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Should I remove Lightscreen?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,972
United States Rank #13,239
Reach 0.0210%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.37 days
217.50 days >
Average installed length: 114.28 days


What is Lightscreen?  (from Christian Kaiser)

Lightscreen is a simple tool to automate the tedious process of saving and cataloging screenshots, it operates as a hidden background process that is invoked with one (or multiple) hotkeys and then saves a screenshot file to disk according to the user's preferences. Can execute at Windows startup (hidden or displaying ...  Read more


Lightscreen is a software program developed by Christian Kaiser. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named lightscreen.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 6.58 MB (6,897,266 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 46% of users of Lightscreen come from the United States, it is also popular in Finland and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: lightscreen.sourceforge.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lightscreen
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Lightscreen\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 6.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lightscreen

Program executable:lightscreen.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\lightscreen\lightscreen.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - Lightscreen
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • mingwm10.dll
  • optipng.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • lightscreen.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D32EB7A2-C5B8-4494-BE38-FD6F214B7840}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • lightscreen.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Lightscreen' and executes as C:\Program Files\Lightscreen\lightscreen.exe -h.

How do I remove Lightscreen?

You can uninstall Lightscreen 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 Lightscreen, 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 Lightscreen.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 16.43%
Windows XP 10.87%
Windows Vista 6.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.80%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.90%
Windows 8 Pro 2.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.04%
  Finland 7.29%
  Germany 5.42%
  France 3.96%
  Italy 3.54%
  Japan 3.33%
  United Kingdom 3.13%
  Romania 2.71%
  Brazil 2.50%
  Spain 2.08%
  Canada 2.08%
  Australia 1.67%
  Poland 1.67%
  Thailand 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.40%
Hewlett-Packard 28.40%
Acer 13.99%
ASUS 7.00%
Lenovo 3.29%
Samsung 2.47%
American Megatrends 2.06%
Toshiba 2.06%
MSI 1.65%
Sahara 1.65%
Alienware 0.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.71%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.57%
ASUS All Series 2.86%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.14%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.14%
Gigabyte P35-DS3L 2.14%


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