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Should I remove NewBlue Paint Effects for Windows?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,713
United States Rank #13,430
Reach 0.0252%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.22 days
360.49 days >
Average installed length: 189.41 days


3.0 65.09%
1.4 34.91%

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NewBlue Paint Effects for Windows

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NewBlue Paint Effects for Windows is a software program developed by NewBlue. The most common release is 3.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named PaintEffects.dll. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 44.6 MB (46,766,528 bytes). 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 38% of users of NewBlue Paint Effects for Windows come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: newbluefx.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\newblue\paint effects for windows
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NewBlue\Paint Effects for Windows\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 44.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NewBlue Paint Effects for Windows

Program module:PaintEffects.dll
Name:NewBlue Artistic Effects
Path:C:\Program Files\newblue\paint effects for windows\PaintEffects.dll
Additional files:
  • PaintEffects.dll - NewBlue Artistic Effects
  • NBCustomUI.dll
  • NBCustomUIEdius.dll
  • ActivatePaintEffects.exe
  • ManagerGL.dll
  • Resources.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

How do I remove NewBlue Paint Effects for Windows?

Quickly and completely remove NewBlue Paint Effects for Windows from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall NewBlue Paint Effects for Windows 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 NewBlue Paint Effects for Windows, 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 NewBlue Paint Effects for Windows.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.94%
Windows 10 41.19%
Windows Vista 1.64%
Windows XP 1.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.85%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.71%
Windows 10 Home 11.91%
Windows 10 Pro 10.88%
Windows 7 Professional 9.03%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.88%
  Germany 10.62%
  Italy 4.07%
  France 3.72%
  United Kingdom 3.36%
  Canada 3.19%
  Brazil 2.65%
  Spain 2.65%
  Netherlands 2.48%
  India 2.12%
  Saudi Arabia 1.77%
  Australia 1.59%
  Russia 1.24%
  Belgium 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.97%
Dell 19.76%
ASUS 18.95%
Acer 16.94%
Toshiba 2.82%
Alienware 2.42%
Intel 2.02%
Lenovo 2.02%
Medion 1.61%
Samsung 1.21%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.33%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.67%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.00%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 2.00%
Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 3 2.00%

About NewBlue

NewBlue creates the NewBlueFX line of digital video and audio plugins for non-linear editors including Sony Vegas, Avid Media Composer and Edius.


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