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Karen's Show Stopper

What is Karen's Show Stopper?  (from Karen Kenworthy)

Karen's Show Stopper allows you to create shortcut icons that quickly Shutdown, Power Off, Reboot, Log Off, Suspend or Hibernate your computer. You can also run the program as a small icon in Windows System Tray, and shutdown Windows by right-clicking on this icon.


Karen's Show Stopper is a software program developed by Karen Kenworthy. The primary executable is named PTStopper.exe. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 3.5 MB (3,667,310 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 77% of users of Karen's Show Stopper come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.karenware.com/powertools/ptstopper.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\karen's power tools\show stopper
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Karen's Power Tools\Show Stopper\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 3.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Karen's Show Stopper

Program executable:PTStopper.exe
Name:Karen's Power Tools
Karen's Show Stopper
Path:C:\Program Files\karen's power tools\show stopper\PTStopper.exe
Additional files:
  • PTStopper.exe - Karen's Power Tools (Karen's Show Stopper)
  • uninst.exe - Karen's Show Stopper Installer

How do I remove Karen's Show Stopper?

You can uninstall Karen's Show Stopper 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 Karen's Show Stopper, 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 Karen's Show Stopper.

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.09%
Windows XP 22.58%
Windows 10 21.51%
Windows Vista 11.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 22.83%
Windows 7 Professional 11.96%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.43%
Windows 8.1 5.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.87%
  United Kingdom 6.72%
  Canada 2.99%
  Australia 2.24%
  Netherlands 2.24%
  Belgium 1.49%
  South Africa 0.75%
  France 0.75%
  Sweden 0.75%
  New Zealand 0.75%
  Argentina 0.75%
  Philippines 0.75%
  Germany 0.75%
  DK 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.82%
Hewlett-Packard 28.79%
American Megatrends 7.58%
Acer 7.58%
Intel 6.06%
Toshiba 4.55%
Lenovo 3.03%
Samsung 1.52%
ASUS 1.52%
Medion 1.52%
Common models
Gateway NE-522 2.63%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.63%
Gigabyte B85M-HD3 2.63%
Velocity Micro, Inc DP965... 1.32%
TOSHIBA Satellite P770 1.32%
TOSHIBA Satellite P200 1.32%

About (from Karen Kenworthy)

Karen is the author of the popular Power Tools, free programs that make life with Windows a lot easier.
Publisher URL: www.karenware.com


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