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1% remove it99% keep it
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 313.93 days


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XnView 2.00

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What is XnView?  (from Gougelet Pierre-e)

XnView is a fast multi-format graphics browser, viewer, and converter. It can read more than 400 file formats, e.g. GIF, BMP, JPEG, PNG, TARGA, multipage TIFF, camera RAW, JPEG 2000, MPEG, AVI, QuickTime. EXIF and IPTC metadata are also supported. The image viewer has an Explorer-like browser that allows quick and simp...  Read more


XnView 2.00 is a software program developed by Gougelet Pierre-e. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. 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 xnview.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 16.68 MB (17,489,608 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 24% of users of XnView come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xnview.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\XnView\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\XnView\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 16.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by XnView 2.00

Program executable:xnview.exe
XnView for Windows
Path:C:\Program Files\xnview\xnview.exe
Additional files:
  • XnView-winInstall.exe - XnView (XnView Setup)
  • XnViewMediaDetector.exe - _ XnViewMediaDetector (XnViewMediaDetector)
  • nconvert.exe
  • MSVCP71.DLL (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • XnViewPortable.exe (by PortableApps.com) - XnView Portable (XnView Portable (PortableApps.com Launcher))
  • XnViewShellExt.dll - XnViewShellExt Module
  • XnView-win-de.exe
  • XnView-win-full_1.99.6.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • xnview.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'TC_UP_XnView' with the ProgID of 'TC UP\AutoPlay_XnView' and the action verb 'open.
Context Menu Handler
  • XnViewShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'IXnView' with a class of {A5D35F9F-6A11-4EAA-B70B-7BB6FE32663A}.
Scheduled Task
  • xnview.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B2A5B4D8-B57C-424B-B7DC-E7FED66A04D8}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • XnViewMediaDetector.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ShellEx' which loads as C:\Program Files\XnView\XnViewMediaDetector.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • xnview.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\XnView\xnview.exe'.

How do I remove XnView?

Quickly and completely remove XnView 2.00 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall XnView 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program XnView 2.00, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 XnView.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? 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 69.39%
Windows 10 17.14%
Windows XP 9.39%
Windows Vista 3.95%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.76%
Windows 7 Professional 14.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.34%
Windows 8 3.30%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.89% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 23.89%
  United States 14.50%
  France 12.08%
  Russia 9.40%
  Poland 3.22%
  Taiwan 2.55%
  Italy 2.28%
  Belgium 2.01%
  Canada 2.01%
  Spain 2.01%
  Japan 1.74%
  Czech Republic 1.61%
  Sweden 1.48%
  United Kingdom 1.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.56%
Acer 18.46%
Dell 16.25%
ASUS 14.33%
Medion 6.06%
Lenovo 5.51%
Toshiba 3.86%
Samsung 3.58%
Intel 1.65%
American Megatrends 1.10%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.89%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.89%
Acer Aspire 5742G 2.31%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.31%
Acer Aspire V3-771 1.73%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.73%

Publisher URL: www.xnview.com


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