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Average installed length: 325.36 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Hamster Lite Archiver

What is Hamster Lite Archiver?  (from HamsterSoft)

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Hamster Lite Archiver is a software program developed by HamsterSoft. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named hamsterarc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 28.13 MB (29,498,068 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 38% of users of Hamster Lite Archiver come from the United States, it is also popular in Russia and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hamstersoft.com/free-zip-archiver
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hamster Soft\Hamster Lite Archiver\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Hamster Soft\Hamster Lite Archiver\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 28.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hamster Lite Archiver

Program executable:hamsterarc.exe
Name:Hamster Lite Archiver
Signed by:Hamster Soft
Path:C:\Program Files\hamster soft\hamster lite archiver\hamsterarc.exe
Additional files:
  • HamsterContextMenu.dll - HamsterSoft Free ZIP Archiver Context Menu
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Hamster.Archiver.Base.dll (by Microsoft) - Hamster.Archiver.Base
  • Hamster.Archiver.Domain.dll (by Microsoft) - Hamster.Archiver.Domain
  • Hamster.Archiver.UI.exe - Hamster Free ZIP Archiver
  • Hamster.Archiver.UI.vshost.exe - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2010 (vshost32-clr2.exe)
  • Hamster.Archiver.Utils.dll - Hamster.Archiver.Utils
  • HamsterContextMenu64.dll
  • Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.dll - NotifyIconWpf
  • VistaBridgeLibrary.dll - Vista Bridge Sample Library (VistaBridgeLibrary)
  • Windows7.DesktopIntegration.dll - Windows7IntegrationLibrary (Windows7.DesktopIntegration)
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • msvcp100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • SelectDialogDll.dll
  • SendFileToCommpressBox.exe - SendFileToCommpressBox
  • SevenZipSharp.dll (by Markovtsev Vadim) - SevenZipSharp
  • Windows7.DesktopIntegration.Registration.exe - Windows7 Integration Library (Windows7.DesktopIntegration.Registration)
  • WPFToolkit.dll - WPF Toolkit

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • HamsterContextMenu64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'HamsterFreeMenu' with a class of {2DEDD2C9-928E-4442-9417-769C969973B6}.
  • HamsterContextMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'HamsterMenu' with a class of {2DEDD2C9-928E-4442-9417-769C969973B6}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • HamsterArc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8BB021A0-3328-4A6D-A260-3D05C63CF0E8}' (runs on registration).
  • Hamster.Archiver.UI.vshost.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D469E8D5-841C-4D41-8466-10EF84594B2F}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HamsterArc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HFALoader' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hamster Soft\Free ZIP Archiver\HamsterArc.exe -loader.

How do I remove Hamster Lite Archiver?

Quickly and completely remove Hamster Lite Archiver from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Hamster Lite Archiver 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Hamster Lite Archiver, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Hamster Lite Archiver.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.90%
Windows 8 12.30%
Windows Vista 8.61%
Windows XP 7.79%
Windows Server 2003 0.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.18%
Windows 7 Professional 11.62%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.30%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.05%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.43%
  Russia 13.88%
  Germany 8.54%
  Spain 4.27%
  UA 4.27%
  United Kingdom 3.56%
  Italy 2.85%
  Canada 2.14%
  France 1.78%
  Belgium 1.42%
  Turkey 1.42%
  Austria 1.07%
  Brazil 1.07%
  Chile 1.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.58%
Dell 16.90%
Acer 14.08%
ASUS 9.86%
Samsung 7.04%
Lenovo 6.34%
American Megatrends 2.11%
Intel 2.11%
Toshiba 2.11%
Alienware 1.41%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.33%
Gigabyte M68MT-S2 2.50%
ASUSTeK N76VZ 2.50%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.50%
LENOVO 20150 2.50%
Acer Aspire X1420 1.67%


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