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Should I remove NTI Shadow 4?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,871
United States Rank #31,261
Reach 0.0020%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.23 days
33.15 days >
Average installed length: 17.42 days


VersionDistribution 33.33% 12.82% 15.38% 5.13% 2.56% 7.69% 15.38% 2.56%

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NTI Shadow 4

What is NTI Shadow 4?  (from NewTech Infosystems)

Shadow 4 enables continuous, real-time backups of photos, music, videos, and documents to virtual any attached storage device with a drive letter. NTI Shadow 4 continues on the award-winning easy-to-use backup application that automatically protects your photo, music, video, and various data files. It makes data res...  Read more


NTI Shadow 4 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 13.67 MB (14,336,168 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 76% of users of NTI Shadow 4 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.NewTechInfosystems.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Shadow 4\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3567006D-78F7-4E72-9258-E333ACBC0F2F}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0409
Estimated size: 13.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NTI Shadow 4

  • NinjaService.exe - Ninja Application (NinjaService)
  • Shadow.exe - NTI Shadow (Shadow)
  • ShadowLoc.dll
  • ShadowSvr.dll - ShadowSvr
  • ShadowSvrLoc.dll
  • SCD32.dll - NTI SCD32 (SCD32)
  • NinjaDLL.dll - Shadow (Ninja Application)
  • NinjaServ.dll
  • VssAgent.dll

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}.
  • NinjaService.exe runs as a service named 'NinjaService' (NinjaService).
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 4\Shadow.exe --minimize.

How do I remove NTI Shadow 4?

You can uninstall NTI Shadow 4 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 4, 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 4.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win Vista (SP2) 5%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.79%
Windows 10 12.82%
Windows XP 10.26%
Windows Vista 5.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 25.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.26%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.13%
Windows 8.1 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.93%
  United Kingdom 9.26%
  Netherlands 3.70%
  Hong Kong 1.85%
  Singapore 1.85%
  Austria 1.85%
  Canada 1.85%
  United Arab Emirates 1.85%
  Malaysia 1.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 13.33%
Lenovo 13.33%
Toshiba 6.67%
Intel 6.67%
Sony 6.67%
Medion 3.33%
Acer 3.33%
ASUS 3.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 12.50%
ASUS All Series 6.25%
Sony VPCZ135GG 3.13%
HPE-500Z 3.13%
Dell XPS 8300 3.13%

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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