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Should I remove Adobe Shockwave Player + Authorware Web Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,219
United States Rank #7,814
Reach 0.3323%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.96 days
323.25 days >
Average installed length: 169.84 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
v12.2.3.183 0.02%
v12.2.2.172 0.32%
v12.2.1.171 0.32%
v12.2.0.162 1.35%
v12.1.9.160 1.31%
v12.1.8.158 1.85%
v12.1.7.157 6.39%
v12.1.6.156 1.76%
v12.1.5.155 1.82%
v12.1.4.154 3.20%
v12.1.3.153 6.48%
v12.1.2.152 0.51%
v12.1.1.151 0.13%
v12.1.0.150 11.67%
v12.0.9.149 0.02%
v12.0.7.148 11.82%
v12.0.6.147 10.36%
v12.0.5.146 6.48%
v12.0.4.144 3.69%
v12.0.3.133 5.84%
v12.0.2.122 0.73%
v12.0.0.112 21.48%
v11.6.8.638 0.97%
v11.6.7.637 0.02%
v11.6.6.636 0.02%
v11.6.5.635 0.54%
v11.6.4.634 0.19%
v11.6.3.633 0.60%
v11.6.1.629 0.11%

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Adobe Shockwave Player + Authorware Web Player

Overview

Adobe Shockwave Player + Authorware Web Player is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. The most common release is v12.0.0.112, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named swinit.exe. The setup package generally installs about 40 files and is usually about 35.31 MB (37,020,926 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 10% of users of Adobe Shockwave Player + Authorware Web Player come from Russia, it is also popular in the United States and DZ.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\System32\adobe\shockwave 12
Uninstaller: rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection C:\Windows\INF\Shockwav.inf,Uninstall
Estimated size: 35.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Shockwave Player + Authorware Web Player

Program executable:swinit.exe
Name:Shockwave
Shockwave Init
Path:C:\Windows\System32\adobe\shockwave 12\swinit.exe
MD5:acce448cc0273c75aae61ff3d528e0c2
Additional files:
  • Plugin.dll - Shockwave for Director (Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1.0)
  • uninstaller.exe - Adobe Shockwave Player
  • dirapi.dll - Director 12.0 (Director Player)
  • iml32.dll - IML
  • Proj.dll
  • Control.dll - Shockwave (Shockwave ActiveX Control)
  • DynaPlayer.dll - DynaBound Player
  • SwHelper_1200112.exe - Shockwave Helper
  • SwHelper_1202122.exe
  • SwHelper_1203133.exe
  • SwHelper_1204144.exe
  • SwHelper_1205146.exe
  • SwHelper_1206147.exe
  • SwHelper_1207148.exe
  • SwHelper_1209149.exe
  • SwHelper_1210150.exe
  • SwHelper_1211151.exe
  • SwHelper_1212152.exe
  • SwHelper_1213153.exe
  • SwHelper_1220162.exe
  • SwHelper_1221171.exe
  • SwMenu.dll - Shockwave Context Menu Support
  • gi.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

12 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • 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_1213153.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 6.0; GTB6; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; eSobiSubscriber 2.0.4.16; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NE.
  • 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.
  • SwHelper_1206147.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/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/8.0.552.237 Safari/534.10" -"httC://hig.
  • SwHelper_1200112.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 -1103470 -"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.
  • Plus 6 more

How do I remove Adobe Shockwave Player + Authorware Web Player?

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Or, you can uninstall Adobe Shockwave Player + Authorware Web 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 + Authorware Web Player, 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 + Authorware Web Player.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 8 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#2,219

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.99%
Windows 8 26.62%
Windows XP 5.68%
Windows Vista 0.69%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 42.41%
Windows 7 Professional 12.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.66%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.62%
Windows 8 Pro 3.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

9.57% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 9.57%
  United States 9.10%
  DZ 8.19%
  IQ 6.54%
  UA 4.38%
  Egypt 4.27%
  MA 4.18%
  Brazil 3.63%
  India 2.38%
  Germany 2.20%
  Iran 2.09%
  Saudi Arabia 2.02%
  Turkey 1.94%
  TN 1.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.00%
Acer 21.01%
Dell 18.46%
ASUS 9.89%
GIGABYTE 7.68%
Toshiba 5.74%
Lenovo 4.69%
Samsung 3.84%
Intel 1.60%
American Megatrends 1.09%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 9.12%
Dell Inspiron 3521 5.33%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.79%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.63%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.32%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.86%

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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