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Should I remove SHAREit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,373
United States Rank #1,130
Reach 0.4976%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.16 days
270.17 days >
Average installed length: 141.95 days


VersionDistribution 2.57% 12.25% 0.04% 0.01% 0.02% 2.30% 0.07% 0.29% 5.98% 0.53% 0.01% 5.07% 0.27% 13.20% 3.07% 0.01% 0.03% 4.73% 17.96% 26.76% 0.28% 0.58% 3.03% 0.10% 0.05% 0.17% 0.14% 0.14% 0.11% 0.02% 0.04% 0.08% 0.05% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01%

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What is SHAREit?  (from Lenovo)

SHAREit is a free application from Lenovo that lets you easily share files and folders among smartphones, tablets, and personal computers. Send files like photos, music and contacts.
The files will be saved on the receiver device. Instantly share a party video, music album or photo library. SHAREit is the SAFE way t...  Read more


SHAREit is a software program developed by Lenovo. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named shareit.exe. The setup package generally installs about 71 files and is usually about 6.15 MB (6,453,735 bytes). 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 58% of users of SHAREit come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/thinkvantage_en/metroapps/SHAREit/Web/ShareIt.html
Help link: www.lenovo.com/think/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\shareit
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SHAREit\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 6.15 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SHAREit

Program executable:shareit.exe
Name:Lenovo SHAREit
Path:C:\Program Files\lenovo\shareit\shareit.exe
Additional files:
  • Hotspot32.exe - AnyShare (Hotspot for AnyShare.)
  • Hotspot64.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • QualityStats_repo1.dll - QualityStats_Repository1
  • QualityStats.dll - Quality Statistics (QualityStats)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Shareit.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'SHAREitDeviceOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'LenovoShareit' and the action verb 'open.
2 Services
  • Hotspot64.exe runs as a service named 'Hotspot' (Hotspot) "Create hotspot service for SHAREit.".
  • Hotspot32.exe runs as a service named 'Hotspot' (Hotspot) "Create hotspot service for SHAREit.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • Shareit.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SHAREit' and executes as C:\Program Files\Lenovo\SHAREit\SHAREit.exe.

How do I remove SHAREit?

You can uninstall SHAREit 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 SHAREit, 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 SHAREit.

Win 10 87%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 86.92%
Windows 7 12.98%
Windows XP 0.09%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 57.96%
Windows 10 Pro 12.60%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 8.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.72%
Windows 7 Professional 4.49%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.66%
  United Kingdom 4.91%
  Italy 4.58%
  India 3.61%
  Germany 2.88%
  France 2.27%
  Spain 1.93%
  BD 1.91%
  Netherlands 1.55%
  Canada 1.54%
  Singapore 1.23%
  DZ 1.12%
  Australia 1.10%
  Philippines 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 83.64%
Hewlett-Packard 5.51%
Dell 4.59%
Acer 3.51%
ASUS 2.07%
Common models
LENOVO 80QQ 8.12%
LENOVO 80E3 5.41%
LENOVO 80E5 5.34%
LENOVO 80Q7 3.32%
LENOVO 80NV 3.08%
LENOVO 80L0 2.87%

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a PC hardware and electronics company whose products include personal computers, tablet computers, mobile phones, workstations, servers, electronic storage devices and IT management software.
Publisher URL: www.lenovo.com


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