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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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Reach 0.0097%


3.6401.25d56-0920 0.74%
3.6401.25d55-0819 0.74%
3.6401.25d30-0427 0.74%
3.6401.25c17-0909 7.35%
3.6401.25c14-0724 2.94%
3.3201.25d68-0417 0.74%
3.3201.25d61-0831 0.74%
3.3201.25d60-0306 0.74%
3.3201.25d55-0819 0.74%
3.3201.25d54-0725 0.74%
3.3201.25d50-0526 0.74%
3.3201.25d43-0216 0.74%
3.3201.25d40-1013 0.74%
3.3201.25d37-0827 3.68%
3.3201.25d32-0628 0.74%
3.3201.25d30-0427 2.94%
3.3201.25c24-1008 0.74%
3.3201.25c23-0722 37.50%
3.3201.25c21-0421 1.47%
3.3201.25c17-0909 16.91%
3.3201.25c14-0724 16.18%
3.3201.11-0606[E2UMA] 1.47%

S3 Graphics Utilities


S3 Graphics Utilities is a program developed by S3 Graphics Co. The most used version is 3.3201.25c23-0722, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 chrome3.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 15.36 MB (16,108,751 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 29% of users of S3 Graphics Utilities come from Brazil, it is also popular in Germany and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: chromezone.s3graphics.com/forums
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\s3graphics\chrome3
Uninstaller: Rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultUnInstall.NT 0 C:\Program Files\s3graphics\chrome3\chrome3.inf
Estimated size: 15.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by S3 Graphics Utilities

Program executable:chrome3.exe
Name:S3 ScreenToys
ScreenToys Utility Manager for S3/VIA Display Adaptors
Path:C:\Program Files\s3graphics\chrome3\chrome3.exe
Additional files:
  • s3ovrlay.dll - S3ColorPlus/S3Overlay Utility (S3ColorPus/S3Overlay Utility (32-bit))
  • s3cfg3d.dll - S3 Screen Toys Utility Suite (S3Config3D Utility (32-bit))
  • s3chromo.dll - S3Chromo Utility (32-bit)
  • S3Disply.dll - S3 multi-chip display switch utility (32-bit)
  • S3Gamma2.dll - S3Gamma Plus
  • S3Hotkey.dll - S3Hotkey
  • s3info2.dll - S3 Graphics Display Adapter Information Utility
  • s3launch.dll - S3 Graphics ScreenToys Launcher (32-bit)
  • S3Power.dll - S3 multi-chip config and power utility
  • S3Rflock.dll - s3reflock (32-bit)
  • S3DtoyHk.dll - Part of S3 Screen Toys (S3DeskToys (32-bit))
  • S3Dtoys.exe
  • S3Ctxt.dll - S3Ctxt Desktop Context Menu (32-bit)
  • s3hotplug.dll - S3ScreenToys hotplug module(32-bit)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • S3Ctxt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'S3Ctxt' with a class of {1D0A702E-DBF1-46a6-8DDB-716535E24F75}.

How do I remove S3 Graphics Utilities?

Quickly and completely remove S3 Graphics Utilities from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall S3 Graphics Utilities 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 S3 Graphics Utilities, 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 S3 Graphics Utilities.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.03%
Windows XP 8.82%
Windows 8 2.94%
Windows Vista 2.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 45.59%
Windows 7 Professional 18.38%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.82%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.47%
Windows Se7en Titan 1.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.41% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 29.41%
  Germany 8.09%
  United States 6.62%
  Mexico 6.62%
  MA 5.15%
  Spain 4.41%
  DZ 3.68%
  Hungary 2.94%
  Argentina 2.21%
  Turkey 2.21%
  UA 1.47%
  Italy 1.47%
  Portugal 1.47%
  France 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 45.45%
ASUS 12.12%
American Megatrends 7.58%
Dell 7.58%
Hewlett-Packard 7.58%
Sahara 4.55%
Lenovo 4.55%
Sony 1.52%
Samsung 1.52%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-VM900M 5.31%
Semp Toshiba IS-1462 5.31%
BIOSTAR Group P4M900-M7 F... 5.31%
ECS P4M900T-M2 4.42%
Itautec Philco S.A. Infow... 4.42%
PCCHIPS P53G 4.42%


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