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Should I remove Amazon Unbox Video?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,086
United States Rank #2,282
Reach 0.0995%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.09 days
651.58 days >
Average installed length: 342.36 days


VersionDistribution 2.60% 69.37% 20.64% 4.08% 0.05% 2.14% 0.46% 0.66%

Other programs by Amazon Services

Amazon Unbox Video

What is Amazon Unbox Video?

Amazon Video on Demand (formerly Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Unbox) is an Internet video on demand service, only available in the United States, offered by Amazon.com which offers television shows and films for rental and purchase. The optional Amazon Unbox player lets users download higher-quality copies of videos. The Unbox player is compatible only with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Downloaded films include a full-resolution video file and can include a lower-resolution copy for portable devices. The content can be viewed using the Amazon Unbox Video Player, Windows Media Player, a Windows Media Center Extender such as an Xbox 360, a PlaysForSure portable device. Downloaded videos may be burned to a DVD for storage purposes, but the resulting DVD will not play on a DVD player.

About  (from Amazon Services)

In addition to watching instantly online, you can also download videos from Amazon Instant Video to your Windows PC and watch them with the Unbox Video Player. The Unbox Video Player requires some additional components to download and play videos (such as the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and Windows Media Player 11). I...  Read more
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.amazon.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Amazon\Amazon Unbox Video\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{54A4839E-87F8-4BD1-9682-A349E9943F0A}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0409
Estimated size: 1.77 GB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Amazon Unbox Video

Program executable:ADVWindowsClientService.exe
Name:Amazon Unbox Video
Amazon Unbox Video Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Amazon\Amazon Unbox Video\ADVWindowsClientService.exe
Amazon Unbox Video Service for Amazon Instant Video (Amazon Unbo) is an Internet video on demand service offered by Amazon.com which offers television shows and films for rental and purchase. By default, AIV uses Flash Video in all web...
Additional files:
  • ADVWindowsClientApp.exe - Amazon Unbox Video (DEBUG) (Amazon Unbox Video (DEBUG) Application)
  • ADVWindowsClientAppRoot.dll - Amazon Unbox Video (DEBUG) Root DLL
  • ADVWindowsClientDll.dll - Amazon Unbox Video (DEBUG) Common DLL
  • ADVWindowsClientService.exe - Amazon Unbox Video (DEBUG) Service
  • ADVWindowsClientSystemTray.exe - Amazon Unbox Video (DEBUG) System Tray
  • Amazon Unbox Config.exe - Amazon Unbox Video (DEBUG) Configuration Utility
  • AmazonUnboxVideo.exe - Amazon Unbox Video (Setup Launcher)
  • WMUtils.dll - Amazon Unbox Video WM Utils DLL
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • Interop.MSNETOBJLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'MSNETOBJLib'.
  • Interop.WMPLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • LimelightDownloadManager.dll - LimelightDownloadManager
  • ADVWindowsClientAppRoot.XmlSerializers.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ADVWindowsClientApp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8751C141-6B09-4B30-9A3C-B4FE9FD2E66A}' (runs on registration).
  • ADVWindowsClientSystemTray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EB1C29F4-AD6A-4432-B2A8-C974DBAC8C53}' (runs on registration).
  • ADVWindowsClientService.exe runs as a service named 'Amazon Unbox Video Service' (ADVService) "Manages downloads for the Amazon Unbox Video application.".
Network connections
  • ADVWindowsClientService.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:34.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001064955%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003891%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006759%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,143,647
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:569 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.06 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:15.16 MB
Total CPU:0.0001664685%
Kernel CPU:0.00009013%
User CPU:0.00007634%

How do I remove Amazon Unbox Video?

You can uninstall Amazon Unbox Video 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 Amazon Unbox Video, 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 Amazon Unbox Video.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.49%
Windows 10 23.67%
Windows Vista 8.47%
Windows XP 3.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.90%
Windows 7 Professional 10.93%
Windows 8.1 9.44%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.44%
Windows 10 Home 3.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.11%
  United Kingdom 0.34%
  Germany 0.21%
  Mexico 0.12%
  Italy 0.12%
  Canada 0.12%
  Japan 0.09%
  France 0.09%
  Kuwait 0.06%
  South Africa 0.06%
  China 0.06%
  Australia 0.03%
  Norway 0.03%
  Panama 0.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.26%
Dell 27.84%
Toshiba 10.45%
Acer 8.77%
ASUS 7.48%
Lenovo 3.89%
Samsung 2.67%
Intel 1.37%
Alienware 0.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.47%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.15%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.42%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.80%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.49%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.33%

About Amazon Services

Amazon.com, Inc. is an American multinational electronic commerce company.
Publisher URL: www.amazonservices.com


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