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What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #5,655
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 34.93 days
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Average installed length: 362.97 days

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Stardock Central

What is Stardock Central?  (from Stardock)

Stardock Central is currently in BETA and available for free. You can also download full installs and updates from your My Downloads page on the Stardock store. Install new software tied to your Stardock account and any available updates. Edit your settings to automatically check for updates and how frequently to do so...  Read more


Stardock Central is a program developed by Stardock. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is Stardock Central.exe. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 9.5 MB (9,958,231 bytes). StardockCentralUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 71% of users of Stardock Central come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.
Stardock Central has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Stardock\StardockCentral
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Stardock\StardockCentral\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Stardock\StardockCentral\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 9.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stardock Central

Program executable:Stardock Central.exe
Name:Stardock Central
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Stardock\StardockCentral\Stardock Central.exe
Additional files:
  • StardockCentralManagerRunning.exe - Stardock Central Manager
  • DeElevate.exe - DeElevate Application (De-elevation tool)
  • DeElevate64.exe
  • Stardock Central.exe - Stardock Central
  • sdActivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • StardockCentralUpdate.exe
  • DeElevator.dll
  • DeElevator64.dll
  • lua5.1.dll
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Stardock Central.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Stardock Central-S-1-5-21-3604189369-1484959721-464876262-1000' (runs daily at 4:39 AM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Stardock Central.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Stardock Central' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Stardock\StardockCentral\Stardock Central.exe".

How do I remove Stardock Central?

You can uninstall Stardock Central 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 Stardock Central, 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 Stardock Central.

Win 10 56%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 55.62%
Windows 7 40.63%
Windows Vista 2.07%
Windows XP 1.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.13%
Windows 7 Professional 10.08%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.68%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 8.99%
Windows 8.1 8.79%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 7.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.14%
  United Kingdom 4.21%
  Canada 3.74%
  Germany 3.34%
  Australia 3.18%
  France 1.75%
  Netherlands 1.51%
  Italy 1.03%
  Brazil 0.72%
  DK 0.72%
  Belgium 0.56%
  Sweden 0.56%
  New Zealand 0.48%
  Japan 0.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.55%
Hewlett-Packard 26.55%
ASUS 12.07%
Acer 11.03%
Samsung 4.14%
Toshiba 4.14%
Lenovo 2.07%
Alienware 2.07%
Intel 1.03%
MSI 1.03%
Apple 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.02%
Dell XPS 8500 4.70%
Dell XPS 8300 2.51%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.19%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.19%
HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PC 1.88%

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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