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Should I remove Vista Shortcut Manager x64?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
55% remove it45% keep it
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United States Rank #4,943
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 384.57 days


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Vista Shortcut Manager x64

What is Vista Shortcut Manager x64?  (from Frameworkx)

Vista Shortcut Manager is a utility to manage the arrow symbol on Vista icons and provides the ability replace them with other overlay icons.


Vista Shortcut Manager x64 is a software program developed by Frameworkx. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named _1892021E6FA422C719E0B9.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 1.65 MB (1,733,632 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 50% of users of Vista Shortcut Manager x64 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.frameworkx.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{C7311329-C491-427B-8880-133E84869B3A}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{C7311329-C491-427B-8880-133E84869B3A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.65 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Vista Shortcut Manager x64

Program executable:_1892021E6FA422C719E0B9.exe
Additional files:
  • _1892021E6FA422C719E0B9.exe
  • _6FEFF9B68218417F98F549.exe
  • bevelline.dll (by DELMATIC) - BevelLine
  • dragdroplib.dll (by Microsoft) - DragDropLib
  • eraser.defaultplugins.dll (by The Eraser Project) - Eraser (Default Plugins)
  • eraser.defaultplugins.resources.dll (by The Eraser Project)
  • eraser.exe
  • eraser.manager.dll - Eraser Manager
  • eraser.manager.resources.dll
  • eraser.resources.dll
  • eraser.shell.dll - Eraser Shell Extension
  • eraser.util.dll - Eraser Platform Utilities
  • eraser.util.filesystem.dll - Eraser File System Utilities
  • eraser.util.unlocker.dll - Eraser File Handle Unlocker

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • eraser.shell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Eraser' with a class of {BC9B776A-90D7-4476-A791-79D835F30650}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • eraser.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Eraser' which loads as "C:\Program Files1\Eraser\Eraser.exe" --atRestart.

How do I remove Vista Shortcut Manager x64?

You can uninstall Vista Shortcut Manager x64 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 Vista Shortcut Manager x64, 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 Vista Shortcut Manager x64.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 55%
Keep it 45%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.55%
Windows 10 21.38%
Windows Vista 1.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.32%
Windows 7 Professional 16.92%
Windows 10 Pro 4.47%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.62%
Windows 10 Home 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.05%
  Germany 10.25%
  United Kingdom 6.62%
  France 4.09%
  Canada 3.68%
  Italy 2.53%
  Netherlands 2.16%
  Australia 1.98%
  Spain 0.92%
  Belgium 0.87%
  Sweden 0.83%
  MA 0.78%
  Russia 0.78%
  Turkey 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.99%
Dell 18.80%
Acer 17.34%
ASUS 14.02%
Toshiba 4.88%
Lenovo 3.53%
Samsung 2.28%
Medion 1.97%
Intel 1.87%
MSI 0.83%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.91%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.04%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.60%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.64%
Dell XPS 8300 2.40%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.16%

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Apollo 2000over a year ago
This program allows users to modify or remove the arrow from desktop shortcut icons.