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Should I remove Stardock ShadowFX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,890
United States Rank #17,424
Reach 0.0071%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.07 days
79.54 days >
Average installed length: 41.79 days


1.21 8.57%
1.20 7.86%
1.12 22.14%
1.11 17.86%
1.1 7.14%
1.00 36.43%

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Stardock ShadowFX


Stardock ShadowFX is a program developed by Stardock. The most used version is 1.00, 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. The main program executable is shadowfxconfig.exe. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 9.88 MB (10,356,523 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 10. While about 70% of users of Stardock ShadowFX come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\ShadowFX
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stardock\ShadowFX\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Stardock\ShadowFX\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 9.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stardock ShadowFX

Program executable:shadowfxconfig.exe
Name:Stardock ShadowFX
Stardock ShadowFX Configuration Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\stardock\shadowfx\shadowfxconfig.exe
Additional files:
  • SasUpgrade.exe - Stardock Application Services (Sas License Upgrade)
  • SdAppServices.dll
  • SdDisplay.exe - SdDisplay
  • SdPacker.exe - Sas File Packer
  • Stardock.ApplicationServices.dll - Stardock.ApplicationServices
  • DeElevate.exe - DeElevate Application (De-elevation tool)
  • DeElevate64.exe
  • ExtractSFXTheme.exe - Stardock ShadowFX (Stardock ShadowFX Theme Extractor)
  • ShadowFX.exe - ShadowFX
  • ShadowFX_32.dll
  • ShadowFX_64.dll
  • ShadowFX_64.exe
  • ShadowFXSrv.exe - Stardock ShadowFX Service
  • lua5.1.dll (by Lua.org) - Lua - The Programming Language (Lua Language Run Time)
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ShadowFXSrv.exe runs as a service named 'Stardock ShadowFX' (ShadowFX) "Stardock ShadowFX Service".

How do I remove Stardock ShadowFX?

You can uninstall Stardock ShadowFX 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 ShadowFX, 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 ShadowFX.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.59%
  United Kingdom 5.67%
  Netherlands 3.61%
  Australia 3.09%
  Germany 2.58%
  DK 2.58%
  France 2.06%
  Spain 1.55%
  Canada 1.55%
  Turkey 1.03%
  Italy 1.03%
  Hong Kong 0.52%
  Singapore 0.52%
  Taiwan 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.04%
Dell 21.52%
Acer 7.59%
Lenovo 6.33%
MSI 3.80%
ASUS 3.80%
Intel 3.80%
Alienware 2.53%
Medion 2.53%
Toshiba 2.53%
Sony 2.53%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.62%
Dell XPS 8700 6.19%
MEDION X681X 1.77%
MSI MS-7845 1.77%
LENOVO 20C6003VSP 1.77%
Dell Dell DM061 1.77%

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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