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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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< 44.22 days
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Average installed length: 179.85 days

PaintStar 2.70

What is PaintStar?  (from Zhenzhou Wang)

PaintStar is a versatile digital image processing software suitable for such tasks as retouching of photographs, composing and authoring images, image morphing, screen capture, and displaying image thumbnail in Windows Explorer context menu. It supports alpha, layer, path ,and the most common editing techniques. PaintS...  Read more


PaintStar 2.70 is a program developed by Zhenzhou Wang. 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 PaintStar.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 2.93 MB (3,077,417 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 33% of users of PaintStar come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: one.fsphost.com/paintstar
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\paintstar
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PaintStar\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PaintStar 2.70

Program executable:PaintStar.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\paintstar\PaintStar.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Uninstaller)
  • PaintStar.exe
  • picview.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • picview.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'OpenWithWordPad' with a class of {19741013-C829-11D1-8233-0020AF3E97A9}.
Scheduled Task
  • PaintStar.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{774ABAB7-34DF-4D9D-8CC0-0999AA5EB808}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove PaintStar?

You can uninstall PaintStar 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 PaintStar 2.70, 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 PaintStar.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.82%
Windows 10 17.86%
Windows XP 14.29%
Windows Vista 8.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.93%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.71%
Windows 7 Professional 9.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.36%
Windows 10 Pro 4.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.80%
  Italy 13.60%
  Germany 6.40%
  Canada 3.20%
  India 3.20%
  Norway 3.20%
  Czech Republic 2.40%
  United Kingdom 2.40%
  Netherlands 2.40%
  Turkey 2.40%
  Australia 1.60%
  Belgium 1.60%
  Egypt 1.60%
  Spain 1.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.56%
Dell 20.31%
Acer 17.19%
Lenovo 6.25%
Toshiba 4.69%
ASUS 4.69%
American Megatrends 3.13%
Intel 3.13%
Samsung 3.13%
Gateway 1.56%
Compaq 1.56%
Common models
ASUS All Series 2.11%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.11%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.11%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.11%
HP Compaq dc5700 Microtow... 2.11%


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