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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 225.06 days

PaintStar 2.70

What is PaintStar?  (from Zhenzhou Wang)

PaintStar is a versatile digital image processing software suitable for such tasks as retouching of photographs, composing and authoring images, image morphing, screen capture, and displaying image thumbnail in Windows Explorer context menu. It supports alpha, layer, path ,and the most common editing techniques. PaintS...  Read more


PaintStar 2.70 is a program developed by Zhenzhou Wang. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is PaintStar.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 2.93 MB (3,077,417 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 32% of users of PaintStar come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: one.fsphost.com/paintstar
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\paintstar
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PaintStar\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PaintStar 2.70

Program executable:PaintStar.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\paintstar\PaintStar.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Uninstaller)
  • PaintStar.exe
  • picview.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • picview.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'OpenWithWordPad' with a class of {19741013-C829-11D1-8233-0020AF3E97A9}.

How do I remove PaintStar?

Quickly and completely remove PaintStar 2.70 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PaintStar 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 PaintStar 2.70, 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 PaintStar.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.00%
Windows XP 16.00%
Windows 8 12.00%
Windows Vista 8.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.00%
Windows 7 Professional 9.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.00%
Windows 7 Starter 3.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.43%
  Italy 13.51%
  Germany 6.31%
  India 3.60%
  Canada 2.70%
  Czech Republic 2.70%
  Norway 2.70%
  Turkey 2.70%
  Australia 1.80%
  Egypt 1.80%
  Spain 1.80%
  United Kingdom 1.80%
  Malaysia 1.80%
  Netherlands 1.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.73%
Acer 22.03%
Dell 20.34%
Lenovo 5.08%
Toshiba 5.08%
ASUS 5.08%
Intel 3.39%
Samsung 3.39%
Gateway 1.69%
Compaq 1.69%
Alienware 1.69%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.33%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.33%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.33%
HP Compaq dc5700 Microtow... 2.33%
Toshiba NB505 1.16%


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