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Should I remove Adobe Shockwave?

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6% remove it94% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Adobe Shockwave


Adobe Shockwave is a software program developed by Adobe Systems. 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 setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 23.49 MB (24,636,228 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: uhtdesk.uhc.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Adobe\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{9B92B20A-6A19-428F-8BD0-52DF859B1C61}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 23.49 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Shockwave

  • np32dsw.dll - Shockwave for Director (Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version
  • Plugin.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.8
  • dirapi.dll - Director 11.5 (Director Player)
  • iml32.dll - IML
  • Proj.dll
  • Control.dll - Shockwave (Shockwave ActiveX Control)
  • DynaPlayer.dll - DynaBound Player
  • SwDir.dll
  • SWDNLD.exe - Shockwave Download Module
  • SwHelper_1168638.exe - Shockwave Helper
  • SwInit.exe - Shockwave Init
  • SwMenu.dll - Shockwave Context Menu Support
  • M5drvr32.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • np32dsw.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np32dsw.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • np32dsw.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Shockwave Player' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/ShockwavePlayer' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • M5drvr32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3A9A1304-9D0E-446C-9581-546720AE459F}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • SwHelper_1168638.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Shockwave Updater' which loads as "C:\Windows\system32\Adobe\Shockwave 11\SwHelper_1168638.exe" -Update.

How do I remove Adobe Shockwave?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

About Adobe Systems

Adobe Systems Incorporated is computer program company focused on the creation of multimedia & creativity program products, with a more-recent foray towards rich Net application program development.
Publisher URL: www.adobe.com


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