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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,045
United States Rank #28,309
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Freedom Scientific JAWS 13.0

What is Freedom Scientific JAWS?  (from Freedom Scientific)

JAWS enables you to work with Lotus Symphony, a suite of IBM tools for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation creation and with Lotus Notes by IBM. JAWS also is compatible with Microsoft Office Suite, MSN Messenger, Corel WordPerfect, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Internet Explorer, Firefox - and many more application...  Read more


Freedom Scientific JAWS 13.0 is a program developed by Freedom Scientific. The most used version is 13.0.1006.400, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is jfw.exe. The software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 29.44 MB (30,869,038 bytes). FSAutoUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 48% of users of Freedom Scientific JAWS come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.freedomscientific.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\freedom scientific\jaws\13.0
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Freedom Scientific Installation Information\356DE2A8-01EB-464e-9C33-0EEA3F923000-13.0\UninstallJAWS.exe
Estimated size: 29.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Freedom Scientific JAWS 13.0

Program executable:jfw.exe
Application file for JAWS
Path:C:\Program Files\freedom scientific\jaws\13.0\jfw.exe
Additional files:
  • FSVID.dll - Freedom Scientific Standard Video Intercept (Chaining Display Driver)
  • FsCitrixServer.exe - Freedom Scientific FsCitrixServer (FsCitrixServer)
  • FrameView.dll - FrameView Dynamic Link Library (FrameView DLL)
  • fscomres.dll - FSComRes Dynamic Link Library (FSComRes DLL)
  • NoJFW1st.exe - Freedom Scientific NoJFW1st (NoJFW1st)
  • fsmvd.dll - Freedom Scientific testMvd (testMvd)
  • fsvidrdp.dll - JAWS for Terminal Services
  • jfwapi.dll - Freedom Scientific jfwapi (jfwapi)
  • FSAutoUpdate.exe - FSAutoUpdate Application
  • fscvd.dll - Freedom Scientific fscvd (fscvd)
  • fsrp.exe - Freedom Scientific fsrp (Freedom Scinetific Run Process Helper)
  • fsATProxy.exe - fsATProxy Application
  • fsvidmir.dll - Freedom Mirror Driver
  • fsExplore.exe - fsExplor Application
  • BViewer.exe - JAWS Braille Viewer (TaskBar MFC Application)
  • JDiction.exe - Dictionary Manager (JDiction MFC Application)
  • AccessibleObjectTools.dll - JAWS For Windows (Accessible Object Tools)
  • JKey.exe - Keyboard Manager (JKey Application)
  • PMDesktop.exe - PAC Mate Desktop
  • fsvidica.dll - JAWS for Citrix
  • JScript.exe - Script Manager (English resource for JAWS Script Manager)
  • jtl.exe - JAWS Task List (JawsTaskList)
  • JMerge.exe - Merge Manager (JMerge MFC Application)
  • JTVNCProxy.exe - JAWS Tandem (JTVNCProxy Application)
  • FSAuth.exe - FSAuth (Freedom Scientific ILM Authorization Viewer)
  • HJPAD.EXE - HJPad (HJPad MFC Application)
  • FSScanMaps.dll - JAWS (ScanCode Mapper)
  • FSScript.dll - Script Engine
  • jhook.dll - Helper file for JAWS
  • FSComUtil.dll - COM Utility Module
  • FileFinderWorkingDir.dll - FileFinderWorkingDir Dynamic Link Library (FileFinderWorkingDir DLL)
  • FileFinderHJNetInfo.dll - FileFinderHJNetInfo Dynamic Link Library (FileFinderHJNetInfo DLL)
  • BrailleSynthManager.exe - JAWS Synthesizer and Braille Manager
  • FileFinderBase.dll - FileFinderBase Dynamic Link Library (FileFinderBase DLL)
  • FileFinderJAWS.dll - FileFinderJAWS Dynamic Link Library (FileFinderJAWS DLL)
  • JawsSynthBrowser.dll - JawsSynt Dynamic Link Library
  • DongleViewer.exe - DongleViewer Application (DongleViewer MFC Application)
  • FSEventLogMsg.dll - FSEventL Application
  • CHMLib.dll
  • jhookldr.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • jfw.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{02A53900-E294-4D96-B6A0-A5DA90C39B9C}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • JTVNCProxy.exe runs as a service named 'JTVNCProxy_13.0' (JTVNCProxy_13.0).
  • jfw.exe runs as a service named 'JFWService' (JFWService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • jfw.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'JAWS' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Freedom Scientific\JAWS\13.0\jfw.exe" /run.

How do I remove Freedom Scientific JAWS?

You can uninstall Freedom Scientific JAWS 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 Freedom Scientific JAWS 13.0, 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 Freedom Scientific JAWS.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win 10 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.11%
Windows XP 20.48%
Windows Vista 1.20%
Windows 10 1.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.71%
Windows 7 Professional 21.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.41%
Windows 7 Enterprise 7.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 1.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.08%
  Italy 11.54%
  Canada 2.88%
  Iran 2.88%
  France 2.88%
  Germany 1.92%
  Croatia 1.92%
  Argentina 1.92%
  United Kingdom 1.92%
  BG 1.92%
  DZ 1.92%
  Australia 1.92%
  Mexico 1.92%
  Switzerland 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.51%
Hewlett-Packard 23.81%
Acer 7.94%
American Megatrends 7.94%
Toshiba 6.35%
ASUS 4.76%
Lenovo 4.76%
Compaq 1.59%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.82%
HP Compaq 6200 Pro SFF PC 2.82%
VIA P4M266A-8235 1.41%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 1.41%
LENOVO 4180DY1 1.41%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1225 1.41%


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