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Should I remove Universe?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0012%


1.2.0 CE 76.47%
1.1.1 CE 23.53%


What is Universe?  (from Red Giant Software)

The universe library of tools is continuously growing—new effects and transitions are added regularly. There are currently 50 tools. Every tool in Universe’s library of effects and transitions is GPU-accelerated, making them super-fast. The entire Universe library of tools works across host applications like Premiere...  Read more


Universe is a program developed by Red Giant Software. The most used version is 1.2.0 ce, 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 software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 522.72 KB (535,268 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 32% of users of Universe come from the United States, it is also popular in Vietnam and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.redgiant.com/store/universe
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Red Giant Link\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Red Giant Link\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 522.72 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Universe

  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • Red Giant Link.exe - Red Giant Link
  • wxbase294u_net_vc90.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxbase294u_vc90.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • wxmsw294u_adv_vc90.dll
  • wxmsw294u_core_vc90.dll
  • wxmsw294u_html_vc90.dll
  • pywintypes27.dll - PyWin32
  • python27.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • w9xpopen.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Red Giant Link.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Red Giant Link' (runs monthly on Thursdays at 06:16).

How do I remove Universe?

Quickly and completely remove Universe from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Universe 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Universe, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Universe.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 6%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.82%
Windows 8 41.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 41.18%
Windows 8.1 Pro 17.65%
Windows 8.1 17.65%
Windows 7 Professional 11.76%
Windows 8 5.88%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.82%
  Vietnam 9.09%
  Belgium 9.09%
  Taiwan 4.55%
  France 4.55%
  Switzerland 4.55%
  RS 4.55%
  Australia 4.55%
  DZ 4.55%
  Germany 4.55%
  Canada 4.55%
  Turkey 4.55%
  Saudi Arabia 4.55%
  United Kingdom 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
ASUS 21.43%
Acer 21.43%
Lenovo 21.43%
Common models
ASUS All Series 18.18%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 18.18%
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 9.09%
LENOVO 4243W9B 9.09%
LENOVO 2958 9.09%
LENOVO 20236 9.09%

About Red Giant Software

Red Giant sells digital video plug-ins for compositing software and such as Adobe After Effects and Apple Final Cut Pro.
Publisher URL: www.redgiantsoftware.com


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