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Should I remove Serif PhotoPlus X5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,487
United States Rank #9,554
Reach 0.0464%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 48.37 days
759.61 days >
Average installed length: 399.12 days


VersionDistribution 0.33% 39.89% 59.23% 0.55%

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Serif PhotoPlus X5

What is Serif PhotoPlus X5?  (from Serif (Europe) Ltd)

Edit and enhance photos of family, friends, and holidays in no time with the easy-to-use tools in our great-value, must-have photo editing software. Make simple, hassle-free fixes in minutes and achieve stunning results with professional features, all in PhotoPlus X5. The tiniest adjustments in PhotoPlus can turn a qui...  Read more


Serif PhotoPlus X5 is a software program developed by Serif (Europe) Ltd. The most common release is, 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 primary executable is named 2_Update_PhotoPlus-X5.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 730.23 KB (747,752 bytes). 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 37% of users of Serif PhotoPlus X5 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.serif.com
Help link: www.support.serif.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Serif\PhotoPlus\X5\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{617E7009-0C50-4178-B0E2-F9D66DC8A582}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 730.23 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Serif PhotoPlus X5

Program executable:2_Update_PhotoPlus-X5.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Serif\PhotoPlus\X5\2_Update_PhotoPlus-X5.exe
Additional files:
  • ESDPK-HPX5-PhotoPlusX5-EN.exe - Serif PhotoPlus X5 (Serif PhotoPlus X5 Setup)
  • 2_Update_PhotoPlus-X5.exe
  • ltkrn14nu.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - LEADTOOLS(r) DLL for Win32
  • Uninstall.exe
  • subinacl.exe (by Microsoft) - SubInAcl

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • subinacl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1A93BE64-5923-47EB-81FD-C4B4374A2498}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • subinacl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VMAdvisor' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\SUBINACL.exe" /verbose=1 /keyreg "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{8696D99C-E2D2-4614-85A8-90FB821470E0}" /grant="Everyone"=F.

How do I remove Serif PhotoPlus X5?

You can uninstall Serif PhotoPlus X5 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 Serif PhotoPlus X5, 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 Serif PhotoPlus X5.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.88%
Windows 10 27.95%
Windows Vista 5.24%
Windows XP 3.93%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.03%
Windows 7 Professional 10.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.30%
Windows 8.1 9.19%
Windows 10 Home 7.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.98%
  Germany 24.91%
  United Kingdom 22.74%
  Canada 2.45%
  Austria 1.42%
  France 1.13%
  Netherlands 1.04%
  Australia 0.94%
  Belgium 0.66%
  DK 0.66%
  Sweden 0.57%
  Poland 0.47%
  Norway 0.38%
  Spain 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.21%
Dell 17.52%
Acer 17.52%
Medion 12.61%
ASUS 4.91%
Samsung 4.49%
Toshiba 3.85%
Intel 2.78%
Lenovo 2.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.00%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.46%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.69%
MEDION MS-7797 2.31%
Dell XPS 8300 1.92%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 1.92%

About Serif (Europe) Ltd

Serif is a developer and publisher of desktop publishing and graphic design software for the PC and offers free, feature-restricted versions of its latest titles and maintains a separate website allowing customers to download free copies of older versions of their applications.
Publisher URL: www.serif.com


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