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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,321
United States Rank #21,661
Reach 0.0159%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.85 days
408.54 days >
Average installed length: 214.66 days


2.6.0 58.60%
2.5.20 29.62%
2.5.18 0.96%
2.5.15 10.83%

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ArtRage 2 Starter Edition

What is ArtRage 2 Starter Edition?  (from Ambient Design)

ArtRage is a stylish, intuitive painting and drawing package that makes it easy to produce natural looking artwork on your computer. Because ArtRage is designed to work like real painting and drawing tools, it can be used by almost anyone. The interface is easy to understand and gets out of the way while you are workin...  Read more


ArtRage 2 Starter Edition is a software program developed by Ambient Design. The most common release is 2.6.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 ArtRage 2 Starter Edition.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 9.35 MB (9,806,807 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 26% of users of ArtRage 2 Starter Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.artrage.com/artrage.html
Help link: www.artrage.com/ar2support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ambient Design\ArtRage 2 Starter Edition\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{95672D3F-F087-4032-9C12-02B00087CEA8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.35 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ArtRage 2 Starter Edition

Program executable:ArtRage 2 Starter Edition.exe
Name:ArtRage 2.6
Path:C:\Program Files\Ambient Design\ArtRage 2 Starter Edition\ArtRage 2 Starter Edition.exe
Additional files:
  • AR3Thumb.dll - AR3Thumb Thumbnail Shell Extension (Shell extension for generating ArtRage Painting file (*.ptg) thumbnails in file explorer windows.)
  • AR3Thumb64.dll
  • ArtRage 2 Starter Edition.exe - ArtRage 2.6

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ArtRage 2 Starter Edition.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ambient Design\ArtRage 2 Starter Edition\ArtRage 2 Starter Edition.exe'.

How do I remove ArtRage 2 Starter Edition?

You can uninstall ArtRage 2 Starter Edition 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ArtRage 2 Starter Edition, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ArtRage 2 Starter Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.78%
Windows 10 15.61%
Windows Vista 11.78%
Windows XP 10.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.94%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.61%
Windows 7 Professional 9.97%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.65%
Windows 10 Home 5.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.73%
  France 15.50%
  Germany 13.16%
  Italy 4.97%
  Japan 3.51%
  United Kingdom 2.92%
  Canada 2.63%
  Australia 2.34%
  Sweden 2.05%
  Belgium 1.75%
  Russia 1.46%
  Austria 1.46%
  Spain 1.46%
  Turkey 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.57%
Acer 24.43%
Dell 13.64%
Samsung 8.52%
ASUS 6.25%
Toshiba 5.11%
Lenovo 2.84%
Medion 2.27%
American Megatrends 1.70%
Intel 1.14%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.75%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.65%
Samsung 3570R/370R/470R/4... 2.33%
Acer Aspire 5738 1.55%
Acer Aspire E1-522 1.55%
Acer Aspire V3-572G 1.55%


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