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Stardock WindowFX

What is Stardock WindowFX?  (from Stardock)

WindowFX allows Windows 2003/XP users to add a host of special effects and enhancements to their windows. WindowFX features include: true shadows under windows, transition effects for minimizing, maximizing, closing, and opening windows. Transparency effects, the ability to have large icons on the desktop while having ...  Read more


Stardock WindowFX 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 setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 23 MB (24,117,826 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com/products/windowfx
Help link: www.stardock.com/products/windowfx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\WindowFX
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{54606994-A8E9-4108-86EB-D7147BF30558}\windowfx5_setup.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stardock WindowFX

  • 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)
  • sdactivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • wfx32.exe - Stardock WindowFX 5 (Stardock WindowFX 5 Helper Process)
  • wfx64.exe
  • WindowFXConfig.exe - WindowFX 5 Configuration app
  • SDDLC.dll
  • D3DCompiler_41.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dx10_41.dll (by Microsoft) - Direct3D 10.1 Extensions

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • WindowFXSRV.exe runs as a service named '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
Memory:2 MB
CPU cycles/sec:4,762,781
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes

How do I remove Stardock WindowFX?

Quickly and completely remove Stardock WindowFX from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

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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