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Should I remove Stardock Fences 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,548
United States Rank #2,237
Reach 0.2423%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.61 days
224.53 days >
Average installed length: 117.97 days


2.13 34.66%
2.12 33.59%
2.11 15.04%
2.10 16.57%
2.09.1 0.15%

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Stardock Fences 2

What is Stardock Fences 2?  (from Stardock)

Fences is a program that helps you organize your desktop. It can hide icons when they are not in use as well as make it easy to place icons into moveable groups called "fences". You can have pages of fences on your desktop. To flip a page, just take your mouse cursor to the edge of your screen and click and drag. Then...  Read more


Stardock Fences 2 is a software program developed by Stardock. The most common release is 2.13, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named FencesConfig.exe. The setup package generally installs about 80 files and is usually about 19.68 MB (20,636,419 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 57% of users of Stardock Fences 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com/products/fences
Help link: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\Fences
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stardock\Fences\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Stardock\Fences\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 19.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stardock Fences 2

Program executable:FencesConfig.exe
Fences Settings
Path:C:\Program Files\Stardock\Fences\FencesConfig.exe
Additional files:
  • SasUpgrade.exe - Stardock Application Services (Sas License Upgrade)
  • SdAppServices.dll
  • SdAppServices_x64.dll
  • SdDisplay.exe - SdDisplay
  • Stardock.ApplicationServices.dll - Stardock.ApplicationServices
  • FencesControlPanel.dll - FencesConfig Module (Stardock Fences CPL Shell Extension)
  • FencesControlPanel64.dll
  • FencesRegRes.dll - Stardock Fences (Fences DLC Resources)
  • sddlc.dll - Stardock SDDLC (SDDLC)
  • sddlc64.dll
  • SDActivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • UninstHelper.exe - Impulse (Add/Remove Programs Helper)
  • Fences.exe - Fences (Fences Settings)
  • FencesMenu.dll - Stardock Fences Shell Extension
  • FencesMenu64.dll
  • DesktopDock.dll - Stardock Fences
  • DesktopDock64.dll
  • AVGTBInstall.exe - IntToolbarInstaller Application
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • OSH.exe (by On HAX) - OHS
  • LogicNP.CryptoLicensing.dll
  • lua5.1.dll
  • onhax act.exe
  • VistaBridgeLibrary.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • FencesMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FencesShellExt' with a class of {1984DD45-52CF-49cd-AB77-18F378FEA264}.
  • FencesMenu64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FencesShellExt' with a class of {1984DD45-52CF-49cd-AB77-18F378FEA264}.
Scheduled Task
  • Fences.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A2A5CF50-813C-4CF1-8E66-69FC428F81BB}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Fences.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Fences.
  • Fences.exe runs as a service named 'Fences' (Fences).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Fences.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Fences' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Stardock\Fences\Fences.exe" /startup.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Fences.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Fences' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Stardock\Fences\Fences.exe" /startup.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Fences.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Stardock\Fences\Fences.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Total CPU:0.3611724445%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.27185023%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.08932222%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Stardock Fences 2?

You can uninstall Stardock Fences 2 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 Fences 2, 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 Fences 2.

Win 10 57%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 57.07%
Windows 7 41.69%
Windows XP 0.67%
Windows Vista 0.54%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.13%
Windows 8.1 13.13%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.89%
Windows 7 Professional 11.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.75%
Windows 10 Home 8.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.90%
  United Kingdom 5.21%
  Canada 3.70%
  Germany 3.61%
  France 3.25%
  Australia 2.84%
  Netherlands 2.30%
  Italy 1.83%
  Belgium 1.37%
  Brazil 1.16%
  India 0.88%
  Sweden 0.86%
  Israel 0.78%
  DK 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.79%
Dell 23.98%
ASUS 12.08%
Acer 11.58%
Lenovo 5.17%
Toshiba 4.75%
Samsung 2.86%
Intel 1.89%
MSI 1.78%
Alienware 1.51%
Apple 0.58%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.13%
Dell XPS 8500 3.39%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.10%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.10%
Dell XPS 8700 2.81%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.52%

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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