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Should I remove Adobe Shockwave Player?

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 #948
United States Rank #1,127
Reach 0.8597%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.50 days
486.69 days >
Average installed length: 255.72 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.5.9.620 21.73%
11.5.9.615 13.38%
11.5.8.612 9.11%
11.5.7.609 14.91%
11.5.6.606 11.44%
11.5.2.602 7.96%
11.5.1.601 9.99%
11.5 11.48%

Other programs by Adobe Systems

Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5

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 11.5.9.620, 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 primary executable is named swinit.exe. The setup package generally installs about 69 files and is usually about 23.89 MB (25,045,377 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/shockwave
Installation folder: C:\Windows\system32\Adobe
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\system32\Adobe\Shockwave 11\uninstaller.exe"
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 23.89 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5

Program executable:swinit.exe
Name:Shockwave
Shockwave Init
Path:C:\Windows\System32\adobe\shockwave 11\swinit.exe
MD5:fde27dbf0d2a5d39e73c6dbf927544fa
Additional files:
  • 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 11.5)
  • np32dsw_1207148.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0.7.148
  • Plugin.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5.7
  • SVGCore.dll - Adobe SVG Viewer (SVG Viewer Core 3.0)
  • SVGRSRC.dll
  • dirapi.dll - Director 11.5 (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_1207148.dll
  • SwDnld.exe - Shockwave Download Module
  • SwHelper_1100429.exe - Shockwave Helper
  • SwHelper_1100458.exe
  • SwHelper_1100465.exe
  • SwHelper_1100470.exe
  • SwHelper_1103471.exe
  • SwHelper_1103472.exe
  • SwHelper_1150595.exe
  • SwHelper_1150596.exe
  • SwHelper_1150600.exe
  • SwHelper_1151601.exe
  • SwHelper_1152602.exe
  • SwHelper_1156606.exe
  • SwHelper_1157609.exe
  • SwHelper_1158612.exe
  • SwHelper_1159615.exe
  • SwHelper_1159620.exe
  • SwHelper_1161629.exe
  • SwHelper_1168638.exe
  • SwHelper_1202122.exe
  • SwHelper_1203133.exe
  • SwHelper_1207148.exe
  • SwMenu.dll - Shockwave Context Menu Support
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • SVG3CT.dll
  • SVGView.dll - SVGView (SVGView Module 2.0)
  • AceLite.dll - ACE (Adobe Color Engine)
  • Agm.dll - AGM (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • Bib.dll - BIB (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • SVG3AGM.dll
  • SVG3BIB.dll
  • SVG3ACE.dll - SVG ACE stub library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Google Chrome Plugins
  • np32dsw_1207148.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np32dsw_1207148.dll'.
  • np32dsw.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np32dsw.dll'.
2 Mozilla Plugins
  • np32dsw_1207148.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.
2 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 '{9FB385AE-0F7A-4ECE-B312-2DFF9DFD3807}' (runs on registration).
19 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_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_1207148.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Shockwave Updater' which loads as C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Adobe\SHOCKW~1\SWHELP~1.EXE -Update -1103471 -"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; Trident/4.0; FBSMTWB; GTB6.4; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5..
  • SwHelper_1159615.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 11\SwHelper_1159615.exe" -Update.
  • SwHelper_1100458.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 -1100458 -Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR.
  • SwHelper_1203133.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_1203133.exe" -Update.
  • Plus 13 more

How do I remove Adobe Shockwave Player?

Quickly and completely remove Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5 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 11.5, 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 11.5 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 32%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 38.31%
Windows Vista 31.64%
Windows XP 28.43%
Windows 8 1.58%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 28.06%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 23.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.85%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.38%
Windows 7 Professional 6.71%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.73%
  Germany 6.49%
  United Kingdom 5.52%
  France 3.55%
  Canada 3.22%
  Italy 2.79%
  Netherlands 2.37%
  Brazil 2.32%
  Australia 2.08%
  Spain 1.73%
  Belgium 1.66%
  MA 1.60%
  Israel 1.52%
  Iran 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.20%
Hewlett-Packard 28.19%
Acer 12.18%
Toshiba 7.69%
GIGABYTE 6.47%
Intel 4.38%
American Megatrends 3.96%
Medion 3.77%
Samsung 2.25%
Sahara 2.16%
Gateway 0.74%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 3.81%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 3.24%
Dell Inspiron 1525 3.24%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 3.21%
HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook ... 2.97%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 2.85%

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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