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Should I remove MWSnap 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,784
United States Rank #4,012
Reach 0.1086%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.38 days
571.84 days >
Average installed length: 300.46 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Other programs by Mirek Wojtowicz

MWSnap 3

What is MWSnap 3?  (from Mirek Wojtowicz)

MWSnap is a small yet powerful Windows program for snapping (capturing) images from selected parts of the screen. Current version is capable of capturing the whole desktop, a highlighted window, an active menu, a control, or a fixed or free rectangular part of the screen. MWSnap handles five most popular graphics forma...  Read more


MWSnap 3 is a software program developed by Mirek Wojtowicz. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named MWSnap.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 926.91 KB (949,156 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 55% of users of MWSnap 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mirekw.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mwsnap
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MWSnap\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 926.91 KB

Program filesFiles installed by MWSnap 3

Program executable:MWSnap.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\mwsnap\MWSnap.exe
Additional files:
  • MWSnap.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MWSnap.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5CD0BC94-D143-430D-91EB-E25B215D0154}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • MWSnap.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'MWSnap' and executes as "C:\Program Files\MWSnap\MWSnap.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • MWSnap.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MWSnap\MWSnap.exe'.

How do I remove MWSnap 3?

You can uninstall MWSnap 3 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 MWSnap 3, 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 MWSnap 3.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 8 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.97%
Windows 10 23.54%
Windows XP 14.55%
Windows Vista 6.76%
Windows Server 2003 0.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.51%
Windows 7 Professional 13.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.62%
Windows 10 Home 6.88%
Windows 8.1 5.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.77%
  United Kingdom 5.22%
  Italy 4.48%
  Netherlands 3.48%
  Canada 3.22%
  Taiwan 2.70%
  Spain 2.48%
  Belgium 2.33%
  Germany 2.11%
  Australia 1.85%
  Poland 1.59%
  France 1.22%
  Finland 0.96%
  Czech Republic 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.24%
Hewlett-Packard 24.88%
Acer 14.77%
ASUS 7.87%
Toshiba 4.90%
Lenovo 3.21%
Samsung 2.97%
American Megatrends 2.89%
Intel 2.65%
Sahara 0.88%
Apple 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.20%
ASUS All Series 2.94%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.94%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.94%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.71%
LENOVO 20251 2.71%

comments1 comment

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numbersover a year ago
Great little program when I installed it on Vista a couple of years ago. Easy to use and flexible. So good I happily donated to express my thanks to the creator of this freeware. So what's gone wrong and why has he turned to the dark side? Install it now and you get a little unwanted visitor that takes over all your browsers and has tentacles everywhere. Removing Delta Search is hugely more complicated than you'd think from reading this: http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-delta-search/ Lots of going round in circles trying to chase it down. After one evening wasted I even found it still the next morning squatting on 2 browers. Sickened that someone who was a freeware hero could sell out in such an atrocious manner and put everyone who downloaded MWSnap3 at the mercy of Delta Search. Shame on you! There is another sting in the tail though. This time I installed it on Windows 7 - and when I started using it, I had other linked programs so messed up by it that I had to control alt delete and restart a number of times. So I decide it was time to uninstall - except that it's been nastily set up so that it's everywhere EXCEPT on the uninstall list! Nice, really nice touch MW. So I've deleted what I can, knowing that this 'thing' is still lurking, and who knows what else is attached to it. Anyone who deliberately exposes downloaders to Delta Search - well, who knows what else he's sold out to and what else is hidden. Incidentally I'm very meticulous when downloading and installing and actively search out every button to click to say I DON'T want any extras - that's what's really sneaky and unpleasant about this whole thing. So I have to advise everyone NOT to download what was a great program. It's also made me 'once bitten, twice shy' about freeware now, which is sad, because I'm one of the many people who was very happy to donate to the heroes supplying freeware. No way though to tell which have also sold out in the appalling manner of MW