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Should I remove Corel PaintShop Pro X4?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,373
United States Rank #3,416
Reach 0.1211%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.13 days
593.81 days >
Average installed length: 312.00 days


VersionDistribution 0.75% 0.08% 1.59% 26.73% 0.13% 0.08% 14.79% 15.50% 40.34%

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Corel PaintShop Pro X4

What is Corel PaintShop Pro X4?

PaintShop Pro (PSP) is a raster graphics editor and, later in the series, a vector graphics editor for computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system. Version X4 install a third party program named PSIService.exe, a Windows service called ProtexisLicensing. Written by Protexis, this runs in the background and collects licensing information. This program communicates with a remote host. Manually disabling the Protexis Licensing service may cause Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo to cease functioning.

About  (from Corel)

Enjoy the ultimate freedom to create your best images! Corel® PaintShop™ Pro X4 Ultimate gives you all the photo-editing power of PaintShop™ Pro X4, along with award-winning Nik® Color Efex Pro™ 3.0 photographic filters, your choice of 21 high-quality images from Fotolia and free Picture Tubes™. With easy-to-use editin...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 corel paintshop pro.exe. The setup package generally installs about 98 files and is usually about 522.7 KB (535,245 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.corel.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel PaintShop Pro X4\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel PaintShop Pro X4\Setup\{00580795-581C-4587-B9F2-37320D7AB37F}\SetupARP.exe /arp
Estimated size: 522.7 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Corel PaintShop Pro X4

Program executable:corel paintshop pro.exe
Name:Corel PaintShop Pro
Corel PaintShop Pro X4
Path:C:\Program Files\corel\corel paintshop pro x4\corel paintshop pro.exe
Additional files:
  • DIM.EXE - Corel Common Framework (DIM)
  • RiffIO.dll - Corel(R) Painter(TM) X (RiffIO Dynamic Link Library)
  • CoreOrganizer.dll - Corel PaintShop Pro (Core Organizer DLL)
  • CoreSlideshow.dll - PSP Slideshow module
  • tBar7.dll - Corel Corporation - Setup Engine Addon
  • SetupXML.dll - SetupXML Dynamic Link Library
  • Script.dll - Script Dynamic Link Library
  • InstallCode.DLL - InstallCode
  • SerChckV2.DLL - SerChck
  • SetupIntegration2.dll
  • SetupIntegration.dll
  • SetupARP.exe - Setup Launcher Utility
  • Setup.exe
  • CoreSvgIdentify.dll - SVGIdentify Dynamic Link Library (Corel SVGIdentify DLL)
  • CoreSvgImport.dll - SVGImport Dynamic Link Library (Core SVGImport DLL)
  • bps3dll.dll (by Bengt Computer Graphics) - BCG Dynamic Link Library (Postscript/PDF Dynamic Link Library)
  • CObjExt.dll - PSP ObjectExtract DLL
  • CoreBrowserUtil.dll - PSP Browse Utilites DLL
  • CoreCapture.dll - PSP Capture DLL
  • CoreCmd.dll - PSP Command Processor DLL
  • CoreColorMgr.dll - PSP Color Manager DLL
  • CoreControls.dll - PSP Controls DLL
  • CoreEnums.dll - PSP CoreEnums DLL
  • CoreErrorCodes.dll - PSP Error Codes DLL
  • CoreFileFormats.dll - PSP File Formats DLL
  • CoreFileUtil.dll - PSP File Utilities DLL
  • CoreGDI.dll - CoreGDI DLL
  • CoreHDREngine.dll - Corel HDR Engine DLL
  • CoreHistoryPalette.dll (by PSP Software) - Corel History Palette DLL
  • CoreHook.dll - PSP Hook DLL
  • CoreImageFormats.dll - Corel Image Formats DLL
  • Corel PaintShop Merge.exe - Corel PaintShop Merge
  • CoreLanguage.dll - PSP Language DLL
  • CoreLayerPalette.dll - PSP Layer Palette DLL
  • CoreLearningCenter.dll - PSP LearningCenter DLL
  • CoreMaterialPalette.dll - PSP Material Palette DLL
  • CoreMemory.dll - PSP Memory DLL
  • CoreMIP.dll - PSP MIP DLL
  • CoreMultimedia.dll - CoreMultimedia DLL
  • CorePreferences.dll - PSP Preferences DLL
  • CoreSingletonMgr.dll - PSP Singleton Manager DLL
  • CoreSmartRemoveEngine.dll - PSP SmartRemove Engine DLL
  • CoreXUI.dll - Corel CoreXUI DLL
  • CoreXUIRC.dll
  • CrashReport.exe - Corel Crash Report
  • AIKRC.dll - Ulead Image Module
  • AIKRC2.dll
  • AM.dll (by Lexar Media, Inc) - Active Memory
  • CorePython26.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • CAIR.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Corel PaintShop Pro.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'Corel PaintShop Pro X4ShowPicturesOnArrivalHandler' with the ProgID of 'PaintShopProX4.Image' and the action verb 'Review.
Scheduled Task
  • Corel PaintShop Pro.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EA43BC32-4A10-4493-938E-EE7791EC4EF2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Corel PaintShop Pro.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel PaintShop Pro X4\Corel PaintShop Pro.exe'.

How do I remove Corel PaintShop Pro X4?

You can uninstall Corel PaintShop Pro X4 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 PaintShop Pro X4, 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 PaintShop Pro X4.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.02%
Windows 10 23.48%
Windows Vista 4.56%
Windows XP 3.93%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.52%
Windows 7 Professional 13.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.96%
Windows 8.1 5.09%
Windows 10 Home 4.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.36%
  Germany 7.43%
  United Kingdom 5.31%
  Canada 4.18%
  France 3.02%
  Italy 2.67%
  Netherlands 2.06%
  Australia 1.90%
  Japan 1.77%
  Belgium 0.90%
  Spain 0.77%
  Poland 0.74%
  Sweden 0.64%
  Finland 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.37%
Dell 28.30%
Acer 12.32%
ASUS 7.11%
Toshiba 4.33%
NEC 4.18%
Intel 2.64%
Lenovo 1.61%
Samsung 1.03%
American Megatrends 0.73%
Medion 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.50%
Dell XPS 8300 4.79%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.44%
Dell XPS 8500 3.76%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.08%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.91%

About Corel

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


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