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Should I remove MyPhoneExplorer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,062
United States Rank #3,209
Reach 0.6484%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.15 days
535.46 days >
Average installed length: 281.35 days


1.8.12 0.05%
1.8.9 0.34%
1.8.8 6.09%
1.8.7 9.82%
1.8.6 29.50%
1.8.5 23.87%
1.8.4 21.34%
1.8.3 0.38% 0.01%
1.8.2 5.43%
1.8.1 1.46%
1.8.0 0.63%
1.7.6 0.23%
1.7.5 0.13%
1.7.4 0.07%
1.7.3 0.17%
1.7.2 0.09%
1.7.1 0.04%
1.7.0 0.09%
1.6.7 0.03%
1.6.6 0.04%
1.6.3 0.01%
1.6.2 0.02%
1.6.0 0.01%
1.5.9 0.09%
1.5.7 0.01%
1.5.2 0.01%
1.5.0 0.01%
1.4.5 0.03%
1.4.2 0.02%
1.3.3 0.01%
1.3 0.01%

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What is MyPhoneExplorer?

MyPhoneExplorer is a proprietary freeware desktop application allowing management of Sony Ericsson and Android mobile phones. It is developed in Austria but has been translated into many languages, including English. MyPhoneExplorer can connect to a Sony Ericsson phone using USB cable, Bluetooth or infrared connections. Once connected, address book entries can be synchronised between the phone and MyPhoneExplorer, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird or Google Mail. Calendar entries can also be synchronised with many systems, including Google Calendar. As with the PC Suite software which is normally shipped with Sony Ericsson mobiles, files can be dragged and dropped to and from the phone's memory and memory stick. MyPhoneExplorer was initially designed for use with Sony Ericsson K700, K750, K800 mobiles, but FJ Software state that it works with all Sony Ericsson phones which are not Symbian-based.

Some versions use the OpenCandy software library to bundle potentially unwanted software offers during installation.


The most used version is 1.8.6, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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. In the Mozilla Firefox browser, it will add an add-on. The main program executable is myphoneexplorer.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 10.9 MB (11,432,263 bytes).
MyPhoneExplorer has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.fjsoft.at
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\myphoneexplorer
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\MyPhoneExplorer\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 10.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MyPhoneExplorer

Program executable:myphoneexplorer.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\myphoneexplorer\myphoneexplorer.exe
Additional files:
  • IconLib.dll - WinXP
  • mpe-addin.xpi
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MyPhoneExplorer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C5D439E0-488F-43A6-AEAC-8084225C2792}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • MyPhoneExplorer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'MyPhoneExplorer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\MyPhoneExplorer\MyPhoneExplorer.exe" autorun.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • MyPhoneExplorer.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MyPhoneExplorer' which loads as C:\Program Files\MyPhoneExplorer\MyPhoneExplorer.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • MyPhoneExplorer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MyPhoneExplorer\MyPhoneExplorer.exe'.

How do I remove MyPhoneExplorer?

You can uninstall MyPhoneExplorer 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 MyPhoneExplorer, 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 MyPhoneExplorer.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by MyPhoneExplorer you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? 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 56.55%
Windows 10 34.85%
Windows XP 4.94%
Windows Vista 3.64%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.29%
Windows 7 Professional 13.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.89%
Windows 10 Home 9.74%
Windows 8.1 7.43%
Windows 10 Pro 6.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.88% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 49.88%
  United States 15.29%
  Austria 3.86%
  Italy 3.49%
  France 3.24%
  United Kingdom 2.31%
  Netherlands 1.77%
  Switzerland 1.76%
  Czech Republic 1.53%
  Poland 1.05%
  Russia 0.98%
  Sweden 0.94%
  Iran 0.86%
  Belgium 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.49%
Hewlett-Packard 16.50%
Medion 15.21%
Dell 14.70%
ASUS 10.32%
Samsung 4.15%
Lenovo 4.06%
Intel 2.30%
American Megatrends 1.51%
Toshiba 1.21%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.24%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.38%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.04%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.53%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.97%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.67%


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