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Should I remove Corel Painter 12?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,666
United States Rank #8,226
Reach 0.0450%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.08 days
769.50 days >
Average installed length: 404.31 days


VersionDistribution 27.06% 16.80% 19.17% 8.00% 13.08% 15.90%

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Corel Painter 12

What is Corel Painter 12?  (from Corel)

Corel® Painter™ 12 is the world’s leading digital art software. Designed for artists by artists, it opens up a world of creativity by offering progressive drawing tools, lifelike Natural-Media® brushes and the most realistic digital painting experience. With its impressive array of brushes, paper textures, paints, oils...  Read more


Corel Painter 12 is a program developed by Corel. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is Painter 12.exe. The software installer includes 34 files and is usually about 480.77 KB (492,308 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 46% of users of Corel Painter 12 come from the United States, it is also popular in Taiwan and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.corel.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Corel\Painter12\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Corel\Painter12\Setup\SetupARP.exe /arp
Estimated size: 480.77 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Corel Painter 12

Program executable:Painter 12.exe
Name:Corel(R) Painter(TM) 12
Painter 12
Path:C:\Program Files\Corel\Painter12\Painter 12.exe
Additional files:
  • Painter 12 x64.exe - Corel(R) Painter(TM) 12 (Painter 12)
  • Painter 12.exe
  • DIM.EXE - Corel Common Framework (DIM)
  • asi32_14.dll - Corel Painter Engine (asi32_14)
  • asi32_1464.dll
  • BrushEngine.dll - BrushEngine Dynamic Link Library
  • BrushEngine64.dll
  • CrlTheme.dll - CrlTheme
  • CrlTheme64.dll
  • IPM.dll - IPM Interface Library
  • IPMx64.dll
  • MCCore.dll - MCCore Dynamic Link Library
  • MCCore64.dll
  • MCUtils.dll - MCUtils Dynamic Link Library
  • MCUtils64.dll
  • PainterCore.dll - Painter Core Dynamic Link Library
  • PainterCore64.dll
  • PainterRIPLib.dll - PainterRIP Dynamic Link Library
  • PainterRIPLib64.dll
  • Renderer.dll - Renderer Dynamic Link Library
  • Renderer64.dll
  • RiffIO.dll - RiffIO Dynamic Link Library
  • RiffIO64.dll
  • UXInterface.dll - User Experience Interface Library
  • UXInterface64.dll
  • UXAssemblyResources.dll - UXAssemblyResources
  • UXAssembly.dll - UXAssembly
  • PsiClient.dll - PSIClient (PSIClient x64)
  • WZ32.DLL (by WinZip Computing LP) - WinZip (WinZip DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Painter 12.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABD217C3-CF29-40DB-B16C-0AC481FAD063}' (runs on registration).
  • Painter 12 x64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{51EA7296-5A88-490F-9526-E2DCD8D7E1AC}' (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...1371249125851' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Corel\Painter13\DIM.EXE" "C:\ProgramData\corel\downloads\540232071_610005\1371249125851\dim_params.xml" -Launch=3 -uibase="C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\corel\messages\540232071_6100.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Painter 12.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Corel\Painter12\Painter 12.exe'.

How do I remove Corel Painter 12?

You can uninstall Corel Painter 12 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 Painter 12, 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 Painter 12.

Auto-starting? 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 74.32%
Windows 10 18.69%
Windows XP 4.73%
Windows Vista 2.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.09%
Windows 7 Professional 13.05%
Windows 8.1 5.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.65%
Windows 8 Pro 2.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.48%
  Taiwan 6.29%
  United Kingdom 4.79%
  Germany 4.13%
  Canada 4.13%
  Italy 4.04%
  France 3.38%
  Brazil 1.60%
  Spain 1.41%
  Netherlands 1.41%
  Russia 1.31%
  Japan 1.31%
  Australia 1.03%
  Mexico 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.85%
Dell 21.82%
Acer 15.47%
ASUS 14.41%
Toshiba 4.03%
Samsung 2.97%
Lenovo 1.69%
Intel 1.27%
Alienware 0.85%
Sony 0.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.26%
Dell XPS 8300 5.26%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.82%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.63%
ASUS All Series 2.19%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.75%

About Corel

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


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