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Should I remove FreeCompressor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #41,479
Reach 0.0023%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 234.01 days
1287.45 days >
Average installed length: 676.46 days


2.6027.00018 22.22%
2.5953.00034 2.22%
2.5912.00027 4.44%
2.5906.00026 6.67%
2.5887.00021 6.67%
2.5874.00017 2.22%
2.5855.00016 2.22%
2.5836.00012 4.44%
2.5802.00010 6.67%
2.5778.00009 2.22%
2.5686.00007 4.44%
2.5627.00004 11.11%
2.5585.00001 2.22%
2.5510.00047 2.22%
2.5198.00036 2.22%
2.5154.00261 2.22%
2.5132.00034 2.22%
2.5058.00033 8.89%
2.3957.00872 4.44%


What is FreeCompressor?

The software bundles the Spointer browser extension (adware). From the publisher's FAQ: "Spointer is a plug-in for Firefox and Internet Explorer that automatically detects topics you like based on your recent Internet navigation, anonymously and in real time. With Spointer, you can receive offers and content that interest you instead of irrelevant ads. Recommendations that you obtain are based on the topics you recently browsed, anonymously and in real time."

About  (from Aedge Performance BCN SL)

Simply drag & drop your files into FreeCompressor to compress or decompress them, or right click on a file to see all FreeCompressor options. This software is totally free and offers recommendations of applications in its installation process. These recommendations are optional and can be unselected to install only thi...  Read more


The most used version is 2.6027.00018, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is VISTA SteveInformaTIC.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks.
FreeCompressor 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.freecompressor.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FreeCompressor
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{1EF93620-4B15-4DB4-B0EA-889E2F187081}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by FreeCompressor

Program executable:VISTA SteveInformaTIC.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\VISTA SteveInformaTIC.exe

How do I remove FreeCompressor?

You can uninstall FreeCompressor 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 FreeCompressor, 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 FreeCompressor.
  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 4%
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows Vista 17.78%
Windows 10 8.89%
Windows XP 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.89%
Windows 10 Home 8.89%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.70%
  Italy 26.23%
  Germany 9.84%
  Spain 9.84%
  Switzerland 3.28%
  India 3.28%
  France 3.28%
  Mexico 1.64%
  Brazil 1.64%
  United Kingdom 1.64%
  Belgium 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.27%
Acer 21.95%
Dell 12.20%
ASUS 12.20%
Medion 4.88%
Toshiba 4.88%
Samsung 2.44%
Sony 2.44%
Packard Bell 2.44%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5735 5.00%
Packard Bell imedia S1300 2.50%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.50%
HP 620 2.50%
Hewlett-Packard 320-1030 2.50%


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