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7% remove it93% keep it
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John's Background Switcher 4.4

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 4.4 is a program developed by johnsadventures.com. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is backgroundswitcher.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 2.22 MB (2,332,637 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 57% of users of John's Background Switcher come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: johnsadventures.com
Help link: www.backgroundswitcher.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\johnsadventures.com\John's Background Switcher
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\johnsadventures.com\John's Background Switcher\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 2.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by John's Background Switcher 4.4

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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:\Utilities\Background Switcher\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 4.4, 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 Server 2003 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 59.75%
Windows Vista 13.98%
Windows XP 13.14%
Windows 10 12.71%
Windows Server 2003 0.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.62%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.39%
Windows 7 Professional 11.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.54%
Windows 8 Pro 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.66%
  Germany 15.02%
  United Kingdom 2.73%
  Netherlands 2.73%
  France 2.05%
  Japan 2.05%
  Taiwan 2.05%
  Belgium 1.71%
  Canada 1.71%
  Italy 1.71%
  Austria 0.68%
  Brazil 0.68%
  DZ 0.68%
  Greece 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.01%
Dell 19.85%
Acer 13.74%
Medion 6.87%
Toshiba 4.58%
Intel 3.82%
American Megatrends 2.29%
ASUS 2.29%
NEC 2.29%
Gateway 1.53%
Samsung 1.53%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.83%
Gateway SX2855 1.89%
Hewlett-Packard 610-1150y 1.89%
Acer Aspire M7721 1.89%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.89%
HP ProBook 4530s 1.89%


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