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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,024
United States Rank #3,524
Reach 0.1015%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.23 days
803.25 days >
Average installed length: 422.05 days


5.0.20 100.00%

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3DVIA player

What is 3DVIA player?

The 3DVIA Community is a social network for 3D modelers, professionals and 3D enthusiasts. 3DVIA Shape is a free, online 3D modeling application that lets users create 3D models and share them in the 3DVIA Community. The application targets novice 3D modelers who want to design for recreational purposes, as well as experienced 3D modelers who need to create draft model prototypes. 3DVIA Studio is an interactive application authoring environment that was designed specifically to accept large CAD data assets and use them within game simulations and training applications. The application has also been used for entertainment titles within entertainment and social gaming.

About  (from 3DVIA)

The 3DVIA Player is a free plugin that plays 3D games and displays 3D models. Use the 3DVIA Player on popular gaming websites or with a 3DVIA Hosting Account to see your models anywhere.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.3dvia.com/products/3dvia-player
Help link: www.3ds.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\virtools\3d life player\buildingblocks
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F06365EC-061E-48C3-B761-E1816658D618}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.26 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by 3DVIA player

  • avireader.dll (by Dassault Systèmes) - Virtools (AVI Reader)
  • lua51.dll
  • vsutils.dll (by Dassault Systèmes)
  • 3dsloader.dll - 3dsLoader DLL
  • 3dtransfo.dll - 3DTransfo
  • 3dviaplayerupdater.exe - 3DVIA player Updater
  • aclmcontrol.exe
  • aclmcontrolproxy.dll (by Hewlett-Packard Company) - AclmControlProxy
  • acrobatupdater.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe Acrobat Updater
  • acroiehelper.dll (by Adobe Systems) - AcroIEHelper Library (Adobe PDF Helper for Internet Explorer)
  • acroiehelpershim.dll - AcroIEHelperShim Library
  • acropdf.dll - Adobe PDF Browser Control (PDF Browser Control)
  • adobe_updater.exe - Adobe Updater
  • adobearm.exe - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
  • adobearmhelper.exe - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager Helper
  • adobeextractfiles.dll - Adobe Extract Files Library
  • adobeupdaterinstallmgr.exe - Adobe Updater Install Manager
  • ai.dll - aivirtools DLL
  • ascloader.dll - AscLoader DLL
  • buildingblocksaddons1.dll - BuildingBlock Addons 1
  • buildingblocksaddons2.dll
  • buildingblocksaddons3.dll - BuildingBlock Addons 3
  • cameras.dll - Cameras DLL
  • cg.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA Cg Runtime (Cg Core Runtime Library)
  • cggl.dll (by NVIDIA) - Cg GL Runtime Library
  • characters.dll - Characters DLL
  • ck2.dll - CK2 DLL
  • ck2_3d.dll - Render Engine Component (Runtime)
  • ckdx9rasterizer.dll - DirectX 9 Rasterizer Component
  • ckfemgr.dll - CKFEMgr DLL
  • ckglrasterizer.dll - OpenGL 1.5 Rasterizer Component
  • ckstripper.dll
  • ckzlib.dll - CKZlib Dynamic Link Library
  • collisions.dll - CollisionBehaviors DLL
  • config.dll - Web Player Configuration
  • controllers.dll - Channels DLL
  • cryptedloader.dll
  • databaseclientmodule2.dll
  • ddsreader9.dll - DDSReader
  • downloadcomponentclient.dll
  • downloadmediaclient2.dll
  • dsetup.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • dx5inputmanager.dll - DirectX 3+ Input Manager
  • dx7soundmanager.dll - DirectX 3+ Sound Manager
  • dx9videomanager.dll - Dx9 Video Engine Dll
  • grids.dll - Grids
  • hpbuio32.dll (by Hewlett-Packard Company) - HP Unified IO (HP Unified IO API)
  • hpdevicedetection3.exe - HP Device Detection
  • hpdevicedetection3dll.dll - HP Product Detection
  • hpsupportsolutionsframeworkservice.exe - SolutionsFrameworkService
  • hpunifiediodotnet.dll - HP Unified IO API .NET Wrapper
  • idfcontroller.dll - IdfController
  • idfsoftware.builders.dll - IssueSignatureBuilder
  • idfsoftware.common.dll - LogHarvester.Common (IdfSoftware.Common)
  • idfsoftware.harvesters.dll - IdfSoftware.Harvesters
  • idfsoftware.parsers.dll - IdfSoftware.Parsers
  • imagereader.dll - Image (BMP,PCX,TGA) Reader
  • interface.dll - Interface DLL
  • interop.devicedetectioncomlib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'DeviceDetectionCOMLib'.

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npvirtools.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npvirtools.dll'.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • acroiehelpershim.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Adobe PDF Link Helper' with the class of {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} (AcroIEHelperStub).
  • acroiehelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper' with the class of {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npvirtools.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '3DVIA player' with a plugin key of '@virtools.com/3DviaPlayer' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • adobearm.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe-Online-Aktualisierungsprogramm' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • adobearm.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe ARM.
  • hpsupportsolutionsframeworkservice.exe runs as a service named 'HPSupportSolutionsFrameworkService' (HPSupportSolutionsFrameworkService) "This service allows for the detection of HP products and enables identification of support solutions for detected products.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • adobe_updater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AdobeUpdater6' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater6\Adobe_Updater.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • adobearm.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe ARM' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • hpdevicedetection3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\Common\HPDeviceDetection3.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.96 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009580256%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00052421%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00043381%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:208,395
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:39.95 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:9.85 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove 3DVIA player?

You can uninstall 3DVIA 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program 3DVIA player, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 3DVIA player.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by 3DVIA player you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Server 2003 0%
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 70.29%
Windows 10 15.18%
Windows Vista 8.74%
Windows XP 5.74%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.56%
Windows 7 Professional 10.96%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.19%
Windows 10 Home 5.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.23%
  France 11.76%
  Canada 2.87%
  Germany 1.62%
  Belgium 1.32%
  Italy 1.29%
  Netherlands 1.21%
  Brazil 1.14%
  Australia 1.07%
  United Kingdom 1.07%
  Spain 1.03%
  Israel 0.96%
  Austria 0.62%
  Romania 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.52%
Dell 27.04%
Acer 14.38%
Toshiba 7.03%
ASUS 6.94%
Samsung 2.86%
Lenovo 1.96%
Intel 1.23%
Sahara 0.57%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.54%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.75%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.56%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.17%
Dell Inspiron 570 2.98%
Dell XPS 8300 2.38%


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