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Should I remove The Santa Claus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #49,177
United States Rank #41,472
Reach 0.0015%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 283.50 days
919.20 days >
Average installed length: 482.97 days


1.0.2 100.00%

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The Santa Claus

What is The Santa Claus?

The Santa Claus is installed with the InstallIQ software bundler which is an install manager that will perform the installation of the desired software and will make recommendations for additional advertising supported or other 3rd party software that may include toolbars, browser add-ons, security programs, and other types of programs. Although you are not required to install any additional software, you need to manually uncheck the additional software bundled or it will be installed on your PC. Uninstalling the screensaver will not automatically removed the bundled software.

About  (from W3i)

It's Santa Claus' big night. Watch as the 3D sleigh and reindeers fly through the snowy skies over mountains and rooftops to land on a snowy roof. Santa slips inside to a delightful, cozy family room with a roaring fireplace and decorated tree. Santa leaves his glittering gifts and is off. The picturesque, snowy window...  Read more


The primary executable is named settings.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package is about 33.61 MB (35,240,019 bytes) when donwloaded.
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
The Santa Claus has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.freeze.com
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\W3i, LLC\The Santa Claus\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{DFC1C1E5-E94A-49E0-A40D-EF67F2DC99AA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 33.61 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by The Santa Claus

Program executable:settings.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\W3i, LLC\The Santa Claus\settings.exe
Additional files:
  • ptest.exe

How do I remove The Santa Claus?

You can uninstall The Santa Claus 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 Santa Claus, 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 Santa Claus.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 10 3%
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.74%
Windows Vista 19.35%
Windows XP 9.68%
Windows 10 3.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.41%
  Germany 28.21%
  Belgium 5.13%
  Finland 2.56%
  Hungary 2.56%
  Lebanon 2.56%
  PR 2.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 32.14%
Dell 21.43%
Hewlett-Packard 17.86%
Medion 10.71%
Toshiba 3.57%
Samsung 3.57%
Intel 3.57%
American Megatrends 3.57%
ASUS 3.57%
Common models
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Samsung RV420/RV520/RV720... 3.85%
Packard Bell ixtreme M585... 3.85%
Packard Bell EasyNote LM8... 3.85%
O.E.M O.E.M 3.85%
MSI MS-7519 3.85%

About W3i

W3i developes a product called InstallIQ that allows software publishers montize software distribution by co-installed bundled software as well as interapp advertising.
Publisher URL: www.w3i.com


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