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Should I remove Styler?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,286
United States Rank #29,355
Reach 0.0107%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.76 days
140.43 days >
Average installed length: 73.78 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%



Styler is a program developed by ta2027. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 1.16 MB (1,212,928 bytes). wyupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows XP. While about 21% of users of Styler come from the United States, it is also popular in Poland and India.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\alky for applications\libraries
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E9ECF354-2422-4FDB-9ABF-D8ADAC0EF941}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Styler

  • vadvapi32.dll - Alky for Applications (Advanced Windows 32 Base API)
  • vd3d9.dll - Microsoft Direct3D
  • vduser.dll - Windows DirectUser Engine
  • vdwmapi.dll - Microsoft Desktop Window Manager API
  • vgdiplus.dll - GDI+ Client DLL
  • viphlpapi.dll - IP Helper API
  • vkernel32.dll - Windows NT BASE API Client DLL
  • vmsdrm.dll - Windows Rights Management client
  • vmsvcrt.dll - Windows NT CRT DLL
  • vnetapi32.dll - Net Win32 API DLL
  • vntdll.dll - NT Layer DLL
  • vpropsys.dll - Microsoft Property System
  • vshell32.dll - Windows Shell Common Dll
  • vslc.dll - Software Licensing Client Dll
  • vuser32.dll - Multi-User Windows USER API Client DLL
  • vuxtheme.dll - Microsoft UxTheme Library
  • vwlanutil.dll - Windows Wireless LAN 802.11 Utility DLL
  • vcomctl32.dll
  • slimdrivers.exe (by SlimWare Utilities) - SlimDrivers
  • tweetdeck.exe (by Twitter) - TweetDeck by Twitter
  • vclasses.dll
  • vshellext.dll - Alky Shell Extension Library
  • wyupdate.exe (by wyDay) - wyUpdate

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • slimdrivers.exe is scheduled as a task named 'slimdrivers'.
  • tweetdeck.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C8CD84F4-7B07-4F1E-9AD4-01359824AC63}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • slimdrivers.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DriverUpdate Startup.
Startup File (User Run)
  • slimdrivers.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SlimDrivers' and executes as "C:\Program Files\SlimDrivers\SlimDrivers.exe" -boot.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • tweetdeck.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TweetDeck' which loads as C:\Program Files\Twitter\TweetDeck\TweetDeck.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.18 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0099287111%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00154640%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00838231%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,158,736
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:53 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:159 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Styler?

You can uninstall Styler 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 Styler, 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 Styler.

Win XP 94%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 98.10%
Windows 7 1.43%
Windows Vista 0.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 99.04%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.48%
Windows 7 Home Premium 0.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.46%
  Poland 5.48%
  India 5.02%
  Indonesia 4.11%
  Romania 4.11%
  Germany 4.11%
  Egypt 3.65%
  United Kingdom 3.65%
  MA 2.74%
  RS 2.74%
  Philippines 2.74%
  Spain 2.74%
  Mexico 2.28%
  Malaysia 2.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.67%
Intel 14.29%
American Megatrends 10.48%
Hewlett-Packard 7.62%
Acer 6.67%
Sahara 2.86%
Compaq 1.90%
Lenovo 1.90%
Samsung 1.90%
Toshiba 1.90%
Common models
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 4.31%
Dell Computer OptiPlex GX... 1.72%
Dell Latitude D610 1.72%


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