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Should I remove ProtoView?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,245
United States Rank #21,393
Reach 0.0036%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 73.23 days
1039.88 days >
Average installed length: 546.38 days


1.7.0 9.80%
1.6.13 70.59%
1.6.12 9.80%
1.6.11 7.84%
1.6.7 1.96%



ProtoView is a software program developed by Protomold. The most common release is 1.6.13, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 6.09 MB (6,383,616 bytes). 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 80% of users of ProtoView come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.protomold.com
Help link: www.protomold.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\protomold\protoview
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{FD74DC77-2FAA-45AA-9B77-A05403B3AD60}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.09 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ProtoView

  • nppview.dll - ProtoView 3D Viewer
  • pview.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • nppview.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'nppview.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • nppview.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@protomold.com/ProtomoldProtoView' with a plugin key of '@protomold.com/ProtomoldProtoView' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove ProtoView?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by ProtoView you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.43%
Windows 8 13.73%
Windows XP 5.88%
Windows Vista 1.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 35.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.69%
Windows 8.1 7.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.88%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.26%
  France 3.95%
  United Kingdom 3.95%
  Canada 2.63%
  Ireland 2.63%
  Mexico 1.32%
  DZ 1.32%
  Portugal 1.32%
  Japan 1.32%
  Germany 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.27%
Hewlett-Packard 22.73%
Lenovo 9.09%
Acer 9.09%
ASUS 6.82%
Sony 6.82%
Toshiba 4.55%
Alienware 2.27%
American Megatrends 2.27%
Gateway 2.27%
MSI 2.27%
Intel 2.27%
Common models
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 4.76%
Dell Precision M6600 4.76%
Alienware M18xR1 2.38%
Sony SVS1511S9ES 2.38%
LENOVO 6457CTO 2.38%
Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD3H 2.38%


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