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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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VersionDistribution 23.08% 26.15% 47.69% 3.08%

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NTI Shadow 3

What is NTI Shadow 3?  (from NewTech Infosystems)

The award-winning easy-to-use NTI Shadow 3 automatically protects your photo, music, video, and various data files, making data restoration as easy as drag-and-dropping files from one place to another. For real-time, continuous data backup, set Shadow 3 to save your files/folders every time they change. You can also sp...  Read more


NTI Shadow 3 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. 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 main program executable is Shadow.exe. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 2.69 MB (2,818,757 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 92% of users of NTI Shadow 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in Singapore and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ntius.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Shadow 3
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E9EB5689-4F76-4E3C-A675-5ED5F52AB890}\setup.exe" -removeonly
Estimated size: 2.69 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by NTI Shadow 3

Program executable:Shadow.exe
Name:NTI Shadow
Path:C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Shadow 3\Shadow.exe
Additional files:
  • shadow.exe - NTI Shadow (Shadow)
  • Shadowloc.dll
  • SCD32.dll - NTI SCD32 (SCD32)
  • SkinMagic.dll (by Appspeed) - Appspeed SkinMagic Toolkit (SkinMagic Toolkit)
  • comdlg32.dll (by Microsoft) - Common Dialogs DLL
  • oledlg.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Windows(TM) OLE 2.0 User Interface Support
  • PSAPI.DLL - Process Status Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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 3\Shadow.exe --minimize.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • shadow.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Shadow 3\Shadow.exe'.

How do I remove NTI Shadow 3?

You can uninstall NTI Shadow 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 NTI Shadow 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 NTI Shadow 3.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.38%
Windows 10 20.00%
Windows XP 13.85%
Windows Vista 10.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.19%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 10 Home 10.94%
Windows 7 Professional 9.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.38%
  Singapore 1.90%
  Australia 1.90%
  Italy 1.90%
  Norway 0.95%
  Germany 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.96%
Dell 24.53%
Toshiba 15.09%
ASUS 5.66%
Acer 5.66%
Samsung 3.77%
Intel 3.77%
Gateway 1.89%
Sony 1.89%
Sahara 1.89%
Lenovo 1.89%
Common models
ASUSTeK CM5675 5.17%
Dell XPS 8300 3.45%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.45%
ASUSTeK B53J 1.72%
Acer Aspire TC-105 1.72%
Acer Aspire 7740 1.72%

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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