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Should I remove WindowFX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,810
United States Rank #14,260
Reach 0.0190%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.23 days
419.77 days >
Average installed length: 220.56 days


5.11 4.00%
5.10 77.33%
5.1 0.53%
5.01 1.87%
5.00 7.47%
5.0 4.00%
4.97 0.27%
4.90 0.53%
4.01 0.27%
4.0 3.20%

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What is WindowFX?  (from Stardock)

WindowFX is a special effects program for Windows that allows users to add a variety of opening and closing, transition and other visual effects to the user interface. Revolutionize your operating system with WindowFX. Utilize an unprecedented number of special effects for your windows and maximize your computing exper...  Read more


WindowFX is a program developed by Stardock. The most used version is 5.10, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is windowfx4_public.exe. The software installer includes 25 files and is usually about 5.8 MB (6,086,390 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 46% of users of WindowFX come from the United States, it is also popular in DZ and IQ.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com
Help link: www.stardock.com/products/windowfx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowFX
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{F3D273A2-DCAE-4D7D-98B4-1BFA6145F9E9}\windowfx5_setup.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 5.8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WindowFX

Program executable:windowfx4_public.exe
Additional files:
  • wfxload - Cópia.exe - WindowFX - A Component of Object Desktop (WindowFX Loader / Config Utility)
  • wfxload.exe
  • wfx.dll - WindowFX support dll (WindowFX Support DLL)
  • wfx4.dll
  • wfx4_64.dll
  • WindowFXSRV.exe - Stardock WindowFX (WindowFX Service. Part of Stardock WindowFX 5 Do not redistribute)
  • ReactorActivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • sdactivate.exe
  • wise_post.exe - WindowBlinds
  • wfx32.exe - Stardock WindowFX 5 (Stardock WindowFX 5 Helper Process)
  • wfx64.exe
  • WindowFXConfig.exe - WindowFX 5 Configuration app
  • SDDLC.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • WindowFXSRV.exe runs as a service named 'WindowFX' (WindowFX) "Stardock WindowFX Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:796 KB
21.09 MB average
User CPU:0.00353927%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:264
8,062,084 average
Memory:736 KB
Kernel CPU:0.00023944%
CPU cycles/sec:206,005

How do I remove WindowFX?

You can uninstall WindowFX 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 WindowFX, 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 WindowFX.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.93%
Windows 10 25.60%
Windows XP 1.87%
Windows Vista 1.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.76%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.24%
Windows 7 Professional 16.40%
Windows 8 Pro 5.91%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 5.65%
Windows 8 3.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.08%
  DZ 4.28%
  IQ 3.56%
  Canada 3.56%
  France 3.09%
  United Kingdom 2.61%
  Philippines 2.14%
  Australia 1.90%
  Saudi Arabia 1.90%
  Brazil 1.66%
  India 1.66%
  Mexico 1.66%
  Spain 1.66%
  MA 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.43%
Dell 23.01%
Acer 16.37%
ASUS 8.85%
Lenovo 4.42%
Samsung 3.98%
Toshiba 3.54%
Intel 3.10%
MSI 1.33%
Alienware 0.88%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.62%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.62%
MSI MS-7592 2.90%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.90%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.17%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.17%

About Stardock

Stardock is a software development company that initially developed for the OS/2 platform, but switch to Windows.
Publisher URL: www.stardock.com


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