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Should I remove Stardock WindowBlinds?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,310
United States Rank #6,129
Reach 0.0670%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.68 days
285.68 days >
Average installed length: 150.10 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
10.02 0.21%
8.095 0.21%
8.13 1.38%
8.12 7.87%
8.11 0.53%
8.09 1.70%
8.06 16.38%
8.05 11.49%
8.04 2.66%
8.03 7.98%
8.02.1 0.11%
8.02 9.89%
8.01.1 9.68%
8.01 2.02%
8.1 2.87%
8.00 22.77%
7.98 0.32%
7.95 1.06%
7.91 0.11%
7.90 0.74%

Typically installed together

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Stardock WindowBlinds

What is Stardock WindowBlinds?  (from Stardock)

WindowBlinds is the world's most popular desktop enhancement utility. With a user base estimated at around 10 million, WindowBlinds is used by both consumers and corporations who want to change the way the Windows user interface looks and feels. It is the only program of its kind used and certified by Microsoft. Wind...  Read more

Overview

Stardock WindowBlinds is a software program developed by Stardock. The most common release is 8.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named wb8config.exe. The setup package generally installs about 89 files and is usually about 27.87 MB (29,221,124 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 56% of users of Stardock WindowBlinds come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.windowblinds.net
Help link: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\WindowBlinds
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stardock\WindowBlinds\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Stardock\WindowBlinds\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 27.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stardock WindowBlinds

Program executable:wb8config.exe
Name:Stardock WindowBlinds 8
WindowBlinds 8 Configuration App
Path:C:\Program Files\stardock\windowblinds\wb8config.exe
MD5:df416961da1f2b29582e1d4cd350fc21
Additional files:
  • wbload.exe - WindowBlinds 7 - http://www.windowblinds.net (WindowBlinds)
  • wbhelp.dll - WindowBlinds 7 for Win32 x86 machines (WindowBlinds Helper DLL)
  • wbhelp64.dll - WindowBlinds 4 for Win32 x86 machines
  • SasUpgrade.exe - Stardock Application Services (Sas License Upgrade)
  • SdAppServices.dll
  • SdDisplay.exe - SdDisplay
  • Stardock.ApplicationServices.dll - Stardock.ApplicationServices
  • Screen.exe - Stardock WindowBlinds 8.x (Screen)
  • wbdb.dll - WBDB Dynamic Link Library (WBDB DLL)
  • wbsrv.dll - Stardock WindowBlinds 7.3
  • sevenconfig.exe - Stardock WindowBlinds 8 (Stardock SevenConfig stub)
  • tray.dll - WindowBlinds icon handler
  • tray64.dll
  • WBCore.exe
  • DeElevate.exe - DeElevate Application (De-elevation tool)
  • DeElevate64.exe
  • VistaSrv.exe - Stardock WindowBlinds (WindowBlinds Service. Part of Stardock WindowBlinds. Do not redistribute)
  • wbload64.dll - WindowBlinds 8
  • WBSrv.exe
  • wbui.dll - WindowBlinds 6.02 (WindowBlinds 6.02 UI)
  • sddlc.dll - Stardock SDDLC (SDDLC)
  • wblind7.dll - WindowBlinds 7 (WindowBlinds 7 icon helper dll)
  • wblind.dll - WindowBlinds
  • wblind64.dll
  • wblindp.dll
  • wblindp2.dll
  • Activate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • sdactivate.exe
  • lua5.1.dll (by Lua.org) - Lua - The Programming Language (Lua Language Run Time)
  • unzip32.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip Windows DLL (Info-ZIP's UnZip DLL for Win32)
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • wbconfig.exe
  • 32Set.exe
  • core.dll
  • DeElevator.dll
  • DeElevator64.dll
  • WBInstall32.exe
  • WBInstall64.exe
  • wbpathfix.exe
  • x64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • sevenconfig.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C5F38228-7264-4028-853D-3149BAFAEC64}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • VistaSrv.exe runs as a service named 'WindowBlinds' (WindowBlinds) "Stardock WindowBlinds Service".
  • WBSrv.exe runs as a service named 'Stardock WindowBlinds' (WindowBlinds) "Stardock WindowBlinds Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • wb8Config.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WindowBlinds 8 Configuration App' and executes as C:\Program Files\Stardock\WindowBlinds_Kingston\wb8Config.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

WBCore.exe
Memory:2.17 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00000498%
0.016088% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,192
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
VistaSrv.exe
Memory:736 KB
User CPU:0.00001336%
CPU cycles/sec:839
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
WBSrv.exe
Memory:1.72 MB
CPU cycles/sec:336
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Stardock WindowBlinds?

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Or, you can uninstall Stardock WindowBlinds 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 WindowBlinds, 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 WindowBlinds.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 56%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 56.20%
Windows 7 43.69%
Windows XP 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.20%
Windows 8.1 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.49%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.15%
Windows 7 Professional 8.55%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 6.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.09%
  United Kingdom 5.67%
  France 3.40%
  Germany 3.21%
  Canada 3.02%
  Australia 2.46%
  India 2.08%
  Netherlands 1.42%
  Brazil 1.23%
  Malaysia 1.13%
  MA 1.13%
  DZ 1.04%
  Italy 1.04%
  Philippines 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.67%
Dell 18.02%
Acer 13.15%
ASUS 10.99%
Toshiba 9.73%
GIGABYTE 7.75%
Lenovo 6.13%
Alienware 2.52%
MSI 2.34%
Intel 1.08%
Samsung 0.90%
Apple 0.72%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.96%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.84%
ASUSTeK CM6870 2.48%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855 2.13%
Dell XPS 8700 1.77%

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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