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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,982
United States Rank #18,888
Reach 0.0099%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.23 days
832.77 days >
Average installed length: 437.56 days


1.1 9.18%
1.0 90.82%

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The Movies

What is The Movies?

This is an interactive entertainment video game published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a distributor of PC viedo games.

About  (from Activision)

Imagine you could make any movie you wanted to. Imagine you could pluck someone from obscurity and turn them into a superstar. Imagine you had control of an entire movie studio, competing with other studios to create box office hits and predicting what audiences want—from epic action films to campy B-movies. With The M...  Read more


The Movies is a software program developed by Activision. The most common release is 1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named StarMaker.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 1.96 MB (2,052,004 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 48% of users of The Movies come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.activision.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lionhead Studios Ltd\The Movies\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\Driver\9\INTEL3~1\IDriver.exe /M{0556F885-2415-4666-B53E-33727E46AEA1} /l1033
Estimated size: 1.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Movies

Program executable:StarMaker.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Lionhead Studios Ltd\The Movies\StarMaker.exe
Additional files:
  • MoviesSE.exe (by Lionhead Studios Limited)
  • Movies.exe (by Lionhead Studios Limited)
  • StarMaker.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Movies.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB75B204-AACD-4649-A7BF-E7A75CB1263D}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove The Movies?

You can uninstall The Movies 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 The Movies(TM), 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 The Movies.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.12%
Windows 10 28.57%
Windows Vista 9.69%
Windows XP 5.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.71%
Windows 8.1 11.22%
Windows 7 Professional 10.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.20%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.16%
Windows 10 Home 6.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.92%
  United Kingdom 10.83%
  Germany 5.42%
  France 3.75%
  Sweden 3.75%
  Canada 3.33%
  Australia 2.92%
  Italy 2.50%
  Brazil 1.67%
  DK 1.25%
  Greece 1.25%
  Malaysia 1.25%
  South Africa 1.25%
  Switzerland 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 18.55%
Dell 16.94%
ASUS 12.90%
Lenovo 5.65%
Samsung 4.03%
MSI 3.23%
Toshiba 2.42%
Sahara 1.61%
Sony 1.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.55%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.64%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.73%
ASUS All Series 1.82%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 1.82%

About Activision

Activision is a video game publisher, majority owned by French conglomerate Vivendi SA.
Publisher URL: www.activision.com/corp/index.html


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