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1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #22,456
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.63 days
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Average installed length: 149.28 days


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Desktop Lighter


Desktop Lighter is a program developed by DiMXSoft. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 dlighter.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 647.72 KB (663,268 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 23% of users of Desktop Lighter come from the United States, it is also popular in France and India.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.dimxsoft.com/contact
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\desktop lighter
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Desktop Lighter\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 647.72 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Desktop Lighter

Program executable:dlighter.exe
Name:Desktop Lighter
Brightness Quick Tuner
Path:C:\Program Files\desktop lighter\dlighter.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstall Desktop Lighter (Desktop Lighter Uninstaller)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • DLighter.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DLighter.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Desktop Lighter\DLighter.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DLighter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Desktop Lighter' which loads as C:\Program Files\Desktop Lighter\DLighter.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DLighter.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Desktop Lighter\DLighter.exe'.

How do I remove Desktop Lighter?

Quickly and completely remove Desktop Lighter from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Desktop Lighter 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Desktop Lighter, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Desktop Lighter.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.74%
Windows 8 26.09%
Windows XP 9.13%
Windows Vista 3.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.69%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.47%
Windows 7 Professional 13.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.17%
Windows 8.1 5.68%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.86%
  France 8.57%
  India 7.76%
  Czech Republic 5.31%
  Saudi Arabia 5.31%
  Japan 4.90%
  United Kingdom 4.49%
  Canada 4.08%
  MA 3.67%
  Australia 2.45%
  DZ 2.45%
  IQ 2.45%
  Belgium 1.63%
  BD 1.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.49%
Dell 22.15%
Hewlett-Packard 18.79%
ASUS 9.40%
Lenovo 6.04%
Toshiba 3.36%
Samsung 2.01%
American Megatrends 2.01%
Intel 1.34%
Sahara 1.34%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 4.46%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.68%
Dell Dimension E521 1.79%
eMachines eMachines E725 1.79%
Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H 1.79%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.79%


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