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What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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VersionDistribution 33.33% 16.67% 16.67% 33.33%

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Identity Sweeper


Identity Sweeper 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 software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 75.82 MB (79,504,833 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Identity Sweeper 7\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{DFFE1E8F-BF7C-43CB-B32B-CAA8C1880A01}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 75.82 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Identity Sweeper

  • idfEndpointWatcher.exe - Identity Finder idfEndpointWatcher
  • idfServicesMonitor.exe - Identity Finder idfServicesMonitor
  • IdentitySweeperCmd.exe - Identity Finder Command Line Tool
  • 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
  • IdentitySweeper.exe - Identity Finder
  • 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)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove Identity Sweeper?

You can uninstall Identity Sweeper 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 Identity Sweeper, 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 Identity Sweeper.

Win Vista (SP2) 33%
Win 10 33%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 33.33%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows 10 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.33%
Windows 8.1 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
Samsung 16.67%
Sony 16.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 33.33%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 16.67%
Sony VGN-NR385E 16.67%
Samsung Q430/Q530 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 700-200z 16.67%


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