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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,349
United States Rank #5,880
Reach 0.0709%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.85 days
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Average installed length: 230.17 days

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NirSoft ShellExView

What is NirSoft ShellExView?  (from NirSoft)

Shell Extensions are in-process COM objects which extends the abilities of Windows operating system. Most shell extensions are automatically installed by the operating system, but there are also many other applications that install additional shell extension components. For example: If you install WinZip on your comput...  Read more


NirSoft ShellExView is a program developed by NirSoft. 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 shexview.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 686.13 KB (702,600 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 49% of users of NirSoft ShellExView come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NirSoft\ShellExView
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NirSoft\ShellExView\uninst.exe"
Estimated size: 686.13 KB

Program filesFiles installed by NirSoft ShellExView

Program executable:shexview.exe
Shell Extensions Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\NirSoft\ShellExView\shexview.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • shexview.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NirSoft\ShellExView\shexview.exe'.

How do I remove NirSoft ShellExView?

You can uninstall NirSoft ShellExView 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 ShellExView, 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 ShellExView.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.25%
Windows 10 27.59%
Windows XP 11.94%
Windows Vista 8.15%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.24%
Windows 7 Professional 13.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.94%
Windows 10 Home 7.99%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.18%
  Germany 8.86%
  United Kingdom 5.94%
  Japan 4.66%
  France 3.44%
  Canada 3.26%
  Italy 3.26%
  Australia 2.45%
  Netherlands 1.40%
  Belgium 1.28%
  India 1.17%
  Austria 0.76%
  Switzerland 0.76%
  Spain 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.46%
Hewlett-Packard 19.07%
Acer 15.18%
ASUS 9.86%
Intel 3.50%
Lenovo 3.24%
Toshiba 2.59%
American Megatrends 2.46%
Samsung 1.82%
Medion 1.69%
NEC 1.30%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.59%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.50%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.10%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.10%
Dell Dell DM061 1.75%

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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