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Should I remove Stardock Fences 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,916
United States Rank #6,388
Reach 0.0366%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.88 days
85.10 days >
Average installed length: 44.71 days


3.09 4.58%
3.08 20.25%
3.07 1.80%
3.05 13.59%
3.04 9.43%
3.03 25.52%
3.01 22.47%
3.00 0.69%
2.91 0.28%
2.90 1.39%

Other programs by Stardock

Stardock Fences 3


Stardock Fences 3 is a software program developed by Stardock. The most common release is 3.03, 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). 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 fences.exe. The setup package generally installs about 60 files and is usually about 15.26 MB (16,000,672 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 72% of users of Stardock Fences 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: 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: 15.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stardock Fences 3

Program executable:fences.exe
Fences Settings
Path:C:\Program Files\stardock\fences\fences.exe
Additional files:
  • SasSteam.exe - Stardock Application Services (Sas Steam Authentication)
  • SasUpgrade.exe - 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)
  • 124.dll - Fences (Stardock Fences Shell Extension)
  • FencesMenu.dll
  • FencesMenu64.dll
  • 123.dll - Stardock Fences
  • DesktopDock.dll
  • DesktopDock64.dll
  • BsSndRpt.exe (by BugSplat) - BugSplat Crash Report Send Utility (Crash reporting Send Utility, BsSndRpt.exe)
  • BsSndRpt64.exe (by BugSplat)
  • BugSplatRc.dll - BugSplatRc Dynamic Link Library (Crash reporting module, BugSplatRc)
  • BugSplatRc64.dll
  • lua5.1.dll (by Lua.org) - Lua - The Programming Language (Lua Language Run Time)
  • BugSplat.dll - BugSplat Dynamic Link Library (Crash reporting module, BugSplat.Dll)
  • BugSplat64.dll
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • LogicNP.CryptoLicensing.dll
  • SdCrashReporter.dll
  • SdCrashReporter64.dll
  • VistaBridgeLibrary.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Context Menu Handlers
  • FencesMenu64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FencesShellExt' with a class of {1984DD45-52CF-49cd-AB77-18F378FEA264}.
  • FencesMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FencesShellExt' with a class of {1984DD45-52CF-49cd-AB77-18F378FEA264}.
  • 124.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 '{D9796D12-33CA-48EB-9DF8-EC63B4F5858E}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Fences.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 4.
  • 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.

How do I remove Stardock Fences 3?

You can uninstall Stardock Fences 3 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 3, 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 3.

Win 10 88%
Win 7 1%
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 87.55%
Windows 7 12.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 40.61%
Windows 10 Home 35.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.45%
Windows 7 Professional 4.03%
Windows 10 Enterprise 2.36%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.17%
  United Kingdom 4.54%
  France 3.96%
  Netherlands 2.90%
  Germany 2.61%
  Italy 2.32%
  Australia 1.35%
  Canada 0.87%
  Austria 0.77%
  Singapore 0.68%
  Spain 0.68%
  Norway 0.58%
  South Africa 0.48%
  DK 0.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.31%
Dell 22.80%
ASUS 11.14%
Acer 9.84%
Lenovo 5.44%
MSI 3.89%
Toshiba 2.85%
Medion 2.07%
Samsung 1.81%
Alienware 1.55%
Apple 1.55%
Common models
ASUS All Series 17.14%
HP HP Notebook 3.27%
Dell XPS 8700 2.86%
Dell XPS 8900 2.04%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook ... 2.04%
HP HP ENVY Notebook 1.63%

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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