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Should I remove ArcSoft ShowBiz DVD 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,247
United States Rank #12,991
Reach 0.0349%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.70 days
79.51 days >
Average installed length: 41.77 days


VersionDistribution 9.02% 6.40% 3.78% 3.20% 1.16% 0.15% 0.15% 0.87% 8.15% 8.44%

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ArcSoft ShowBiz DVD 2

What is ArcSoft ShowBiz DVD 2?  (from ArcSoft)

ArcSoft ShowBiz® DVD 2 is a simple yet powerful software application that has everything you need to edit home videos and create professional looking DVDs. The software features a simple storyboard view for basic video sequencing and a more advanced timeline view giving you greater control over your movie clips, audio ...  Read more


ArcSoft ShowBiz DVD 2 is a software program developed by ArcSoft. The most common release is, with over 15% 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 showbiz.exe. The setup package generally installs about 83 files and is usually about 54.72 MB (57,375,964 bytes). The installed file checkupdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 30% of users of ArcSoft ShowBiz DVD 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.arcsoft.com/products/showbiz
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ArcSoft\ShowBiz DVD 2
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{996F79F5-2ABF-
Estimated size: 54.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ArcSoft ShowBiz DVD 2

Program executable:showbiz.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\arcsoft\showbiz dvd 2\showbiz.exe
Additional files:
  • Res_CDL.dll - ArcSoft Quick Label for LightScribe Res DLL (Quick Label for LightScribe Res DLL)
  • CaptureWDM.dll - arcsoft CaptureWDM (CaptureWDM)
  • dvrms2data.dll - arcsoft dvrms2data (dvrms2data)
  • ASFWriter.dll - Arcsoft AsfWriter (WMV and WMA File Writer)
  • mpegcheck.dll - ARCSOFT mpegcheck (mpegcheck)
  • discapi.dll - arcsoft discapi (discapi)
  • mpegapi.dll - arcsoft mpegapi (mpegapi)
  • SBPanZoom.dll - ArcSoft PanZoom (SBPanZoom)
  • LSLib.dll - LSLib (LightScribe Libarary.)
  • DGUI.dll - DGUI
  • dtype32.dll (by D-Type Solutions) - D-Type Font Engine and Rasterizer
  • dtype32x.dll (by D-Type Solutions) - D-Type Font Engine Auxiliary Library
  • dvrmsattr.dll - DVRMSAttr Dynamic Link Library (DVRMSAttr DLL)
  • DVRMSSave.dll - DVRMSSave Dynamic Link Library (DVRMSSave DLL)
  • ArcRegister.exe - ArcSoft Product Registeration
  • checkupdate.dll - ArcSoft Check Update Resource
  • CDPlay.dll - CDPlay Dynamic Link Library (CDPlay DLL)
  • CDRip.dll - CDRip Dynamic Link Library (CDRip DLL)
  • DVCII.dll - DVCII Dynamic Link Library (DVCII DLL)
  • FPXLIB.DLL - Reference Implementation
  • CancelAutoPlay.exe - arcsoft CancelAutoPlay (CancelAutoPlay)
  • checkupdate.exe - ArcSoft Check Update
  • DVDMinusVR.dll - Arcsoft DVDMinusVR (DVD-VR Authoring Engine)
  • AlbumBase.dll - ArcSoft AlbumBase (AlbumBase)
  • DVCombine.dll - ArcSoft DVCombine (DVCombine)
  • DVDPlusVR.dll - Arcsoft DVDPlusVR (Philips DVD+VR Authoring Engine)
  • ArcPlugInMgr.dll - Plug-Ins Manager
  • BDADLL.dll (by eMPIA Technology) - USB 28xx Device (USB 28xx BDA DLL API)
  • DvdIfo.dll - Arcsoft DvdIfo (DvdIfo)
  • ArcTitleMgr.dll - Title Manager
  • DVDContentRes.dll - DVDContentRes
  • AudioPlayer.dll - AudioPlayer
  • editwin.dll - Edit Window (Edit window)
  • AlignSplit.dll - AlignSplit (Align to VOBU)
  • CDisPlayer.dll - CDisplayer
  • EzFile.dll - EzFile
  • File2Frame.dll - File2Frame
  • BasicDVD.dll - BasicDVD2
  • DiscClub.dll - UDiscClub
  • DXPubTool.dll - DXPubTool
  • EzDll.dll - EzDll
  • AudioFmt.dll - AudioFmt
  • afcrc.dll - AfcRC (AFC Resources)
  • afc.dll - UAfc (CD/DVD pre-mastering toolkit for Win32)
  • CheckUsb.dll
  • emDLL.dll
  • LeadTek.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • CheckUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Arc Soft Updater' (runs weekly on Tuesdays at 2:01).
  • ArcRegister.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4A9681BF-06A8-40BD-BF0D-57EA91484254}'.

How do I remove ArcSoft ShowBiz DVD 2?

You can uninstall ArcSoft ShowBiz DVD 2 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 ArcSoft ShowBiz DVD 2, 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 ArcSoft ShowBiz DVD 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.46%
Windows Vista 17.32%
Windows 10 14.70%
Windows XP 12.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.35%
Windows 7 Professional 9.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.76%
Windows 10 Home 6.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.97%
  Germany 15.84%
  Netherlands 10.34%
  United Kingdom 9.29%
  Belgium 7.72%
  Australia 7.33%
  France 2.75%
  Japan 2.75%
  Italy 1.83%
  Sweden 1.70%
  Spain 1.57%
  Canada 1.44%
  Israel 1.05%
  Austria 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.81%
Dell 20.93%
Acer 17.05%
Medion 6.72%
ASUS 4.65%
Intel 4.39%
American Megatrends 3.36%
Toshiba 2.58%
Sahara 1.81%
Lenovo 1.29%
Samsung 1.29%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.80%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.37%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.40%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.91%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.43%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.43%

About ArcSoft

ArcSoft is a application development company that makes multimedia technologies & applications across desktop & embedded platforms.
Publisher URL: www.arcsoft.com


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