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What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,359
United States Rank #17,258
Reach 0.1217%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.77 days
489.97 days >
Average installed length: 257.44 days


3.02 0.04%
3.01 0.08%
2014 52.11%
2013 34.31%
2012 5.88%
2011 4.13%
2.1 0.08%
2.0 0.71%
1.2 1.25%
1.1 0.75%
1.0 0.67%


What is Schirmfoto?  (from Abelssoft GmbH)

Schirmfoto creates screenshots with just one mouse click Schirmfoto is one the easiest ways to create screenshots for you. You can use a simple mouse click to create a screenshot or you can simply use the PRINT key of your keyboard. Schirmfoto is perfectly integrated into your Windows system. It will add a new button t...  Read more


Schirmfoto is a software program developed by Abelssoft GmbH. The most common release is 2014, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 schirmfoto.exe. The setup package generally installs about 82 files and is usually about 10.34 MB (10,845,854 bytes). The installed file AbUpdater.dll 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 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 81% of users of Schirmfoto come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.abelssoft.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Schirmfoto\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Schirmfoto\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 10.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Schirmfoto

Program executable:schirmfoto.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\schirmfoto\schirmfoto.exe
Additional files:
  • AbLiteRegistration.dll - AbLiteRegistration
  • AbFlexTransEditor.exe - AbFlexTransEditor
  • AbBugReporter.dll - AbBugReporter
  • AbUpdater.dll - AbUpdater
  • skybound.visualstyles.dll (by Skybound Software (http://www.skybound.ca)) - Skybound VisualStyles
  • AbUpdateBugReporter.dll - AbUpdateBugReporter
  • AbWpfRegistration.dll (by Ascora) - AbWpfRegistration
  • Schirmfotouploader.exe - Schirmfotouploder
  • AbSettingsKeeper.dll - AbSettingsKeeper
  • SchirmfotoCommon.dll - SchirmfotoCommon
  • Schirmfoto.ToolsLib.dll (by -) - DrawToolsLib
  • AbFlexTrans.dll (by unknown) - AbFlexTrans
  • AbScheduler.dll - AbScheduler
  • Schirmfoto.ColorControl.dll - ColorPicker
  • itextsharp.dll (by 1T3XT BVBA) - iTextSharp
  • AbCommons.dll - AbCommons
  • Schirmfoto.Main.exe (by -) - DrawTools
  • VistaApi.dll - Vista Api
  • closeapp.exe - closeapp
  • Cropper.dll - Cropper
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 1.0)
  • intro.exe - Intro
  • schirmfoto.zoom.exe
  • TaskScheduler.dll (by Dennis Austin) - Task Scheduler Class Library
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • schirmfoto.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CF11F061-A358-4568-A6AD-CFBF9CF9391C}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • schirmfoto.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Schirmfoto.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • schirmfoto.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Schirmfoto' which loads as C:\Program Files\Schirmfoto\schirmfoto.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • schirmfoto.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Schirmfoto\schirmfoto.exe'.

How do I remove Schirmfoto?

You can uninstall Schirmfoto 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 Schirmfoto, 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 Schirmfoto.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.23%
Windows 10 26.09%
Windows XP 6.00%
Windows Vista 5.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.21%
Windows 8.1 12.20%
Windows 7 Professional 11.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.07%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.00% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 81.00%
  United States 5.72%
  Austria 2.84%
  United Kingdom 1.29%
  Switzerland 1.04%
  France 0.88%
  Italy 0.84%
  Netherlands 0.79%
  Canada 0.67%
  Australia 0.46%
  Spain 0.46%
  Belgium 0.38%
  Hungary 0.38%
  India 0.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 36.44%
Acer 20.67%
Dell 8.91%
Hewlett-Packard 8.91%
ASUS 6.29%
Lenovo 3.02%
Toshiba 2.37%
Intel 1.96%
American Megatrends 1.39%
Samsung 1.14%
Sahara 1.14%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 6.92%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 5.29%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 4.21%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.53%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 2.85%
MEDION MS-7797 2.85%

About (from Abelssoft GmbH)

Abelssoft is a business unit of Ascora GmbH and is based in northern Germany.
Publisher URL: www.abelssoft.net


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