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Windows SteadyState

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What is Windows SteadyState?  (from Microsoft)

Whether you manage computers in a school computer lab or an Internet café, a library, or even in your home, this software helps make it easy for you to keep your computers running the way you want them to, no matter who uses them. Windows SteadyState runs on genuine copies of Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home E...  Read more


Windows SteadyState is a software program developed by Microsoft. 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. The primary executable is named sctui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 2.63 MB (2,754,048 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 47% of users of Windows SteadyState come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sharedaccess/default.mspx
Help link: www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sharedaccess/resources.mspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows steadystate
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D3880A64-6112-47b7-8BFE-70EEA07B43E0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.63 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows SteadyState

Program executable:sctui.exe
Name:Windows SteadyState - UI
Windows SteadyState Administrator Utility (GUI)
Path:C:\Program Files\windows steadystate\sctui.exe
Additional files:
  • sctuinotify.exe - Windows SteadyState - Session Timer Notify (UI)
  • bubble.exe - Windows SteadyState: mensajes de burbuja (Mensajes de burbuja de Windows SteadyState)
  • vcfservice.exe - Windows SteadyState - VCFSERVICE (Windows SteadyState VCFSERVICE)
  • sctresources.dll - Windows SteadyState - Resources (Windows SteadyState Resource DLL)
  • sctsvc.exe - Windows SteadyState - Service (Windows SteadyState Service)
  • sctengine.dll - Windows SteadyState - Engine (Windows SteadyState Core Engine DLL)
  • sctimport.dll - Windows SteadyState - Import (Windows SteadyState Import DLL)
  • sctutil.dll - Utilidad Windows SteadyState
  • vcfchk.exe - Windows SteadyState - VCFCHK (Windows SteadyState VCFCHK)
  • legitlib.dll - Windows Genuine Advantage (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Library)
  • forcelogoff.exe - Forzar cierre de sesión
  • wdfcoinstaller01005.dll - WDF Coinstaller

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • sctsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Windows SteadyState Service' (Windows SteadyState) "Servicio Windows SteadyState para administrar las sesiones de los usuarios".
  • vcfservice.exe runs as a service named 'VCFSVC' (VCFSVC) "VCFService".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • bubble.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Bubble' which loads as C:\Program Files\Windows SteadyState\Bubble.exe.
  • sctuinotify.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Logoff' which loads as C:\Program Files\Windows SteadyState\SCTUINotify.exe.

How do I remove Windows SteadyState?

Quickly and completely remove Windows SteadyState from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Windows SteadyState 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 Windows SteadyState, 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 Windows SteadyState.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 60.00%
Windows Vista 34.44%
Windows 7 4.44%
Windows 10 1.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 59.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 28.41%
Windows 7 Professional 3.41%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.27%
Windows Vista Business 2.27%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.00% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 47.00%
  United States 27.00%
  Italy 4.00%
  United Kingdom 3.00%
  Chile 2.00%
  Spain 2.00%
  Israel 2.00%
  Hong Kong 1.00%
  Thailand 1.00%
  Belgium 1.00%
  Switzerland 1.00%
  Australia 1.00%
  India 1.00%
  Japan 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.33%
Medion 16.67%
American Megatrends 15.00%
Hewlett-Packard 15.00%
Intel 8.33%
Acer 6.67%
Sahara 5.00%
Toshiba 5.00%
ASUS 1.67%
Common models
Dell Vostro 200 3.13%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.13%
HP Compaq 6000 Pro SFF PC 3.13%
T-Systems PC Int. GmbH T-... 1.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L30... 1.56%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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