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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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ArcSoft SimHD IM Plug-In

What is ArcSoft SimHD IM Plug-In?  (from ArcSoft)

SimHD is ArcSoft's upscaling technology, which brings low-resolution videos and DVDs, even YouTube videos, up to near high-resolution quality while also offering dynamic lighting, denoise and smoothness enhancements, offering you a sharper and more vivid picture in real-time. SimHD, embedded in the ArcSoft TotalMedia T...  Read more


ArcSoft SimHD IM Plug-In is a program developed by ArcSoft. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is arcsoft simhd im plug-in.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 10.53 MB (11,046,320 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 29% of users of ArcSoft SimHD IM Plug-In come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ArcSoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ArcSoft\SimHD IM Plug-In
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{95E86EDF-A28E-469A-9E2E-87CAE5A5B069}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 10.53 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by ArcSoft SimHD IM Plug-In

Program executable:arcsoft simhd im plug-in.exe
Name:ArcSoft SimHD IM Plug-In
Path:C:\Program Files\arcsoft\simhd im plug-in\arcsoft simhd im plug-in.exe
Additional files:
  • SimHD.dll - ArcSoft Video SimHD DLL
  • HookVideoTalk.dll - ArcSoft HookVideoTalk (HookVideoTalk)
  • SimHDDoing.dll - ArcSoft SimHDDoing (SimHDDoing)
  • uASFWriter.dll - Arcsoft AsfWriter (WMV and WMA File Writer)
  • arcsoft_super_resolution.dll - ArcSoft Video Super Resolution (dll) (ArcSoft Video Super Resolution dll)
  • ASRLibCal.dll - ArcSoft Video Super Resolution
  • MyD3DNew.dll - MyD3DNew Dynamic Link Library
  • SimHDA.dll - SimHDA Dynamic Link Library
  • ArcResize.dll
  • arcsoft_video_denoise.dll
  • ColorConver.dll
  • d3dx9_35.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows®

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ArcSoft SimHD IM Plug-In.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ArcSimHDHook' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ArcSoft\SimHD IM Plug-In\ArcSoft SimHD IM Plug-In.exe".

How do I remove ArcSoft SimHD IM Plug-In?

Quickly and completely remove ArcSoft SimHD IM Plug-In from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ArcSoft SimHD IM Plug-In 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 ArcSoft SimHD IM Plug-In, 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 ArcSoft SimHD IM Plug-In.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.00%
Windows 8 30.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.17%
  France 25.00%
  Germany 12.50%
  Canada 8.33%
  Belgium 4.17%
  United Kingdom 4.17%
  Croatia 4.17%
  Japan 4.17%
  Poland 4.17%
  Romania 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
ASUS 25.00%
Common models
Micro-Star MS-7577 33.33%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 33.33%

About ArcSoft

ArcSoft is a application development company that makes multimedia technologies & applications across desktop & embedded platforms.
Publisher URL: www.arcsoft.com


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