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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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1.TH8RS.2018 6.25%
1.TH8RS.2015 56.25%
1.TH8RS.2014 31.25%
1.TH8RS.2011 6.25%

TH8 RS Shifter


TH8 RS Shifter is a software program developed by Thrustmaster. The most common release is 1.th8rs.2015, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 6 files and is usually about 4.17 MB (4,374,500 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 43% of users of TH8 RS Shifter come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.thrustmaster.com
Help link: ts.thrustmaster.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Thrustmaster\TH8 RS Shifter
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{62844C31-8F0A-4417-A944-08CFEE574C3F}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 4.17 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TH8 RS Shifter

  • tmInstallHelper.exe - Thrustmaster® Install Service Helper
  • DIFxAPI.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • DInstTH8RS.exe (by Guillemot) - Thrustmaster TH8 RS Shifter (Drivers Installation tool)
  • tmSHInstall.exe - Thrustmaster® Shifter Install Service
  • WdfCoInstaller01009.dll (by Microsoft) - WDF Coinstaller

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • tmSHInstall.exe runs as a service named 'Thrustmaster Shifter Device Driver Installer' (tmSHInstall) "Thrustmaster Shifter Device Driver Installer.".

How do I remove TH8 RS Shifter?

You can uninstall TH8 RS Shifter 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 TH8 RS Shifter, 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 TH8 RS Shifter.

Win 10 81%
Win 7 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 81.25%
Windows 7 18.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 34.38%
Windows 10 Pro 15.63%
Windows 8.1 Pro 15.63%
Windows 8.1 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.38%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.48%
  Germany 10.87%
  Italy 10.87%
  France 8.70%
  United Kingdom 6.52%
  Sweden 4.35%
  Hong Kong 2.17%
  Finland 2.17%
  Austria 2.17%
  Netherlands 2.17%
  Canada 2.17%
  Hungary 2.17%
  BG 2.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.22%
ASUS 22.22%
Intel 11.11%
American Megatrends 11.11%
Toshiba 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard 11.11%
Acer 11.11%
Common models
ASUS All Series 25.00%
MSI MS-7885 10.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L670 5.00%
Acer Aspire V5-471 5.00%
MSI MS-7917 5.00%


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