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Should I remove NTI Shadow?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,088
United States Rank #9,383
Reach 0.0418%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.26 days
391.12 days >
Average installed length: 205.50 days


VersionDistribution 0.24% 1.94% 1.09% 0.49% 13.59% 42.72% 0.85% 2.43% 13.59% 7.40% 15.66%

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NTI Shadow

What is NTI Shadow?  (from NewTech Infosystems)

Shadow delivers the ability to automatically copy files from multiple PCs to various devices in real time and also preserves the files in their native format - meaning no additional software is necessary to restore files. Shadow works transparently in the background silently keeping your files protected.

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NTI Shadow is a program developed by NewTech Infosystems. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is Shadow.exe. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 7.34 MB (7,699,690 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 41% of users of NTI Shadow come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ntius.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Shadow\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{81DCEC2B-E069-4985-978B-3230292AB744}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0409
Estimated size: 7.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NTI Shadow

Program executable:Shadow.exe
Name:NTI Shadow
Path:C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Shadow\Shadow.exe
Additional files:
  • Shadow.exe - NTI Shadow (Shadow)
  • ShadowLoc.dll - Shadow English US Resource
  • ShadowSvr.dll - Shadow shell extension shell extension dll
  • ShadowSvrLoc.dll - ShadowSvr English Resource
  • SCD32.dll - NTI SCD32 (SCD32)
  • SkinMagic.dll (by Appspeed) - Appspeed SkinMagic Toolkit (SkinMagic Toolkit)
  • SkinMagicU.dll (by Appspeed)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ShadowSvr.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ShadowSvrExt' with a class of {641D52A5-F996-4901-B7A8-B861E4BB2F2E}.
Scheduled Task
  • Shadow.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{64CAF4C5-E921-43FA-83BB-21AB76596794}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Shadow.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Shadow' and executes as C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Shadow\Shadow.exe --minimize.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Shadow.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Shadow\Shadow.exe'.

How do I remove NTI Shadow?

You can uninstall NTI Shadow 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 NTI Shadow, 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 NTI Shadow.

Win Vista (SP2) 53%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 61.29%
Windows 7 27.31%
Windows XP 6.55%
Windows 10 4.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 35.34%
Windows Vista Home Basic 17.06%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.37%
Windows 7 Professional 10.92%
Windows Vista Business 9.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.95%
  Germany 10.01%
  Italy 8.70%
  United Kingdom 6.47%
  Spain 3.74%
  Netherlands 3.54%
  Canada 3.34%
  Sweden 2.73%
  Belgium 2.02%
  France 1.82%
  Czech Republic 1.82%
  Ireland 1.52%
  Australia 1.31%
  Portugal 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 86.00%
Dell 4.17%
Hewlett-Packard 3.77%
Toshiba 1.88%
Intel 0.67%
Lenovo 0.67%
ASUS 0.67%
Sony 0.67%
Sahara 0.40%
Common models
Acer Extensa 5620 12.23%
Acer Extensa 5230 11.77%
Acer Extensa 5630 9.63%
Acer Extensa 5220 8.41%
Acer TravelMate 5730 ... 6.73%
Acer TravelMate 5720 ... 5.20%

About NewTech Infosystems

NewTech Infosystems is a developer of software for Digital Media and Storage Management.
Publisher URL: www.nticorp.com


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