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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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Global Rank #1,323
United States Rank #1,805
Reach 0.5161%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.72 days
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Average installed length: 212.63 days


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ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4

What is ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4?  (from ArcSoft)

ArcSoft WebCam Companion® 4 offers a broad range of applications designed and optimized to record a video or take a special photo, letting you get the most out of any webcam. Now, HD and 3D mode are supported. Capture awesome HD and 3D images or videos with your webcam. Easy-to-use and smart photo/video editing tools. ...  Read more


ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4 is a software program developed by ArcSoft. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named uwebcam.exe. The setup package generally installs about 98 files and is usually about 66.43 MB (69,651,661 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 36% of users of ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

This program is pre-installed on Sony PCs

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4 is typically pre-installed with Sony computers.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Sony PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Sony computers.
  • If you do not use this program you might consider remvoing it as it often consumes system resources, even if not actively being run, adversely affecting system responsiveness.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.arcsoft.com/webcam-companion
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ArcSoft\WebCam Companion 4
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C793AD32
Estimated size: 66.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4

Program executable:uwebcam.exe
Name:ArcSoft WebCam Companion
Path:C:\Program Files\arcsoft\webcam companion 4\uwebcam.exe
Additional files:
  • arcsoft_facetracking.dll - ArcSoft arcsoft_facetracking (arcsoft_facetracking)
  • RctXMLBase.dll - Rocket Framework XML Parser
  • CaptureEngine.dll - ArcSoft CaptureEngine (CaptureEngine)
  • FaceMask.dll - Arcsoft FaceMaskLib
  • UploadPhoto.dll - ArcSoft UploadPhoto (UploadPhoto)
  • uCaptureWDM.dll - ArcSoft CaptureWDM (CaptureWDM)
  • RctSQbase.dll - ArcSoft RctSQbase (RctSQbase)
  • CaptureTool.dll - user CaptureTool (CaptureTool)
  • ArcTransformDll.dll - ArcTransformDll
  • ArcDrawBackDll.dll - ArcDrawBackDll
  • ArcMergePicDll.dll - ArcMergePicDll
  • ArcTextInfoDll.dll - ArcTextDllInfo
  • ArcTouchCamDll.dll - ArcTouchCamDll
  • khas.dll - Khas Motion
  • ArcLogoDll.dll - ArcLogoDll
  • ArcTextDll.dll - ArcTextDll
  • ArcDelightingDll.dll - ArcSoft Delighting Dynamic Link Library
  • arcsoft_super_resolution.dll - ArcSoft Video Super Resolution dll
  • AudioMuteLib.dll - AudioMut Dynamic Link Library
  • ArcAssemblyLoader.dll - ArcSoft ArcAssembly Loader (ArcSoft Assembly Loader)
  • arcsoft_video_denoise.dll - DenoiseDll
  • ArcSplash.dll - ArcSoft Splash Presenter
  • IMStateHelper.dll - ArcSoft Webcam Companion (IMStateHelper)
  • ArcSendMailDll.dll - ArcSoft ArcSendMailDll
  • ArcGetSystemInfor.dll - ArcSoft System Helper
  • ASDownloader.exe - ArcSoft ASDownloader
  • ArcHandDetect.dll - ArcHandDetectDll
  • libmfxsw32.dll (by Intel) - Intel® Media SDK (Intel® Media SDK library)
  • aticalrt.dll (by Advanced Micro Devices) - AMD CAL runtime
  • EventLogHelper.dll - ArcSoft Magic-i (Event Log Helper for Vista)
  • ArcDenoiseDll.dll - ArcDenoiseDll
  • ArcMIModule.dll - ArcMIModule
  • ArcSendMail.exe - ArcSendMail
  • DeviceCheck.dll - DeviceCheck (Arcsoft DeviceCheck)
  • kgl.dll - ArcSoft kgl (kgl)
  • ArcFlipDll.dll - ArcFlipDll
  • ArcMiVEDll.dll - ArcMiVEDll
  • ArcSurface.dll - ArcSurface (ArcSoft ArcSurface)
  • EffectMgr.dll - EffectMgr
  • ExportMgr.dll - ExportMgr (ArcSoft ExportMgr)
  • ImportMgr.dll - ImportMgr
  • IBLib.dll - IBLib (ArcSoft IBLib)
  • ArcMotionDetect.dll
  • cudart.dll
  • libanaglyph.dll
  • libcurl.dll

How do I remove ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4?

You can uninstall ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4 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 4, 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 4.

Win 7 (SP1) 84%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.40%
Windows 10 12.93%
Windows XP 0.39%
Windows Vista 0.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.22%
Windows 7 Professional 10.61%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.45%
Windows 10 Home 7.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.71%
Windows 10 Pro 1.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.18%
  Germany 6.71%
  United Kingdom 6.25%
  Brazil 4.47%
  India 3.64%
  Italy 3.44%
  France 3.15%
  Canada 2.74%
  Mexico 1.98%
  Iran 1.88%
  Japan 1.48%
  Spain 1.42%
  Belgium 1.32%
  Netherlands 1.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 96.97%
Dell 1.66%
Hewlett-Packard 1.38%
Common models
Sony VPCEH1AFX 3.37%
Sony SVE15115FXS 2.92%
Sony VPCEH2J1E 2.35%
Sony VPCEH40EB 2.18%
Sony VPCEH1M1E 2.06%
Sony VPCEL2S1E 2.03%

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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