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Should I remove Stardock Object Desktop Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,568
United States Rank #8,838
Reach 0.0222%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.19 days
94.18 days >
Average installed length: 49.48 days


3.91 0.69%
3.38 18.76%
3.36 10.30%
3.34 10.07%
3.33 6.64%

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Stardock Object Desktop Manager


Stardock Object Desktop Manager is a program developed by Stardock. The most used version is 3.38, with over 34% of all installations currently using this version. 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 objectdesktopmanager.exe. The software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 8.79 MB (9,218,350 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 76% of users of Stardock Object Desktop Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Stardock\ObjectDesktop
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Stardock\ObjectDesktop\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Stardock\ObjectDesktop\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 8.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stardock Object Desktop Manager

Program executable:objectdesktopmanager.exe
Name:Object Desktop Manager
Additional files:
  • SasUpgrade.exe - Stardock Application Services (Sas License Upgrade)
  • SdAppServices.dll
  • SdPacker.exe - Sas File Packer
  • DeElevate.exe - DeElevate Application (De-elevation tool)
  • DeElevate64.exe
  • sdActivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • lua5.1.dll (by Lua.org) - Lua - The Programming Language (Lua Language Run Time)
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by GitHub Community) - Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler
  • ObjectDesktopManager.Common.dll - ObjectDesktopManager.Common
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • DeElevator.dll
  • DeElevator64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ObjectDesktopManager.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Object Desktop-S-1-5-21-1795278676-2257167380-859524525-1001' (runs daily at 2:38 AM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • ObjectDesktopManager.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Object Desktop' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Stardock\ObjectDesktop\ObjectDesktopManager.exe".

How do I remove Stardock Object Desktop Manager?

You can uninstall Stardock Object Desktop Manager 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 Object Desktop Manager, 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 Object Desktop Manager.

Win 10 82%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 81.92%
Windows 7 17.62%
Windows Vista 0.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 20.87%
Windows 10 Home 16.28%
Windows 8.1 13.76%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.39%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 10.78%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.85%
  United Kingdom 5.44%
  Germany 2.72%
  Netherlands 2.38%
  Canada 2.38%
  Australia 2.04%
  France 1.53%
  Belgium 1.36%
  Brazil 0.51%
  DK 0.51%
  Taiwan 0.34%
  Switzerland 0.34%
  Finland 0.34%
  Sweden 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.75%
Dell 22.75%
ASUS 11.16%
Acer 9.44%
Lenovo 7.30%
Toshiba 6.87%
MSI 3.86%
Intel 1.72%
Sony 1.29%
Alienware 1.29%
Medion 1.29%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.77%
Dell XPS 8700 3.72%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.66%
Dell XPS 8500 2.13%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.13%
Gateway DX4380G 1.60%

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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