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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 #8,083
United States Rank #12,227
Reach 0.0501%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.28 days
509.21 days >
Average installed length: 267.55 days


2.04 100.00%

XnView 2.04

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 2.04 is a program developed by Gougelet Pierre-e. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 installer includes 20 files and is usually about 17.03 MB (17,857,615 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 26% of users of XnView come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xnview.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\XnView\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\XnView\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 17.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by XnView 2.04

  • XnViewMediaDetector.exe - _ XnViewMediaDetector (XnViewMediaDetector)
  • xnview.exe (by XnView, http://www.xnview.com) - XnView (XnView for Windows)
  • nconvert.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

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.
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.

How do I remove XnView?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program XnView 2.04, 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 XnView.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista 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 63.70%
Windows 10 23.36%
Windows XP 7.28%
Windows Vista 5.56%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.62%
Windows 7 Professional 15.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.36%
Windows 8.1 4.70%
Windows 8 4.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.60%
  Germany 22.80%
  France 10.40%
  Japan 4.30%
  Canada 2.70%
  Sweden 2.30%
  Taiwan 2.00%
  Austria 2.00%
  United Kingdom 2.00%
  Czech Republic 1.80%
  Russia 1.70%
  Poland 1.70%
  Brazil 1.50%
  Belgium 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.04%
Dell 19.26%
Acer 17.32%
ASUS 12.26%
Medion 6.03%
Lenovo 4.86%
Samsung 3.11%
Intel 2.14%
American Megatrends 1.36%
MSI 1.17%
Sahara 1.17%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.56%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.67%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.22%
Packard Bell imedia S3850 2.22%
Dell OptiPlex 755 1.78%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 1.78%

Publisher URL: www.xnview.com


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