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Should I remove Lightworks?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,976
United States Rank #2,484
Reach 0.2284%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.00 days
383.51 days >
Average installed length: 201.50 days


VersionDistribution 0.16% 2.72% 0.16% 15.61% 3.31% 3.84% 3.56% 10.80% 9.83% 6.21% 13.20% 14.17% 2.43% 1.31% 0.91% 1.81% 2.12% 5.65% 1.31% 0.03% 0.87%


What is Lightworks?

Lightworks is a professional NLE system for editing and mastering of movies in 2K and 4K as well as television productions in PAL, NTSC and HD. Using a control interface similar to the industry standard Steenbeck flatbed controller, Lightworks was designed to be a non-linear editing system.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named Lightworks.exe. The setup package generally installs about 68 files and is usually about 47.24 MB (49,534,897 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lwks.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lightworks
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Lightworks\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 47.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lightworks

Program executable:Lightworks.exe
Additional files:
  • aafdll.dll - Lightworks Editor (aaf dynamic link library)
  • avi.dll - avi dynamic link library
  • dbvtools.dll - dbvtools dynamic link library
  • DirectShow.dll (by Lightworks UK) - DirectShow dynamic link library
  • editplus.dll - editplus dynamic link library
  • film.dll - film dynamic link library
  • fsa.dll - fsa dynamic link library
  • labels.dll - labels dynamic link library
  • akrip32.dll (by AKSoft) - AKRip CD-DA Audio Extraction Library (Generic audio extraction library layered over ASPI.)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • atoms.dll (by Editshare EMEA) - atoms dynamic link library
  • atomsplus.dll (by Editshare EMEA) - atomsplus dynamic link library
  • Aud.dll - Aud dynamic link library
  • AudAtoms.dll - AudAtoms dynamic link library
  • audioui.dll - audioui dynamic link library
  • AudLMD.dll - AudLMD dynamic link library
  • canvas.dll - canvas dynamic link library
  • cel.dll - cel dynamic link library
  • celstrip.dll - celstrip dynamic link library
  • comms.dll - comms dynamic link library
  • edit.dll - edit dynamic link library
  • fxtypes.dll - effect types dynamic link library
  • gall.dll - gall dynamic link library
  • glib.dll - glib dynamic link library
  • glob.dll - glob dynamic link library
  • grphtool.dll - grphtool library
  • labelsbase.dll - labelsbase dynamic link library
  • LwConsole.dll - console dynamic link library
  • AAFCOAPI.dll (by AAF Association) - AAF SDK (Advanced Authoring Format API)
  • avcodec-54.dll
  • avcodec-55.dll
  • avformat-54.dll
  • avformat-55.dll
  • avutil-52.dll
  • DNxHDCodec.dll
  • editpanels.dll
  • edl.dll
  • fsys.dll
  • fxpanels.dll
  • GHelpers.dll (by EditShare) - Misc Helper Functions
  • image.dll
  • io.dll
  • Lightworks.exe
  • live.dll
  • lw.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Lightworks.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CD4251E0-024C-4008-B735-C7E3F2E881F7}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Lightworks.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lightworks\Lightworks.exe'.

How do I remove Lightworks?

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

Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.87%
Windows 8 33.65%
Windows Vista 3.77%
Windows XP 2.68%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.57%
Windows 8.1 14.63%
Windows 7 Professional 11.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.40%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.67%
Windows 10 Home 4.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.20%
  Germany 8.80%
  United Kingdom 6.53%
  Canada 3.66%
  Brazil 2.19%
  Australia 2.07%
  Netherlands 1.65%
  France 1.52%
  Italy 1.35%
  DK 1.07%
  Sweden 1.05%
  Belgium 0.92%
  Austria 0.80%
  Japan 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.02%
Dell 20.87%
Acer 15.61%
ASUS 10.41%
Lenovo 7.75%
Toshiba 5.43%
Samsung 2.82%
Intel 1.27%
MSI 0.83%
Medion 0.66%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.74%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.16%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.99%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.52%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.05%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.76%


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