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Should I remove PC Inspector File Recovery?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,430
United States Rank #8,028
Reach 0.1195%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.50 days
368.69 days >
Average installed length: 193.72 days


4.0 96.48%
3.0 2.51%

PC Inspector File Recovery

What is PC Inspector File Recovery?  (from CONVAR EUROPE Ltd)

PC INSPECTORâ„¢ File Recovery 4.x is a data recovery program that supports the FAT 12/16/32 and NTFS file systems. Finds partitions automatically, even if the boot sector or FAT has been erased or damaged.


PC Inspector File Recovery is a software program developed by CONVAR EUROPE Ltd. The most common release is 4.0, 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 primary executable is named Filerecovery.exe. The setup package generally installs about 84 files and is usually about 5.92 MB (6,210,904 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 34% of users of PC Inspector File Recovery come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcinspector.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Inspector File Recovery
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\0701\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Informati
Estimated size: 5.92 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Inspector File Recovery

Program executable:Filerecovery.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\PC Inspector File Recovery\Filerecovery.exe
  • filerecovery.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Filerecovery.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BEA266F9-86E2-4320-9546-F4C7307FF486}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove PC Inspector File Recovery?

You can uninstall PC Inspector File Recovery 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 PC Inspector File Recovery, 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 PC Inspector File Recovery.

Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.42%
Windows XP 23.22%
Windows 10 13.20%
Windows Vista 11.04%
Windows Server 2003 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.19%
Microsoft Windows XP 23.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.85%
Windows 7 Professional 10.05%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.37%
Windows 10 Home 4.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.89% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 33.89%
  United States 20.61%
  France 6.72%
  Italy 5.88%
  United Kingdom 3.40%
  Spain 2.44%
  Netherlands 1.96%
  Austria 1.92%
  Canada 1.72%
  India 1.64%
  Australia 1.52%
  Sweden 1.04%
  Indonesia 1.04%
  Switzerland 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 19.62%
Hewlett-Packard 18.83%
Acer 15.87%
Medion 9.33%
ASUS 6.10%
Intel 5.84%
American Megatrends 4.80%
Sahara 2.79%
Lenovo 2.35%
Samsung 1.92%
Toshiba 1.13%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 5.11%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 4.29%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.27%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.07%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.07%
MEDIONPC MS-7501 2.66%


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