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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,661
United States Rank #8,515
Reach 0.0450%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.34 days
541.15 days >
Average installed length: 284.33 days

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What is ObjectDock?

ObjectDock allows the user to place shortcuts to any program in a "dock." This provides Windows users functionality similar to that of Mac OS X. The program comes in two versions, free, and a paid version offering more features. ObjectDock can be used as a program launcher, or as a complete taskbar replacement. Its functionality can be enhanced with plugins to provide features such as weather forecasts or news.

About  (from Stardock)

Organize your shortcuts, programs and running tasks into an attractive and fun animated dock. ust mouse over the weather icon on your dock to glance at your 5-day outlook. It’s that easy! Automatically imports your quick launch and pinned taskbar items for easy access. ObjectDock’s configuration screens are simple and ...  Read more


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is ObjectDock.exe. The software installer includes 51 files and is usually about 16.22 MB (17,011,636 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com/products/themes
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDock
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\Stardock\OBJECT~2\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files1\Stardock\OBJECT~2\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 16.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ObjectDock

Program executable:ObjectDock.exe
Name:Stardock ObjectDock
Path:C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe
Additional files:
  • MyDockLib2.dll - MyDock Dynamic Link Library
  • MyDockLib32.dll
  • StartMenuPosition.dll - Stardock StartMenuPosition (StartMenuPosition)
  • StartMenuPosition64.dll
  • stardockweather.ocx - Stardock Weather Provider (Weather Data Provider for Stardock Applications. Use of this module by non-Stardock products is strictly prohibited.)
  • ObjectDock.exe - Stardock ObjectDock Plus (ObjectDock Plus)
  • DeElevate.exe - DeElevate Application (De-elevation tool)
  • DeElevate64.exe
  • ObjectDockRegRes.dll - Stardock Fences (Fences DLC Resources)
  • sddlc.dll - Stardock SDDLC (SDDLC)
  • sddlc64.dll
  • Dock64.dll - ObjectDock (Shell module)
  • Dock64.exe - Dock64
  • DockShellHook.dll
  • MyDock.Util.dll - MyDockUtil (MyDock Utility Library)
  • ObjectDockTray.exe
  • ODMenu.dll - Stardock ObjectDock Shell Extension
  • ODMenu64.dll
  • RenderPanel.dll - RenderPanel
  • StardockTray.dll - Tray module
  • StardockTray64.dll
  • SDActivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • UninstHelper.exe - Impulse (Add/Remove Programs Helper)
  • objectdock_freeware.exe
  • wise_post.exe - WindowBlinds
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • CrashRpt.dll - Crash Report Module
  • StackDocklet.dll (by Matías Moreno) - Stacks Docklet
  • ObjectDockUI.exe - ObjectDock UI
  • zlib.dll - zlib data compression library
  • CloseObjectDock.exe
  • CrashRptHelp.dll
  • lua5.1.dll
  • ODimg.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ODMenu64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ObjectDockShellExt' with a class of {1984D045-52CF-49cd-DB77-08F378FEA4DB}.
  • ODMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ObjectDockShellExt' with a class of {1984D045-52CF-49cd-DB77-08F378FEA4DB}.
Scheduled Task
  • ObjectDock.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0DDD409C-A6C2-4B51-8E72-436DA6CE5CD0}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ObjectDock.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
Startup File (User Run)
  • ObjectDock.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ObjectDock.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\stardock\objectdock\objectdock.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ObjectDock.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ObjectDock' which loads as C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe.
Network connections
  • ObjectDock.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:31.39 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001363975%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00006775%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006865%
0.015104% average
Memory:2.99 MB
Total CPU:0.0012244914%
Kernel CPU:0.00086174%
User CPU:0.00036275%
CPU cycles/sec:716,341
I/O reads/min:51 Bytes
Memory:17.88 MB
Total CPU:0.0230843895%
Kernel CPU:0.01044798%
User CPU:0.01263641%

How do I remove ObjectDock?

You can uninstall ObjectDock 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 ObjectDock, 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 ObjectDock.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.40%
Windows 10 17.70%
Windows XP 12.63%
Windows Vista 11.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.54%
Windows 7 Professional 9.49%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.59%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.51%
  France 6.06%
  Germany 5.40%
  Italy 4.45%
  Mexico 2.56%
  United Kingdom 2.08%
  Canada 1.89%
  India 1.70%
  Australia 1.52%
  Colombia 1.42%
  Belgium 1.42%
  Spain 1.42%
  Poland 1.33%
  Brazil 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.97%
Dell 22.20%
Acer 15.32%
ASUS 9.82%
Intel 9.23%
Toshiba 5.89%
Samsung 1.77%
American Megatrends 1.38%
Sahara 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.14%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.67%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.27%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.80%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.34%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.87%

About Stardock

Stardock is a software development company that initially developed for the OS/2 platform, but switch to Windows.
Publisher URL: www.stardock.com


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