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Should I remove IrfanView?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,831
United States Rank #7,340
Reach 0.0808%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.38 days
365.07 days >
Average installed length: 191.82 days


What is IrfanView?

IrfanView is a image viewer for Microsoft Windows that can view, edit, and convert image files and play video/audio files. It is noted for its small size, speed, ease of use, and ability to handle a wide variety of graphic file formats, and has some image creation and painting capabilities. It supports viewing and saving of numerous file types including image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, JP2 & JPM (JPEG2000), PNG (includes the optimizer PNGOUT), TIFF, camera RAW, ECW (Enhanced Compressed Wavelet), EMF (Enhanced Windows Metafile), FSH (EA Sports format), ICO (Windows icon), LDF (LuraDocument format), LWF (LuraWave format), PCX (Zsoft Paintbrush), PBM (Portable bitmap), PDF (Portable Document Format), PGM (Portable graymap), PPM (Portable Pixelmap), TGA (Truevision Targa), WebP and viewing of media files such as Flash, Ogg Vorbis, MPEG, MP3, MIDI, and text files

About  (from Irfan Skiljan)

IrfanView is a fast and compact image viewer/converter. It is trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. It supports file formats and features. Features include: multi-language support, Thumbnail option, Painting, slideshow, toolbar skins, fast directory browsing, batch conversion/editing, multip...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\irfanview
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\IrfanView\iv_uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 10.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IrfanView

  • Formats.dll - Additional file formats for IrfanView
  • JPEG2000.dll - JPEG 2000 Format PlugIn for IrfanView
  • Crw.dll - Canon CRW/CR2 PlugIn for IrfanView
  • Postscript.dll - Ghostscript PlugIn for IrfanView
  • IV_Player.exe - Multimedia Player for IrfanView
  • JPM.dll - JPM Format PlugIn for IrfanView
  • PDF.dll - PDF Format PlugIn for IrfanView
  • SoundPlayer.dll - Sound Player for IrfanView
  • Ecw.dll - ECW PlugIn for IrfanView
  • iv_uninstall.exe - IrfanView Uninstaller
  • iview423_setup.exe - IrfanView Installer
  • iview425_setup.exe
  • i_view64.exe - IrfanView 64-bit
  • i_view32.exe - IrfanView

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • i_view32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2F26571F-993B-4BCA-A2BC-09C6BDB8051B}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • i_view32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\IrfanView\i_view32.exe'.

How do I remove IrfanView?

You can uninstall IrfanView 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 IrfanView (remove only), 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 IrfanView.

Win 7 (SP1) 39%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 42.10%
Windows XP 25.28%
Windows Vista 19.39%
Windows 10 13.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 25.17%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.26%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.81%
Windows 7 Professional 10.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.84%
Windows 10 Home 4.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.82%
  Germany 21.90%
  Czech Republic 6.37%
  United Kingdom 3.68%
  Italy 3.46%
  Canada 2.85%
  Australia 2.25%
  Austria 2.09%
  Poland 2.03%
  Netherlands 1.98%
  France 1.76%
  Hungary 1.48%
  DK 1.10%
  Brazil 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.61%
Dell 23.24%
Acer 14.65%
American Megatrends 5.45%
ASUS 5.33%
Intel 4.72%
Medion 4.12%
Toshiba 3.75%
Sahara 3.27%
Lenovo 2.30%
Samsung 1.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.53%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.21%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.59%
ASUS All Series 2.27%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.27%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.27%


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