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Should I remove Windows 8 UX Pack?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,727
United States Rank #30,431
Reach 0.0102%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.56 days
500.55 days >
Average installed length: 263.00 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
8.1 4.55%
8.0 10.61%
7.0 42.42%
6.5 7.58%
6.0 10.61%
5.0 12.12%
4.0 3.03%
3.5 9.09%

Windows 8 UX Pack

Overview

Windows 8 UX Pack is a software program developed by Windows X's Live. The most common release is 7.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named uxuninst.exe. The setup package generally installs about 69 files and is usually about 29.2 MB (30,619,580 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 31% of users of Windows 8 UX Pack come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and DZ.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.windowsxlive.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\UX Pack\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\UX Pack\uxuninst.exe
Estimated size: 29.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows 8 UX Pack

Program executable:uxuninst.exe
UX Pack Worker
Path:C:\Program Files\ux pack\uxuninst.exe
MD5:16f6ccf9c7361599d3ea982d161a0fd6
Additional files:
  • uxlaunch.exe - Windows 8 UX Pack Launchcer
  • Aura.exe (by Stealth Software) - Aura
  • Aura.resources.dll (by Stealth Software)
  • AxInterop.WMPLib.dll
  • Interop.WMPLib.dll
  • Newgen.Base.dll - Newgen.Base
  • Newgen.exe (by NewgenTeam) - Newgen
  • Nini.dll (by Brent R. Matzelle) - Nini (Nini for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • UserTile.exe - UserTile
  • UserTileLib.dll - UserTileLib
  • FacebookApi.dll (by Thuzi) - Facebook C# SDK (Facebook)
  • Gmail.dll - Gmail
  • iFr.Helper.dll - iFr Helper Library
  • Ionic.Zip.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library)
  • Me.dll - Me
  • Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Windows API Code Pack for .NET Framework (Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack)
  • Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell
  • Music.dll - Music
  • Social.Base.dll - Social.Base
  • Store.dll - Store widget
  • Video.dll - Video
  • VisualStateManager.dll - ClassLibrary1
  • WmpWrapper.dll - WmpInterop (Wmp Wrapper)
  • Clock.dll - Clock
  • CPU.dll - CPU Widget
  • Hammock.ClientProfile.dll (by Apitize) - Hammock
  • Newtonsoft.Json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Newtonsoft Json.NET
  • RAM.dll - RAM Widget
  • RocketDock.dll
  • TweetSharp.dll (by Apitize) - TweetSharp
  • Twitter.dll - Twitter
  • Weather.dll - Weather
  • Computer.dll - Computer
  • Desktop.dll - Desktop
  • Hotmail.dll - Hotmail
  • Internet.dll - Internet widget
  • OpenPop.dll (by OpenPop) - OpenPop (OpenPop POP3 Mail Library)
  • Pictures.dll - Pictures
  • RocketDock.exe
  • StackLib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RocketDock.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BFEBBAC5-994A-4CE9-ADBD-D1838D5570A4}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • RocketDock.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Rocket Dock.
Startup File (User Run)
  • RocketDock.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RocketDock.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\rocketdock\rocketdock.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • uxlaunch.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'UX Launcher' which loads as C:\Program Files\UX Pack\uxlaunch.exe.
  • RocketDock.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Nuevo valor #1' which loads as C:\Program Files\RocketDock\Rocketdock.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • RocketDock.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\RocketDock\RocketDock.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Aura.exe
Memory:62.15 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0031715053%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00193397%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00123753%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,200,977
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
435.61 KB average
UserTile.exe
Memory:28.01 MB
Total CPU:0.0057496897%
Kernel CPU:0.00285998%
User CPU:0.00288971%
CPU cycles/sec:1,091,730
I/O reads/min:206 Bytes
RocketDock.exe
Memory:8.48 MB
Total CPU:0.0160814285%
Kernel CPU:0.00877195%
User CPU:0.00730947%
CPU cycles/sec:1,437,035
Switches/sec:15
I/O reads/min:3.57 KB
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes

How do I remove Windows 8 UX Pack?

Quickly and completely remove Windows 8 UX Pack from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Windows 8 UX Pack 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 Windows 8 UX Pack, 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 Windows 8 UX Pack.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 7 20%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 53.03%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.70%
Windows 7 Professional 18.18%
Windows 7 Starter 3.03%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.52%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.86%
  Germany 8.64%
  DZ 4.94%
  United Kingdom 4.94%
  Brazil 3.70%
  India 3.70%
  Iran 3.70%
  Taiwan 3.70%
  Indonesia 2.47%
  RS 2.47%
  Sweden 2.47%
  BA 1.23%
  Canada 1.23%
  Colombia 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.91%
Hewlett-Packard 25.53%
Acer 17.02%
ASUS 8.51%
Lenovo 4.26%
Samsung 4.26%
Alienware 4.26%
American Megatrends 4.26%
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