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Santa's Workshop Animated Wallpaper

What is Santa's Workshop Animated Wallpaper?

Uses the InstallX download and install manager to bundle additiona adware type offers.

Overview

Santa's Workshop Animated Wallpaper is a program developed by Freeze.com. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is PSFree.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 1.08 MB (1,133,300 bytes). XAUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows XP. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.
Santa's Workshop Animated Wallpaper has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Freeze.com, LLC
URL: www.freeze.com
Help link: www.freeze.com/help/customersupport.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files1\Freeze.com\SANTA'~1\UNINSTAL.EXE"
Estimated size: 1.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Santa's Workshop Animated Wallpaper

Program executable:PSFree.exe
Name:Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition
Path:C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition\PSFree.exe
MD5:fd8aa90a78160e4374ee44d892e0de3a
Additional files:
  • PSFree.exe (by Panicware) - Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition
  • XAHook.dll (by Panicware) - XAHook Dynamic Link Library
  • XAUpdate.exe - XAUpdate Application
  • UNWISE.EXE
  • UNINSTAL.EXE
  • WallpaperSet.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{175FC118-FDBA-4CDA-8DE8-D37C408DE376}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Startup File (User Run)
  • PSFree.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition' and executes as C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition\PSFree.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

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Or, you can uninstall Santa's Workshop Animated Wallpaper 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 Santa's Workshop Animated Wallpaper, 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 Santa's Workshop Animated Wallpaper.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

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

About Freeze.com

Freeze.com aggrigates the traffic of multiple Web sites they own including Freeze.com, ScreenSaver.com, and Wallpapers.
Publisher URL: www.freeze.com

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