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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #41,992
United States Rank #29,068
Reach 0.0022%


3.96 38.64%
3.50.060 11.36%

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What is DesktopX?  (from Stardock)

DesktopX is a revolutionary program that lets you completely change the Windows desktop into anything you want it to be. It's the program studios use to create futuristic looking computer screens in movies and TV. Enhance your desktop by giving Windows the ability to have real objects on the desktop. Objects include cl...  Read more


DesktopX is a program developed by Stardock. The most used version is 3.96, with over 76% 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 main program executable is welcome.exe. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 10.42 MB (10,921,428 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 77% of users of DesktopX come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.desktopx.net
Help link: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files2\Stardock\OBJECT~1\DesktopX
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files2\Stardock\OBJECT~1\DesktopX\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files2\Stardock\OBJECT~1\DesktopX\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 10.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DesktopX

Program executable:welcome.exe
Name:DesktopX Widget
Path:C:\Program Files\stardock\object desktop\desktopx\welcome.exe
Additional files:
  • UninstHelper.exe - Impulse (Add/Remove Programs Helper)
  • DesktopX.exe
  • DirectGUI.dll - Core Dynamic Link Library
  • dx0.dll - dx0 Dynamic Link Library
  • DXWidget.exe
  • IconX.dll - IconX Dynamic Link Library
  • AniUtil.exe (by Alberto Riccio) - AniUtil
  • cmcs21.dll (by Nathan Lewis ) - CodeMax/CodeSense (CMCS21)
  • DesktopX Helper.exe - DesktopX Widget
  • ODZip.dll (by Satori & Associates) - ODZip Module
  • SDCtrls.dll - DesktopX ActiveX Controls (DesktopX ActiveX USER Control Wrapper)
  • WidgetManager.exe
  • wise_post.exe - DesktopX POST

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • DesktopX.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RunAsStdUser Task' (runs on registration).
  • DXWidget.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RunAsStdUser Task' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • DesktopX.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DesktopX' and executes as """""""""""""""""""""""""""C:\Program Files2\Stardock\OBJECT~1\DesktopX\DesktopX.exe" -noui" -noui" -noui" -noui" -noui" -noui" -noui" -noui" -noui" -noui" -noui" -noui" -noui" -noui" -noui" -noui" -noui" -.

How do I remove DesktopX?

You can uninstall DesktopX 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 DesktopX, 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 DesktopX.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.91%
Windows 10 20.45%
Windows Vista 11.36%
Windows XP 2.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.21%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 11.63%
Windows 7 Professional 11.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 4.65%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.05%
  Canada 6.56%
  Australia 3.28%
  Germany 3.28%
  South Africa 1.64%
  Brazil 1.64%
  France 1.64%
  Norway 1.64%
  Hungary 1.64%
  United Kingdom 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.67%
Hewlett-Packard 23.33%
Acer 13.33%
Toshiba 6.67%
American Megatrends 6.67%
Alienware 3.33%
MSI 3.33%
Intel 3.33%
ASUS 3.33%
Common models
Dell Studio 1537 7.14%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro T13... 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite L750D 3.57%
Gigabyte P35-DS3R 3.57%
Gateway DX4870 3.57%
Gateway DX4831 3.57%

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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