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Should I remove Webshots Desktop?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,515
United States Rank #7,296
Reach 0.0254%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 39.29 days
1159.17 days >
Average installed length: 609.05 days


VersionDistribution 25.55% 43.91% 28.34% 2.20%

Typically installed together

Webshots Desktop

What is Webshots Desktop?

The Webshots Desktop displays stunning professional photos as your screensaver and wallpaper, and provides innovative tools for sharing your personal photos on the web. It's easy to upload, store and share photos on your personal Webshots homepage, and you can then add your personal photos, plus millions more from the Webshots website, to your screensaver and wallpaper. Webshots Desktop features download thousands of professional photos, easily upload and share your personal photos online, and create customized photo wallpaper and screensavers.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named WebshotSupplantLauncher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 2.33 MB (2,442,940 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.americangreetings.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\agi\core\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AGI\core\\InstallerGUI.exe uninstall WebshotsDesktop WebshotsDesktop
Estimated size: 2.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Webshots Desktop

Program executable:WebshotSupplantLauncher.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\agi\core\\WebshotSupplantLauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • SearchProtectionServicePlugin.dll - SearchProtectionServicePlugin.Properties
  • AutoUpdateServicePlugin.dll - AutoUpdateServicePlugin
  • FlashTrustServicePlugin.dll - FlashTrustServicePlugin
  • InstallLibrary.dll - InstallLibrary
  • AGCoreService.exe - AGCoreService
  • BrowserHelper.dll - BrowserHelper
  • Installer.exe - Installer
  • InstallerGUI.exe
  • Notifier.exe - Notifier
  • agicore.dll - agicore
  • delight.dll - delight
  • AGUser.exe - AGUser
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • WebshotSupplantLauncher.exe (by thinksys) - WebshotSupplantLauncher

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • BrowserHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object with the class of {0bc6e3fa-78ef-4886-842c-5a1258c4455a}.
  • AGCoreService.exe runs as a service named 'AG Core Services' (AGCoreService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WebshotSupplantLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WsdtReplacer' which loads as C:\Program Files\AGI\core\\WebshotSupplantLauncher.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:15.39 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006585687%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00024805%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00041051%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:4.68 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Webshots Desktop?

You can uninstall Webshots Desktop 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 Webshots Desktop, 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 Webshots Desktop.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Webshots Desktop you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.92%
Windows Vista 16.93%
Windows XP 8.57%
Windows 10 5.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.34%
Windows 7 Professional 9.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.28%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.46%
  Canada 4.55%
  Australia 1.87%
  United Kingdom 1.87%
  Brazil 1.07%
  Israel 1.07%
  Netherlands 0.80%
  Belgium 0.67%
  Italy 0.67%
  India 0.54%
  Sweden 0.54%
  Mexico 0.54%
  Spain 0.54%
  Germany 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.89%
Hewlett-Packard 32.36%
Acer 12.62%
Toshiba 5.83%
ASUS 2.91%
Intel 2.27%
Gateway 1.62%
American Megatrends 0.97%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.21%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.60%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.60%
HP-Pavilion AW023AV-ABA 6... 2.60%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.08%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.08%

comments1 comment

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NoWebShotsForMeover a year ago
I was a WebShots user for many years - until they switched to Smile. They did this abruptly and I did not like the user interface. I was UNABLE to access my pictures to delete or to download them back to my system! As I had JUST paid for another year's subscription, I asked for a refund. They kept putting me off and putting me off until finally after 5 months, I let my CC company go after them.