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Should I remove Decor8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,115
United States Rank #26,329
Reach 0.0184%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 61.42 days
504.02 days >
Average installed length: 264.82 days


1.00 98.62%
0.99 0.28%
0.95 1.10%

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What is Decor8?  (from Stardock)

Windows 8 limits your start screen customization options to only a few provided background images and a few pre-defined color schemes. Choose from more background images to personalize your start screen. Decor8 removes these limitations and provides the freedom to personalize your start screen with your own images and ...  Read more


Decor8 is a software program developed by Stardock. The most common release is 1.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named Decor8_64.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 39.4 MB (41,312,882 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 28% of users of Decor8 come from the United States, it is also popular in Colombia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com/products/decor8
Help link: stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\Decor8
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stardock\Decor8\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Stardock\Decor8\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 39.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Decor8

Program executable:Decor8_64.exe
Name:Stardock Decor8
Path:C:\Program Files\Stardock\Decor8\Decor8_64.exe
Additional files:
  • DeElevate.exe - DeElevate Application (De-elevation tool)
  • DeElevate64.exe
  • Decor8.exe - Stardock Decor8 (Decor8)
  • Decor8_32.dll - Start screen background changer for Windows 8
  • Decor8_64.dll
  • Decor8_64.exe
  • Decor8Config.exe - Stardock Decor8 Configuration Utility
  • Decor8Srv.exe - Stardock Decor8 Service
  • sddlc.dll - Stardock SDDLC (SDDLC)
  • SDActivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • lua5.1.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • Decor8Srv.exe runs as a service named 'Decor8' (Decor8) "Stardock Decor8 Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:534.67 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001298041%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00010418%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002562%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,031
8,062,084 average
Memory:392 KB

How do I remove Decor8?

You can uninstall Decor8 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 Decor8, 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 Decor8.

Win 10 100%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.72%
Windows 7 0.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 Pro 45.03%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 13.81%
Windows 8 11.60%
Windows 8 Enterprise 8.84%
Windows 8 Single Language 7.18%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.83%
  Colombia 6.13%
  Canada 5.66%
  Mexico 5.19%
  India 3.77%
  Spain 3.77%
  MA 3.30%
  Italy 3.30%
  France 2.83%
  United Kingdom 2.83%
  Brazil 2.36%
  DZ 2.36%
  Philippines 2.36%
  Ecuador 1.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.24%
Dell 13.31%
ASUS 10.89%
Acer 9.68%
Lenovo 8.47%
Samsung 7.26%
Toshiba 4.84%
Intel 3.63%
Sony 3.23%
Apple 1.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.95%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.39%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 3.39%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.82%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.82%
Itautec S.A. Infoway a742... 2.26%

About Stardock

Stardock is a software development company that initially developed for the OS/2 platform, but switch to Windows.
Publisher URL: www.stardock.com

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Giga Niggaover a year ago
Very annoying after the trial is over.