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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,580
United States Rank #10,175
Reach 0.0175%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.90 days
882.18 days >
Average installed length: 463.52 days


VersionDistribution 83.14% 3.78%
1.4.3 13.08%

The Extractor

What is The Extractor?  (from N00bsoft)

The Extractor the fastest way to unpack zip and rar files. The fast, free and easy way to extract hundreds of compressed zip and rar files with just one click.


The Extractor is a program developed by N00bsoft. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is TheExtractor.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 3.24 MB (3,393,498 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 72% of users of The Extractor come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: theextractor.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\The Extractor
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\The Extractor\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\The Extractor\irunin.xml"
Estimated size: 3.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Extractor

Program executable:TheExtractor.exe
Name:The Extractor
Path:C:\Program Files\The Extractor\TheExtractor.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory 8.0 Runtime (Setup Application)
  • TheExtractor.exe - The Extractor
  • extcmh.dll - EXTCMH (CMD Context Menu Extension)
  • extcmh64.dll
  • cmh64reg.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • extcmh.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'The Extractor' with a class of {36149D54-2BCC-4f99-8F57-F3F26F403048}.
  • extcmh64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'The Extractor' with a class of {36149D54-2BCC-4f99-8F57-F3F26F403048}.

How do I remove The Extractor?

You can uninstall The Extractor 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 The Extractor, 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 The Extractor.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.60%
Windows 10 15.12%
Windows Vista 11.34%
Windows XP 4.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.68%
Windows 7 Professional 9.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.28%
Windows 10 Home 4.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.04%
  United Kingdom 5.92%
  Canada 5.10%
  Australia 2.24%
  Brazil 1.22%
  India 1.02%
  New Zealand 1.02%
  Spain 1.02%
  Mexico 0.82%
  United Arab Emirates 0.82%
  France 0.61%
  Philippines 0.61%
  Israel 0.61%
  Singapore 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.71%
Dell 24.48%
Acer 13.28%
Toshiba 8.30%
ASUS 7.88%
Samsung 4.56%
Lenovo 3.32%
Gateway 2.07%
Sony 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.80%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.44%
Dell XPS 8500 2.72%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.72%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 2.72%
ASUSTeK K55A 2.04%


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