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Should I remove Stardock Impulse?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,655
United States Rank #23,105
Reach 0.0043%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.01 days
678.75 days >
Average installed length: 356.63 days

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Stardock Impulse

What is Stardock Impulse?

Impulse is a digital distribution and multiplayer platform. Impulse helps users purchase and download software. Purchases are tied to an account on GameStop's servers, and can be downloaded from anywhere that allows the use of the Impulse client. Impulse allows users to install, update (when desired) and uninstall the software tied to a user's account. Users who purchase Impulse-supported games at retail stores can download the client and install previously purchased software on their computers without the original disc after registration of the game.


The main program executable is shareware.exe. The software installer includes 11 files.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com
Help link: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\APPS\StardockImpulse\
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{2C0895CF-C7CF-4FF0-B3B8-C0518C9E3418}\shareware.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE

Program filesFiles installed by Stardock Impulse

Program executable:shareware.exe
Additional files:
  • MyDockClose.exe - ImpulseDock Shutdown Utility
  • CleanImpulse.exe - Stardock Impulse (Impulse Cleaner)
  • Impulse.exe
  • ImpulseSelfRefresh.exe - Impulse Client SelfUpdater
  • ImpulseNow.exe - Impulse Now
  • Activate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • SDActivate.exe - Stardock Product Activation
  • ImpulseMini.exe - Impulse (Impulse Stub)
  • UninstHelper.exe - Add/Remove Programs Helper
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • BootSkin.exe - BootSkinVista

How do I remove Stardock Impulse?

You can uninstall Stardock Impulse 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 Impulse, 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 Impulse.

Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 41.67%
Windows Vista 39.29%
Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 10 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 34.94%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.64%
Windows 10 Home 2.41%
Windows 7 Professional 2.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.38%
  Germany 6.90%
  Belgium 5.17%
  United Kingdom 4.31%
  Spain 2.59%
  Netherlands 1.72%
  Vietnam 1.72%
  Argentina 0.86%
  Austria 0.86%
  Canada 0.86%
  Czech Republic 0.86%
  DK 0.86%
  Indonesia 0.86%
  Italy 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Dell 24.49%
Acer 16.33%
Medion 4.08%
Sony 4.08%
Toshiba 4.08%
Gateway 4.08%
ASUS 2.04%
Alienware 2.04%
American Megatrends 2.04%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 3.03%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite P300 1.52%
TOSHIBA Satellite C875 1.52%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C850-13... 1.52%

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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