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Should I remove Fences Pro?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,952
United States Rank #3,670
Reach 0.0784%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.43 days
720.55 days >
Average installed length: 378.59 days


1.10.419.19935 3.37% 0.13% 0.32% 0.65%
1.01.999.18640 1.42% 14.11%
1.01.18480 1.42% 5.31% 66.28%

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Fences Pro

What is Fences Pro?  (from Stardock)

Fences is a program that helps you organize your desktop. It can hide icons when they are not in use as well as make it easy to place icons into moveable groups called "fences". Fences is the world's most popular desktop enhancement for Windows®. What makes it so compelling is that what it does is so obviously useful a...  Read more


Fences Pro is a software program developed by Stardock. The most common release 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named fences.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 32.31 MB (33,882,276 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 74% of users of Fences Pro come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com
Help link: www.desktopfences.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\Fences Pro
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{05971B75-B620-4D64-9985-7971BEF763A2}\setup.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 32.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Fences Pro

Program executable:fences.exe
Fences Settings
Path:C:\Program Files\stardock\fences\fences.exe
Additional files:
  • Fences.OEM.HP.exe - Fences OEM - HP
  • SDActivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • FencesMenu.dll - Fences (Stardock Fences Shell Extension)
  • FencesMenu64.dll
  • DesktopDock.dll - Stardock Fences
  • DesktopDock64.dll
  • VistaBridgeLibrary.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • FencesMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FencesShellExt' with a class of {1984DD45-52CF-49cd-AB77-18F378FEA264}.
  • FencesMenu64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FencesShellExt' with a class of {1984DD45-52CF-49cd-AB77-18F378FEA264}.
Scheduled Task
  • Fences.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F072301D-C757-4E9F-9677-8AE49E3015C4}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Fences Pro?

You can uninstall Fences Pro 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 Fences Pro, 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 Fences Pro.

Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.11%
Windows 10 6.92%
Windows XP 0.65%
Windows Vista 0.26%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 77.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.22%
Windows 7 Professional 5.07%
Windows 10 Home 3.64%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.33%
  Canada 3.55%
  Australia 2.62%
  France 2.22%
  Brazil 1.29%
  United Kingdom 1.29%
  Italy 1.24%
  Spain 1.02%
  Mexico 0.84%
  Germany 0.80%
  Belgium 0.67%
  Netherlands 0.58%
  Taiwan 0.49%
  India 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 90.05%
Dell 3.20%
Acer 2.06%
ASUS 1.92%
Toshiba 0.43%
Samsung 0.14%
Alienware 0.14%
MSI 0.14%
Intel 0.14%
Lenovo 0.14%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 36.61%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 29.41%
HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook ... 6.68%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 4.88%
HP ENVY 14 Notebook PC 4.80%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 4.35%

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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