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7% remove it93% keep it
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Freedom Scientific JAWS 14.0


Freedom Scientific JAWS 14.0 is a software program developed by Freedom Scientific. The most common release is 14.0.1037.400, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named jfw.exe. The setup package generally installs about 54 files and is usually about 30.55 MB (32,029,753 bytes). The installed file FSAutoUpdate.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. 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 53% of users of Freedom Scientific JAWS come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.freedomscientific.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\freedom scientific\jaws\14.0
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Freedom Scientific Installation Information\356DE2A8-01EB-464e-9C33-0EEA3F923000-14.0\UninstallJAWS.exe
Estimated size: 30.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Freedom Scientific JAWS 14.0

Program executable:jfw.exe
Application file for JAWS
Path:C:\Program Files\freedom scientific\jaws\14.0\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)
  • NKShell.dll - NKShellAPI Dynamic Link Library (NKShellAPI DLL)
  • JawsSynthBrowser.dll - JawsSynt Dynamic Link Library
  • DongleViewer.exe - DongleViewer Application (DongleViewer MFC Application)
  • FSEventLogMsg.dll - FSEventL Application
  • JTController.exe - JTController
  • JTTarget.exe - JTTarget
  • CHMLib.dll
  • jhookldr.exe
  • PeekMsgHook.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • jfw.exe is scheduled as a task named 'jaws' (runs on boot).
  • HJPAD.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{3D779A24-52F2-44C7-A571-027C364AE12F}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • jfw.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named jaws.
2 Services
  • JTVNCProxy.exe runs as a service named 'JTVNCProxy_14.0' (JTVNCProxy_14.0).
  • 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\14.0\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 14.0, 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) 74%
Win 8.1 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.95%
Windows 10 11.58%
Windows XP 8.42%
Windows Vista 1.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.79%
Windows 7 Professional 20.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.51%
Windows 7 Enterprise 7.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.94%
  Italy 8.40%
  United Kingdom 4.20%
  Germany 3.36%
  Philippines 2.52%
  India 2.52%
  Croatia 2.52%
  Iran 2.52%
  Australia 2.52%
  Egypt 1.68%
  Canada 1.68%
  Switzerland 1.68%
  Romania 1.68%
  Mexico 1.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.94%
Dell 26.39%
Acer 12.50%
ASUS 6.94%
American Megatrends 5.56%
Apple 2.78%
Lenovo 2.78%
Toshiba 1.39%
Compaq 1.39%
Medion 1.39%
Samsung 1.39%
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