84,285,534 programs installed

Should I remove RapidShare?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
Be the first to rate (click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #44,439
Reach 0.0020%


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Other programs by RapidShare AG



RapidShare is a program developed by RapidShare AG. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 1 MB (1,050,236 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 23% of users of RapidShare come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rapidshare.com
Help link: www.rapidshare.com/help
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\package cache\{435a1279-90fe-4511-b125-aa4589260697}
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{435a1279-90fe-4511-b125-aa4589260697}\RapidShareSetup.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 1 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by RapidShare

  • RapidShareSetup.exe - RapidShare
  • cbfs4net.dll (by EldoS) - Callback File System (TM) (Callback File System .NET API)
  • commandline.dll - Command Line Parser Library
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0)
  • microsoft.expression.drawing.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft.Expression.Drawing
  • microsoft.expression.drawing.resources.dll (by Microsoft)
  • microsoft.expression.interactions.dll - Microsoft.Expression.Interactions
  • microsoft.expression.interactions.resources.dll
  • msvcp110.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2012 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr110.dll
  • rapiddrivecontextmenu.dll - RapidShare.RapidDrive.ShellContextMenu
  • rapidshare.exe
  • rapidshare.rapiddrive.api.dll - RapidShare.RapidDrive.Api
  • rapidshare.rapiddrive.api.resources.dll
  • rapidshare.rapiddrive.bootstrapper.dll - RapidShare.RapidDrive.Bootstrapper
  • rapidshare.rapiddrive.businesslogic.dll - RapidShare.RapidDrive.BusinessLogic
  • rapidshare.rapiddrive.common.dll - RapidShare.RapidDrive.Common
  • rapidshare.rapiddrive.contract.dll - RapidShare.RapidDrive.Contract
  • rapidshare.resources.dll
  • rapidshare.vshost.exe - vshost32.exe
  • system.windows.interactivity.dll - System.Windows.Interactivity
  • system.windows.interactivity.resources.dll
  • vccorlib110.dll - Microsoft ® VC WinRT core library
  • virtualdrive.itemhandler.dll - VirtualDrive.ItemHandler
  • virtualdrive.itemhandler.resources.dll
  • virtualdrive.llfileaccess.dll - VirtualDrive.LLFileAccess

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • rapidshare.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RapidShare' and executes as "C:\Program Files\RapidShare AG\RapidShare\RapidShare.exe" autostart.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:18.65 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005543167%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00022484%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00032947%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:414,849
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.73 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove RapidShare?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 3%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.26%
Windows 10 39.47%
Windows Vista 2.63%
Windows XP 2.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.32%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.79%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.53%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 7.89%
Windows 7 Professional 7.89%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Ev... 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.08%
  Germany 10.26%
  Belgium 5.13%
  Sweden 5.13%
  India 5.13%
  Greece 5.13%
  Italy 5.13%
  Saudi Arabia 5.13%
  TN 2.56%
  Thailand 2.56%
  Qatar 2.56%
  France 2.56%
  Switzerland 2.56%
  Argentina 2.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.69%
Hewlett-Packard 17.24%
Acer 17.24%
Dell 6.90%
Samsung 6.90%
Toshiba 6.90%
Sony 6.90%
Lenovo 6.90%
NEC 3.45%
Medion 3.45%
Intel 3.45%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 3.85%
Sony VPCSB31FX 3.85%
Sony VPCJ12M1E 3.85%
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 3.85%
Packard Bell imedia L4875 3.85%


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.