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XWidget Ver1.73


XWidget Ver1.73 is a software program developed by XWidget 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 xwidget.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 10.24 MB (10,738,964 bytes). The installed file CheckUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 41% of users of XWidget Ver come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xwidget.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\XWidget\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\XWidget\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 10.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by XWidget Ver1.73

Program executable:xwidget.exe
Widget Engine by xwidget.com
Path:C:\Program Files\XWidget\xwidget.exe
Additional files:
  • xwtest.exe - XWidget Debug Tool (Debug Tool)
  • XWDesigner.exe - XWidget Designer
  • CheckUpdate.exe
  • CoverSearch.exe - XWidget Cover Search Tool
  • gallery.exe - XWidget Gallery
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • XWidgetStarter.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • xwidget.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'XWidget' and executes as C:\Program Files\XWidget\xwidget.exe.

How do I remove XWidget Ver?

You can uninstall XWidget Ver 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 XWidget Ver1.73, 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 XWidget Ver.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
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 71.79%
Windows 10 20.51%
Windows XP 5.13%
Windows Vista 2.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.32%
Windows 7 Professional 10.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.26%
Windows 8 Enterprise 5.26%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.82%
  Brazil 6.12%
  Australia 4.08%
  DZ 4.08%
  United Kingdom 4.08%
  Iran 4.08%
  Malaysia 4.08%
  AL 2.04%
  Colombia 2.04%
  Czech Republic 2.04%
  Egypt 2.04%
  Spain 2.04%
  Hungary 2.04%
  Indonesia 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.13%
Acer 18.75%
ASUS 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 12.50%
Toshiba 9.38%
Sony 3.13%
Samsung 3.13%
Lenovo 3.13%
Alienware 3.13%
Common models
ASUSTeK K55A 6.25%
Dell Inspiron N5030 6.25%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 6.25%
VIA KT600-8237 3.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite L875D 3.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660D 3.13%


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