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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,892
United States Rank #14,538
Reach 0.0092%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.07 days
127.64 days >
Average installed length: 67.06 days


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Stardock Theme Manager

What is Stardock Theme Manager?  (from Stardock)

Control the OVER ALL look of your Windows computer with Theme Manager. Manage all your skins, themes, wallpapers, icons, etc. from a single interface. You can even mix and match them together to create full blown suites! Theme Manager is a front end that seamlessly works with your other desktop enhancements to apply sk...  Read more


Stardock Theme Manager is a program developed by Stardock. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is thememgr.exe. The software installer includes 32 files and is usually about 12.49 MB (13,093,731 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 77% of users of Stardock Theme Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com/products/thememanager
Help link: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\ThemeManager
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stardock\ThemeManager\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Stardock\ThemeManager\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 12.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stardock Theme Manager

Program executable:thememgr.exe
Name:Theme Manager for Object Desktop
Theme Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\stardock\thememanager\thememgr.exe
Additional files:
  • skin.dll - Theme Manager Component for Object Desktop (Theme Manager Component)
  • inetconfig.dll - Internet Configuration (Stardock Required Component)
  • sdczip.dll - Stardock Central Zip
  • ExplorerRestart32.dll - Stardock MyColors
  • ExplorerRestart64.dll
  • extracticon.dll - ExtractIcon Dynamic Link Library (ExtractIcon DLL)
  • GadgetLoad.exe - GadgetLoad Application (GadgetLoad MFC Application)
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • GadgetLoad64.exe
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • CFXHelper.dll
  • images.dll
  • LiveApply64.exe
  • LiveFolders.exe
  • LiveFolders64.exe
  • lua5.1.dll
  • Activate.exe - Activate (Stardock Product Activation)
  • cache.dll
  • common.dll - IconPackager for Object Desktop (IconPackager Required Component)
  • DeElevator.dll
  • DeElevator64.dll
  • IconExplorer.exe - IconPackager for ObjectDesktop (IconPackager Explorer)
  • IconPackager.exe - IconPackager
  • iconupscale.dll - IconUpscale Dynamic Link Library (IconUpscale DLL)
  • ip_post.exe - WindowBlinds
  • iprepair.dll - IconPackager Repair Module
  • random.exe
  • shellext.dll - IconPackager Shell Extension
  • UninstHelper.exe - Impulse (Add/Remove Programs Helper)
  • vcredist_x64.exe (by Microsoft) - Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shellext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'IconPackager' with a class of {2CF9036B-F720-425F-918C-03A336A65FC4}.

How do I remove Stardock Theme Manager?

You can uninstall Stardock Theme 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 Theme 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 Theme Manager.

Win 10 79%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 78.57%
Windows 7 21.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 21.55%
Windows 10 Pro 21.55%
Windows 8.1 13.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.60%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 9.39%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.64%
  Australia 3.28%
  Germany 2.87%
  United Kingdom 2.87%
  Netherlands 2.87%
  France 2.46%
  Belgium 1.23%
  Canada 1.23%
  DK 1.23%
  Brazil 0.82%
  Norway 0.82%
  Chile 0.41%
  Finland 0.41%
  Greece 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.30%
Dell 19.19%
Acer 9.09%
ASUS 8.08%
MSI 7.07%
Toshiba 6.06%
Lenovo 3.03%
Sony 3.03%
Alienware 3.03%
Apple 2.02%
Intel 2.02%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.12%
Dell XPS 8700 3.03%
Gigabyte Z87M-D3H 3.03%
Hewlett-Packard 810-370st 2.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite C75D-B 2.27%
Dell XPS 8500 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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