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Should I remove DIRECTV Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,229
United States Rank #841
Reach 0.3709%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.63 days
549.46 days >
Average installed length: 288.70 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
10.0 4.32%
9.2 12.12%
9.0 12.70%
8.0 39.37%
7.0 0.08%
6.1 10.73%
5.2 2.18%
4.00 17.57%
3.00 0.88%
1.0 0.04%

DIRECTV Player

What is DIRECTV Player?  (from DIRECTV)

The DIRECTV Player is FREE software for your computer that optimizes your viewing experience of movies and shows on directv.com. Once installed, it will be available for all of the videos on directv.com.

Overview

DIRECTV Player is a software program developed by DIRECTV. The most common release is 8.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 programs's main executable is NDSPCShowServer.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 8.97 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 27.96 MB (29,314,621 bytes). The program uses the GLib GNOME library. 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 100% of users of DIRECTV Player come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.directv.com/entertainment/player
Help link: www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/support/online_portal
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\DIRECTV Player\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5F3783B7-F809-45A7-8A92-A44B441FDA7C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 27.96 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by DIRECTV Player

Program executable:NDSPCShowServer.exe
Name:NDSPCSho Application
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\DIRECTV Player\NDSPCShowServer.exe
MD5:2f76c8fb8bbf4a473f3cbfc813a42ecc
Additional files:
  • npPlayerPlugin.dll - DIRECTV Player (DIRECTV Player Plugin)
  • StatusListenerRepository.dll - StatusListenerRepository Dynamic Link Library
  • DrmSingleton.dll - DrmSingleton Dynamic Link Library
  • PCShowServerPMWrapper.exe (by NDS Technologies) - PC Show power management wrapper
  • ndsLogStore.dll - ndsLogSt Dynamic Link Library
  • f_in_box.dll (by Softanics) - F-IN-BOX DLL Edition
  • NDSPCShowServer.exe - NDSPCSho Application
  • libglib-2.0-0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GLib
  • libgmodule-2.0-0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GModule
  • libgobject-2.0-0.dll - GObject
  • libgthread-2.0-0.dll - GThread
  • z.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • gstccplugin.dll
  • GstSrcPlugin.dll
  • gsttspplugin.dll
  • libgstapp.dll
  • libgstapp-0.10.dll
  • libgstaudio-0.10.dll
  • libgstaudioconvert.dll
  • libgstaudioresample.dll
  • libgstbase-0.10.dll
  • libgstcontroller-0.10.dll
  • libgstcoreelements.dll
  • libgstdirectsound.dll
  • libgstdshowvideosink.dll
  • libgstinterfaces-0.10.dll
  • libgstreamer-0.10.dll
  • libgstvideo-0.10.dll
  • libgstvolume.dll
  • liborc-0.4-0.dll
  • libxml2-2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npPlayerPlugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npPlayerPlugin.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npPlayerPlugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'NDS.com/PlayerPlugin' with a plugin key of 'NDS.com/PlayerPlugin'.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PCShowServerPMWrapper.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PCShowServer' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\DIRECTV Player\PCShowServerPMWrapper.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • NDSPCShowServer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\DIRECTV Player\NDSPCShowServer.exe'.
Network connections
  • NDSPCShowServer.exe connects to sgwm.cr.dtvce.com (99.193.234.172 port 80).
  • NDSPCShowServer.exe connects to sgwt.la.dtvce.com (99.193.226.172 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

NDSPCShowServer.exe
Memory:8.97 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007422289%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00045113%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00029110%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,077,898
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:5
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.34 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:143 Bytes
105.02 KB average
PCShowServerPMWrapper.exe
Memory:1.86 MB
Total CPU:0.0003607979%
Kernel CPU:0.00025952%
User CPU:0.00010128%
CPU cycles/sec:109,264
I/O reads/min:26 Bytes

How do I remove DIRECTV Player?

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

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.58%
Windows 8 17.51%
Windows Vista 9.51%
Windows XP 4.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.43%
Windows 7 Professional 9.55%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.43%
Windows 8.1 6.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.51%
  Canada 0.10%
  Mexico 0.07%
  Australia 0.05%
  AF 0.02%
  Colombia 0.02%
  CW 0.02%
  Czech Republic 0.02%
  United Kingdom 0.02%
  Guatemala 0.02%
  India 0.02%
  Panama 0.02%
  Philippines 0.02%
  Poland 0.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.64%
Dell 31.12%
Toshiba 10.75%
Acer 9.40%
ASUS 4.93%
GIGABYTE 2.64%
Lenovo 1.70%
Samsung 1.64%
Intel 1.17%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.57%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.35%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.57%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.01%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.56%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.45%

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