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Should I remove IObit Unlocker?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,550
United States Rank #1,799
Reach 0.4384%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.66 days
314.34 days >
Average installed length: 165.16 days


Beta 1.1 0.35%
Beta 1.0 1.89% 0.09%
1.1.2 3.47%
1.1 63.99%
1.0 30.21%

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IObit Unlocker

What is IObit Unlocker?  (from IObit)

Often when we try to delete a file or folder in Windows, we see annoying messages like "Cannot delete file: Access is denied" or "Cannot delete folder: It is being used" This is majorly because the file or folder is being used by another program or user. IObit Unlocker is an ideal tool for such conditions. It releases ...  Read more


IObit Unlocker is a software program developed by IObit. The most common release is 1.1, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. 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 iobitunlocker.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 5.41 MB (5,675,967 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 43% of users of IObit Unlocker come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iobit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Unlocker\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Unlocker\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 5.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IObit Unlocker

Program executable:iobitunlocker.exe
Name:IObit Unlocker
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\iobit unlocker\iobitunlocker.exe
Additional files:
  • IObitUnlocker.dll - IObit Unlocker
  • unlocker-setup.exe
  • IObitUnlocker.sys - IObitUnlocker (IObitUnlocker Driver)
  • IObitUnlockerExtension.dll - IObitUnlockerExtension
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • IObitUnlockerExtension.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'UnLockerMenu' with a class of {410BF280-86EF-4E0F-8279-EC5848546AD3}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • IObitUnlocker.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{33D3C3BE-853E-4E58-A229-5AACD8CAD9E3}' (runs on registration).
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{874B5E38-4296-49FA-9DF9-3D4700466E55}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • IObitUnlocker.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Unlocker\IObitUnlocker.exe'.
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Unlocker\unins000.exe'.

How do I remove IObit Unlocker?

You can uninstall IObit Unlocker 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 IObit Unlocker, 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 IObit Unlocker.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.39%
Windows 10 35.52%
Windows XP 6.80%
Windows Vista 4.27%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.88%
Windows 7 Professional 9.18%
Windows 10 Home 8.75%
Windows 10 Pro 6.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.32%
  United Kingdom 4.96%
  Germany 4.92%
  France 4.30%
  Italy 3.41%
  Canada 2.47%
  Russia 2.18%
  Netherlands 1.97%
  Brazil 1.96%
  Australia 1.64%
  Spain 1.63%
  Sweden 1.39%
  India 1.24%
  Iran 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.35%
Dell 19.49%
Acer 18.08%
ASUS 11.51%
Toshiba 6.38%
Lenovo 4.65%
Samsung 3.18%
Intel 1.75%
American Megatrends 1.43%
MSI 0.73%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.19%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.12%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.36%
ASUSTeK CM6330_CM6630_CM6... 2.46%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.21%

About (from IObit)

Founded in 2004 by two creative and enthusiastic programmers, IObit is focused on providing consumers with innovative and comprehensive system utilities and security software for superior PC performance and security.
Publisher URL: www.iobit.com


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