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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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4.4 25.00%
4.2 37.50%

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The Panorama Factory V4 Legacy Edition

What is The Panorama Factory V4 Legacy Edition?  (from Smoky City Design)

The Panorama Factory creates panoramas from a set of overlapping digital images. You can add image hotspots, export to VR formats and create web pages that link your images into virtual tours. The software also corrects for lens-induced distortions and can create cylindrical, spherical and cubic image projections. It m...  Read more


The Panorama Factory V4 Legacy Edition is a program developed by Smoky City Design. The most used version is 4.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is pfactory.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 8.84 MB (9,271,277 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 36% of users of The Panorama Factory V4 Legacy Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.panoramafactory.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Smoky City Design\The Panorama Factory V4
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\SMOKYC~1\THEPAN~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files1\SMOKYC~1\THEPAN~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 8.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Panorama Factory V4 Legacy Edition

Program executable:pfactory.exe
Name:The Panorama Factory
PFactory Application
Path:C:\Program Files\smoky city design\the panorama factory v4\pfactory.exe
Additional files:
  • PFBarrel.dll - PFBarrel Dynamic Link Library (PFBarrel DLL)
  • PFFallof.dll - PFFallof Dynamic Link Library (PFFallof DLL)
  • PFIvrPan.dll - PFIvrPan Dynamic Link Library (PFIvrPan DLL)
  • PFRotate.dll - PFRotate Dynamic Link Library (PFRotate DLL)
  • PFUnshrp.dll - PFUnshrp Dynamic Link Library (PFUnshrp DLL)
  • PFArray.dll - PFArray Dynamic Link Library (PFArray DLL)
  • PFPTPan.dll - PFPTPan Dynamic Link Library (PFPTPan DLL)
  • PFQTPan.dll - PFQTPan Dynamic Link Library (PFQTPan DLL)
  • PFCore.dll - PFCore Dynamic Link Library (PFCore DLL)
  • sp134.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove The Panorama Factory V4 Legacy Edition?

You can uninstall The Panorama Factory V4 Legacy Edition 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 Panorama Factory V4 Legacy Edition, 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 Panorama Factory V4 Legacy Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 13%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Windows XP 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.50%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.36%
  United Kingdom 18.18%
  France 9.09%
  Switzerland 9.09%
  Australia 9.09%
  Germany 9.09%
  Hungary 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.86%
Toshiba 14.29%
Dell 14.29%
Intel 14.29%
ASUS 14.29%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L550 20.00%
HP Z620 Workstation 20.00%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 20.00%
Dell Dell DXP061 20.00%
ASUSTeK A7M 20.00%


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