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PC Magazine Shred 3.0

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What is PC Magazine Shred?  (from Ziff Davis Media)

Shred 3 eliminates this problem by making shredded data completely unrecoverable. When you delete a file with Windows built-in delete function, Windows simply removes the reference (pointer) to the file. Not until the locations on the disk are overwritten with other data is that file really deleted. We all have sensiti...  Read more


PC Magazine Shred 3.0 is a software program developed by Ziff Davis Media. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named shred3.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 3.62 MB (3,794,014 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 89% of users of PC Magazine Shred come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2288954,00.asp
Help link: www.pcmag.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Shred 3\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Shred 3\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Magazine Shred 3.0

Program executable:shred3.exe
Name:Shred 3
Path:C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Shred 3\shred3.exe
Additional files:
  • updatedll.dll - Update Dll
  • shredex.dll (by Copyright 2008 by Ziff Davis Media, Inc) - Shred3 (Shed3 context menu support DLL)
  • splash.exe
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shredex.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ShredExt' with a class of {B57B2122-47C9-4E4F-9592-DC8AC3461DD4}.

How do I remove PC Magazine Shred?

Quickly and completely remove PC Magazine Shred 3.0 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PC Magazine Shred 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PC Magazine Shred 3.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Magazine Shred.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 10 8%
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows Vista 25.00%
Windows 10 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 8.1 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.29%
  Netherlands 7.14%
  Canada 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.36%
Hewlett-Packard 36.36%
Gateway 9.09%
Alienware 9.09%
American Megatrends 9.09%
Common models
Dell Studio XPS 8000 20.00%
HP-Pavilion KL649AV-ABA m... 10.00%
HP-Pavilion FQ563AA-ABA a... 10.00%
HP-Pavilion FQ550AA-ABA m... 10.00%
HP ENVY 17 Leap Motion SE... 10.00%
Gateway GT5678 10.00%

About Ziff Davis Media

Ziff Davis is a publisher and Internet company that has primarily published computer and technology related magazines, and its growing number of websites, spun off from its magazines, have established Ziff Davis as an Internet Information company.
Publisher URL: www.ziffdavis.com


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