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Should I remove BroadWave Audio Streaming Server?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,104
United States Rank #23,782
Reach 0.0066%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.39 days
99.98 days >
Average installed length: 52.53 days


1.30 53.26%
1.29 1.09%
1.28 6.52%

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BroadWave Audio Streaming Server

What is BroadWave Audio Streaming Server?

During installation the program will offer the user to install the NCH Toolbar, an ad-supported web browser toolbar.

About  (from NCH Software)

BroadWave runs on any PC as a server to stream live audio over the web. It can also stream pre-recorded audio. Listeners do not need any special software to listen to a webcast. BroadWave streams will play directly from the default web browser. Audio Streaming Features

Streams play automatically in all popular w...  Read more


BroadWave Audio Streaming Server is a program developed by NCH Software. The most used version is 1.30, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is broadwave.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 2.24 MB (2,344,100 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 46% of users of BroadWave Audio Streaming Server come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nch.com.au/streaming/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\BroadWave
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\BroadWave\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 2.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BroadWave Audio Streaming Server

Program executable:broadwave.exe
BroadWave Audio Streaming Server
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\broadwave\broadwave.exe
Additional files:
  • bwsetup_v1.14.exe - BroadWave Audio Streaming Server
  • bwsetup_v1.20.exe
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • broadwave.exe is scheduled as a task named 'broadwaveShakeIcon' (Next runs on 1/01/0001 at 0:00).
  • broadwave.exe runs as a service named 'BroadWave Audio Streaming Server' (BroadWaveService) "Allows BroadWave Audio Streaming Server to run in the background if required.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • broadwave.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BroadWave' and executes as "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\BroadWave\BroadWave.exe" -logon.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • broadwave.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BroadWave' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\BroadWave\broadwave.exe" -logon.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.6 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0011918259%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00019014%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00100169%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:20,949,913
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.14 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:39.65 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove BroadWave Audio Streaming Server?

Quickly and completely remove BroadWave Audio Streaming Server from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall BroadWave Audio Streaming Server 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 BroadWave Audio Streaming Server, 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 BroadWave Audio Streaming Server.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.48%
Windows 8 18.48%
Windows Vista 8.70%
Windows XP 4.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.13%
Windows 7 Professional 13.04%
Windows 8.1 6.52%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.23%
  Germany 10.38%
  United Kingdom 9.43%
  Australia 5.66%
  Netherlands 2.83%
  Norway 1.89%
  Sweden 1.89%
  Austria 1.89%
  Indonesia 1.89%
  Philippines 1.89%
  Spain 1.89%
  Canada 1.89%
  Italy 1.89%
  MA 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.74%
Acer 18.84%
Hewlett-Packard 13.04%
ASUS 11.59%
Toshiba 11.59%
Sony 4.35%
Intel 2.90%
Medion 2.90%
Lenovo 2.90%
Samsung 1.45%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5542 2.50%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.50%
Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 2.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 2.50%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.50%
Sony SVE1511A1EB 1.25%

About NCH Software

NCH is a software development company tat primarily sells to individuals via their website.
Publisher URL: www.nchsoftware.com


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