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Desperate Housewives


Desperate Housewives is a software program developed by Buena Vista Games. 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 setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 1.98 GB (2,130,426,392 bytes). The installed file fpupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 35% of users of Desperate Housewives come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Buena Vista Games\Desperate Housewives\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D41922D2-8272-48EE-B863-BE7EFF34A362}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009Desperate Housewives -re
Estimated size: 1.98 GB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Desperate Housewives

  • DesperateHousewives.exe (by Liquid Entertainment) - Desperate Housewives
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • d3dx9_27.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows®
  • desperate_housewives_update_1-4b_us.exe (by Pocket Soft) - RTPatch (RTPatch Executable)
  • fpupdate.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • fpupdate.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sierra\FEARCombat\fpupdate.exe'.

How do I remove Desperate Housewives?

You can uninstall Desperate Housewives 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 Desperate Housewives, 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 Desperate Housewives.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.41%
Windows 10 24.39%
Windows Vista 12.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.22%
Windows 8.1 12.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.32%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.32%
Windows 7 Professional 4.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.78%
  France 23.91%
  Germany 10.87%
  Australia 6.52%
  Belgium 4.35%
  Italy 4.35%
  BN 2.17%
  Brazil 2.17%
  Canada 2.17%
  United Kingdom 2.17%
  Malaysia 2.17%
  RS 2.17%
  South Africa 2.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.56%
Dell 16.67%
ASUS 13.89%
Acer 13.89%
Toshiba 13.89%
Sony 2.78%
Samsung 2.78%
MSI 2.78%
American Megatrends 2.78%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1750 5.88%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 5.88%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650D 2.94%


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