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StuffIt 12

What is StuffIt 12?  (from Smith Micro Software)

StuffIt 12 provides more advanced features for creating, searching, and browsing archives. Browse and search inside the contents of StuffIt X, Zip, Tar, and RAR archives, including encoded archives, and compressed Tar archives (tarballs) without having to expand them. Use StuffIt Scheduler to create an automatic backup...  Read more


StuffIt 12 is a program developed by Smith Micro Software. 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 software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 21.69 MB (22,745,876 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 56% of users of StuffIt 12 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.SmithMicro.com
Help link: www.allume.com/support/techsupport/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Smith Micro\StuffIt\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{9ED3C484-D002-4D4D-9BF3-C3DF9048EE7D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 21.69 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by StuffIt 12

  • foundation.dll - StuffIt Engine PlugIn Foundation (Foundation code for StuffIt Engine 10.0)
  • sea.dll - StuffIt SDK for Windows (Self-Extracting stubs library)
  • SeaBuilder.exe - SEA Builder Application (StuffIt SeaBuilder Application)
  • AdminScheduler.exe - Schedule Application (StuffIt Scheduler Application)
  • ArcNameService.exe - ArcNameS Application (ArcNameService Application)
  • Scheduler.exe
  • CmdLine.exe - StuffIt Application (StuffIt CmdLine Application)
  • Convert.exe - StuffIt Convert Application
  • StuffIt12.exe
  • StuffItAtShutdown.exe - StuffIt Scheduler Component
  • SxShellExtEN.dll - StuffIt Shell Extension DLL
  • console_stuff.exe - StuffIt Deluxe (StuffIt command line tool)
  • console_unstuff.exe
  • EngineShell.dll - StuffIt Engine
  • Common.dll - StuffIt (StuffIt Common Dynamic Link Library)
  • InstHelper.dll - StuffIt Install Wizard Helper
  • InstWiz.exe - StuffIt Install Wizard
  • NonLocalizedResources.dll - StuffIt Resources DLL
  • Resources_English.dll
  • Wizard.exe - StuffIt Wizard Application
  • StarBurn.dll (by Rocket Division Software) - StarBurn CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Burning, Grabbing and Mastering Toolkit for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Longhorn
  • WnASPI32.dll (by Rocket Division Software) - ASPI Layer for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Longhorn
  • StuffItEngine.dll (by Allume Systems) - StuffIt Engine built with MSVC8 (StuffIt Engine SDK for MSVC8)
  • pthreadVCE.dll
  • UpOneLevel.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • SxShellExtEN.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'StuffItContextMenuHandler' with a class of {8B2B7A32-7D7B-48AB-838D-70AAC410985F}.
  • ArcNameService.exe runs as a service named 'Stuffit Archive Name Service' (Stuffit Archive Name Service) "StuffIt monitor for archive files".

How do I remove StuffIt 12?

Quickly and completely remove StuffIt 12 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall StuffIt 12 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 StuffIt 12, 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 StuffIt 12.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 8.1 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.33%
Windows XP 17.78%
Windows 8 17.78%
Windows Vista 8.89%
Windows 8.1 2.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.78%
Windows 7 Professional 15.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.89%
Windows 10 Pro 4.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.14%
  Canada 10.53%
  United Kingdom 5.26%
  Belgium 3.51%
  France 3.51%
  Netherlands 3.51%
  Australia 1.75%
  Germany 1.75%
  Greece 1.75%
  Croatia 1.75%
  Hungary 1.75%
  India 1.75%
  Italy 1.75%
  Japan 1.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.05%
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Intel 10.53%
ASUS 10.53%
Acer 7.89%
Toshiba 7.89%
American Megatrends 7.89%
Sony 2.63%
Lenovo 2.63%
Gateway 2.63%
Common models
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ASUSTeK G73Sw 5.88%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite 1110 2.94%
TOSHIBA Qosmio X500 2.94%
ASUSTeK CG8250 2.94%

About (from Smith Micro Software Inc.)

Smith Micro Software, Inc. provides software and services that simplify, secure, and enhance the mobile experience.
Publisher URL: www.smithmicro.com


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