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Should I remove Dell VideoStage?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #828
United States Rank #428
Reach 0.8323%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.63 days
166.21 days >
Average installed length: 87.33 days


VersionDistribution 20.35% 10.36% 2.51% 42.31% 11.75% 0.51% 0.16% 10.78% 0.24% 1.03%

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Dell VideoStage

What is Dell VideoStage?  (from CyberLink)

If you purchased a PC pre-loaded with Stage, update alerts can be accessed through the Dell Support Center tile or via automatic alerts. You can turn the Stage off. If you are using a mouse, right-click on the area below the tiles and choose Quit from the menu. If you are using a touch screen, touch and hold the area b...  Read more


Dell VideoStage is a program developed by CyberLink. The most used version 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 main program executable is VideoStage.exe. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 44.84 MB (47,018,159 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 75% of users of Dell VideoStage come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Dell VideoStage is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
Dell VideoStage is typically pre-installed with Dell computers.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Dell PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Dell computers.
  • If you do not use this program you might consider remvoing it as it often consumes system resources, even if not actively being run, adversely affecting system responsiveness.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cyberlink.com
Help link: support.gocyberlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\VideoStage\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{DCE0E79A-B9AC-41AC-98C1-7EF0538BCA7F}\setup.exe" /z-uninstall
Estimated size: 44.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dell VideoStage

Program executable:VideoStage.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell\VideoStage\VideoStage.exe
Additional files:
  • fwnet.dll - CyberLink Windows Firewall Utility
  • RFCom.dll - CybeLink RegFree COM
  • VSThumbParser.exe - CyberLink MediaShow (CyberLink Kernel Module for MediaShow)
  • vthum.exe
  • UserAgent.exe - VideoStage
  • VideoStage.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • VideoStage.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B5089B67-C853-4465-B8B4-B0A09B3D0CCB}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Dell VideoStage?

You can uninstall Dell VideoStage 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 Dell VideoStage, 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 Dell VideoStage.

Win 7 (SP1) 90%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.79%
Windows 10 8.99%
Windows XP 0.21%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 80.80%
Windows 10 Home 7.05%
Windows 7 Professional 4.07%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.80%
Windows 10 Pro 0.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.15%
  United Kingdom 4.20%
  Canada 2.86%
  Brazil 1.95%
  India 1.49%
  Germany 1.45%
  Australia 1.34%
  France 1.23%
  Mexico 0.80%
  Netherlands 0.79%
  Israel 0.64%
  Japan 0.51%
  Belgium 0.35%
  Malaysia 0.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.49%
Alienware 0.48%
Hewlett-Packard 0.03%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 13.11%
Dell XPS 8300 8.08%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 7.41%
Dell Inspiron 620 6.96%
Dell Inspiron N5050 6.32%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 5.85%

About CyberLink

CyberLink is a digital entertainment & multimedia products application whose products include video editing application, media middle application, a multimedia application suite, DVD authoring application, picture organizer & viewers & optical disc authoring application.
Publisher URL: www.cyberlink.com


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