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Fly on Desktop 1.4

What is Fly on Desktop?  (from Drive Software Company)

The most realistic fly for your desktop. The thing is that it simulates the appearance and the behavior of the flies in a truly impressive, realistic manner, so you won’t be able to tell the difference between a real fly that landed on your monitor and the ones generated by this program.


Fly on Desktop 1.4 is a software program developed by Drive Software Company. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named FlyOnDesktop.exe. The setup package is about 1.65 MB (1,729,774 bytes) when donwloaded. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 73% of users of Fly on Desktop come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.drive-software.com/flyondesktop.html
Help link: www.drive-software.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Fly on Desktop\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Fly on Desktop\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Fly on Desktop 1.4

Program executable:FlyOnDesktop.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Fly on Desktop\FlyOnDesktop.exe
Additional files:
  • FlyOnDesktop.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • FlyOnDesktop.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FlyOnDesktopPro' and executes as C:\Program Files\Fly on Desktop\FlyOnDesktop.exe.

How do I remove Fly on Desktop?

You can uninstall Fly on Desktop 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 Fly on Desktop 1.4, 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 Fly on Desktop.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 18%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.55%
Windows Vista 27.27%
Windows XP 18.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.27%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 27.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.73%
  Australia 4.55%
  Canada 4.55%
  Germany 4.55%
  United Kingdom 4.55%
  Indonesia 4.55%
  Slovenia 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 25.00%
ASUS 25.00%
Sony 12.50%
Gateway 12.50%
Dell 12.50%
Acer 12.50%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 10.00%
TOSHIBA Qosmio X505 10.00%
Sony VGN-AR71J 10.00%
Sony PCV-RS220(UC) 10.00%
Micro-Star MS-7528 10.00%
innotek GmbH VirtualBox 10.00%


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