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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,330
United States Rank #7,561
Reach 0.0479%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.32 days
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Average installed length: 237.53 days


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ShadowExplorer 0.9

What is ShadowExplorer?  (from ShadowExplorer.com)

ShadowExplorer allows you to browse the Shadow Copies created by the Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Volume Shadow Copy Service. It's especially thought for users of the home editions, who don't have access to the shadow copies by default, but it's also useful for users of the other editions.


ShadowExplorer 0.9 is a software program developed by ShadowExplorer.com. 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. 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 setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 2.14 MB (2,242,344 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 49% of users of ShadowExplorer come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.shadowexplorer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ShadowExplorer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ShadowExplorer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ShadowExplorer 0.9

  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Windows API Code Pack for .NET Framework (Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack)
  • sesvc.exe (by www.shadowexplorer.com) - ShadowExplorer
  • ShadowExplorer.exe (by www.shadowexplorer.com)
  • ShadowExplorerold.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ShadowExplorer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DFDAEC24-9EA8-4CEC-8209-68FC55698D91}' (runs on registration).
  • sesvc.exe runs as a service named 'ShadowExplorer' (sesvc.exe).

How do I remove ShadowExplorer?

You can uninstall ShadowExplorer 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 ShadowExplorer 0.9, 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 ShadowExplorer.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.69%
Windows 10 37.72%
Windows Vista 5.37%
Windows XP 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.78%
Windows 7 Professional 14.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.12%
Windows 10 Home 10.48%
Windows 10 Pro 8.88%
Windows 8.1 7.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.14%
  Germany 13.82%
  France 6.74%
  Italy 5.87%
  United Kingdom 4.49%
  Canada 3.28%
  Australia 2.25%
  Netherlands 1.30%
  Switzerland 1.21%
  Austria 1.04%
  Belgium 0.95%
  Spain 0.86%
  Romania 0.60%
  Turkey 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.09%
Dell 22.66%
Acer 19.10%
ASUS 8.24%
Lenovo 6.18%
Toshiba 5.81%
Medion 3.56%
Intel 1.87%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.53%
LENOVO 7844K4G 4.49%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.86%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.45%
Dell XPS 8300 2.04%
Dell XPS 8500 2.04%


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