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11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,862
United States Rank #2,354
Reach 0.2080%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.08 days
474.33 days >
Average installed length: 249.22 days


12.50.0002 1.41%
12.50.0001 54.63%
12.50.0000 4.56%
12.011.0000 1.15%
12.010.0000 20.22%
12.001.0000 12.90%
12.00.0000 5.12%

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Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2

What is Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2?  (from Corel)

Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 is powerful photo editing software for digital photographers. The program is filled with everything from easy automatic photo fixes to precision editing tools. It even includes a built-in Learning Center to help new users get started right away. Version X2 adds new features including an Ex...  Read more


Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 is a program developed by Corel. The most used version is 12.50.0001, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo.exe. The software installer includes 103 files and is usually about 553.5 KB (566,785 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 58% of users of Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.corel.com
Help link: www.corel.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{64E72FB1-2343-4977-B4A8-262CD53D0BD3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 553.5 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2

Program executable:Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo.exe
Name:Paint Shop Pro X2
Path:C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2\Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo.exe
PaintShop Pro (PSP) is a raster graphics editor and, later in the series, a vector graphics editor.
Additional files:
  • AdminTester.exe - Corel Common Framework (Admin Tester)
  • DIM.exe - DIM
  • CoreOrganizer.dll - PSP (Core Organizer DLL)
  • CoreSlideshow.dll - PSP Slideshow module
  • coreorganizerrc.dll
  • CoreSvgIdentify.dll - SVGIdentify Dynamic Link Library (Corel SVGIdentify DLL)
  • DC120V154_32.dll (by Eastman Kodak Japan) - DC120 SDK Library Win32 Ver.1.54 (DC120V154_32)
  • CoreSvgImport.dll - SVGImport Dynamic Link Library (Corel SVGImport DLL)
  • bps3dll.dll (by Bengt Computer Graphics) - BCG Dynamic Link Library (Postscript/PDF Dynamic Link Library)
  • CorelIOMonitor.exe - Corel File Shell Monitor
  • CoreSingletonMgr.dll - PSP Singleton Manager (PSP Singleton Manager DLL)
  • CoreHistoryPalette.dll (by PSP Software) - Jasc History Palette (Corel History Palette DLL)
  • CoreMaterialPalette.dll - PSP Material Palette (PSP Material Palette DLL)
  • CoreBrowserUtil.dll - PSP Browse Utilites (PSP Browse Utilites DLL)
  • CoreImageFormats.dll - Corel Image Formats (Corel Image Formats DLL)
  • CoreFileUtil.dll - PSP File Utilities (PSP File Utilities DLL)
  • CoreLearningCenter.dll - PSP LearningCenter (PSP LearningCenter DLL)
  • fpxig.dll (by Accusoft) - AccuSoft ImageGear
  • igcgm15d.dll (by AccuSoft) - AccuSoft ImageGear CGM DLL
  • igcore15d.dll (by AccuSoft) - AccuSoft ImageGear CORE DLL
  • igdgn15d.dll - AccuSoft ImageGear DGN DLL
  • igfpx15d.dll - AccuSoft ImageGear FPX DLL
  • CoreColorMgr.dll - PSP Color Manager (PSP Color Manager DLL)
  • Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo.exe - Paint Shop Pro X2
  • CoreLayerPalette.dll - PSP Layer Palette (PSP Layer Palette DLL)
  • CoreFileFormats.dll - PSP File Formats (PSP File Formats DLL)
  • CoreErrorCodes.dll - PSP Error Codes (PSP Error Codes DLL)
  • CorePreferences.dll - PSP Preferences (PSP Preferences DLL)
  • CoreMultimedia.dll - CoreMultimedia (CoreMultimedia DLL)
  • AM.dll (by Lexar Media, Inc) - Active Memory
  • CoreControls.dll - PSP Controls (PSP Controls DLL)
  • CoreLanguage.dll - PSP Language (PSP Language DLL)
  • CoreCapture.dll - PSP Capture (PSP Capture DLL)
  • Email.exe - Corel Email
  • CoreMemory.dll - PSP Memory (PSP Memory DLL)
  • CoreEnums.dll - CoreEnums (PSP CoreEnums DLL)
  • CoreHook.dll - PSP Hook (PSP Hook DLL)
  • CoreCmd.dll - CoreCmd (PSP Command Processor DLL)
  • CoreGDI.dll - CoreGDI (CoreGDI DLL)
  • CoreGUI.dll - PSP GUI (PSP GUI DLL)
  • CoreMIP.dll - PSP MIP (PSP MIP DLL)
  • CorePython25.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2ShowPicturesOnArrivalHandler' with the ProgID of 'PaintShopProPhotoX2.Image' and the action verb 'Rassegna.
Scheduled Task
  • Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B57A69FB-FB1B-49B3-B0A4-35B0F2E4DABE}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • DIM.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DIMDownloading your update...1191272015163' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2\DIM.exe" "C:\ProgramData\corel\downloads\540228037_807001\1191272015163\dim_params.xml" -Launch=3.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CorelIOMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Corel File Shell Monitor' which loads as C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2\CorelIOMonitor.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.34 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007081856%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00034893%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00035925%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:195,925
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:9 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:9 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2?

You can uninstall Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 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 Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, 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 Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.12%
Windows 10 17.79%
Windows Vista 10.87%
Windows XP 4.19%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.91%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.18%
Windows 7 Professional 8.49%
Windows 10 Home 6.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.15%
  Germany 7.07%
  United Kingdom 5.40%
  France 3.93%
  Italy 3.93%
  Canada 3.03%
  Netherlands 2.80%
  Belgium 1.63%
  Australia 1.59%
  Japan 1.36%
  Spain 0.93%
  Switzerland 0.75%
  Austria 0.60%
  Poland 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 62.68%
Dell 12.06%
Acer 6.42%
Sony 2.94%
Toshiba 2.73%
ASUS 2.63%
Medion 2.31%
NEC 2.23%
American Megatrends 0.89%
Lenovo 0.85%
Intel 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 45.62%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 18.95%
HP Pavilion dv8 Notebook ... 6.45%
HP Pavilion dv3 Notebook ... 1.57%
MEDION WIM2210 1.18%

About Corel

Corel makes a speciality of graphics processing.
Publisher URL: www.corel.com


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