What is wbvista.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 wbvista.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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Wbvista.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wbvista
Wbvista.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as WindowBlinds belongs to software Stardock MyColors or WindowBlinds (version 7) or Stardock Software by Stardock (

Description: Wbvista.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The wbvista.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 100,656 bytes (56% of all occurrences), 99,752 bytes, 95,232 bytes or 99,632 bytes. 
The application has no file description. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with wbvista.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall Stardock MyColors or WindowBlinds 7 software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) go to the support area [1][2] of the Stardock website
  3) make sure that you have installed the latest version [1][2].

Recommended: Identify wbvista.exe related errors

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

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.
  Ryth   (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
  Dennis Black   (further information)
Should be found in C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\MyColors
Running in Processes Windows 7
No Problems at all for any kind of OS or Software.
  Ramon Diaz  

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Summary: Average user rating of wbvista.exe: based on 11 votes with 8 user comments. 7 users think wbvista.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks wbvista.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving wbvista issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wbvista. 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 wbvista.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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