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What percent of users and experts removed it?
53% remove it47% keep it
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 76.99 days

Butterfly on Desktop 1.0

What is Butterfly on Desktop?  (from Drive Software Company)

Brings amazing butterflies to your desktop! This thing actually looks real, simulates the behavior of a real butterfly. You can manage all butterfly settings from system tray butterfly icon where you can enable it for startup, add more butterflies on desktop and exit option also.


Butterfly on Desktop 1.0 is a program developed by Drive Software Company. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 3.7 MB (3,877,667 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 28% of users of Butterfly on Desktop come from the United States, it is also popular in India and DZ.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.freedesktopsoft.com
Help link: www.drive-software.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Butterfly on Desktop\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Butterfly on Desktop\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Butterfly on Desktop 1.0

  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • ButterflyOnDesktop.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • ButterflyOnDesktop.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ButterflyOnDesktop' and executes as C:\Program Files\Butterfly on Desktop\ButterflyOnDesktop.exe.

How do I remove Butterfly on Desktop?

You can uninstall Butterfly on Desktop 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 Butterfly on Desktop 1.0, 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 Butterfly on Desktop.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista (SP2) 4%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.86%
Windows 10 18.57%
Windows XP 14.29%
Windows Vista 4.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 37.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 8.57%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.05%
  India 8.54%
  DZ 8.54%
  MA 4.88%
  Germany 4.88%
  BD 3.66%
  Saudi Arabia 3.66%
  TN 2.44%
  UA 2.44%
  Indonesia 2.44%
  LY 1.22%
  Brazil 1.22%
  Taiwan 1.22%
  Australia 1.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.41%
Acer 27.45%
Dell 13.73%
Samsung 7.84%
Toshiba 5.88%
ASUS 5.88%
Intel 3.92%
Compaq 1.96%
American Megatrends 1.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 3.33%
Samsung 300E5EV/300E4EV/2... 3.33%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 3.33%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 1.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850-B8... 1.67%


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