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PC Magazine Shred 4.0

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

We all have sensitive information that we don't want anyone to see, like credit card numbers, bills, and correspondence. When you're done with the data you usually delete it to keep others from seeing it. But did you know that deleting a file isn't enough. Hackers who know where and how to look can retrieve your data...  Read more


PC Magazine Shred 4.0 is a program developed by Ziff Davis Media. The main program executable is Shred4.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 2.83 MB (2,967,109 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 94% of users of PC Magazine Shred come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2395320,00.asp
Help link: discuss.pcmag.com/forums/default.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Shred\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Shred\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Magazine Shred 4.0

Program executable:Shred4.exe
Shred 4
Path:C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Shred\Shred4.exe
Additional files:
  • explorerextension.exe - Shred4 Windows Explorer Extension
  • Shred4.exe - Shred4 (Shred 4)
  • updatedll.dll - Update Dll
  • shellmenu.exe (by Explorer Context Menu Systems) - Windows Explorer Context Menu Pro (.Net Component) (Windows Explorer Context Menu Installation System)
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • Shred4Core.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • atl100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 10 (ATL Module for Windows)
  • msvcp100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll

How do I remove PC Magazine Shred?

Quickly and completely remove PC Magazine Shred 4.0 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 4.0, 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) 79%
Win XP 5%
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.95%
Windows 10 15.79%
Windows XP 5.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.11%
Windows 7 Professional 26.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.26%
Windows 10 Pro 5.26%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 93.55%
  Canada 3.23%
  France 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 57.14%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Toshiba 7.14%
Lenovo 7.14%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 7.69%
LENOVO Lenovo H420 7.69%
HP-Pavilion AW020AV-ABA e... 7.69%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2014 7.69%
Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 7.69%
Dell XPS 8500 7.69%

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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