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Should I remove Hightail Express?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,836
United States Rank #16,144
Reach 0.0092%


2.15.0 10.99%
2.14.1 82.42%
2.14.0 6.59%

Hightail Express


Hightail Express is a software program developed by Hightail. The most common release is 2.14.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 13.13 MB (13,772,064 bytes). 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 64% of users of Hightail Express come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hightail.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hightail\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{3FF9D6B6-16EB-4CF3-8EFA-9D967CE09EF5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.13 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Hightail Express

  • Hightail.exe - Hightail Express
  • HightailExpress-2_14_1.exe - Setup Launcher Unicode
  • YsiOfficeAddIn.dll - YsiOfficeAddIn
  • YsiWindows.dll - YsiWindows
  • ascmd.exe
  • ascp.exe - ascp Application
  • aspshell.exe
  • aspshell-r.exe
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • msvcr80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • YsiExt.dll (by YouSendIt.com) - YsiExt
  • zip32z64.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's WiZ (Info-ZIP's Zip dll)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • YsiExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'YsiShellExt' with a class of {E46B8A96-C11A-4EE5-9B0F-2050A3DD6A45}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Hightail.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Hightail.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Hightail\Express\Hightail.exe -ui none.

How do I remove Hightail Express?

You can uninstall Hightail Express 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 Hightail Express, 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 Hightail Express.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.44%
Windows 10 31.87%
Windows Vista 3.85%
Windows XP 3.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 28.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.11%
Windows 8.1 10.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.59%
Windows 10 Pro 4.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.32%
  Australia 5.39%
  United Kingdom 4.56%
  Canada 4.15%
  France 2.90%
  Italy 2.07%
  India 1.24%
  Mexico 1.24%
  Israel 1.24%
  Germany 1.24%
  United Arab Emirates 1.24%
  Colombia 0.83%
  Finland 0.83%
  Sweden 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 44.44%
Hewlett-Packard 20.51%
Acer 7.69%
Lenovo 6.84%
ASUS 4.27%
Toshiba 4.27%
Intel 2.56%
Sony 2.56%
Samsung 1.71%
Common models
Dell XPS 8500 2.70%
Acer Aspire XC600 2.70%
Dell Precision T3600 2.70%
Dell OptiPlex 390 1.80%
Dell Dell System XPS 15... 1.80%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 1.80%


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