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What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
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United States Rank #39,681
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VersionDistribution 9.52% 52.38%

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Lavasoft File Shredder

What is Lavasoft File Shredder?  (from Lavasoft)

Lavasoft File Shredder helps you take control of the information you don't want anyone else to get their hands on by permanently removing the files and all of their hidden copies. You know you should shred sensitive documents in a paper shredder to protect yourself against data and identity theft. The same is true for ...  Read more


Lavasoft File Shredder is a software program developed by Lavasoft. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named lavasoftfileshredder.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 14.42 MB (15,122,031 bytes). The installed file SITUpdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 49% of users of Lavasoft File Shredder come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lavasoft.com/products/lavasoft_file_shredder.php
Help link: www.Lavasoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Lavasoft File Shredder
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{289B9F39-2FAB-43D7-8DEF-FC0A1912C02E}\LavasoftFileShredder.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 14.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lavasoft File Shredder

Program executable:lavasoftfileshredder.exe
Additional files:
  • LSFileShredder.exe - Lavasoft Common Libraries (Lavasoft File)
  • SITLanguage.dll
  • SITLanguage_DE.dll
  • SITLanguage_NTV.dll
  • SITLanguage_SVE.dll
  • SITLanguageUpdate_DE.dll
  • SITLanguageUpdate_NTV.dll
  • SITLanguageUpdate_SVE.dll
  • SITResource.dll
  • SITUpdate.dll

How do I remove Lavasoft File Shredder?

You can uninstall Lavasoft File Shredder 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 Lavasoft File Shredder, 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 Lavasoft File Shredder.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.38%
Windows 10 33.33%
Windows Vista 11.90%
Windows XP 2.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.05%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.52%
Windows 8.1 9.52%
Windows 10 Home 9.52%
Windows 10 Pro 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.02%
  United Kingdom 9.80%
  Brazil 7.84%
  Italy 5.88%
  Thailand 3.92%
  Australia 3.92%
  Canada 3.92%
  TZ 1.96%
  Russia 1.96%
  MM 1.96%
  IQ 1.96%
  Portugal 1.96%
  Israel 1.96%
  Turkey 1.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.59%
Hewlett-Packard 17.65%
Samsung 14.71%
Acer 11.76%
ASUS 8.82%
Toshiba 8.82%
Sony 5.88%
Lenovo 2.94%
Intel 2.94%
Common models
Samsung 940X3G/930X3G 8.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite L350 2.78%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 2.78%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.78%

About Lavasoft

Lavasoft is a development company that produces anti-spyware software, most known for Ad-Aware.
Publisher URL: www.lavasoft.com


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