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Pop-Up Stopper


Pop-Up Stopper is a software program developed by Panicware. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 894 KB (915,456 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows Vista (SP2). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.panicware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 894 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Pop-Up Stopper

  • dpps2.exe - Pop-Up Stopper
  • DPHOOK32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{565960AF-60ED-48FB-8E64-BAB2106F2696}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • dpps2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Pop-Up Stopper' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper\dpps2.exe".

How do I remove Pop-Up Stopper?

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

Win XP 50%
Win 8 17%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows Vista 33.33%
Windows 8 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.33%
Windows 8.1 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.00%
Toshiba 40.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L305D 40.00%
Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P 20.00%
Dell XPS 8700 20.00%
Dell Inspiron 530 20.00%


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