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2% remove it98% keep it
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WindowFX 4

What is WindowFX 4?  (from Stardock)

Revolutionize your operating system with WindowFX. Utilize an unprecedented number of special effects for your windows and maximize your computing experience. Choose from over 30 animated effects for windows when they open, close, minimize and restore. Several of these include substyles for different animation types. ...  Read more

Overview

WindowFX 4 is a program developed by Stardock. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is UninstHelper.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 928.56 KB (950,850 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 82% of users of WindowFX 4 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com/products/windowfx
Help link: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowFX4
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowFX4\UninstHelper.exe" /autouninstall windowfx4
Estimated size: 928.56 KB

Program filesFiles installed by WindowFX 4

Program executable:UninstHelper.exe
Name:Impulse
Add/Remove Programs Helper
Path:C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowFX4\UninstHelper.exe
MD5:2b87d572e0a587d367b0413f216927a1
Additional files:
  • wfx4.dll - WindowFX support dll (WindowFX Support DLL)
  • wfx4_64.dll
  • WindowFXSRV.exe - Stardock WindowFX (WindowFX Service. Part of Stardock WindowFX 4. Do not redistribute)
  • ReactorActivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • UninstHelper.exe - Impulse (Add/Remove Programs Helper)
  • WindowFXConfig.exe - Stardock WindowFX 4 (WindowFX 4 Configuration app)
  • D3DCompiler_41.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dx10_41.dll (by Microsoft) - Direct3D 10.1 Extensions
  • sdactivate.exe
  • SDDLC.dll
  • wfx32.exe - Stardock WindowFX 4 Helper Process
  • wfx64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • WindowFXSRV.exe runs as a service named 'WindowFX' (WindowFX) "Stardock WindowFX Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

WindowFXSRV.exe
Memory:796 KB
21.09 MB average
User CPU:0.00353927%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:264
8,062,084 average

How do I remove WindowFX 4?

Quickly and completely remove WindowFX 4 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall WindowFX 4 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 WindowFX 4, 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 WindowFX 4.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 7%
 
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 7 66.67%
Windows Vista 13.33%
Windows 8 13.33%
Windows XP 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.82%
  Germany 9.09%
  Australia 4.55%
  Hungary 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 63.64%
Toshiba 9.09%
GIGABYTE 9.09%
Acer 9.09%
American Megatrends 9.09%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P775 10.00%
Gigabyte P55A-UD4 10.00%
Gateway DX4831 10.00%
Dell Studio 1735 10.00%
Dell Inspiron N5110 10.00%
Dell Inspiron 620 10.00%

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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