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7% remove it93% keep it
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Stardock Tweak7


Stardock Tweak7 is a software program developed by Stardock. 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. The primary executable is named tweak7.exe. The setup package generally installs about 50 files and is usually about 6.19 MB (6,492,119 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 83% of users of Stardock Tweak7 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\Tweak7
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\Tweak7\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\Tweak7\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 6.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stardock Tweak7

Program executable:tweak7.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\stardock\object desktop\tweak7\tweak7.exe
Additional files:
  • wbhelp2.dll - WindowBlinds for Win32 x86 machines (WindowBlinds Helper DLL)
  • wbocx32.ocx - WindowBlinds : DirectSkin
  • SDActivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • tv_post.exe - WindowBlinds
  • Interop.WINSATLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WINSATLib'.
  • Interop.MinActiveDS.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ActiveDs'.
  • Interop.WBOCXLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WBOCXLib'.
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • ShellLink.dll (by vbAccellerator) - Tweak7 (ShellLink)
  • AxInterop.WBOCXLib.dll
  • lua5.1.dll
  • Tweak7.XmlSerializers.dll
  • 32Set.exe
  • Activate.exe
  • Allen's Hummingbird.docx
  • cache.dll
  • CFXHelper.dll
  • common.dll - IconPackager for Object Desktop (IconPackager Required Component)
  • common64.dll
  • core.dll
  • D3DCompiler_41.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dx10_41.dll (by Microsoft) - Direct3D 10.1 Extensions
  • D3DX9_41.dll - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • Decor8.exe - Stardock Decor8 (Decor8)
  • Decor8_2.exe
  • Decor8_2_32.exe
  • Decor8_32.dll - Start screen background changer for Windows 8
  • Decor8_64.dll
  • Decor8_64.exe
  • Decor8Config.exe - Stardock Decor8 Configuration Utility
  • Decor8Srv.exe - Stardock Decor8 Service
  • DeElevate.exe - DeElevate Application (De-elevation tool)
  • DeElevate64.exe
  • DeElevator.dll
  • DeElevator64.dll
  • ExplorerRestart32.dll - Stardock MyColors
  • ExplorerRestart64.dll
  • extracticon.dll - ExtractIcon Dynamic Link Library (ExtractIcon DLL)
  • extracticon64.dll
  • GadgetLoad.exe - GadgetLoad Application (GadgetLoad MFC Application)
  • GadgetLoad64.exe
  • IconExplorer.exe - IconPackager for ObjectDesktop (IconPackager Explorer)
  • IconPackager.exe - IconPackager
  • iconupscale.dll - IconUpscale Dynamic Link Library (IconUpscale DLL)
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (ICSharpCode.SharpZipLibrary)
  • images.dll
  • inetconfig.dll - Internet Configuration (Stardock Required Component)
  • iprepair.dll - IconPackager Repair Module
  • LiveApply64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • Decor8Srv.exe runs as a service named 'Decor8' (Decor8) "Stardock Decor8 Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:534.67 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001298041%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00010418%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002562%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,031
8,062,084 average
Memory:458 KB
Total CPU:0.0000451146%
Kernel CPU:0.00003843%
User CPU:0.00000668%
CPU cycles/sec:552

How do I remove Stardock Tweak7?

You can uninstall Stardock Tweak7 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 Tweak7, 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 Tweak7.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 10 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.09%
Windows 7 Professional 19.77%
Windows 8 6.98%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 5.81%
Windows 10 Pro 2.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.61%
  France 2.61%
  Canada 2.61%
  United Kingdom 2.61%
  Belgium 1.74%
  Netherlands 1.74%
  DK 1.74%
  Chile 0.87%
  Norway 0.87%
  Australia 0.87%
  Mexico 0.87%
  NA 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.96%
Hewlett-Packard 20.75%
Acer 15.09%
ASUS 7.55%
Lenovo 5.66%
Samsung 1.89%
Medion 1.89%
Common models
ASUSTeK CM6870 7.14%
Gigabyte Z87M-D3H 5.71%
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H 2.86%
ASUS All Series 2.86%
LENOVO 255547U 2.86%
ASUSTeK ET2400IGTS-H61 2.86%

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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