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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,343
United States Rank #18,503
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 88.54 days
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Average installed length: 316.73 days


1.0.6 100.00%

Visual Subst

What is Visual Subst?  (from NTWind Software)

Visual Subst is a small tool that allows you to associate the most accessed directories with virtual drives. It uses an API similar to the console 'subst' utility, but makes it easier to create and remove virtual drives in a GUI way. Using virtual drives, you will be able to turn a long path (D:\My Documents\My Project...  Read more


Visual Subst is a software program developed by NTWind Software. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named vsubst.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files. 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 46% of users of Visual Subst come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ntwind.com/software/utilities/visual-subst.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Visual Subst
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Visual Subst\uninst.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Visual Subst

Program executable:vsubst.exe
Name:Visual Subst
Path:C:\Program Files\visual subst\vsubst.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe - Visual Subst
  • VSubst_1.0.3.exe (by Alexander Avdonin) - Visual Subst Installer
  • VSubst_1.0.6.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • VSubst.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Run Visual Subst.
Startup File (User Run)
  • VSubst.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Visual Subst' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Visual Subst\VSubst.exe" /startup.

How do I remove Visual Subst?

You can uninstall Visual Subst 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 Visual Subst, 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 Visual Subst.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.78%
Windows 10 31.74%
Windows XP 8.26%
Windows Vista 5.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.37%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.33%
Windows 10 Home 5.26%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.83%
  Germany 10.23%
  France 8.71%
  United Kingdom 4.17%
  Netherlands 3.03%
  Canada 1.89%
  Czech Republic 1.89%
  Italy 1.89%
  Spain 1.52%
  Israel 1.52%
  Austria 1.14%
  Brazil 1.14%
  Japan 1.14%
  Romania 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.97%
Hewlett-Packard 18.18%
ASUS 17.36%
Acer 14.05%
Lenovo 7.44%
Intel 4.96%
Sahara 3.31%
Samsung 1.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.46%
Gigabyte G41M-ES2L 2.68%
LENOVO 42844LG 2.68%
Acer Aspire X3995 1.79%
ASUSTeK N56VZ 1.79%
Dell XPS 8500 1.79%


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