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Should I remove SoftStylus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,710
United States Rank #17,016
Reach 0.0651%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.49 days
309.47 days >
Average installed length: 162.60 days


VersionDistribution 15.20% 16.52% 13.56% 0.16% 0.39% 9.20% 2.96% 16.84% 0.31% 9.20% 0.08%
2.2.8 0.23% 0.08%
2.2.3 14.11%
2.2.1 0.47%
2.1 0.70%

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What is SoftStylus?  (from Motorola)

Using the touchpad you already have on your notebook computer, Motorola’s SoftStylus software greatly simplifies data input. Highly accurate and designed for most world languages, including Chinese, SoftStylus fingerwriting software has overcome most of the obstacles in recognition. Available for the PC as a standalone...  Read more


SoftStylus is a program developed by Motorola. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is Stylus.exe. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 81.69 MB (85,653,465 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 41% of users of SoftStylus come from Australia, it is also popular in the United States and New Zealand.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Motorola.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SoftStylus\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{10AF7194-B746-4871-B145-BF07A4450B00}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 81.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SoftStylus

Program executable:Stylus.exe
SoftStylus Application
Path:C:\Program Files\SoftStylus\Stylus.exe
Additional files:
  • Stylus.dll - EN-US Dynamic Link Library
  • vkb.dll - VirtualKeyboardControl (Virtual keyboard ActiveX control)
  • Stylus.exe
  • sstlsimgs.dll - SoftStylus (SoftStylus Image Library)
  • sstlskbrd.dll
  • SStlsMisc.dll
  • sstlsmous.dll
  • StylusAddin.dll
  • StylusManager.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • Stylus.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Run SoftStylus' and executes as C:\Program Files\SoftStylus\Stylus.exe.

How do I remove SoftStylus?

You can uninstall SoftStylus 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 SoftStylus, 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 SoftStylus.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.24%
Windows Vista 12.29%
Windows 10 7.54%
Windows XP 0.93%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 68.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.23%
Windows 10 Home 5.08%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.91%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.99% of installs come from Australia
Which countries install it?
  Australia 40.99%
  United States 10.69%
  New Zealand 9.85%
  India 8.63%
  Malaysia 3.66%
  Singapore 3.44%
  Taiwan 2.98%
  Hong Kong 2.14%
  Japan 1.98%
  Indonesia 1.53%
  United Kingdom 1.30%
  Germany 1.07%
  France 1.07%
  Canada 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 94.21%
MSI 4.05%
ASUS 0.87%
Acer 0.32%
Dell 0.24%
Toshiba 0.16%
Sahara 0.08%
Lenovo 0.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 34.52%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 7.30%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.95%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 4.68%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 4.37%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 3.81%

About Motorola

Motorola is a telecommunications company divided into two companies, Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions.
Publisher URL: www.motorola.com


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