What is ObjectDock.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 ObjectDock.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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ObjectDock.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ObjectDock
ObjectDock.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ObjectDock Plus belongs to software Stardock ObjectDock or Stardock ObjectDock Plus by Stardock (

Description: ObjectDock.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file ObjectDock.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,450,608 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 3,581,680 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, Run). The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The file has a digital signature. ObjectDock.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 15% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  • search the support area on the Stardock website
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > ObjectDock Plus or ObjectDock)

Recommended: Identify ObjectDock.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ObjectDock.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ObjectDock.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

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
ObjectDock Plus - Anwendung mit der man animierte Leisten (Toolbars und Leisten, von denen man Programme starten kann) erstellen kann
  Oliver Sahr   (further information)
Mac OS Dock emulator. Replaces or adds to Quick launch
extremely usefull appbar from Stardock
  armand volckaert   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ObjectDock.exe: based on 9 votes with 7 user comments. 4 users think ObjectDock.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ObjectDock issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ObjectDock. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ObjectDock.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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