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Should I remove Freedom Scientific Talking Installer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,349
United States Rank #27,239
Reach 0.0033%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 93.65 days
602.73 days >
Average installed length: 316.69 days


13.0.1090.400 4.55%
13.0.1056 1.52%
13.0.1006.400 37.88%
13.0.1005.400 9.09%
13.0.977 1.52%
13.0.924.400 7.58%
13.0.875.400 4.55%
13.0.852.400 1.52%
13.0.718.400 9.09%
13.0.638.400 3.03%
13.0.527.400 12.12%
13.0.303.400 6.06% 1.52%

Freedom Scientific Talking Installer 13.0


Freedom Scientific Talking Installer 13.0 is a software program developed by Freedom Scientific. The most common release is 13.0.1006.400, 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. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 579.5 KB (593,408 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 62% of users of Freedom Scientific Talking Installer come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.freedomscientific.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\freedom scientific\runtime jaws\13.0\settings\enu
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{570AC4FA-FA81-4E5D-AFB6-FCE6F9B70F45}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 579.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Freedom Scientific Talking Installer 13.0

  • jfw.exe - JAWS (Application file for JAWS)
  • jhook.dll - Helper file for JAWS
  • filefinderbase.dll - FileFinderBase Dynamic Link Library (FileFinderBase DLL)
  • filefinderruntime.dll - FileFinderRuntime Dynamic Link Library (FileFinderRuntime DLL)
  • fscomres.dll - FSComRes Dynamic Link Library (FSComRes DLL)
  • fscomutil.dll - COM Utility Module
  • fsscanmaps.dll - ScanCode Mapper
  • fsscript.dll - Script Engine
  • jfwkill.exe (by Henter-Joyce) - JAWS for Windows (JAWS for Windows terminator)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • 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 Talking Installer?

You can uninstall Freedom Scientific Talking Installer 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 Talking Installer 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 Talking Installer.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.12%
Windows XP 14.93%
Windows 10 5.97%
Windows Vista 2.99%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.27%
Windows 7 Professional 24.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.64%
Windows 7 Enterprise 9.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.22%
  Iran 3.33%
  United Kingdom 3.33%
  BG 2.22%
  BT 2.22%
  Croatia 2.22%
  Argentina 2.22%
  India 2.22%
  Australia 2.22%
  Mexico 2.22%
  Israel 1.11%
  Canada 1.11%
  Germany 1.11%
  Romania 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.07%
Hewlett-Packard 22.95%
Acer 9.84%
Lenovo 6.56%
Toshiba 4.92%
American Megatrends 3.28%
ASUS 3.28%
Compaq 3.28%
Samsung 1.64%
Gateway 1.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.23%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.23%
HP Compaq 6200 Pro SFF PC 3.23%
VIA P4M266A-8235 1.61%
LENOVO 4180DY1 1.61%
HP-Pavilion NP179AA-ABA a... 1.61%


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