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Should I remove Adobe Shockwave Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,801
United States Rank #26,405
Reach 0.0378%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.90 days
409.90 days >
Average installed length: 215.37 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.0.0.465 50.07%
11.0.0.429 49.93%

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Adobe Shockwave Player

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What is Adobe Shockwave Player?

Adobe Shockwave (formerly Macromedia Shockwave) is a multimedia platform used to add animation and interactivity to web pages. It allows Adobe Director applications to be published on the Internet and viewed in a web browser on any computer which has the Shockwave plug-in installed. Shockwave movies are authored in the Adobe Director environment. While there is support for including Flash movies inside Shockwave files, authors often choose the Shockwave Director combination over Flash because it offers more features and more powerful tools. Features not replicated by Flash include a much faster rendering engine, including hardware-accelerated 3D, and support for various network protocols, including Internet Relay Chat.

Overview

The most common release is 11.0.0.465, 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 setup package generally installs about 104 files and is usually about 15.35 MB (16,099,398 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Installation folder: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Adobe\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{211E8730-5681-49ED-BC6A-78C9F88E95F5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 15.35 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Shockwave Player

  • uninstaller.exe - Adobe Shockwave Player
  • SVGControl.dll - Adobe SVG Viewer Control (SVGControl Module 2.0)
  • NPSVG3.dll - Adobe SVG Viewer Plugin (SVG Viewer 3.0 for Netscape)
  • NPSVGVw.dll - SVG Viewer 2.0 for Netscape
  • np32dsw.dll - Shockwave for Director (Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.0)
  • np32dsw_1166636.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.6.636
  • np32dsw_1167637.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.7.637
  • np32dsw_1168638.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.8.638
  • np32dsw_1200112.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0
  • np32dsw_1202122.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0.2.122
  • np32dsw_1203133.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0.3.133
  • np32dsw_1204144.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0.4.144
  • np32dsw_1205146.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0.5.146
  • np32dsw_1207148.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0.7.148
  • np32dsw_1209149.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0.9.149
  • np32dsw_1210150.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1
  • np32dsw_1211151.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1.1.151
  • np32dsw_1213153.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1.3.153
  • Plugin.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.0.0
  • SVGCore.dll - Adobe SVG Viewer (SVG Viewer Core 3.0)
  • SVGRSRC.dll
  • dirapi.dll - Director 12.0 (Director Player)
  • iml32.dll - IML
  • Proj.dll
  • Control.dll - Shockwave (Shockwave ActiveX Control)
  • DynaPlayer.dll - DynaBound Player
  • gi.dll - Shockwave Third Party Install
  • SwDir.dll
  • SwDir_1166636.dll
  • SwDir_1167637.dll
  • SwDir_1168638.dll
  • SwDir_1200112.dll
  • SwDir_1202122.dll
  • SwDir_1203133.dll
  • SwDir_1204144.dll
  • SwDir_1205146.dll
  • SwDir_1207148.dll
  • SwDir_1209149.dll
  • SwDir_1210150.dll
  • SwDir_1211151.dll
  • SwDir_1213153.dll
  • SWDNLD.exe - Shockwave Download Module
  • SwHelper_1100429.exe - Shockwave Helper
  • SwHelper_1100458.exe
  • SwHelper_1100465.exe
  • SwHelper_1151601.exe
  • SwHelper_1152602.exe
  • SwHelper_1156606.exe
  • SwHelper_1157609.exe
  • SwHelper_1158612.exe
  • SwHelper_1159615.exe
  • SwHelper_1159620.exe
  • SwHelper_1160626.exe
  • SwHelper_1161629.exe
  • SwHelper_1163633.exe
  • SwHelper_1164634.exe
  • SwHelper_1165635.exe
  • SwHelper_1166636.exe
  • SwHelper_1167637.exe
  • SwHelper_1168638.exe
  • SwHelper_1200112.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

13 Google Chrome Plugins
  • np32dsw_1213153.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np32dsw_1213153.dll'.
  • np32dsw_1209149.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np32dsw.dll'.
  • np32dsw_1211151.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np32dsw_1211151.dll'.
  • np32dsw_1210150.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np32dsw_1210150.dll'.
  • np32dsw.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np32dsw_1207148.dll'.
  • np32dsw_1205146.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np32dsw.dll'.
  • Plus 7 more
13 Mozilla Plugins
  • np32dsw_1210150.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@adobe.com/ShockwavePlayer' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/ShockwavePlayer' for all users of the PC.
  • np32dsw_1213153.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.
  • np32dsw_1211151.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.
  • np32dsw_1209149.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.
  • 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.
  • np32dsw_1205146.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.
  • Plus 7 more
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • SwHelper_1158612.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8D0DE216-350B-4ACC-B1E0-93E7B10C87B5}' (runs on registration).
  • SWDNLD.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F6551F68-F271-4BD7-A507-4E0ECA98C82F}' (runs on registration).
  • SwInit.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CDEE7797-1494-466E-947F-101A665BD225}' (runs on registration).
27 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • SwHelper_1158612.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Shockwave Updater' which loads as C:\Windows\System32\Adobe\SHOCKW~1\SWHELP~1.EXE -Update -1103472 -"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; InfoPath.1; .NET CLR .
  • SwHelper_1211151.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Shockwave Updater' which loads as "C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Adobe\Shockwave 12\SwHelper_1211151.exe" -Update.
  • SwHelper_1152602.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Shockwave Updater' which loads as C:\WINDOWS\system32\Adobe\SHOCKW~1\SWHELP~1.EXE -Update -1103472 -"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; MS Internet Explorer; .N.
  • SwHelper_1213153.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Shockwave Updater' which loads as C:\Windows\System32\Adobe\SHOCKW~1\SWHELP~1.EXE -Update -1103472 -"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; GTB6; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; eSobiSubscriber 2.0.4.16; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NE.
  • SwHelper_1163633.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_1163633.exe" -Update.
  • SwHelper_1209149.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Shockwave Updater' which loads as "C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Adobe\Shockwave 12\SwHelper_1209149.exe" -Update.
  • Plus 21 more
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SWDNLD.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\Adobe\Director\SwDnld.exe'.

How do I remove Adobe Shockwave Player?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Shockwave 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 Adobe Shockwave 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 Adobe Shockwave 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 Adobe Shockwave Player.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 69%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 69.36%
Windows 7 26.27%
Windows 10 2.87%
Windows Vista 1.37%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 69.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.76%
Windows 7 Professional 4.80%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.66%
Windows Se7en Titan 1.78%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.72% of installs come from MA
Which countries install it?
  MA 25.72%
  Argentina 10.45%
  Spain 9.90%
  DZ 9.77%
  United States 7.98%
  TN 7.43%
  Mexico 6.33%
  France 4.81%
  Colombia 1.65%
  Venezuela 1.65%
  Germany 1.38%
  Canada 1.38%
  Hungary 1.24%
  Chile 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.62%
Hewlett-Packard 15.90%
GIGABYTE 12.31%
Acer 11.54%
Compaq 11.03%
American Megatrends 7.44%
Intel 6.67%
Sahara 5.64%
ASUS 2.56%
Toshiba 2.31%
Common models
HP Compaq dc7600 Converti... 6.80%
HP Compaq dc7600 Small Fo... 4.00%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 2.80%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 2.80%
HP Compaq dc5800 Small Fo... 2.80%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.40%

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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