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What percent of users and experts removed it?
56% remove it44% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,719
United States Rank #2,931
Reach 0.2233%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.78 days
937.39 days >
Average installed length: 492.52 days


2.2 0.93%
1.0 99.07%

Open Freely

What is Open Freely?  (from Download Freely)

Open Freely is a piece of software which will open over 100 different file types for Windows® machines. Not only will it allow you to view, edit and print your images and documents but you may also view videos and listen to audio files. All in one application! Stop downloading programs for each of these purposes and in...  Read more


Open Freely is a program developed by Download Freely. The most used version is 1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is OpenFreely.exe. The software installer includes 71 files and is usually about 71.47 MB (74,939,434 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 44% of users of Open Freely come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.
  • Bundles additional prorgams in setup
Open Freely has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.openfreely.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Open Freely\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Open Freely\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 71.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Open Freely

Program executable:OpenFreely.exe
Name:Open Freely
Path:C:\Program Files\Open Freely\OpenFreely.exe
Additional files:
  • openfreely_setup.exe - Open Freely (Open Freely Setup)
  • Interop.ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ShockwaveFlashObjects'.
  • DevExpress.RichEdit.v11.1.Core.dll (by Developer Express) - XtraRichEdit(tm) SUITE SOFTWARE COMPONENT PRODUCT (DevExpress.RichEdit.Core)
  • DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.v11.1.dll (by Developer Express) - DevExpress.XtraRichEdit
  • DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.v11.1.Extensions.dll - DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.Extensions
  • DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.v11.1.Printing.dll - DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.Printing
  • Interop.WMPLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • Interop.WIA.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WIA'.
  • EZFreeware.Views.Core.dll - UniversalFileOpener.Views.Core
  • DevExpress.XtraBars.v11.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraBars.Design (DevExpress.XtraBars)
  • DevExpress.Printing.v11.1.Core.dll - DevExpress.Printing.Core
  • DevExpress.XtraPrinting.v11.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraPrinting
  • DevExpress.XtraTreeList.v11.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraTreeList
  • FlexCel.dll (by TMS Software) - FlexCel Studio for .NET (FlexCel Studio for .NET 3.5 (xlsx support))
  • FlexCelWinforms.dll (by TMS Software) - FlexCel Winforms Library for .NET 3.5
  • Aspose.Slides.dll (by Aspose) - Aspose.Slides for .NET (Aspose.Slides for .NET 3.5 Client Profile)
  • DevExpress.OfficeSkins.v11.1.dll - DevExpress.OfficeSkins
  • DevExpress.XtraEditors.v11.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraEditors
  • EZFreeware.Views.Image.dll - EZFreeware.Views.Image
  • EZFreeware.Views.Pages.dll - EZFreeware.Views.Pages
  • DevExpress.XtraGrid.v11.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraGrid
  • SetPreferredFilter.exe - SetPreferredFilter
  • DevExpress.Utils.v11.1.dll - DevExpress.Utils
  • DevExpress.Data.v11.1.dll - DevExpress.Data
  • O2S.Components.PDFRender4NET.dll (by O2 Solutions (http://www.o2sol.com/)) - PDFRender4NET (Print and convert PDF files to images.)
  • ObjectManager.dll - ObjectManager
  • SevenZipSharp.dll (by Markovtsev Vadim) - SevenZipSharp
  • TorrentParser.dll - TorrentParser
  • O2S.Components.PDFView4NET.dll (by O2 Solutions (http://www.o2sol.com/)) - PDFView4NET (Display PDF files in WPF applications.)
  • OpenFreely.exe
  • AxInterop.ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll
  • AxInterop.WMPLib.dll
  • LumiSoft.Net.dll (by LumiSoft) - Provides basic net classes.
  • OpenFreelySkin.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{804B915E-0385-421D-8AF1-C558BA644ED2}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Open Freely?

You can uninstall Open Freely 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 Open Freely, 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 Open Freely.

Uninstall it 56%
Keep it 44%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.62%
Windows 10 11.71%
Windows Vista 8.31%
Windows XP 7.31%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.10%
Windows 7 Professional 10.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.41%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.18%
Windows 10 Home 3.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.23%
  Germany 31.79%
  United Kingdom 4.15%
  Italy 3.47%
  Canada 2.27%
  Australia 1.16%
  France 0.95%
  Spain 0.89%
  Netherlands 0.81%
  Austria 0.72%
  Switzerland 0.55%
  Iran 0.55%
  India 0.49%
  Sweden 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.87%
Dell 20.37%
Acer 18.09%
Medion 14.59%
ASUS 6.54%
Toshiba 4.31%
Samsung 3.05%
Lenovo 1.95%
American Megatrends 1.38%
Intel 1.18%
Sahara 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.71%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.71%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.51%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.34%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.17%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.00%


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