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Should I remove Stardock DeskScapes 8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,213
United States Rank #7,199
Reach 0.0409%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.40 days
159.29 days >
Average installed length: 83.70 days


8.51 19.08%
8.50 7.19%
8.49 0.12%
8.21 8.30%
8.20 12.02%
8.10 24.04%
8.09 1.12%
8.00 27.63%
7.91 0.50%

Other programs by Stardock

Stardock DeskScapes 8

What is Stardock DeskScapes 8?  (from Stardock)

DeskScapes gives you the capability to animate and customize the wallpaper on your Windows desktop. Choose one of the animated wallpapers already included with DeskScapes, or use your own images WMV files to personalize your desktop. Use DreamMaker (included with DeskScapes) to design your own creations! Save videos...  Read more


Stardock DeskScapes 8 is a program developed by Stardock. The most used version is 8.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 deskscapesconfig.exe. The software installer includes 59 files and is usually about 24.35 MB (25,527,680 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 63% of users of Stardock DeskScapes 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com/products/deskscapes
Help link: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\DeskScapes8
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\DeskScapes8\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\DeskScapes8\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 24.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stardock DeskScapes 8

Program executable:deskscapesconfig.exe
Name:Stardock DeskScapes 8
DeskScapes 8 Configuration app
Path:C:\Program Files\stardock\object desktop\deskscapes8\deskscapesconfig.exe
Additional files:
  • DeElevate.exe - DeElevate Application (De-elevation tool)
  • DeElevate64.exe
  • deskscape.dll - Stardock DeskScapes 8
  • Deskscapes.exe - DeskScapes 8
  • Deskscapes64.exe
  • deskscapeshybrid.dll - Stardock Deskscapes 8 (Stardock Deskscapes Hybrid engine)
  • DS8Srv.exe - Stardock DeskScapes 8 Service
  • DreamControl32.dll
  • DreamMaker.dll
  • DreamMaker.exe
  • deskscapes.dll - Stardock DeskScapes (DeskScapes)
  • DSHost.exe - DSHost Application
  • Start8_32.dll - Stardock Start8 (Start button for Windows 8)
  • Start8_64.dll
  • sdactivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • deskscapesvideo.dll
  • DSFix.exe
  • sddlc.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • deskscapes.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DeskscapesMenu' with a class of {EC654325-1273-C2A9-2B7C-45D29BCE68FB}.
  • DS8Srv.exe runs as a service named 'Stardock DeskScapes 8' (DeskScapes8) "Stardock DeskScapes 8 Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.25 MB
21.09 MB average
User CPU:0.00000498%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:458
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1008 KB
CPU cycles/sec:641

How do I remove Stardock DeskScapes 8?

You can uninstall Stardock DeskScapes 8 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 DeskScapes 8, 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 DeskScapes 8.

Win 10 71%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 71.45%
Windows 7 28.06%
Windows Vista 0.37%
Windows XP 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 13.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.20%
Windows 10 Pro 11.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.08%
Windows 10 Home 10.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.54%
  United Kingdom 4.97%
  Germany 4.16%
  France 4.06%
  Canada 3.05%
  Australia 2.84%
  Italy 1.83%
  Netherlands 1.22%
  Belgium 1.12%
  Sweden 1.02%
  Spain 0.81%
  DK 0.81%
  Mexico 0.71%
  Turkey 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.86%
Dell 20.00%
ASUS 11.19%
Acer 10.48%
Toshiba 8.33%
Lenovo 5.00%
MSI 3.10%
Intel 1.90%
Alienware 1.19%
Medion 0.95%
Samsung 0.95%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.76%
Dell XPS 8700 4.04%
Dell Inspiron 5737 2.94%
ASUSTeK CM6870 2.57%
ASUSTeK G75VW 1.84%
MSI MS-7721 1.84%

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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