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6% remove it94% keep it
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pcwVirtalLibraries is a program developed by IDG Magazine Media GmbH. 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 4 files and is usually about 6.18 MB (6,482,922 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 71% of users of pcwVirtalLibraries come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcwelt.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pcwVirtualLibraries\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\pcwVirtualLibraries\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 6.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by pcwVirtalLibraries

  • pcwVirtualLibraries.exe - pcwVirtualLibraries
  • FEShlExt.dll (by Alex Yakovlev) - Fast Explorer (Fast Explorer shell extension)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • WindowsSearch-KB940157-XP-x86-deu.exe (by Microsoft) - Betriebssystem Microsoft® Windows® (Selbstextrahierende CAB-Datei)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • FEShlExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Fast Explorer' with a class of {693BE9C0-BEC3-11D2-B4C1-C33BBD3AD64B}.

How do I remove pcwVirtalLibraries?

You can uninstall pcwVirtalLibraries 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 pcwVirtalLibraries, 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 pcwVirtalLibraries.

Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Germany 28.57%


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