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Should I remove XoftSpySE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
38% remove it62% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,027
United States Rank #17,512
Reach 0.0090%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.77 days
494.74 days >
Average installed length: 259.95 days


VersionDistribution 87.64% 7.30% 5.06%


What is XoftSpySE?  (from ParetoLogic)

XoftSpy detects and removes all the spyware trying to install on your PC. Key features include: complete PC scanning, including running processes, registry entries, files and folders; detects and removes spyware, adware, pop-up generators, keyloggers, Trojans, browser hijackers, and malware; automatic definitions and f...  Read more


XoftSpySE is a software program developed by ParetoLogic. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 xoftspyse.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 7.03 MB (7,370,991 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 58% of users of XoftSpySE come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.paretologic.com/xoftspy/se/newlp/xray
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\XoftSpySE6
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\XoftSpySE6\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by XoftSpySE

Program executable:xoftspyse.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\xoftspyse6\xoftspyse.exe
Additional files:
  • ParetoShellExt.dll - XoftspySE
  • ParetoShellExt64.dll
  • PLCommonDlg.dll - Common Dialog Dynamic Link Library
  • XoftSpySELauncher.exe
  • uninstall.exe - XoftSpySE Installer
  • LiteUnzip.dll - Extract the contents from a ZIP archive
  • LiteZip.dll - Create a ZIP archive

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ParetoShellExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'xoftspy' with a class of {FF190C9D-15C4-4ffe-A990-66412CD32E77}.
  • ParetoShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'xoftspy' with a class of {FF190C9D-15C4-4ffe-A990-66412CD32E77}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • XoftSpySE.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{54269397-778E-4F5E-A8E1-A9DD94C8CF23}' (runs on registration).
  • XoftSpySELauncher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'XoftSpySE_sch_00A8AC53-F03F-11E4-AE80-C89CDC4EBEDC' (runs weekly on Mondays at 19:00).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • XoftSpySE.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'XoftSpySE' which loads as "C:\Program Files\XoftSpySE6\XoftSpySE.exe" -NM -hidesplash.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • XoftSpySELauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\XoftSpySE6\XoftSpySELauncher.exe'.
  • XoftSpySE.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\XoftSpySE6\XoftSpySE.exe'.

How do I remove XoftSpySE?

You can uninstall XoftSpySE 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 XoftSpySE, 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 XoftSpySE.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 38%
Keep it 62%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.98%
Windows XP 16.85%
Windows Vista 8.99%
Windows 10 6.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.73%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.91%
Windows 7 Professional 7.34%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.83%
  Canada 6.96%
  United Kingdom 6.52%
  Australia 4.78%
  Iran 2.17%
  Brazil 1.74%
  Thailand 1.74%
  Germany 1.74%
  Russia 1.30%
  South Africa 0.87%
  Belgium 0.87%
  DZ 0.87%
  Romania 0.87%
  DK 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.78%
Hewlett-Packard 24.30%
Acer 18.69%
Intel 4.67%
ASUS 4.67%
Sahara 3.74%
Toshiba 3.74%
American Megatrends 1.87%
Lenovo 1.87%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5517 2.75%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.75%
Micro-Star Z1-7597 2.75%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.83%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.83%
Dell Inspiron 580s 1.83%

About (from ParetoLogic, Inc.)

Millions of users depend on ParetoLogic software to protect, fix and optimize their computers.
Publisher URL: www.paretologic.com


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