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Should I remove Stardock DeskScapes 8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,805
United States Rank #7,421
Reach 0.0435%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.93 days
145.47 days >
Average installed length: 76.44 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
8.50 5.41%
8.49 0.16%
8.21 10.82%
8.20 15.74%
8.10 31.31%
8.09 1.48%
8.00 34.43%
7.91 0.66%

Other programs by Stardock

Stardock DeskScapes 8

What is Stardock DeskScapes 8?  (from Stardock)

DeskScapes gives you the capability to animate and customize the wallpaper on your Windows desktop. Choose one of the animated wallpapers already included with DeskScapes, or use your own images WMV files to personalize your desktop. Use DreamMaker (included with DeskScapes) to design your own creations! Save videos...  Read more

Overview

Stardock DeskScapes 8 is a program developed by Stardock. The most used version is 8.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 deskscapesconfig.exe. The software installer includes 59 files and is usually about 24.35 MB (25,527,680 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 61% of users of Stardock DeskScapes 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com/products/deskscapes
Help link: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\DeskScapes8
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\DeskScapes8\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\DeskScapes8\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 24.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stardock DeskScapes 8

Program executable:deskscapesconfig.exe
Name:Stardock DeskScapes 8
DeskScapes 8 Configuration app
Path:C:\Program Files\stardock\object desktop\deskscapes8\deskscapesconfig.exe
MD5:760f5a96820ac85759ec41e217e91bf9
Additional files:
  • DeElevate.exe - DeElevate Application (De-elevation tool)
  • DeElevate64.exe
  • deskscape.dll - Stardock DeskScapes 8
  • Deskscapes.exe - DeskScapes 8
  • Deskscapes64.exe
  • deskscapeshybrid.dll - Stardock Deskscapes 8 (Stardock Deskscapes Hybrid engine)
  • DS8Srv.exe - Stardock DeskScapes 8 Service
  • DreamControl32.dll
  • DreamMaker.dll
  • DreamMaker.exe
  • deskscapes.dll - Stardock DeskScapes (DeskScapes)
  • DSHost.exe - DSHost Application
  • Start8_32.dll - Stardock Start8 (Start button for Windows 8)
  • Start8_64.dll
  • sdactivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • deskscapesvideo.dll
  • DSFix.exe
  • sddlc.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • deskscapes.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DeskscapesMenu' with a class of {EC654325-1273-C2A9-2B7C-45D29BCE68FB}.
Service
  • DS8Srv.exe runs as a service named 'Stardock DeskScapes 8' (DeskScapes8) "Stardock DeskScapes 8 Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Deskscapes64.exe
Memory:2.25 MB
21.09 MB average
User CPU:0.00000498%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:458
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
DS8Srv.exe
Memory:1008 KB
CPU cycles/sec:641

How do I remove Stardock DeskScapes 8?

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Or, you can uninstall Stardock DeskScapes 8 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 Stardock DeskScapes 8, 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 Stardock DeskScapes 8.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 68%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 67.92%
Windows 7 31.42%
Windows Vista 0.49%
Windows XP 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 17.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.47%
Windows 8.1 Pro 14.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.02%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 9.87%
Windows 8 6.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.31%
  United Kingdom 5.59%
  Germany 3.91%
  Australia 3.35%
  France 2.93%
  Canada 2.93%
  Italy 1.96%
  Belgium 1.40%
  Turkey 0.98%
  Netherlands 0.98%
  Mexico 0.98%
  Sweden 0.98%
  DK 0.84%
  Spain 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.32%
Dell 21.67%
Acer 10.53%
ASUS 9.60%
GIGABYTE 8.67%
Toshiba 8.36%
Lenovo 3.72%
Intel 3.72%
MSI 3.41%
Samsung 1.24%
Alienware 1.24%
Sony 0.93%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.91%
Dell Inspiron 5737 3.69%
ASUSTeK CM6870 3.23%
Dell XPS 8700 3.23%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855 2.30%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.30%

About Stardock

Stardock is a software development company that initially developed for the OS/2 platform, but switch to Windows.
Publisher URL: www.stardock.com

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