.75%
  Australia 3.62%
  Canada 3.30%
  Germany 1.49%
  India 1.44%
  South Africa 1.19%
  France 0.94%
  Netherlands 0.94%
  Romania 0.79%
  Sweden 0.77%
  Belgium 0.74%
  Greece 0.65%
  Italy 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.62%
Dell 25.33%
Acer 16.06%
Toshiba 8.74%
ASUS 7.53%
Samsung 3.07%
Intel 2.12%
Lenovo 2.12%
American Megatrends 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.45%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.45%
ASUS All Series 4.02%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.02%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.44%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.01%

About Bitberry Software

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


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