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VersionDistribution 13.46% 19.23% 28.85% 1.92% 1.92% 21.15% 13.46%

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XL Delete 2

What is XL Delete 2?  (from -XL- Development)

XL Delete is a powerful secure delete tool that will permanently delete files using its powerful wipe engine. XL Delete can permanently remove any type of file, entire folders, and even your Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari cookies, history, and cache files. Why use XL Delete? Many people believe that emp...  Read more


XL Delete 2 is a software program developed by -XL- Development. The most common release 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 primary executable is named XLDelete2.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 10.36 MB (10,863,642 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 19% of users of XL Delete 2 come from Iran, it is also popular in Turkey and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xldevelopment.net/xldelete.php
Help link: www.xldevelopment.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\XL Delete 2
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{B9F35C1D-CB4E-45D3-BAAF-43C8244A701A}\XLDeleteSetup.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 10.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by XL Delete 2

Program executable:XLDelete2.exe
Name:XL Delete
Path:C:\Program Files\XL Delete 2\XLDelete2.exe
Additional files:
  • XLDeleteDiag.exe - XL Delete Diagnostics Tool
  • XLDeleteContextMenu64.dll - XL Delete Context Menu (XL Delete x64 Context Menu)
  • XLDelete2.exe - XL Delete
  • XLDelMenu32.dll - XL Delete Context Menu
  • XLHexBox.dll - XLHexBox
  • DevComponents.DotNetBar2.dll (by DevComponents.com) - DevComponents.DotNetBar
  • Devart.Data.dll (by Devart) - Devart Data Providers (Devart.Data)
  • KellermanSoftware.NET-Logging-Library.dll (by Kellerman Software) - NET-Logging-Library
  • TenTec.Windows.iGridLib.iGrid.dll (by 10Tec) - 10Tec.Controls.NET (10Tec iGrid.NET - Full Version)
  • LogicNP.FileView.dll
  • LogicNP.FolderView.dll
  • LogicNP.ShComboBox.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • XLDelMenu32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CXLDelMenu32' with a class of {42F47BE3-5A21-492C-B891-3A5910CA5B88}.
  • XLDeleteContextMenu64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CXLDeleteContextMenu64' with a class of {C951A1A8-FACE-4647-B266-AD227E234CD2}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • XLDeleteContextMenu64.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@www.flatcast.com/FlatViewer 5.2' with a plugin key of '@www.flatcast.com/FlatViewer 5.2'.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • XLDelete2.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'XL Delete Failed Cleanup' which loads as "C:\Program Files1\XLDELE~1\XLDelete2.exe" /ff.

How do I remove XL Delete 2?

You can uninstall XL Delete 2 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 XL Delete 2, 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 XL Delete 2.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by XL Delete 2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 35%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.85%
Windows 10 32.69%
Windows XP 11.54%
Windows Vista 1.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.54%
Windows 7 Professional 9.62%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.69%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.69%
Windows 8.1 5.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.23% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 19.23%
  Turkey 19.23%
  United States 17.31%
  Germany 5.77%
  Poland 5.77%
  United Kingdom 5.77%
  MA 3.85%
  MK 1.92%
  RW 1.92%
  CY 1.92%
  UA 1.92%
  Belgium 1.92%
  France 1.92%
  DZ 1.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 19.44%
ASUS 13.89%
Dell 11.11%
Toshiba 11.11%
Lenovo 8.33%
Sony 8.33%
Hewlett-Packard 5.56%
Samsung 2.78%
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