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Should I remove ObjectDock Free?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,222
United States Rank #5,272
Reach 0.0956%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.22 days
507.98 days >
Average installed length: 266.90 days


2.00 32.22%
2.0 67.73%

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ObjectDock Free

What is ObjectDock Free?

ObjectDock is a dock similar to that in the Aqua GUI. 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. 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)

ObjectDock is designed to add style, organization, and function to your Windows experience. Place your favorite web links, program shortcuts and information widgets on this fun, animated and easy-to-use dock. Additional docklets provide quick access to weather, time, and other useful information. A new UI allows users ...  Read more


The most common release is 2.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named objectdock_free.exe. The setup package generally installs about 47 files and is usually about 33.68 MB (35,313,345 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com
Help link: www.stardock.com/products/objectdock
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDockFree
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{5486EA6B-AF91-4B4B-868E-F80AB4BCD83A}\ObjectDock_free.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 33.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ObjectDock Free

Program executable:objectdock_free.exe
ObjectDock Free Installation
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.)
  • DeElevate.exe - DeElevate Application (De-elevation tool)
  • DeElevate64.exe
  • ObjectDock.exe - Stardock ObjectDock (ObjectDock)
  • MyDock.Util.dll - MyDockUtil (MyDock Utility Library)
  • ODMenu.dll - ObjectDock (Stardock ObjectDock Shell Extension)
  • ODMenu64.dll
  • SDActivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • Dock64.exe - Dock64
  • WBOCXLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WBOCXLib'.
  • AVGTBInstall.exe - IntToolbarInstaller Application
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • ObjectDock.Docklet.dll - ObjectDock.Docklet
  • ObjectDockUI.exe - ObjectDock UI
  • zlib.dll - zlib data compression library
  • CloseObjectDock.exe
  • CrashRpt.dll
  • CrashRptHelp.dll
  • DeElevator.dll
  • DeElevator64.dll
  • Dock64.dll
  • DockShellHook.dll
  • lua5.1.dll
  • StardockTray.dll
  • StardockTray64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ODMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ObjectDockShellExt' with a class of {1984D045-52CF-49cd-DB77-08F378FEA4DB}.
  • ODMenu64.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 '{B052B51F-0DB6-428B-809E-50857DE283F7}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ObjectDock.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named StarDock.
Startup File (User Run)
  • ObjectDock.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ObjectDock' and executes as C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDockFree\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\ObjectDockFree\ObjectDock.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ObjectDock.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDockFree\ObjectDock.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:16.9 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0018463224%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00085249%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00099383%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:293,658
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:524 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:2.29 MB
Total CPU:0.0005356011%
Kernel CPU:0.00022860%
User CPU:0.00030700%

How do I remove ObjectDock Free?

You can uninstall ObjectDock Free 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 Free, 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 Free.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.59%
Windows 10 18.19%
Windows XP 5.14%
Windows Vista 4.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.01%
Windows 7 Professional 11.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.02%
Windows 8.1 3.15%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.38%
  Germany 6.03%
  Brazil 4.60%
  Canada 3.35%
  Italy 2.90%
  United Kingdom 2.86%
  Japan 2.50%
  India 1.74%
  Mexico 1.61%
  France 1.56%
  Netherlands 1.52%
  Australia 0.94%
  Spain 0.94%
  Turkey 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.61%
Hewlett-Packard 24.33%
Acer 17.24%
ASUS 8.94%
Toshiba 4.79%
Samsung 4.06%
Lenovo 2.76%
Intel 2.49%
Alienware 0.92%
American Megatrends 0.83%
Apple 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.87%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.03%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.08%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.13%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.13%
Dell XPS 8300 2.13%

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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