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Should I remove WinSettings?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,085
United States Rank #20,307
Reach 0.0082%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.78 days
463.78 days >
Average installed length: 243.68 days


8.1 98.77%


What is WinSettings?  (from FileStream)

A lot of time is being spent on the computers and surfing on the Internet everyday. In your daily computing, your computer should cater to your every need from start to finish. More importantly, you should feel absolutely comfortable, safe, and secure on your own Desktop. Designed to help you gain maximum performance o...  Read more


WinSettings is a program developed by FileStream. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 WinSettings.Exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 2.67 MB (2,798,652 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 50% of users of WinSettings come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.filestream.com/winsettings
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\winsettings
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WinSettings\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinSettings

Program executable:WinSettings.Exe
WinSettings Version 8.1
Path:C:\Program Files\winsettings\WinSettings.Exe
Additional files:
  • UnInstall.exe - WinSettings (WinSettings Uninstaller)
  • WinSettings.Exe - WinSettings Version 8.1

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • WinSettings.Exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WinSettings' and executes as C:\Program Files\WinSettings\WinSettings.Exe /load.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WinSettings.Exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinSettings\WinSettings.Exe'.

How do I remove WinSettings?

You can uninstall WinSettings 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 WinSettings, 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 WinSettings.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.96%
Windows 10 16.67%
Windows XP 11.73%
Windows Vista 8.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.16%
Windows 7 Professional 15.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.45%
Windows 8.1 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Germany 10.40%
  United Kingdom 5.94%
  Canada 4.46%
  Australia 2.97%
  Italy 2.97%
  France 2.48%
  Switzerland 1.49%
  Austria 1.49%
  Netherlands 1.49%
  DK 1.49%
  Czech Republic 1.49%
  Malaysia 1.49%
  Sweden 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.40%
Dell 23.26%
Acer 9.30%
Sahara 4.65%
American Megatrends 4.65%
Medion 4.65%
ASUS 3.49%
Samsung 2.33%
Toshiba 2.33%
Compaq 1.16%
Alienware 1.16%
Common models
CLEVO Co. M720T/M730... 2.86%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.90%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.90%
HP-Pavilion KY811AAR-ABA ... 1.90%
Dell Inspiron One 2305 1.90%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.90%

About (from FileStream, Inc.)

FileStream, Inc.
Publisher URL: www.filestream.com


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