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Should I remove Hyperdesk - DarkMatter Solar Flare?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,269
United States Rank #34,635
Reach 0.0029%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 364.58 days
786.66 days >
Average installed length: 413.33 days


1.00.0002 2.44%
1.00.0001 97.56%

Typically installed together

Hyperdesk - DarkMatter Solar Flare


Hyperdesk - DarkMatter Solar Flare is a software program developed by The Skins Factory. The most common release is 1.00.0001, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 154.8 KB (158,515 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 40% of users of Hyperdesk - DarkMatter Solar Flare come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Greece.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.theskinsfactory.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\The Skins Factory\Hyperdesk\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{89064FF7-AFD0-914D-0E63-0B4E647B2148}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 154.8 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Hyperdesk - DarkMatter Solar Flare

  • HDThemeEnabler.exe - HdThemeEnabler Application (Hyperdesk Theme Enabler Service)
  • HyperdeskEngine.exe - Hyperdesk Application (HyperdeskEngine)
  • AveStartButtonChangerInProc.dll (by AveApps, Andreas Verhoeven) - Ave7StartButtonChanger (Dynamic Start Button Changer)

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 Solar Flare?

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Or, you can uninstall Hyperdesk - DarkMatter Solar Flare 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Hyperdesk - DarkMatter Solar Flare, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Solar Flare.

Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win XP 5%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 95.12%
Windows XP 4.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 51.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.59%
Windows 7 Professional 4.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.88%
Windows Seven Black Editi... 2.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.00%
  Germany 18.00%
  Greece 4.00%
  Malaysia 4.00%
  Slovenia 2.00%
  Singapore 2.00%
  Brazil 2.00%
  France 2.00%
  Australia 2.00%
  Austria 2.00%
  Pakistan 2.00%
  Indonesia 2.00%
  Philippines 2.00%
  Netherlands 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.44%
Dell 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Acer 13.89%
Toshiba 5.56%
Medion 5.56%
Lenovo 5.56%
Gateway 2.78%
Alienware 2.78%
Intel 2.78%
American Megatrends 2.78%
Common models
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TOSHIBA Qosmio X500 3.70%
Packard Bell imedia S1350 3.70%
MSI MS-7673 3.70%
MSI MS-7642 3.70%
MEDIONPC MS-7713 3.70%


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