What does the uninstall.exe file do?
The uninstall.exe process is also known as PuppetShow (Version 8 - The Face of Humanity CE) or, as the case may be, Safe Connect Uninstaller and is a part of Safe Connect or, as the case may be, vShare Plugin. This software is produced by Magnetbyte or, as the case may be, Awimba. An obsolete or defective version of uninstall.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PuppetShow has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PuppetShow has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- uninstall.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module uninstall.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about uninstall.exe PuppetShow
uninstall.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file uninstall.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 167,697 bytes (20% of all these files), 48,640 bytes, 107,064 bytes, 292,632 bytes or, as the case may be, 3,876,064 bytes.
This uninstall.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The uninstall file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Uninstall.exe is capable of track other applications as well as interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 36% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A uninstall.exe file has a 56% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 69,258 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 448,000 bytes. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. Uninstall.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes as well as track other applications.
- A uninstall.exe file has a 36% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the Windows Temp directory. In this case, the file size is usually 65,024 bytes. The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. There is no internal description of the file. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\RunOnce). The file is no part of Microsoft Windows.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves uninstall.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about uninstall?
|it uninstall things |
|Either a Trojan.W32.OurXi or uninstallation program for some particular product. |
|a search for a safe uninstaller |
Summary: 2 users judge uninstall.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted uninstall.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Safe Connect or vShare Plugin
To remove PuppetShow from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Safe Connect or vShare Plugin in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if uninstall.exe (PuppetShow) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of PuppetShow. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PuppetShow or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or uninstall.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.