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Should I remove hkSFV?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,476
United States Rank #29,515
Reach 0.0055%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 38.69 days
471.48 days >
Average installed length: 247.72 days


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hkSFV is a program developed by Big-O Software. 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). 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 3 files and is usually about 539.24 KB (552,180 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 39% of users of hkSFV come from the United States, it is also popular in Sweden and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.big-o-software.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hksfv
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\hkSFV\uninst.exe"
Estimated size: 539.24 KB

Program filesFiles installed by hkSFV

  • hkSFV.exe - hkSFV Application
  • hkshlex.dll - hkshlex Module
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • hkshlex.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'hkshlex' with a class of {A1A07B07-F70D-482e-B0E8-B6178E73B094}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • hkshlex.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@Nero.com/KM' with a plugin key of '@Nero.com/KM' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • hkSFV.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{30927150-8EF0-4FD9-9E3B-5D36BFFC4C48}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove hkSFV?

Quickly and completely remove hkSFV (remove only) from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall hkSFV 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 hkSFV (remove only), 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 hkSFV.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by hkSFV you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 1%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.55%
Windows 10 19.81%
Windows XP 14.15%
Windows Vista 8.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.47%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.15%
Windows 7 Professional 11.32%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.66%
Windows Vista Business 3.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.84%
  Sweden 13.22%
  United Kingdom 4.96%
  France 4.13%
  Romania 4.13%
  Germany 3.31%
  Norway 3.31%
  Canada 2.48%
  Brazil 1.65%
  Finland 1.65%
  Indonesia 1.65%
  Russia 1.65%
  Thailand 1.65%
  United Arab Emirates 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 28.81%
Hewlett-Packard 22.03%
Dell 16.95%
ASUS 8.47%
American Megatrends 6.78%
Lenovo 5.08%
Sahara 5.08%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.11%
ASUS All Series 2.74%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.74%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.74%
TOSHIBA Satellite P205 1.37%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 1.37%


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