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Should I remove IBM Forms Viewer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,157
United States Rank #6,821
Reach 0.0234%


VersionDistribution 19.70% 46.97% 5.84% 27.49%

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IBM Forms Viewer 4.0.0


IBM Forms Viewer 4.0.0 is a program developed by IBM. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is masqform.exe. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 62.47 MB (65,504,250 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 91% of users of IBM Forms Viewer come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Japan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.IBM.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus Forms\Viewer\4.0\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{48462CC7-7DF3-4107-9459-12D3A11C6D80}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 62.47 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by IBM Forms Viewer 4.0.0

Program executable:masqform.exe
Name:IBM® Forms(tm) Viewer
Path:C:\Program Files\ibm\lotus forms\viewer\4.0\masqform.exe
Additional files:
  • pe_cc.dll - IBM(R) Forms Server - API (API Stub Library)
  • pe_com.dll - API COM Library
  • PE_ctl.ocx - IBM® Forms(tm) Viewer (IBM® Forms(tm) Viewer OCX)
  • pe_java.dll - Java Speed Library
  • PEhelper.dll - IBM® Forms(tm) Viewer IE helper
  • uwi_java.dll
  • mfc71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • mfc71u.dll (by Microsoft)
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PEhelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'IBM Forms Viewer Helper' with the class of {0941C58F-E461-4E03-BD7D-44C27392ADE1}.

How do I remove IBM Forms Viewer?

You can uninstall IBM Forms Viewer 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 IBM Forms Viewer 4.0.0, 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 IBM Forms Viewer.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by IBM Forms Viewer 4.0.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.68%
Windows 10 46.22%
Windows Vista 3.24%
Windows XP 0.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.22%
Windows 8.1 21.09%
Windows 10 Home 12.61%
Windows 7 Professional 6.30%
Windows 8 4.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.28%
  Germany 2.72%
  Japan 0.82%
  Kuwait 0.68%
  United Kingdom 0.68%
  Korea 0.54%
  Italy 0.54%
  GU 0.41%
  Sweden 0.27%
  AF 0.27%
  Slovenia 0.14%
  South Africa 0.14%
  Brazil 0.14%
  Thailand 0.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.39%
Dell 25.76%
Toshiba 13.64%
ASUS 10.30%
Acer 7.88%
Lenovo 4.24%
Samsung 2.12%
Sony 1.82%
MSI 1.21%
Alienware 0.91%
Apple 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.34%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.39%
ASUS All Series 3.90%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.41%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.44%
Sony SVF1521MCXB 2.44%

About IBM

International Business Machines (IBM) manufactures computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.
Publisher URL: www.ibm.com


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