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John's Background Switcher 4.8

What is John's Background Switcher?  (from johnsadventures.com)

JBS sits in your system tray (down by the clock) and changes your background at the time interval of your choosing. You tell it where to get pictures from and how to show them – maybe you just want to see one photo at a time or maybe you’d like to see a ‘Snapshot Scrapbook‘ of photos thrown across your desktop. It’s up...  Read more


John's Background Switcher 4.8 is a software program developed by johnsadventures.com. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named backgroundswitcher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.51 MB (2,635,485 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 61% of users of John's Background Switcher come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: johnsadventures.com
Help link: www.backgroundswitcher.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\John's Background Switcher
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\John's Background Switcher\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 2.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by John's Background Switcher 4.8

Program executable:backgroundswitcher.exe
Name:Background Switcher
John's Background Switcher
Path:C:\Program Files\john's background switcher\backgroundswitcher.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe - John's Background Switcher
  • JBSCore.dll - Background Switcher

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • BackgroundSwitcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{337AE6A6-BB35-49FD-8340-11A70F8CDF06}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • BackgroundSwitcher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BackgroundSwitcher' and executes as "C:\Program Files\JBSwitcher\BackgroundSwitcher.exe".

How do I remove John's Background Switcher?

You can uninstall John's Background Switcher 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 John's Background Switcher 4.8, 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 John's Background Switcher.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.51%
Windows 10 31.22%
Windows Vista 4.88%
Windows XP 3.90%
Windows Server 2003 0.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.14%
Windows 8.1 13.73%
Windows 7 Professional 11.76%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.33%
  United Kingdom 5.47%
  France 4.69%
  Canada 3.52%
  Italy 3.52%
  Belgium 3.13%
  Australia 2.34%
  Germany 2.34%
  India 1.56%
  Brazil 1.17%
  Netherlands 1.17%
  Norway 0.78%
  Finland 0.78%
  Indonesia 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.27%
Dell 23.73%
Acer 16.10%
Samsung 5.93%
Toshiba 5.93%
ASUS 3.39%
American Megatrends 3.39%
Alienware 1.69%
Intel 1.69%
Lenovo 1.69%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 1.90%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.90%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.90%
Hewlett-Packard p6774y 1.90%
HP-Pavilion AY652AA-ABA s... 1.90%
Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 1.90%


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