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Phanfare is a software program developed by Phanfare. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 30 files and is usually about 11.31 MB (11,860,293 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 90% of users of Phanfare come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Norway.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.phanfare.com
Help link: help.phanfare.com
Installation folder: C:\Photo Programs\Websites\Phanfare
Uninstaller: C:\Photo Programs\Websites\Phanfare\PhanfareUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 11.31 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Phanfare

  • PhanfareUninstall.exe - Phanfare Desktop Software
  • AudioTagParser.dll
  • AxInterop.WMPLib.dll
  • Interop.DexterLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'DexterLib'.
  • Interop.WMPLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • PhanApi.dll - PhanApi
  • Phanfare.Base.dll - Phanfare (Phanfare Base Library)
  • Phanfare.Base.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Phanfare.BinaryDB.dll - Phanfare.BinaryDB
  • Phanfare.Credentials.dll - Phanfare.Credentials
  • Phanfare.exe
  • Phanfare.InstallUtils.exe - Phanfare.InstallUtils
  • Phanfare.IPC.dll - Phanfare.IPC
  • Phanfare.ShellExtensions.dll - Phanfare.ShellExtensions (Phanfare Acquire)
  • Phanfare.ShellWrapper.exe - Phanfare.ShellWrapper
  • PhanfareUtilities.dll
  • Phangraphics.dll
  • SharpZipLib.dll
  • Interop.QuartzTypeLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'QuartzTypeLib'.
  • Interop.WIA.dll - Assembly imported from type library WIA
  • QuickTimeStillImporter.dll
  • sqlceca30.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition (Client Agent)
  • sqlcecompact30.dll (by Microsoft) - Database Repair Tool
  • sqlceer30EN.dll - Native Error Strings and resources
  • sqlceme30.dll - Managed Extensions
  • sqlceoledb30.dll - OLEDB Provider
  • sqlceqp30.dll - Query Processor
  • sqlcese30.dll - Storage Engine
  • System.Data.SqlServerCe.dll - System.Data.SqlServerCe
  • wiaaut.dll - WIA Automation Layer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Phanfare.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Phanfare 2.0\Phanfare.exe'.

How do I remove Phanfare?

Quickly and completely remove Phanfare from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Phanfare 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 Phanfare, 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 Phanfare.

Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win XP 17%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 41.67%
Windows 8 41.67%
Windows XP 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 8 Pro 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.33%
Windows 8 8.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.00%
  United Kingdom 5.00%
  Norway 5.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 55.56%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
American Megatrends 11.11%
Common models
MSI MS-7593 10.00%
HP-Pavilion AW020AV-ABA e... 10.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 10.00%
HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF 10.00%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 10.00%
Dell Inspiron 660s 10.00%


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