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Should I remove Hyperdesk - DarkMatter Gamma Ray?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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Hyperdesk - DarkMatter Gamma Ray


Hyperdesk - DarkMatter Gamma Ray is a software program developed by The Skins Factory. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 149.91 KB (153,506 bytes). The installed file ResourceUpdate.dll 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 7. While about 46% of users of Hyperdesk - DarkMatter Gamma Ray come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.theskinsfactory.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\The Skins Factory\Hyperdesk\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{BE09C217-887A-4E2C-8005-B5F0148C2B8F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 149.91 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Hyperdesk - DarkMatter Gamma Ray

  • HDThemeEnabler.exe - HdThemeEnabler Application (Hyperdesk Theme Enabler Service)
  • HyperdeskEngine.exe - Hyperdesk Application (HyperdeskEngine)
  • AveStartButtonChangerInProc.dll (by AveApps, Andreas Verhoeven) - Ave7StartButtonChanger (Dynamic Start Button Changer)
  • AveLoadIntoExplorer.exe
  • HyperdeskIcons.exe
  • IconExchanger.exe (by Joost Verburg) - Icon Exchanger for Hyperdesk
  • ResourceUpdate.dll
  • SkinuxBaseV.dll
  • SkinuxCmpV.dll
  • SkinuxCommonV.dll
  • SkinuxFFV.dll
  • SkinuxImV.dll
  • SkinuxJavaScriptV.dll
  • SkinuxProcV.dll
  • SkinuxXML2V.dll
  • SkinuxZipV.dll
  • UAC.dll
  • Unicode.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HyperdeskEngine.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E2AA4908-E274-4EBA-8DE9-BB16EFE4DA6D}' (runs on registration).
  • HDThemeEnabler.exe runs as a service named 'Hyperdesk Theme Enabler' (HdThemeEnabler) "This service permits the application of unsigned visual styles by applying an in-memory patch.".

How do I remove Hyperdesk - DarkMatter Gamma Ray?

You can uninstall Hyperdesk - DarkMatter Gamma Ray 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 Hyperdesk - DarkMatter Gamma Ray, 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 Hyperdesk - DarkMatter Gamma Ray.

Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win XP 8%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.45%
Windows XP 7.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 45.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.08%
Windows 7 Professional 13.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.55%
Windows Seven Black Editi... 1.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.27%
  Germany 7.46%
  France 4.48%
  Austria 2.99%
  BD 2.99%
  United Kingdom 2.99%
  Indonesia 2.99%
  Italy 2.99%
  Australia 1.49%
  Brazil 1.49%
  Canada 1.49%
  Czech Republic 1.49%
  DK 1.49%
  Egypt 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.27%
Dell 21.95%
Hewlett-Packard 9.76%
ASUS 7.32%
Gateway 4.88%
Medion 4.88%
Lenovo 4.88%
Alienware 2.44%
Samsung 2.44%
Intel 2.44%
Common models
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 4.88%
ASUS All Series 4.88%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.88%
TOSHIBA Satellite L675D 2.44%
TOSHIBA Qosmio X500 2.44%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.44%


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