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Paragon ExtFS for Windows


Paragon ExtFS for Windows is a software program developed by Paragon Software. The most common release is 4.2.651, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 21.75 MB (22,802,432 bytes). The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 62% of users of Paragon ExtFS for Windows come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Switzerland.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\paragon software\extfs for windows
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F0CF025B-D6F3-4F7C-939B-23291F52875C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 21.75 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Paragon ExtFS for Windows

  • updater.exe - Paragon Updater
  • dokan.dll
  • extmounter.exe
  • extservice.exe
  • onlineactivator.exe
  • paragon extfs for windows.exe
  • dokan.sys (by Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) - Windows (R) Win 7 DDK driver (Dokan Filesystem Driver)
  • dokanctl.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • onlineactivator.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ExtFS Activator.
  • paragon extfs for windows.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ExtFS GUI.
  • updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ExtFS Updater.
  • extservice.exe runs as a service named 'ParagonMounter' (ParagonMounter).

How do I remove Paragon ExtFS for Windows?

You can uninstall Paragon ExtFS for Windows 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 Paragon ExtFS for Windows, 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 Paragon ExtFS for Windows.

Win 10 92%
Win 7 (SP1) 8%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 91.67%
Windows 7 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 41.67%
Windows 10 Home 25.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 16.67%
Windows 10 Enterprise 8.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.90%
  Germany 14.29%
  Switzerland 9.52%
  Italy 9.52%
  Netherlands 4.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
MSI 10.00%
Medion 10.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
Apple 10.00%
Common models
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GE62... 8.33%
Medion E6221 8.33%
LENOVO 80E5 8.33%
LENOVO 20FES0P000 8.33%
HP EliteDesk 800 G1 TWR 8.33%
Hewlett-Packard 810-090ez 8.33%

About Paragon Software

Paragon Software (aquired by MicroProse) was a video games developer that released titles may platforms including the PC.
Publisher URL: www.paragon-software.com


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