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Should I remove eFax Messenger?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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eFax Messenger 4.3


eFax Messenger 4.3 is a program developed by j2 Global Communications. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 16.38 MB (17,174,145 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 87% of users of eFax Messenger come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.efax.com
Help link: www.efax.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger 4.3
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger 4.3\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 16.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by eFax Messenger 4.3

  • eFax Messenger 4.3.dll - eFax Messenger (tm) (eFax Messenger - Resources)
  • J2GDllCmd.exe - eFax Messenger - DLL Command Utility
  • J2GMail.exe - eFax Messenger - Mail Engine (32-bit)
  • J2GMail16.exe - eFax Messenger - Mail Engine (16-bit)
  • J2GMailWiz.exe - eFax Messenger - User Settings
  • J2GPBook.exe - eFax Messenger - Compose Fax
  • J2GPfcOle.exe - eFax Messenger - OLE Helper
  • J2GPlus.exe - eFax Messenger 4.3
  • J2GRes_Deu.dll
  • J2GRes_Esp.dll
  • J2GRes_Fra.dll
  • J2GRes_Ita.dll
  • J2GRes_Nld.dll
  • J2GScan.dll - eFax Messenger - Scan DLL
  • J2GSDK43.DLL - j2 Global SDK
  • J2GShell.dll - eFax Messenger - Shell Extension
  • J2GTray.exe - eFax Messenger - Tray
  • Uninstall.exe - eFax Messenger (tm) Setup

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • J2GShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'HotShellExt_40' with a class of {6FF26905-5466-4722-A301-08E22F780280}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • J2GDllCmd.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'eFax 4.3' which loads as "C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger 4.3\J2GDllCmd.exe" /R.

How do I remove eFax Messenger?

Quickly and completely remove eFax Messenger 4.3 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall eFax Messenger 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 eFax Messenger 4.3, 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 eFax Messenger.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.28%
Windows Vista 22.41%
Windows XP 20.69%
Windows 8 8.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.69%
Windows 7 Professional 18.97%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.07%
Windows Vista Home Basic 8.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.10%
  Canada 3.23%
  Australia 1.08%
  Brazil 1.08%
  United Kingdom 1.08%
  Greece 1.08%
  Hong Kong 1.08%
  Indonesia 1.08%
  Israel 1.08%
  Mexico 1.08%
  Poland 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.69%
Dell 24.49%
Intel 6.12%
Lenovo 6.12%
Gateway 6.12%
ASUS 4.08%
Toshiba 4.08%
Acer 4.08%
American Megatrends 4.08%
Sony 2.04%
Samsung 2.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook ... 3.92%
LENOVO 2352CTO 3.92%
XFX68L XFX Nforce 680i LT 1.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite M45 1.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 1.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 1.96%


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