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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,891
United States Rank #14,541
Reach 0.0100%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 178.63 days
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Average installed length: 357.93 days

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NirSoft Password Security Scanner

What is NirSoft Password Security Scanner?  (from NirSoft)

This utility scans the passwords stored by popular Windows applications (Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and more...) and displays security information about all these passwords. The security information of every stored password includes the total number of characters, number of numeric character...  Read more


NirSoft Password Security Scanner is a program developed by NirSoft. The main program executable is PasswordScan.exe. The software installer includes 4 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 70% of users of NirSoft Password Security Scanner come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NirSoft\Password Security Scanner
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NirSoft\Password Security Scanner\uninst.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by NirSoft Password Security Scanner

Program executable:PasswordScan.exe
Name:Password Security Scanner
Path:C:\Program Files\NirSoft\Password Security Scanner\PasswordScan.exe
Additional files:
  • PasswordScan.exe - Password Security Scanner
  • uninst.exe
  • passwordscan_setup.exe
  • Windows.docx

How do I remove NirSoft Password Security Scanner?

You can uninstall NirSoft Password Security Scanner 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 NirSoft Password Security Scanner, 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 NirSoft Password Security Scanner.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 6%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.71%
Windows 10 15.15%
Windows XP 8.08%
Windows Vista 6.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.33%
Windows 7 Professional 12.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.10%
Windows 10 Home 3.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.78%
  Canada 5.97%
  United Kingdom 4.48%
  Germany 4.10%
  Australia 2.24%
  Belgium 1.87%
  Thailand 1.87%
  Iran 1.49%
  Brazil 0.75%
  Spain 0.75%
  France 0.75%
  India 0.75%
  Netherlands 0.75%
  South Africa 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.72%
Acer 25.86%
Dell 22.41%
Toshiba 3.45%
ASUS 3.45%
Intel 3.45%
American Megatrends 3.45%
Apple 1.72%
Lenovo 1.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.54%
Dell Studio XPS 7100 2.65%
Gigabyte M68MT-S2 2.65%
Acer Aspire M3985 1.77%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.77%
Dell Inspiron 1750 1.77%

About (from NirSoft)

NirSoft web site provides a unique collection of small and useful freeware utilities, all of them developed by Nir Sofer.
Publisher URL: www.nirsoft.net


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