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PhoTags Express

What is PhoTags Express?  (from Smith Micro Software)

PhoTags contains our unique and exclusive patented Active Captions technology. Active Captions allows text captions, dates, keywords, photographer, shapes, frames, clip art and ratings to be added and then stored into the photo while maintaining the integrity of the standard JPEG photo format. We completely redesigned ...  Read more


PhoTags Express is a software program developed by Smith Micro Software. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named photags.exe. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 19.84 MB (20,806,546 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 74% of users of PhoTags Express come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.photags.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PhoTags Express
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\PHOTAG~1\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 19.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PhoTags Express

Program executable:photags.exe
Name:WinPhotags Application
WinPhotags MFC Application
Path:C:\Program Files\photags express\photags.exe
Additional files:
  • Setup.exe - PhoTags Express (TIN Setup)
  • PTSlideShow.dll - Dynamische koppelingenbibliotheek voor PTSlideShow (PTSlideShow DLL)
  • PTDotPhoto.dll - Dynamische koppelingenbibliotheek voor PTDotPhoto (PTDotPhoto DLL)
  • PTBurnCD.dll - Dynamische koppelingenbibliotheek voor PTBurnCD (PTBurnCD DLL)
  • PTSearch.dll - Dynamische koppelingenbibliotheek voor PTSearch (PTSearch DLL)
  • PTEmail.dll - Dynamische koppelingenbibliotheek voor PTEmail (PTEmail DLL)
  • PTMusic.dll - Dynamische koppelingenbibliotheek voor PTMusic (PTMusic DLL)
  • PTPrint.dll - Dynamische koppelingenbibliotheek voor PTPrint (PTPrint DLL)
  • PWSSearchHandler.dll - Módulo do PWSSearchHandler
  • PTWebCam.exe - PTWebCam Application (PTWebCam MFC Application)
  • _Setup.dll (by Tarma Software Research) - Tarma® QuickInstall
  • PTWinExt.dll - Módulo do PTWinExt

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Photags.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PhotagsArrivalHandler' with the ProgID of 'Photags.AutoplayHandler' and the action verb 'open.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PTWebCam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FBF1CFC3-9F8A-4DEC-BCEB-54EE627E4701}' (runs on registration).
  • Photags.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9B5942C5-CD5B-4841-AA9E-2B17E1BF5B00}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Photags.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PhoTags Express\Photags.exe'.

How do I remove PhoTags Express?

You can uninstall PhoTags Express 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 PhoTags Express, 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 PhoTags Express.

Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.83%
Windows Vista 23.15%
Windows XP 16.26%
Windows 10 15.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.00%
Windows 10 Home 9.00%
Windows 7 Professional 7.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.52%
  Germany 4.53%
  France 3.14%
  Australia 2.44%
  Canada 2.44%
  Brazil 2.09%
  United Kingdom 1.74%
  Israel 1.05%
  Italy 1.05%
  Netherlands 1.05%
  South Africa 1.05%
  Spain 0.70%
  Portugal 0.70%
  Belgium 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.47%
Dell 27.74%
Acer 18.25%
Toshiba 10.95%
ASUS 2.92%
Lenovo 2.19%
Gateway 1.46%
Samsung 1.46%
Compaq 0.73%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 3.45%
Compaq-Presario GX617AA-A... 1.72%
Acer Aspire 5742 1.72%
Dell Dimension E521 1.72%
Dell Inspiron 20 Model 30... 1.72%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 1.72%

About (from Smith Micro Software Inc.)

Smith Micro Software, Inc. provides software and services that simplify, secure, and enhance the mobile experience.
Publisher URL: www.smithmicro.com


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