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3% remove it97% keep it
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VersionDistribution 10.64% 6.38% 2.13% 2.13% 2.13% 17.02% 2.13% 2.13% 2.13% 12.77% 12.77% 2.13% 4.26% 21.28%

Source Preview Handler


Source Preview Handler is a software program developed by SmartSoft Ltd. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named SourcePreviewHandler.dll. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 1.35 MB (1,413,040 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 54% of users of Source Preview Handler come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.smartftp.com
Help link: www.smartftp.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Source Preview Handler\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{42187E4D-6A8C-4EC0-9594-9067E854E3C6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.35 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Source Preview Handler

Program module:SourcePreviewHandler.dll
Name:Source Preview Handler
Path:C:\Program Files\Source Preview Handler\SourcePreviewHandler.dll
Additional files:
  • SourcePreviewHandler - orig.dll - Source Preview Handler
  • SourcePreviewHandler.dll
  • Scintilla.dll (by Neil Hodgson [email protected]) - Scintilla (Scintilla.DLL - a Source Editing Component)

How do I remove Source Preview Handler?

You can uninstall Source Preview Handler 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 Source Preview Handler, 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 Source Preview Handler.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista (SP2) 4%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.94%
Windows 10 38.30%
Windows XP 8.51%
Windows Vista 4.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 21.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.02%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 10.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.51%
Windows 10 Home 8.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.24%
  Germany 8.47%
  United Kingdom 5.08%
  France 5.08%
  Spain 3.39%
  Netherlands 3.39%
  Canada 1.69%
  Switzerland 1.69%
  Czech Republic 1.69%
  Egypt 1.69%
  Finland 1.69%
  Italy 1.69%
  South Africa 1.69%
  Belgium 1.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.30%
Dell 18.18%
Intel 9.09%
ASUS 9.09%
Acer 9.09%
Sony 6.06%
Toshiba 3.03%
Common models
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 5.41%
ASUSTeK M51AC 2.70%
Sony SVS1311P9EB 2.70%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 2.70%
Hewlett-Packard 700-230qe 2.70%

About (from SmartSoft Ltd)

SmartSoft is a company that specializes in OCR software solutions and services and PDF management.
Publisher URL: www.smart-soft.net


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