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Should I remove DeskScapes?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,102
United States Rank #17,269
Reach 0.0082%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.11 days
799.72 days >
Average installed length: 420.19 days

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What is DeskScapes?  (from Stardock)

DeskScapes gives you the capability to animate and customize the wallpaper on your Windows desktop. Choose one of the animated wallpapers already included with DeskScapes, or use your own images WMV files to personalize your desktop.


DeskScapes is a program developed by Stardock. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is deskscapes_public.exe. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 23.62 MB (24,772,171 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 63% of users of DeskScapes come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com/products/deskscapes
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\DeskScapes3
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{6D5A7C68-9E98-4145-A66B-B035FDDE447A}\DeskScapes_public.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 23.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DeskScapes

Program executable:deskscapes_public.exe
Additional files:
  • deskscape.dll - Stardock DeskScapes 3
  • DreamControl32.dll
  • DreamMaker.exe
  • deskscapes.dll - Stardock DeskScapes (DeskScapes)
  • DSHost.exe - DSHost Application
  • activate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • UninstHelper.exe - Impulse (Add/Remove Programs Helper)
  • dk2_unregister.exe - WindowBlinds
  • DeskscapesConfig.exe - DeskScapes 3 Configuration app

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • deskscapes.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DeskscapesMenu' with a class of {EC654325-1273-C2A9-2B7C-45D29BCE68FB}.
Scheduled Task
  • DeskscapesConfig.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E4B2EEBE-D5A9-43B7-A49B-5543BCB52A3B}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove DeskScapes?

You can uninstall DeskScapes 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 DeskScapes, 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 DeskScapes.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.57%
Windows Vista 8.02%
Windows 10 4.32%
Windows XP 3.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.78%
Windows 7 Professional 17.28%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.09%
Windows 8 1.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.56%
  Canada 4.57%
  France 3.65%
  Germany 3.20%
  United Kingdom 3.20%
  Mexico 2.28%
  Italy 2.28%
  Brazil 1.37%
  Thailand 1.37%
  Netherlands 1.37%
  Portugal 0.91%
  Spain 0.91%
  Turkey 0.91%
  Saudi Arabia 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.23%
Dell 20.56%
ASUS 17.76%
Acer 17.76%
Alienware 3.74%
Intel 3.74%
Samsung 1.87%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.86%
Alienware Aurora-R3 1.90%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.90%
Dell Studio XPS 435MT 1.90%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 1.90%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.90%

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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