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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,647
United States Rank #4,169
Reach 0.1126%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.49 days
634.10 days >
Average installed length: 333.17 days


VersionDistribution 0.09% 1.31% 2.48% 0.14% 0.90%

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ArcSoft WebCam Companion 2

What is ArcSoft WebCam Companion 2?  (from ArcSoft)

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ArcSoft WebCam Companion 2 is a software program developed by ArcSoft. The most common release is, with over 3% 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 uwebcam.exe. The setup package generally installs about 60 files and is usually about 24.19 MB (25,360,082 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 51% of users of ArcSoft WebCam Companion 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in BD and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.arcsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ArcSoft\WebCam Companion 2
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5EFB8979-EB80-
Estimated size: 24.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ArcSoft WebCam Companion 2

Program executable:uwebcam.exe
Name:ArcSoft WebCam Companion
Path:C:\Program Files\arcsoft\webcam companion 2\uwebcam.exe
Additional files:
  • CaptureEngine.dll - arcsoft CaptureEngine (CaptureEngine)
  • MagicFrame.dll - ArcSoft MagicFrame (MagicFrame)
  • MagUIImage.dll - ArcSoft MagUIImage (MagUIImage)
  • uCaptureWDM.dll - ArcSoft CaptureWDM (CaptureWDM)
  • magFileIO.dll - ArcSoft magFileIO (File i/o)
  • uASFWriter.dll - Arcsoft AsfWriter (WMV and WMA File Writer)
  • CaptureTool.dll - user CaptureTool (CaptureTool)
  • magengin.dll - ArcSoft magengin (magengin Dynamic Link Library)
  • magPltfm.dll - ArcSoft magPltfm (magPltfm)
  • magTools.dll - ArcSoft magTools (magTools)
  • DTVProgramInfo.dll - DTVProgramInfo
  • CheckUpdate.dll - ArcSoft Check Update Resource
  • FPXLIB.DLL - Reference Implementation
  • magFpxio.dll
  • MSLUP60.dll (by Sample) - Sample Application DLL (User-Generated Microsoft (R) C/C++ Runtime Library)
  • MSLURT.dll (by Sample)
  • ArcRevenueSharingRes.dll - ArcRevenueSharingRes
  • uCheckUpdate.exe - ArcSoft Check Update
  • MagUIEngine.dll - ArcSoft MagUIEngine (MagUIEngine)
  • MagUIInter.dll - ArcSoft MagUIInter (MagUIInter)
  • AlbumBase.dll - ArcSoft AlbumBase (AlbumBase)
  • MagPCMac.dll - ArcSoft MagPCMac (MagPCMac)
  • MagCore.dll - ArcSoft MagCore (MagCore)
  • uArcPrintManager.dll - ArcPrintManager
  • ArcSendMail.exe - ArcSendMail
  • uMediaExport.dll - MediaExport
  • uMediaImport.dll - MediaImport
  • TraceInfo.dll - TraceInfo
  • uDXPubTool.dll - DXPubTool
  • uEzDll.dll - EzDll.dll (EzDll)
  • uMediaClub.dll - MediaClub
  • uEXIF.dll - EXIF.DLL (EXIF File Support)
  • uaswmf.dll - aswmf
  • kgl.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • uCheckUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Arc Soft Updater' (runs weekly on Tuesdays at 2:01).

How do I remove ArcSoft WebCam Companion 2?

You can uninstall ArcSoft WebCam Companion 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 WebCam Companion 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 WebCam Companion 2.

Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.85%
Windows Vista 38.28%
Windows 10 9.49%
Windows XP 3.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 31.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.60%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.69%
Windows 7 Professional 7.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.45%
Windows Vista Business 3.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.91%
  BD 9.82%
  Germany 4.87%
  United Kingdom 3.96%
  Iran 3.05%
  Canada 2.98%
  Brazil 1.96%
  Italy 1.96%
  France 1.49%
  Mexico 1.42%
  Spain 1.38%
  India 1.27%
  Singapore 1.02%
  Netherlands 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 69.05%
Dell 13.32%
Hewlett-Packard 10.27%
Acer 4.32%
Lenovo 1.26%
Common models
Sony VGN-FW235J 3.16%
Sony VGN-CS215J 2.90%
Sony VGN-NW125J 2.90%
Sony VGN-FW351J 2.65%
Sony VGN-NS325J 2.65%
Sony VGN-NW150J 2.53%

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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