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Should I remove Lightning Storm?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,523
United States Rank #26,973
Reach 0.0027%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 112.58 days
950.64 days >
Average installed length: 499.49 days


1.0.2 100.00%

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Lightning Storm

What is Lightning Storm?

The Lightning Storm ScreenSaver is installed with the InstallIQ software bundler which is an install manager that will perform the installation of the desired software and will make recommendations for additional advertising supported or other 3rd party software that may include toolbars, browser add-ons, security programs, and other types of programs. Although you are not required to install any additional software, you need to manually uncheck the additional software bundled or it will be installed on your PC. Software that may be offered during installation include the Yahoo! Toolbar, PC Optimizer Pro, DefaultTab, Genieo and others. Uninstalling the screensaver will not automatically removed the bundled software.

About  (from W3i)

Watch as 3D twisters team up with breathtaking lightning and rumbling thunder on your desktop! The angry seas erupt in this formidable Lightning Storm. The gale winds toss the schooner around like a piece of debris as the funnel cloud rotates in the threatening sky. The alarming waves threaten to crush the ship as the ...  Read more
  • Delivers various 'optional' bundled software during install
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Lightning Storm has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.freeze.com
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\W3i, LLC\Lightning Storm\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B2B7CAD5-6032-416A-9049-1E9C2721CBF6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.79 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Lightning Storm

Program executable:ptest.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\W3i, LLC\Lightning Storm\ptest.exe

How do I remove Lightning Storm?

You can uninstall Lightning Storm 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 Lightning Storm, 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 Lightning Storm.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 4%
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.37%
Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 10 7.41%
Windows Vista 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.30%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.70%
Windows 10 Pro 1.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.79%
  Germany 5.13%
  United Kingdom 3.85%
  South Africa 2.56%
  Russia 2.56%
  Canada 2.56%
  Brazil 1.28%
  BY 1.28%
  France 1.28%
  Australia 1.28%
  Sweden 1.28%
  Mexico 1.28%
  Indonesia 1.28%
  Netherlands 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.15%
Acer 19.51%
Toshiba 12.20%
Dell 9.76%
Intel 4.88%
Sony 4.88%
Lenovo 4.88%
Samsung 2.44%
ASUS 2.44%
Common models
HP G50 Notebook PC 4.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite M65 2.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite L675 2.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455D 2.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 2.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 2.27%

About W3i

W3i developes a product called InstallIQ that allows software publishers montize software distribution by co-installed bundled software as well as interapp advertising.
Publisher URL: www.w3i.com


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