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touchtheScreen

Overview

touchtheScreen is a software program developed by James Howat. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 programs's main executable is opera.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 296.95 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 1013.01 KB (1,037,319 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 67% of users of touchtheScreen come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\touchtheScreen
Uninstaller: wscript "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\touchtheScreen\uninstall.vbs"
Estimated size: 1013.01 KB

Program filesFiles installed by touchtheScreen

Program executable:opera.exe
Name:Opera Internet Browser
Signed by:Opera Software ASA
Path:C:\Program Files\opera\opera.exe
MD5:c5520feb7ad5f6e3692b6de41f6a1a27
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading...
Additional files:
  • touchtheScreen.exe (by Opera Software) - Opera Internet Browser
  • uninstall.vbs
  • ace.js
  • menuitems.js
  • OUniAnsi.dll
  • touchtheScreen.js
  • utils.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • touchtheScreen.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E28E5238-9FF8-4110-B84C-0D0F5A85ECBD}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • touchtheScreen.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Opera Internet Browser' and executes as C:\Program Files\Opera x64\Opera.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • touchtheScreen.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

opera.exe
Memory:296.95 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0391181532%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01584699%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02327116%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:36,096,572
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:246
70 average
I/O reads/min:208.73 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:52.31 KB
105.02 KB average
touchtheScreen.exe
Memory:256.71 MB
Total CPU:0.0476244771%
Kernel CPU:0.04139734%
User CPU:0.00622714%

How do I remove touchtheScreen?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 66.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Canada 33.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Acer 50.00%

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