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66% remove it34% keep it
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Lightning Storm Screen Saver

What is Lightning Storm Screen Saver?

This Freeze screensaver is installed with the software bundler called InstallIQ, an install manager that will make recommendations for additional advertising supported or other 3rd party software that may include toolbars, browser add-ons, and other types of potentially unwanted programs. Although you are not required to install any additional software, you need to manually uncheck the bundled offers. Uninstalling the screensaver will not automatically removed the bundled software.


Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 5.49 MB (5,755,837 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Freeze.com, LLC
URL: www.freeze.com
Help link: www.freeze.com/help/customersupport.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Freeze.com\lightning storm
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files1\Freeze.com\Lightning Storm\UNINSTAL.EXE"
Estimated size: 5.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lightning Storm Screen Saver

  • ptest.exe
  • remove.exe
  • undata.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • undata.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • undata.exe runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • undata.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove Lightning Storm Screen Saver?

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Or, you can uninstall Lightning Storm Screen Saver 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 Lightning Storm Screen Saver, 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 Lightning Storm Screen Saver.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

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 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  DK 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%

About Freeze.com

Freeze.com aggrigates the traffic of multiple Web sites they own including Freeze.com, ScreenSaver.com, and Wallpapers.
Publisher URL: www.freeze.com


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