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Should I remove Sharpener Pro?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,673
United States Rank #10,446
Reach 0.0450%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.88 days
320.94 days >
Average installed length: 168.63 days


VersionDistribution 29.46% 10.38% 3.95% 33.86% 2.93% 1.47% 4.06% 8.80% 5.08%

Typically installed together

Sharpener Pro 3.0

What is Sharpener Pro?  (from Nik Software)

Sharpener Pro 3.0 has a completely updated, fully resizable interface with separate filter interfaces for the RAW Presharpener and the Output Sharpener.


Sharpener Pro 3.0 is a program developed by Nik Software. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 20.98 MB (22,001,600 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 34% of users of Sharpener Pro come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.niksoftware.com
Help link: niksoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\nik software\sharpener pro 3.0 for lightroom
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Nik Software\Sharpener Pro 3.0 for Lightroom\Uninstall Sharpener Pro 3.0.exe
Estimated size: 20.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sharpener Pro 3.0

  • SHP3OS.exe - Sharpener Pro 3.0: Output Sharpener
  • SHP3RPS.exe - Sharpener Pro 3.0: RAW Presharpener
  • Uninstall Sharpener Pro 3.0.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

How do I remove Sharpener Pro?

You can uninstall Sharpener Pro 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 Sharpener Pro 3.0, 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 Sharpener Pro.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.70%
Windows 10 17.38%
Windows XP 5.76%
Windows Vista 3.05%
Windows Server 2003 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.48%
Windows 7 Professional 15.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.89%
Windows 8.1 2.72%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.01%
  Germany 11.00%
  United Kingdom 4.24%
  Italy 4.14%
  France 3.43%
  Canada 3.13%
  Spain 3.03%
  Australia 2.52%
  Belgium 2.32%
  Netherlands 2.22%
  Austria 1.72%
  Sweden 1.51%
  Czech Republic 1.51%
  Poland 1.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.20%
Hewlett-Packard 21.63%
Acer 16.06%
ASUS 13.28%
Intel 3.00%
Samsung 1.93%
Lenovo 1.71%
Toshiba 1.71%
Sony 1.50%
Alienware 0.64%
American Megatrends 0.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.52%
Dell XPS 8500 3.17%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.71%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.71%
Dell XPS 8300 2.26%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.26%

Publisher URL: www.niksoftware.com


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