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9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,538
United States Rank #15,352
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.59 days
873.01 days >
Average installed length: 458.70 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Hamster Lite Archiver

What is Hamster Lite Archiver?  (from HamsterSoft)

Zip Archiver is a Very powerful tool, it works with Zip, WinZip, 7zip, WinRAR and other archive formats. The main advantage over other archivers is a new improved Zip algorithm for archiving, which reduces the time required to create an archive by more than 2-fold and it has multi-core processor support. New user-frien...  Read more


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 24 files and is usually about 20.83 MB (21,838,068 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 XP. While about 33% 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: 20.83 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:
  • HamsterContextMenu64.dll - HamsterSoft Free ZIP Archiver Context Menu
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unins001.exe
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • 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
  • HamsterContextMenu.dll
  • Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.dll - NotifyIconWpf
  • 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
  • VistaBridgeLibrary.dll - Vista Bridge Sample Library (VistaBridgeLibrary)
  • Windows7.DesktopIntegration.dll - Windows7IntegrationLibrary (Windows7.DesktopIntegration)
  • 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}.
Scheduled Task
  • HamsterArc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8BB021A0-3328-4A6D-A260-3D05C63CF0E8}' (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\Hamster Lite Archiver\HamsterArc.exe -loader.

How do I remove Hamster Lite Archiver?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 Hamster Lite Archiver.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 0%
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 71.88%
Windows XP 10.88%
Windows 10 9.98%
Windows Vista 7.03%
Windows Server 2003 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.76%
Windows 7 Home Basic 9.84%
Windows 7 Professional 8.47%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.27%
  Russia 18.70%
  Germany 10.04%
  UA 8.46%
  United Kingdom 3.15%
  Spain 2.95%
  Italy 2.17%
  BY 1.97%
  France 1.97%
  Canada 1.77%
  AZ 1.57%
  Kazakstan 1.18%
  India 0.98%
  AM 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.95%
Acer 23.44%
Dell 12.11%
ASUS 7.81%
Lenovo 5.08%
Samsung 5.08%
American Megatrends 3.13%
Toshiba 3.13%
Medion 2.34%
Sony 1.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.97%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.73%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.24%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.24%
Samsung RF511/RF411/RF711 2.24%
Acer Aspire 7738 1.49%


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