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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,223
United States Rank #11,890
Reach 0.0302%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.44 days
661.95 days >
Average installed length: 347.80 days


VersionDistribution 26.34% 8.39% 44.13% 6.54% 14.60%

HDR Efex Pro

What is HDR Efex Pro?  (from Nik Software)

Bring back lost highlights, open up shadows, and adjust tonality to achieve the perfectly natural and balanced image you’ve envisioned. Powerful controls help you create exceptional natural and artistic HDR photos as HDR Efex Pro gives you a wide range of options for any image.


HDR Efex Pro is a program developed by Nik Software. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 HDR Efex Pro.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 60.39 MB (63,325,726 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 39% of users of HDR Efex Pro come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.google.com/nikcollection/products/hdr-efex-pro
Help link: niksoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\nik software\hdr efex pro
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Nik Software\HDR Efex Pro\Uninstall HDR Efex Pro.exe
Estimated size: 60.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HDR Efex Pro

Program executable:HDR Efex Pro.exe
Name:HDR Efex Pro
Path:C:\Program Files\nik software\hdr efex pro\HDR Efex Pro.exe
Additional files:
  • HDR Efex Pro.exe - HDR Efex Pro
  • Uninstall HDR Efex Pro.exe
  • xf-efex1.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HDR Efex Pro.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F6672C6E-4932-4C90-AC45-F35A860D9ED5}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HDR Efex Pro?

You can uninstall HDR Efex Pro 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 HDR Efex Pro, 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 HDR Efex Pro.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.50%
Windows 10 18.79%
Windows Vista 3.86%
Windows XP 2.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.14%
Windows 7 Professional 16.72%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.05%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.38%
Windows 10 Home 3.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.06%
  Germany 8.52%
  France 6.17%
  Italy 5.73%
  United Kingdom 3.82%
  Canada 3.52%
  Spain 2.79%
  Netherlands 2.79%
  Australia 2.20%
  Belgium 1.62%
  Czech Republic 1.32%
  Poland 1.17%
  Russia 1.03%
  Austria 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.55%
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
Acer 18.03%
ASUS 9.52%
Toshiba 2.72%
Intel 2.38%
Samsung 1.70%
American Megatrends 1.70%
Alienware 0.68%
Lenovo 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.06%
Dell XPS 8300 4.24%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.64%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 3.03%
Gigabyte P55A-UD4 1.82%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.82%

Publisher URL: www.niksoftware.com


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