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Should I remove Adobe Shockwave Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,146
United States Rank #4,606
Reach 0.1196%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.96 days
588.76 days >
Average installed length: 309.35 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
12.2.4.194 43.62%
12.2.3.183 23.14%
12.2.2.172 13.46%
12.2.1.171 11.37%
12.2.0.162 8.41%

Other programs by Adobe Systems

Adobe Shockwave Player 12.2

Overview

Adobe Shockwave Player 12.2 is a program developed by Adobe Systems. The most used version is 12.2.4.194, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is swinit.exe. The software installer includes 88 files and is usually about 10.83 MB (11,357,548 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 47% of users of Adobe Shockwave Player come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/shockwave
Installation folder: C:\Windows\system32\Adobe
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\system32\Adobe\Shockwave 12\uninstaller.exe"
Estimated size: 10.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Shockwave Player 12.2

Program executable:swinit.exe
Name:Shockwave
Shockwave Init
Path:C:\Windows\System32\adobe\shockwave 12\swinit.exe
MD5:2d3db0d1e2268fc168d9bfc818ea74a3
Additional files:
  • uninstaller.exe - Adobe Shockwave Player
  • SVGControl.dll - Adobe SVG Viewer Control (SVGControl Module 2.0)
  • NPSVGVw.dll - Adobe SVG Viewer Plugin (SVG Viewer 2.0 for Netscape)
  • adobeshockwavebundle.exe
  • np32dsw.dll - Shockwave for Director (Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5.9.620)
  • np32dsw_1216156.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1.6.156
  • np32dsw_1220162.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.2
  • np32dsw_1223183.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.2.3.183
  • np32dsw_1224194.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.2.4.194
  • Plugin.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.2.4
  • Xnp32dsw_1217157.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1.7.157
  • dirapi.dll - Director 12.0 (Director Player)
  • iml32.dll - IML
  • Proj.dll
  • Control.dll - Shockwave (Shockwave ActiveX Control)
  • DynaPlayer.dll - DynaBound Player
  • swdir.dll
  • SwDir_1218158.dll
  • SwDir_1219159.dll
  • SwDir_1220162.dll
  • SwDir_1222172.dll
  • SwDir_1224194.dll
  • SWDNLD.EXE - Shockwave Download Module
  • SwHelper_1152602.exe - Shockwave Helper
  • SwHelper_1156606.exe
  • SwHelper_1200112.exe
  • SwHelper_1202122.exe
  • SwHelper_1203133.exe
  • SwHelper_1205146.exe
  • SwHelper_1206147.exe
  • SwHelper_1207148.exe
  • SwHelper_1209149.exe
  • SwHelper_1211151.exe
  • SwHelper_1212152.exe
  • SwHelper_1214154.exe
  • SwHelper_1215155.exe
  • SwHelper_1218158.exe
  • SwHelper_1219159.exe
  • SwHelper_1219160.exe
  • SwHelper_1220162.exe
  • SwHelper_1221171.exe
  • SwHelper_1224194.exe
  • SwMenu.dll - Shockwave Context Menu Support
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • SVGView.dll - SVGView (SVGView Module 2.0)
  • AceLite.dll - ACE (Adobe Color Engine)
  • Agm.dll - AGM (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • Bib.dll - BIB (Bravo Interface Binder)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Google Chrome Plugins
  • np32dsw.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np32dsw.dll'.
  • Xnp32dsw_1217157.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np32dsw_1217157.dll'.
  • np32dsw_1216156.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np32dsw_1216156.dll'.
6 Mozilla Plugins
  • np32dsw_1224194.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Shockwave Player' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/ShockwavePlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • np32dsw_1223183.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Shockwave Player' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/ShockwavePlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • np32dsw.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Shockwave Player' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/ShockwavePlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • np32dsw_1220162.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Shockwave Player' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/ShockwavePlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • Xnp32dsw_1217157.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Shockwave Player' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/ShockwavePlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • np32dsw_1216156.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Shockwave Player' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/ShockwavePlayer' for all users of the PC.
12 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • SwHelper_1215155.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Shockwave Updater' which loads as C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Adobe\SHOCKW~1\SWHELP~1.EXE -Update -1103472 -"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; Trident/4.0; GTB6; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; eSobiSub.
  • SwHelper_1219160.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Shockwave Updater' which loads as C:\Windows\System32\Adobe\SHOCKW~1\SWHELP~1.EXE -Update -1103471 -"Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/30.0.1599.101 Safari/537.36" -"httC://www.explorelearning..
  • SwHelper_1211151.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Shockwave Updater' which loads as "C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Adobe\Shockwave 12\SwHelper_1211151.exe" -Update.
  • SwHelper_1212152.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Shockwave Updater' which loads as C:\Windows\System32\Adobe\SHOCKW~1\SWHELP~1.EXE -Update -1100465 -"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; ..
  • SwHelper_1152602.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Shockwave Updater' which loads as C:\WINDOWS\system32\Adobe\SHOCKW~1\SWHELP~1.EXE -Update -1103472 -"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; MS Internet Explorer; .N.
  • SwHelper_1209149.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Shockwave Updater' which loads as "C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Adobe\Shockwave 12\SwHelper_1209149.exe" -Update.
  • Plus 6 more

How do I remove Adobe Shockwave Player?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Shockwave Player 12.2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Adobe Shockwave Player from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Adobe Shockwave Player 12.2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Adobe Shockwave Player.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Adobe Shockwave Player 12.2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 64%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 63.75%
Windows 7 31.03%
Windows Vista 3.19%
Windows XP 1.97%
Windows 8.1 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 35.60%
Windows 10 Pro 13.61%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.19%
Windows 7 Professional 7.04%
Windows 8.1 6.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.26%
  Italy 6.19%
  United Kingdom 5.05%
  Germany 4.67%
  France 4.63%
  Canada 3.97%
  Brazil 2.03%
  Australia 1.13%
  DK 1.13%
  Spain 1.13%
  Russia 1.13%
  Netherlands 0.99%
  Argentina 0.90%
  Mexico 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 47.73%
Dell 15.65%
Acer 10.61%
ASUS 9.92%
Lenovo 4.70%
Toshiba 4.28%
GIGABYTE 3.34%
Samsung 2.31%
Intel 0.77%
MSI 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 6.84%
HP 15 Notebook PC 5.64%
ASUS All Series 4.27%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 4.27%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 4.27%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.10%

About Adobe Systems

Adobe Systems Incorporated is computer program company focused on the creation of multimedia & creativity program products, with a more-recent foray towards rich Net application program development.
Publisher URL: www.adobe.com

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