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Should I remove ArtistScope Plugin FX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,674
United States Rank #30,471
Reach 0.0046%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.34 days
186.93 days >
Average installed length: 98.22 days


VersionDistribution 12.31% 18.46% 1.54% 24.62% 9.23% 1.54% 32.31%

ArtistScope Plugin FX

What is ArtistScope Plugin FX?  (from ArtistScope)

ArtistScope DRM reduces the risk of exploitation by removing rights control from the user's computer and instead, validating document permissions online prior to allowing access. Unlike DRM solutions provided in the past, there is nothing on a user's computer that can be exploited to remove DRM such as registry keys an...  Read more


ArtistScope Plugin FX is a program developed by ArtistScope. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is Adobe AIR Updater.exe. The software installer includes 30 files and is usually about 3.47 MB (3,641,548 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 36% of users of ArtistScope Plugin FX come from the United States, it is also popular in Poland and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.artistscope.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArtistScope
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\ArtistScope Plugin FX\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArtistScope\ArtistScope Plugin FX\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 3.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ArtistScope Plugin FX

Program executable:Adobe AIR Updater.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe AIR\Versions\1.0\Resources\Adobe AIR Updater.exe
Additional files:
  • SetupHelper32.exe - Copysafe Installation Support (CopySafe Installation Support)
  • ArtistScope.ocx - ArtistScope CopySafe Web (ArtistScope CopySafe Web v4.6.0)
  • CSHelper32.exe - CSHelper Application (ArtistScope Helper Service)
  • CSInstru32.dll - CopySafe Support DLL
  • npArtistScope.dll - ArtistScope Plugin (ArtistScope Plugin v4.6.0)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Mozilla Plugin
  • npArtistScope.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'ArtistScope Plugin' with a plugin key of '@artistscope.com/ArtistScope Plugin' for all users of the PC.
  • CSHelper32.exe runs as a service named 'CopySafe Helper Service' (CSHelper).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:960 KB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00018442%
0.016088% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,283
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove ArtistScope Plugin FX?

Quickly and completely remove ArtistScope Plugin FX from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ArtistScope Plugin FX 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ArtistScope Plugin FX, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 ArtistScope Plugin FX.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by ArtistScope Plugin FX you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.08%
Windows 8 18.46%
Windows XP 9.23%
Windows Vista 9.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.38%
Windows 7 Professional 12.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.23%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.69%
Windows 8.1 6.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.49%
  Poland 25.68%
  India 9.46%
  Canada 8.11%
  United Kingdom 5.41%
  Russia 4.05%
  France 1.35%
  Republic Of Moldova 1.35%
  Greece 1.35%
  South Africa 1.35%
  UA 1.35%
  Australia 1.35%
  Czech Republic 1.35%
  Germany 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 19.15%
Hewlett-Packard 19.15%
ASUS 14.89%
Acer 12.77%
Lenovo 8.51%
Toshiba 4.26%
Sony 4.26%
Alienware 2.13%
American Megatrends 2.13%
Common models
Micro-Star MS-7597 3.57%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 3.57%
LENOVO 20150 3.57%
Dell Inspiron 518 3.57%
ASUSTeK K52Je 1.79%
Acer Aspire XC-603 1.79%


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