84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove IrfanView?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0011%


4.38 14.29%
4.37 4.76%
4.35 14.29%
4.33 23.81%
4.27 4.76%
4.20 33.33% 4.76%


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

URL: www.irfanview.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Irfan Skiljan\IrfanView\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{11ED9F37-41FD-4FC1-80EC-7D21CAEEFA81}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.62 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by IrfanView

Program executable:i_view32.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Irfan Skiljan\IrfanView\i_view32.exe
Additional files:
  • iv_uninstall.exe - IrfanView Uninstaller
  • i_view64.exe - IrfanView 64-bit

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • i_view32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{00E3C0F1-3DDD-4CFA-A716-E153F2878653}' (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, 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) 90%
Win 10 5%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.48%
Windows XP 4.76%
Windows 10 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 47.62%
Windows 7 Enterprise 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.52%
Windows 8 4.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.17% of installs come from Canada
Which countries install it?
  Canada 29.17%
  United States 20.83%
  Germany 12.50%
  Brazil 4.17%
  Finland 4.17%
  India 4.17%
  Mexico 4.17%
  Netherlands 4.17%
  Czech Republic 4.17%
  Poland 4.17%
  Italy 4.17%
  United Kingdom 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.50%
Lenovo 25.00%
Toshiba 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 12.50%
Medion 12.50%
Common models
Medion P7818 5.26%
LENOVO 9965A1F 5.26%
LENOVO 6475A15 5.26%
LENOVO 5016RQ8 5.26%
HP EliteBook 8560w 5.26%

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Philoover a year ago
Best picture viewer ever with some basic image editing functions. Will not even install dll or the like into your operating system, i.e. can be installed on any machine without administrator rights. Hence you do not need to download "should I remove it", but if you want to delete it from your machine, just delete the program folder. End of story.