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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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1.01.0044 16.67%
1.01.0033 11.11%
1.01.0017 22.22%
1.01.0016 11.11%
1.01.0013 5.56%
1.01.0012 33.33%

Recovery Center


Recovery Center is a program developed by SoftThinks. The most used version is 1.01.0012, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is grc_vista.exe. The software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 21.03 MB (22,047,400 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows Vista (SP1). While about 71% of users of Recovery Center come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.softthinks.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\SMINST
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0F9B474C-B65A-427E-A3A6-9B7460ED14D9}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 21.03 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Recovery Center

Program executable:grc_vista.exe
Name:SoftThinks Recovery Center
Additional files:
  • DefragVolumeDLL.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique DefragVolumeDLL (DefragVolumeDLL DLL)
  • DSkUtil.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique DSkUtil (DSkUtil DLL)
  • STStringArray.dll - Dynamic Link Library STArray
  • dom.dll - DeleteRP Application (DeleteRP MFC Application)
  • CSTError.dll - SOFTTHINKS CSTError (CSTError)
  • STVssM2003.dll - STVssM2003 Library
  • STVssMXP64.dll - STVssMXP64 Library
  • Remind.exe - Recovery_Reminder
  • STCasperM.dll - STCasperM Library
  • STSystems.dll - STSystems Library
  • STVdsDisks.dll - STVdsDisk Library
  • STVssMXP.dll - STVssMXP Library
  • STDisks.dll - STDisks Library
  • STVssM.dll - STVssM Library
  • STWimM.dll - STWimM Library
  • FDSoftThinks.dll - FDSoftthinks (SoftThinks Burning engine)
  • STImageM.dll - STImageM (SoftThinks Disk Image Manager)
  • DLL_INSTALL.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique DLL_INSTALL (DLL_INSTALL DLL)
  • mbr.exe (by XSS) - XSS Preinstall Environment MBR installation (MBRInst)
  • STCrypto.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique STCrypto
  • STNLS.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique STNLSDll
  • STString.dll - STString Dynamic Link Library
  • STODDRD.dll - STODDRD Dynamic Link Library
  • SkinMagicU.dll (by Appspeed) - Appspeed SkinMagic Toolkit (SkinMagic Toolkit)
  • STODD.dll - STODD Dynamic Link Library
  • CreateImage2.exe - CreateImage Application (CreateImage MFC Application)
  • Launcher.exe (by soft thinks) - soft thinks Launcher (Launcher)
  • RecDev.dll (by Engelmann Media GmbH) - RecDev Application (CD/DVD Recording Engine)
  • SplitDll ori.dll (by ST) - ST SplitDll (SplitDll)
  • SplitDll.dll (by ST)
  • STRegistry.dll - STRegistry (STRegistry DLL)
  • STFiles.dll - STFiles (STFiles DLL)
  • STPE.dll - STPEDll
  • SoftCore.dll
  • STArchive.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • Launcher.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Launcher' which loads as C:\Windows\SMINST\launcher.exe.

How do I remove Recovery Center?

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

Win Vista (SP2) 67%
Win 8 6%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 83.33%
Windows 7 11.11%
Windows 8 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 44.44%
Windows Vista Home Basic 27.78%
Windows 10 Pro 5.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.56%
Windows Vista Business 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Mexico 11.43%
  France 8.57%
  United Kingdom 5.71%
  Netherlands 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 33.33%
Common models
powerspec V311 12.50%
powerspecH1.0a psV200 12.50%
iQon.ie 8I945GZME-RH 6.25%
Seneca pro30653 6.25%
ECS A740GM-M 6.25%


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