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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,270
United States Rank #2,605
Reach 0.1738%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.17 days
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Average installed length: 188.62 days

Advanced Video FX Engine

What is Advanced Video FX Engine?

Advanced audio and video FX engines are used to control webcam and audio on Dell computers.


Advanced Video FX Engine is a software program developed by Heroism Computer Technology. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named startfx.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 4.45 MB (4,663,870 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 60% of users of Advanced Video FX Engine come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\creative live! cam\videofx
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D
Estimated size: 4.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Advanced Video FX Engine

Program executable:startfx.exe
Start Advanced Video FX Engine Application
Path:C:\Program Files\creative live! cam\videofx\startfx.exe
Additional files:
  • EyeCatcherEx.dll - EyeCatcher Engine (EyeCatcherEx Engine)
  • cxcore097.dll (by Intel) - Intel® Open Source Computer Vision Library (The core component of OpenCV)
  • cv097.dll (by Intel) - The vision component of OpenCV
  • highgui097.dll - Intel® Open Source Computer Vision Library. (Small GUI & Video library for OpenCV samples)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • StartFX.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AVFX Engine' and executes as C:\Program Files\Creative\Creative Live! Cam\VideoFX\StartFX.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • StartFX.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AVFX Engine' which loads as C:\Program Files\Creative\Creative Live! Cam\VideoFX\StartFX.exe.

How do I remove Advanced Video FX Engine?

You can uninstall Advanced Video FX Engine 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 Advanced Video FX Engine, 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 Advanced Video FX Engine.

Win Vista (SP2) 43%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 49.23%
Windows 7 36.31%
Windows XP 7.49%
Windows 10 6.91%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 38.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.20%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.45%
Windows Vista Home Basic 6.81%
Windows 7 Professional 6.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.90%
  United Kingdom 5.08%
  Canada 4.45%
  France 2.99%
  Germany 2.60%
  Italy 1.96%
  India 1.67%
  Brazil 1.56%
  Australia 1.54%
  Iran 1.34%
  Poland 1.12%
  Spain 0.88%
  Sweden 0.73%
  Belgium 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 90.07%
Hewlett-Packard 3.57%
Acer 2.45%
American Megatrends 0.54%
Toshiba 0.44%
Intel 0.37%
ASUS 0.31%
Alienware 0.31%
Sahara 0.24%
Packard Bell 0.20%
Lenovo 0.17%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1525 27.63%
Dell XPS M1530 10.46%
Dell Inspiron 1720 8.59%
Dell XPS M1330 6.28%
Dell Inspiron 1520 4.25%
Dell Inspiron 1420 3.58%


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