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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,356
United States Rank #5,627
Reach 0.0342%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 283.75 days
1079.65 days >
Average installed length: 567.27 days


VersionDistribution 0.63% 0.21% 0.63% 0.21% 1.67% 0.83% 0.63% 2.29% 1.46% 0.42% 0.21% 11.67% 4.17% 9.79% 10.42% 1.67% 3.33% 0.21% 3.75% 2.08% 2.92% 2.29% 1.46% 2.29% 1.25% 0.83% 2.08% 0.42% 1.67% 0.42% 0.83% 1.04% 7.08% 1.25% 0.63% 1.25% 2.50% 0.63% 6.67% 5.63% 0.42% 0.21%

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Identity Finder


Identity Finder is a program developed by Identity Finder. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is IdentityFinder.exe. The software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 50.88 MB (53,348,647 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 90% of users of Identity Finder come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: security.rit.edu/Pim.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Identity Finder 6\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F698604D-654F-4679-AE1A-07C54CF06988}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 50.88 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Identity Finder

Program executable:IdentityFinder.exe
Name:Identity Finder
Path:C:\Program Files\Identity Finder 4\IdentityFinder.exe
Additional files:
  • idfEndpoint.dll - Identity Finder Endpoint Service Event Log Messages
  • idfEndpointWatcher64.exe - Identity Finder idfEndpointWatcher64
  • idfextdictsearcher64.exe - Identity Finder idfextdictsearcher64
  • idfextdictsearcher.exe - Identity Finder idfextdictsearcher
  • idfServicesMonitor.exe - Identity Finder idfServicesMonitor
  • IdentityFinderCmd.exe - Identity Finder Command Line Tool
  • idfEndpoint.exe - Identity Finder Endpoint Service
  • idfextoutlook64.exe - Identity Finder idfextoutlook64
  • idfshext.dll - Identity Finder Shell Extension
  • idfshext_x64.dll
  • NotesMailSearch.dll - Identity Finder NotesMailSearch
  • idfextaccess64.exe - Identity Finder idfextaccess64
  • idfextoutlook.exe - Identity Finder idfextoutlook
  • idfextaccess.exe - Identity Finder idfextaccess
  • idfshadow64.exe - Identity Finder idfshadow64
  • NotesPwdExt.dll - Identity Finder NotesPwdExt
  • idfextO2k7.exe - Identity Finder idfexto2k7
  • idfextpdf.exe - Identity Finder idfextpdf
  • idfFilter.exe - Identity Finder idfFilter
  • IdentityFinder.exe - Identity Finder
  • identityfindersetup.exe - Identity Finder Installer
  • Office2010.dll (by Codejock Software) - Office 2010 Style for Codejock RibbonBar (Office 2010 Ribbon Style)
  • cryptopp.dll (by Wei Dai) - Crypto++® Library (Crypto++® Library DLL)
  • idfreport.dll (by IntelleSoft) - BugTrap (BugTrap dynamic link library)
  • idfreport64.dll (by IntelleSoft)
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • idfhelp.dll
  • vshadow_x64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • idfshext_x64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Identity Finder' with a class of {A7906124-4DB9-48A5-B635-C944A4A4B24B}.
  • idfshext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Identity Finder' with a class of {A7906124-4DB9-48A5-B635-C944A4A4B24B}.
3 Services
  • idfServicesMonitor.exe runs as a service named 'Identity Finder Services Monitor' (IdentityFinderServicesMonitor) "Identity Finder Service for monitoring other Identity Finder services".
  • idfEndpointWatcher64.exe runs as a service named 'Identity Finder Endpoint Watcher' (IdentityFinderEndpointWatcher) "Identity Finder Service for monitoring removable drives".
  • idfEndpoint.exe runs as a service named 'Identity Finder Endpoint Service' (IdentityFinderEndpointService) "Endpoint Service for communication with the Identity Finder DLP Console".

How do I remove Identity Finder?

Quickly and completely remove Identity Finder from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Identity Finder 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 Identity Finder, 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 Identity Finder.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.83%
Windows Vista 14.79%
Windows XP 11.67%
Windows 8 7.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.98%
Windows 7 Professional 11.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.85%
Windows 7 Enterprise 10.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.29%
  Canada 2.39%
  Belgium 1.06%
  Australia 0.93%
  United Kingdom 0.93%
  France 0.53%
  Israel 0.53%
  Germany 0.53%
  Netherlands 0.40%
  New Zealand 0.27%
  Sweden 0.27%
  Switzerland 0.27%
  RE 0.13%
  Greece 0.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 46.08%
Hewlett-Packard 29.08%
Toshiba 5.88%
Intel 4.58%
Acer 3.92%
ASUS 2.61%
Medion 0.65%
Lenovo 0.65%
Apple 0.65%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 990 4.84%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.69%
Dell Latitude E6520 2.69%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.15%
Dell OptiPlex 780 1.61%
Dell Latitude E6420 1.61%


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