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Should I remove Stardock WindowFX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,785
United States Rank #12,109
Reach 0.0152%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.00 days
379.54 days >
Average installed length: 199.42 days


6.03 10.70%
6.02 25.08%
6.01 1.34%
6.00 14.38%
5.15 44.48%
5.12 4.01%

Other programs by Stardock

Stardock WindowFX


Stardock WindowFX is a program developed by Stardock. The most used version is 5.15, 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 windowfxconfig.exe. The software installer includes 25 files and is usually about 26.61 MB (27,906,189 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 65% of users of Stardock WindowFX come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowFX4
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowFX4\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowFX4\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 26.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stardock WindowFX

Program executable:windowfxconfig.exe
Name:Stardock WindowFX 5
WindowFX 5 Configuration app
Path:C:\Program Files\stardock\object desktop\windowfx4\windowfxconfig.exe
Additional files:
  • DeElevate.exe - DeElevate Application (De-elevation tool)
  • DeElevate64.exe
  • wfx4.dll - WindowFX support dll (WindowFX Support DLL)
  • wfx4_64.dll
  • WindowFXSRV.exe - Stardock WindowFX (WindowFX Service. Part of Stardock WindowFX 5 Do not redistribute)
  • SDDLC.dll - Stardock SDDLC (SDDLC)
  • ReactorActivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • sdactivate.exe
  • SdAppServices.dll - Stardock Application Services
  • Stardock.ApplicationServices.dll - Stardock.ApplicationServices
  • wfx32.exe - Stardock WindowFX 5 (Stardock WindowFX 5 Helper Process)
  • wfx64.exe
  • SasUpgrade.exe - Sas License Upgrade
  • SdDisplay.exe - SdDisplay
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • D3DCompiler_41.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dx10_41.dll (by Microsoft) - Direct3D 10.1 Extensions
  • DeElevator.dll
  • DeElevator64.dll
  • lua5.1.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • WindowFXSRV.exe runs as a service named 'Stardock WindowFX' (WindowFX) "Stardock WindowFX Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:796 KB
21.09 MB average
User CPU:0.00353927%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:264
8,062,084 average

How do I remove Stardock WindowFX?

You can uninstall Stardock WindowFX 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 WindowFX, 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 WindowFX.

Win 10 74%
Win 7 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 73.75%
Windows 7 26.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 22.74%
Windows 10 Home 17.06%
Windows 8.1 11.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.37%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.03%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.08%
  United Kingdom 4.27%
  Germany 4.02%
  France 2.51%
  Italy 2.51%
  Australia 2.01%
  Netherlands 2.01%
  Canada 1.76%
  MA 1.26%
  Russia 1.01%
  India 1.01%
  Mexico 1.01%
  DZ 1.01%
  IQ 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.76%
Dell 23.57%
ASUS 10.83%
Acer 7.64%
Lenovo 7.01%
Toshiba 5.73%
MSI 5.10%
Alienware 1.91%
Intel 0.64%
Medion 0.64%
Common models
ASUS All Series 16.89%
Dell XPS 8700 4.05%
Dell XPS 8500 2.70%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 2.03%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.03%
Gigabyte Z87M-D3H 1.35%

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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