What does the wbvista.exe file do?
The wbvista.exe process is also known as WindowBlinds and is a part of Stardock MyColors or, as the case may be, WindowBlinds (Version 7). This software is produced by Stardock (www.stardock.com). An obsolete or defective version of wbvista.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- WindowBlinds has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- WindowBlinds 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)
- wbvista.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module wbvista.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about wbvista.exe WindowBlinds
wbvista.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file wbvista.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 100,656 bytes (82% of all these files), 95,232 bytes, 99,752 bytes or, as the case may be, 99,632 bytes.
It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Wbvista.exe does not supply any version information or other description. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. For this reason, 43% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 wbvista.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 wbvista?
|Its installed with windowblinds in Windows Vista and Windows 7 |
|wbvista.exe is part of WindowBlinds by Stardock Corporation. It provides support for Stardock WindowBlinds eye candy. (further information...) |
|window blinds NOT CRITICAL PROCESS - stays running even if you disable window blinds, to fix do full uninstall of windowblinds |
|It's part of Object Desktop from Stardock (further information...) |
|Should be found in C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\MyColors |
Summary: 5 users judge wbvista.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted wbvista.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Stardock MyColors or WindowBlinds
To remove WindowBlinds from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Stardock MyColors or WindowBlinds in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if wbvista.exe (WindowBlinds) 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 WindowBlinds. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for WindowBlinds 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 wbvista.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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