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Should I remove ArcSoft Video Downloader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,501
United States Rank #5,537
Reach 0.0558%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.83 days
408.08 days >
Average installed length: 214.42 days


VersionDistribution 4.82% 0.09% 0.73% 5.37% 85.26% 0.45% 2.00% 0.64% 0.18%

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ArcSoft Video Downloader

What is ArcSoft Video Downloader?  (from ArcSoft)

ArcSoft Video Downloader is an easy-to-use application to help you download and save videos from various video sharing websites, such as YouTube, MySpace, and Google Video, and then play them whenever you want without any annoying buffering. Only one click needed to download, convert, and transfer your favorite videos ...  Read more


ArcSoft Video Downloader is a program developed by ArcSoft. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 main program executable is videodownloader.exe. The software installer includes 74 files and is usually about 7.99 MB (8,377,499 bytes). CheckUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 64% of users of ArcSoft Video Downloader come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.arcsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ArcSoft\Video Downloader
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{6332AE1B-FD23-
Estimated size: 7.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ArcSoft Video Downloader

Program executable:videodownloader.exe
Name:ArcSoft Video Downloader
Path:C:\Program Files\arcsoft\video downloader\videodownloader.exe
Additional files:
  • magFileIO.dll - ArcSoft magFileIO (File i/o)
  • CheckUpdate.dll - ArcSoft Check Update Resource
  • SiteManager.dll - SiteMana Dynamic Link Library (ArcSoft SiteMana Dynamic Link Library)
  • uNetDownloader.dll - NetDownl Dynamic Link Library (ArcSoft NetDownl Dynamic Link Library)
  • uAppMsg.dll - AppMsg Dynamic Link Library (ArcSoft AppMsg Dynamic Link Library)
  • AdditionalDownload.dll - ArcSoft Video Downloader (AdditionalDownload)
  • ArcURLRecord.dll - ArcURLRecord Module
  • DownloadControl.dll - DownloadControl
  • DownloadManager.dll - DownloadManager
  • FlvPlayer.exe - Flv Player
  • InfoNotify.dll - InfoNotify
  • MSGHook.dll - MSGHook
  • PluginUI.dll - PluginUI
  • TestProxy.dll - TestProxy
  • TranslatorManager.dll - TranslatorManager
  • MagAppFramework.dll - ArcSoft MagAppFramework (MagAppFramework)
  • MediaPlayer.exe - MediaPla Application (ArcSoft MediaPla Application)
  • uCheckUpdate.exe - ArcSoft Check Update
  • MagUIEngine.dll - ArcSoft MagUIEngine (MagUIEngine)
  • MagicFrame.dll - ArcSoft MagicFrame (MagicFrame)
  • MagUIImage.dll - ArcSoft MagUIImage (MagUIImage)
  • MagUIInter.dll - ArcSoft MagUIInter (MagUIInter)
  • magengin.dll - ArcSoft magengin (magengin Dynamic Link Library)
  • MagPCMac.dll - ArcSoft MagPCMac (MagPCMac)
  • magPltfm.dll - ArcSoft magPltfm (magPltfm)
  • magTools.dll - ArcSoft magTools (magTools)
  • MagCore.dll - ArcSoft MagCore (MagCore)
  • uMIDServer.dll - MIDServer (ArcSoft MIDServer)
  • magFpxio.dll - magFpxio
  • uAppMsgX.dll - AppMsgX (ArcSoft AppMsgX)
  • ShowUrl.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ArcURLRecord.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Linkey' with the class of {4D9101D6-5BA0-4048-BDDE-7E2DF54C8C47}.
Scheduled Task
  • VideoDownloader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9D41B482-11F7-4E97-A1BE-C574F506F015}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove ArcSoft Video Downloader?

You can uninstall ArcSoft Video Downloader 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 Video Downloader, 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 Video Downloader.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by ArcSoft Video Downloader you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.45%
Windows Vista 16.64%
Windows 10 12.55%
Windows XP 7.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.97%
Windows 7 Professional 7.78%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%
Windows 8.1 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.53%
  United Kingdom 6.80%
  Germany 5.49%
  Canada 3.02%
  France 2.82%
  Netherlands 1.79%
  Australia 1.51%
  Spain 1.24%
  Italy 1.03%
  DK 0.96%
  Belgium 0.76%
  Mexico 0.76%
  Argentina 0.55%
  Israel 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.71%
Dell 25.98%
Acer 14.50%
Toshiba 7.85%
ASUS 2.72%
Intel 2.42%
Medion 2.11%
Samsung 1.36%
American Megatrends 0.91%
Common models
HP G72 Notebook PC 7.62%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.40%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.52%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.52%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.23%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.23%

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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