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6% remove it94% keep it
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United States Rank #16,408
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SunsetScreen is a program developed by Skytopia. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is SunsetScreen.exe. The software installer includes 43 files and is usually about 733.79 KB (751,403 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 54% of users of SunsetScreen come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.skytopia.com/software/sunsetscreen
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SunsetScreen
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files3\InstallMate\{155DF28A-39B0-4447-BA5F-4347AC6A3197}\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 733.79 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SunsetScreen

Program executable:SunsetScreen.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\SunsetScreen\SunsetScreen.exe
Additional files:
  • SunsetScreen.exe (by Daniel White) - SunsetScreen
  • 7zxa.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Extracting Plugin)
  • AssetLibrary.dll (by TechSmith) - Camtasia Studio (Camtasia Studio Asset Library utility DLL)
  • axvlc.dll (by VideoLAN) - VLC Web Plugin (VLC media player (Activex Plugin))
  • CamMenuMaker.exe (by TechSmith) - Camtasia MenuMaker Author
  • CamMenuMakerRes.dll - Camtasia MenuMaker Author Resources
  • CamMenuPlayer.exe - Camtasia MenuMaker Player
  • CamPlay.exe - Camtasia Player
  • CamRecorder.exe - Camtasia Recorder
  • CamrecShellExt.dll - Camtasia Studio Shell Extension
  • CamrecShellExtRes.dll
  • CamtasiaFilters.dll - Camtasia Studio DirectShow Filters
  • CamtasiaOfficeAddin.dll - Camtasia Studio PowerPoint Add-In
  • CamtasiaOfficeAddinRes.dll - Camtasia Studio PowerPoint Add-In Resource DLL
  • CamtasiaStudio.exe
  • CamtasiaStudioRes.dll - Camtasia Studio Resources
  • ConsumerRestoration_Win32.dll
  • CSMediaLib.dll
  • CSMediaLibParser.dll
  • CSMediaLibTools.dll
  • CSMetricsAPI.dll - Camtasia Studio usage metrics library
  • CSRenderLib.dll
  • CSWaveformLib.dll
  • D3DX9_42.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D 9 Extensions)
  • EditorInterop.dll
  • Google.GData.Client.dll (by Google) - Google GData Client Libraries (Google Data API Core Library)
  • Google.GData.Extensions.dll (by Google) - Google Data API Extensions Library
  • Google.GData.YouTube.dll - Google Data API YouTube Library
  • KeyValidation.dll - KeyValidation (TechSmith.KeyValidation)
  • libvlc.dll (by VideoLAN) - VLC media player
  • libvlccore.dll
  • npvlc.dll - VLC media player Web Plugin
  • Rar.exe (by Alexander Roshal) - WinRAR (Command line RAR)
  • RarExt.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - WinRAR shell extension
  • RarExt64.dll
  • SunsetScreena.exe (by Daniel White)
  • UNACEV2.DLL (by ACE Compression Software) - UNACE - freeware ACE extraction component (UNACE Dynamic Link Library)
  • uninstall.exe
  • UnRAR.exe
  • vlc.exe
  • vlc-cache-gen.exe
  • WinRAR.exe - WinRAR archiver

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • vlc.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'VideoLANMedia' with the ProgID of 'VideoLAN.Autorun' and the action verb 'playmedia.
2 Context Menu Handlers
  • RarExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR32' with a class of {B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.
  • RarExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR' with a class of {B41DB860-64E4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • npvlc.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npvlc.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npvlc.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@videolan.org/vlc,version=3.0.3' with a plugin key of '@videolan.org/vlc,version=3.0.3' for all users of the PC.
5 Scheduled Tasks
  • CamtasiaStudio.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A58B4846-E6DA-4BC6-B042-0E8B046CD122}' (runs on registration).
  • CamRecorder.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2B16EA8F-632B-4946-8D28-ABC651A07209}' (runs on registration).
  • vlc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8F3DB88-3003-432E-824A-27C7DF195465}' (runs on registration).
  • SunsetScreen.exe is scheduled as a task named 'sunset' (runs daily at 7:10 PM).
  • vlc-cache-gen.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{91E40639-BF44-44F4-8525-83A23A6C88EB}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SunsetScreen.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SunsetScreen_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-2714785967-2687626376-2600214714-1001.
  • vlc.exe runs as a service named 'VLC media player' (VLC media player).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • SunsetScreen.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SunsetScreen' and executes as C:\Program Files\SunsetScreen\SunsetScreen.exe /hidewindow.
  • SunsetScreena.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SunsetScreen' and executes as C:\Program Files\SunsetScreen\SunsetScreen.exe /hidewindow.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • vlc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe'.

How do I remove SunsetScreen?

You can uninstall SunsetScreen 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 SunsetScreen, 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 SunsetScreen.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by SunsetScreen you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 10 58%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 57.80%
Windows 7 39.45%
Windows XP 2.29%
Windows Vista 0.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 21.20%
Windows 10 Pro 15.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.75%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.75%
Windows 8.1 8.76%
Windows 7 Professional 7.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.74%
  United Kingdom 8.90%
  Germany 3.91%
  France 3.56%
  DZ 3.56%
  MA 3.20%
  Egypt 2.85%
  Italy 2.85%
  IQ 1.78%
  Canada 1.78%
  Spain 1.42%
  TN 1.07%
  Australia 1.07%
  Greece 1.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.13%
Acer 22.66%
Dell 14.84%
ASUS 7.03%
Lenovo 6.25%
Toshiba 6.25%
Samsung 3.13%
Intel 3.13%
MSI 1.56%
Compaq 0.78%
Common models
HPE-400f 4.13%
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 2.48%
ASUS All Series 2.48%
Gigabyte Z97P-D3 1.65%
MSI MS-7817 1.65%
LENOVO HuronRiver Platfor... 1.65%


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