What does the ObjectDock.exe file do?
The ObjectDock.exe process is also known as ObjectDock Plus and is a part of Stardock ObjectDock. This software is produced by Stardock (www.stardock.com). An obsolete or defective version of ObjectDock.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ObjectDock Plus has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ObjectDock Plus has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ObjectDock.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ObjectDock.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ObjectDock.exe ObjectDock Plus
ObjectDock.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file ObjectDock.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 3,581,680 bytes (45% of all these files), 3,450,608 bytes, 3,768,176 bytes or, as the case may be, 4,152,536 bytes.
The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: User Shell Folders). You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. ObjectDock.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes, monitor other applications as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 12% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A ObjectDock.exe file has a 43% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 1,826,885 bytes. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: User Shell Folders). It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. ObjectDock.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as monitor other applications.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves ObjectDock.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about ObjectDock?
|comes up with the tool ObjectDocs which is a small tray applet like Mac Users have |
|I don't think this app does anything in the background, but can't be sure. V cool and usefull app though. Consumes 2% of an Athlon 2600xp (2Ghz) processor when not in use and up to 40% when in use (animation). |
|User-downloaded program. Functions as replacement for Windows task bar. (further information...) |
|its a good toolbar app that is pretty usefull |
|Mac OS Dock emulator. Replaces or adds to Quick launch |
|extremely usefull appbar from Stardock (further information...) |
Summary: 4 users judge ObjectDock.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Stardock ObjectDock
To remove ObjectDock Plus from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Stardock ObjectDock in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ObjectDock.exe (ObjectDock Plus) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of ObjectDock Plus. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ObjectDock Plus or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or ObjectDock.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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