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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #48,469
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.40 days
778.76 days >
Average installed length: 409.18 days

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touchtheSky is a software program developed by James Howat. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named touchtheSky.exe. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 1.22 MB (1,274,547 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 57% of users of touchtheSky come from the United States, it is also popular in RS and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\touchtheSky
Uninstaller: wscript "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\touchtheSky\uninstall.vbs"
Estimated size: 1.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by touchtheSky

Program executable:touchtheSky.exe
Name:Opera Internet Browser
Additional files:
  • touchtheSky.exe (by Opera Software) - Opera Internet Browser
  • OUniAnsi.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • touchtheSky.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EB872771-24C7-40B1-94C8-E6C0BDD5E1E0}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • touchtheSky.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Opera Internet Browser' and executes as C:\Program Files\Opera x64\Opera.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • touchtheSky.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe'.

How do I remove touchtheSky?

Quickly and completely remove touchtheSky from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall touchtheSky 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 touchtheSky, 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 touchtheSky.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 11%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows XP 33.33%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 29.41%
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.65%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.76%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.88%
Windows Vista Ultimate 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  RS 10.71%
  Germany 7.14%
  France 7.14%
  Italy 7.14%
  Greece 3.57%
  Russia 3.57%
  South Africa 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.43%
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
ASUS 14.29%
Medion 14.29%
Acer 7.14%
Toshiba 7.14%
NEC 7.14%
Lenovo 7.14%
Common models
TOSHIBA Qosmio G40 7.14%
MSI MS-7597 7.14%
Micro-Star MS-7360 7.14%
MEDIONPC MS-7653 7.14%
MEDIONPC MS-7327 7.14%
LENOVO 28752RG 7.14%


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