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MyColors

What is MyColors?

MyColors is a digital distribution platform for themes developed by Stardock. It allows users to skin the Windows graphical user interface. Sets of themes have been made in partnership with GM, Ford, HP, Dell, the NHL, NBA, and NCAA. MyColors was created so that users could purchase and apply themes without having to worry about the underlying software. The themes are encrypted to reduce piracy. Individual parts can be mixed to create a custom theme with the corresponding Object Desktop software. Some themes are bundled with themed desktop applications, like a customized calendar and clock, typically made as DesktopX gadgets. A Windows Media Player skin and a wallpaper may also be supplied.

Overview

It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is thememgr.exe. The software installer includes 40 files and is usually about 32.16 MB (33,718,995 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com/products/themes
Help link: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\MyColors
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stardock\MyColors\UninstHelper.exe" /autouninstall tmd
Estimated size: 32.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MyColors

Program executable:thememgr.exe
Name:Stardock MyColors
Path:C:\Program Files\stardock\mycolors\thememgr.exe
MD5:3052e866cc866feb7d6e9a019bb004f2
Additional files:
  • wbload.exe - WindowBlinds 7 - http://www.windowblinds.net (WindowBlinds)
  • skinoem.dll - Theme Manager Component for ObjectDesktop (Theme Manager Component)
  • wbhelp.dll - WindowBlinds 4 for Win32 x86 machines (WindowBlinds Helper DLL)
  • wbhelp64.dll
  • wbsys.dll - WindowBlinds 5.x for x86 machines
  • IconPackager.exe - IconPackager for ObjectDesktop (IconPackager)
  • Screen.exe - Stardock WindowBlinds 6.x (Screen Shareware)
  • wbsrv.dll - Stardock WindowBlinds 7.0 (WindowBlinds (64 bit Vista))
  • inetconfig.dll - Internet Configuration (Stardock Required Component)
  • VistaSrv.exe - Stardock WindowBlinds (WindowBlinds Service. Part of Stardock WindowBlinds. Do not redistribute)
  • sdczip.dll - Stardock Central Zip
  • ExplorerRestart32.dll - Stardock MyColors
  • ExplorerRestart64.dll
  • loader.exe
  • wblind.dll - WindowBlinds
  • wblind64.dll
  • Activate.exe - Activate (Stardock Product Activation)
  • UninstHelper.exe - Impulse (Add/Remove Programs Helper)
  • fastload.dll - fLoad
  • wbvista.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • VistaSrv.exe runs as a service named 'Stardock WindowBlinds' (WindowBlinds) "Stardock WindowBlinds Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

VistaSrv.exe
Memory:656 KB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00001457%
0.016088% average
CPU cycles/sec:824
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
wbvista.exe
Memory:2.3 MB
Total CPU:0.0000057084%
Kernel CPU:0.00000285%
User CPU:0.00000285%

How do I remove MyColors?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 7%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.17%
Windows Vista 37.93%
Windows XP 6.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.48%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.69%
Windows Vista Home Basic 13.79%
Windows 7 Professional 10.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.34%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.79%
  United Kingdom 10.53%
  Germany 5.26%
  Australia 2.63%
  Belgium 2.63%
  Brazil 2.63%
  Canada 2.63%
  Hungary 2.63%
  Norway 2.63%
  Poland 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.00%
GIGABYTE 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Acer 12.50%
Toshiba 8.33%
ASUS 8.33%
Packard Bell 4.17%
MSI 4.17%
American Megatrends 4.17%
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About Stardock

Stardock is a software development company that initially developed for the OS/2 platform, but switch to Windows.
Publisher URL: www.stardock.com

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