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Should I remove Stora Desktop Applications?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,131
United States Rank #19,823
Reach 0.0150%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 265.97 days
1063.28 days >
Average installed length: 558.67 days


1.4.4 41.90%
1.4.2 0.48% 13.33% 1.90% 42.38%

Stora Desktop Applications


Stora Desktop Applications is a program developed by Axentra. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 50 files and is usually about 41.58 MB (43,597,685 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 31% of users of Stora Desktop Applications come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.axentra.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\Stora Desktop Applications\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{D323C27E-5DB7-4EE6-B75D-35C0F4D3FABD}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 41.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stora Desktop Applications

  • AxentraPicturesWizard.exe - Axentra QuickConnect (HipServ Pictures Wizard)
  • AxentraSmartShortcut.exe - HipServ SmartShortcut
  • HipServAgent.exe - HipServAgent Application
  • hpwRES.dll
  • hsagentRES.dll
  • smrtshrtctRES.dll
  • DesktopMirror.exe - Desktop Mirror

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • AxentraPicturesWizard.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'AxentraUploadPicturesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'Axentra.UploadPictures' and the action verb 'upload.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HipServAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HipServ Agent' which loads as C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\Stora Desktop Applications\HipServAgent\HipServAgent.exe.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • HipServAgent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\Stora Desktop Applications\HipServAgent\HipServAgent.exe'.
  • AxentraSmartShortcut.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\Stora Desktop Applications\QuickConnect\AxentraSmartShortcut.exe'.
  • AxentraPicturesWizard.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\Stora Desktop Applications\QuickConnect\AxentraPicturesWizard.exe'.
  • DesktopMirror.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\Stora Desktop Applications\DesktopMirror\DesktopMirror.exe'.

How do I remove Stora Desktop Applications?

Quickly and completely remove Stora Desktop Applications from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Stora Desktop Applications 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 Stora Desktop Applications, 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 Stora Desktop Applications.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.95%
Windows 8 30.95%
Windows XP 6.19%
Windows Vista 1.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.81%
Windows 7 Professional 15.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.98%
Windows 8.1 8.65%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.17%
  United Kingdom 15.15%
  Australia 10.39%
  Italy 7.79%
  Sweden 6.49%
  Netherlands 6.06%
  Germany 4.33%
  France 3.90%
  DK 3.03%
  Canada 2.60%
  Norway 1.73%
  Finland 1.30%
  Belgium 0.87%
  Switzerland 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.64%
Dell 21.37%
Acer 15.38%
ASUS 9.40%
Lenovo 5.98%
Medion 5.98%
Toshiba 5.13%
Intel 3.42%
Sony 2.56%
Samsung 0.85%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 1.83%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.83%
MSI MS-7593 1.83%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.83%
ASUSTeK CM1730/CM1830 1.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.83%


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