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Should I remove CADS Application Support?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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1.66.397 11.11%
1.65.379 11.11%
1.62.345 22.22%
1.60.291 11.11% 11.11%
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1.58.232 11.11% 11.11%

CADS Application Support


CADS Application Support is a software program developed by Computer and Design Services Ltd. The most common release is 1.62.345, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 8.18 MB (8,576,004 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 55% of users of CADS Application Support come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in the United States and NG.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cads.co.uk
Help link: www.cads.co.uk/services/support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\CADS Shared\AppSupp
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\CADSSH~1\AppSupp\UNINST~1.EXE C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\CADSSH~1\AppSupp\INSTALL.LOG
Estimated size: 8.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CADS Application Support

  • CADSGraphicTool.ocx - CADSGraphicTool ActiveX Control Module
  • CadsOnlineMessages.dll - CadsOnlineMessagesComponent Module
  • CADSWmfToDxf11xp.dll - CADSWmfToDxf Dynamic Link Library (CADSWmfToDxf DLL)
  • CADSLA~1.OCX - CadsLabel ActiveX Control Module
  • CadsLabel.ocx
  • StGrades.dll - SteelGrades Dynamic Link Library (SteelGrades DLL)
  • PROTECT.DLL - PROTECT Dynamic Link Library (PROTECT DLL)
  • section.dll - SECTION Dynamic Link Library (Section selection module)
  • printeng.dll - CADS Print Engine DLL
  • WelcomeScreen.dll - WelcomeScreen Module
  • CadsAboutBox.dll - CADSAboutBox Module
  • CADSUnitCom.dll - CADSUnitCom Module
  • regcom.dll - CADS RegCOM Module
  • SplashPanel.exe - SplashPanel Module
  • CadsErrLog.dll - CadsErrLog Module
  • ColourBand.dll - ColorBand Module
  • CADSNamedSettings.ocx (by Cads) - CADS Named Settings Control
  • CADSProtoTypeSettings.ocx (by Cads) - CADS ProtoType Settings
  • CadsBarImage.ocx (by CADS) - CADS BarImage Control
  • DXFout.dll (by CADS Software) - DXF Output Dll
  • CadsGridEX20.ocx (by CADS) - CadsGridEX20
  • VSPRINT7.ocx (by VideoSoft) - VSPrinter7
  • CadsText.ocx - CadsText
  • Uninstall CADS Application Support.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Uninstall CADS Application Support.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • Uninstall CADS Application Support.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Uninstall CADS Application Support.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove CADS Application Support?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 8 22%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.56%
Windows XP 22.22%
Windows 8 22.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 37.50%
Windows 7 Enterprise 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 10 Pro 12.50%
Windows 8 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.55% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 54.55%
  United States 36.36%
  NG 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 62.50%
Acer 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 12.50%
Intel 12.50%
Common models
HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PC 14.29%
Dell Vostro 260 14.29%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 14.29%
Dell Dell XPS420 14.29%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 14.29%
Dell OptiPlex 3020 14.29%


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