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What percent of users and experts removed it?
45% remove it55% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,290
United States Rank #10,478
Reach 0.0404%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.61 days
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Average installed length: 319.40 days

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Free Hide Folder

What is Free Hide Folder?  (from Cleanersoft Software)

Free Hide Folder is a free computer security software to hide your private folders. It is very useful to keep your personal data away from others. Others will not know where your personal files exist and they will not be able to accidentally view them. You can hide folders simply with a few mouse clicks. Free Hide Fold...  Read more


Free Hide Folder is a software program developed by Cleanersoft Software. 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 setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 1.74 MB (1,822,994 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 38% of users of Free Hide Folder come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cleanersoft.com/hidefolder/free_hide_folder.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Free Hide Folder
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\FREEHI~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\FREEHI~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 1.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Free Hide Folder

  • FHFSetup.exe - Free Hide Folder
  • fhide.exe
  • FreeHideFolder_v30jp.exe (by AjariSoft) - DWiff (Update for Windows95)
  • FSPFlt2.dll (by FSPro Labs) - Alfa File System Filter Communication Engine (FSPro Labs FSF Communication Engine)
  • hf.exe (by FSPro Labs) - Hide Folders 2012 (Hide Folders 2012 Control Panel)
  • mscorwks.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Runtime Common Language Runtime - WorkStation)
  • Uniast.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • fhide.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{27891497-10BC-45E2-927C-BADEE0129579}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{D124A613-2DCA-41D4-BD97-2AA19C48545C}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Free Hide Folder?

You can uninstall Free Hide Folder 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 Hide Folder, 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 Hide Folder.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 45%
Keep it 55%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.14%
Windows 10 35.43%
Windows XP 7.16%
Windows Vista 3.89%
Windows Server 2003 0.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.85%
Windows 10 Home 9.90%
Windows 7 Professional 8.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.36%
Windows 8.1 6.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.64%
  Italy 8.20%
  United Kingdom 5.84%
  France 5.51%
  India 5.17%
  Canada 3.15%
  Brazil 2.81%
  Netherlands 2.81%
  Germany 2.58%
  Australia 1.57%
  Finland 1.46%
  Belgium 1.35%
  DK 1.24%
  Sweden 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.49%
Dell 20.83%
Acer 18.64%
ASUS 12.72%
Toshiba 7.89%
Samsung 5.04%
Lenovo 3.51%
Intel 2.85%
American Megatrends 0.66%
Common models
Acer Aspire V3-531 10.75%
ASUS All Series 4.21%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.74%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.34%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 1.87%
HP 15 Notebook PC 1.87%


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