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Should I remove Adobe Shockwave Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,681
United States Rank #4,307
Reach 0.1521%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.16 days
860.15 days >
Average installed length: 451.94 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.6.8.638 18.53%
11.6.7.637 6.07%
11.6.6.636 5.53%
11.6.5.635 10.82%
11.6.4.634 10.96%
11.6.3.633 15.74%
11.6.1.629 27.86%
11.6.0.626 4.48%

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Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6

Remove Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6
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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 used version is 11.6.1.629, 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 main program executable is SwInit.exe. The software installer includes 84 files and is usually about 13.22 MB (13,862,417 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/shockwave
Installation folder: C:\Windows\System32\Adobe\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FF2A5498-4EFE-430F-A138-7EB365DBEBAD}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.22 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6

Program executable:SwInit.exe
Name:Shockwave
Shockwave Init
Path:C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Adobe\Shockwave 11\SwInit.exe
MD5:badf82687e14f5888d252f5fcc0c3b5f
Additional files:
  • np32dsw.dll - Shockwave for Director (Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.4.634)
  • np32dsw_1165635.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.5.635
  • 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_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_1211151.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1.1.151
  • np32dsw_1212152.dll - Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1.2.152
  • 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 11.6.4
  • uninstaller.exe - Adobe Shockwave Player
  • dirapi.dll - Director 11.5 (Director Player)
  • iml32.dll - IML
  • Proj.dll
  • Control.dll - Shockwave (Shockwave ActiveX Control)
  • DynaPlayer.dll - DynaBound Player
  • SwDir.dll
  • SwDir_1165635.dll
  • SwDir_1166636.dll
  • SwDir_1168638.dll
  • SwDir_1200112.dll
  • SwDir_1204144.dll
  • SwDir_1205146.dll
  • SwDir_1207148.dll
  • SwDir_1211151.dll
  • SwDir_1212152.dll
  • SwDir_1213153.dll
  • SwDnld.exe - Shockwave Download Module
  • SwHelper_1100458.exe - Shockwave Helper
  • SwHelper_1103471.exe
  • SwHelper_1159620.exe
  • SwHelper_1160626.exe
  • SwHelper_1161629.exe
  • SwHelper_1163633.exe
  • SwHelper_1165635.exe
  • SwHelper_1166636.exe
  • SwHelper_1167637.exe
  • SwHelper_1168638.exe
  • SwHelper_1200112.exe
  • SwHelper_1202122.exe
  • SwHelper_1204144.exe
  • SwHelper_1205146.exe
  • SwHelper_1206147.exe
  • SwHelper_1207148.exe
  • SwHelper_1209149.exe
  • SwHelper_1210150.exe
  • SwHelper_1211151.exe
  • SwHelper_1212152.exe
  • SwHelper_1213153.exe
  • SwInit.exe - Shockwave Init
  • SwMenu.dll - Shockwave Context Menu Support

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

10 Google Chrome Plugins
  • np32dsw_1213153.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np32dsw_1213153.dll'.
  • np32dsw_1212152.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np32dsw_1212152.dll'.
  • np32dsw_1211151.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np32dsw_1211151.dll'.
  • np32dsw_1207148.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'.
  • np32dsw_1204144.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'np32dsw_1204144.dll'.
  • Plus 4 more
10 Mozilla Plugins
  • 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_1212152.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_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_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.
  • np32dsw_1204144.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 4 more
Scheduled Task
  • SWDNLD.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F6551F68-F271-4BD7-A507-4E0ECA98C82F}' (runs on registration).
19 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • 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_1212152.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 -1100465 -"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; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; ..
  • SwHelper_1161629.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_1161629.exe" -Update.
  • 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_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.
  • SwHelper_1206147.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/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/8.0.552.237 Safari/534.10" -"httC://hig.
  • Plus 13 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 11.6 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (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 11.6, 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 11.6 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Server 2003 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.97%
Windows XP 10.72%
Windows 10 9.87%
Windows Vista 5.40%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.13%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.16%
Windows 7 Professional 14.59%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.74%
Windows 7 Enterprise 10.23%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.94%
  Germany 13.56%
  Turkey 4.79%
  Iran 4.06%
  United Kingdom 2.72%
  Australia 1.72%
  Peru 1.72%
  Netherlands 1.70%
  Colombia 1.55%
  France 1.49%
  Canada 1.49%
  Spain 1.43%
  Argentina 1.26%
  Italy 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.89%
Dell 25.15%
Acer 15.41%
GIGABYTE 9.32%
ASUS 7.00%
Intel 2.68%
Lenovo 2.56%
Samsung 2.56%
Toshiba 2.31%
Medion 2.13%
American Megatrends 2.07%
Sahara 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.75%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.84%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.48%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.57%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.57%
Dell Latitude E6430 2.42%

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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