What is BootSkin.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the BootSkin.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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BootSkin.exe file information

The process known as Stardock BootSkin belongs to software BootSkin by unknown.

Description: BootSkin.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. BootSkin.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 270,336 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. It is a file with no information about its developer. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with BootSkin.exe, you may want to remove the entire program BootSkin using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BootSkin.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the BootSkin.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Required for the programm BootSkin.
    (further information)
It is from Stardock systems and changes XP's startup screen
  Confuser   (further information)
program to change bootscreen
  mitch slead   (further information)
BootSkin from Stardock. Customization program to change Windows XP's bootup screen.
  Toboe10   (further information)
this process isn't needed unless your using the part to randomly change skins if you change to a skin remove it's startup and kill it's process your bootscreen works fine. Stardock should have made an option when not choosing the random part of the program to not load this at all.

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Summary: Average user rating of BootSkin.exe: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. 5 users think BootSkin.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving BootSkin issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BootSkin. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the BootSkin.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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