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Should I remove Autodesk DWF Viewer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,440
United States Rank #5,146
Reach 0.2565%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.89 days
439.29 days >
Average installed length: 230.81 days


7.0 0.06%
6.5 73.16%
6.0 0.75%
5.1 16.42%
5.0 1.05%
4.1 8.57%

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Autodesk DWF Viewer

What is Autodesk DWF Viewer?  (from Autodesk)

Accelerate your design reviews on your desktop with Autodesk® Design Review software. It’s the free*, all-digital way to view, mark up, print, and track changes to Autodesk 2D and 3D files—without the original design software. Work with a wide variety of file formats, including DWF™ and DWFx, DWG™ and DXF™ (requires in...  Read more


Autodesk DWF Viewer is a program developed by Autodesk. The most used version is 6.5, with over 98% 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is dwfviewer.exe. The software installer includes 27 files and is usually about 23.51 MB (24,649,869 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 19% of users of Autodesk DWF Viewer come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.autodesk.com/dwfviewer
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk DWF Viewer
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\Autodesk\AUTODE~1\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 23.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Autodesk DWF Viewer

Program executable:dwfviewer.exe
Name:Autodesk DWF Viewer
Path:C:\Program Files\autodesk\autodesk dwf viewer\dwfviewer.exe
Additional files:
  • lacadp.dll - ACEXTLS Dynamic Link Library
  • ac1st16.dll - Autodesk, Inc. ObjectDBX
  • AdCommon.dll - Autodesk Express Viewer (Autodesk AdCommon Module)
  • AdImagingServices3.dll - Autodesk AdImagingServices Module
  • adlmdll.dll - Autodesk,Inc. - adlmdll (Autodesk Adlmdll DLL)
  • AdView.dll - Autodesk ExpressViewerDll Module
  • ExpressViewer.exe - Autodesk ExpressViewer Module
  • DwfSelection.dll - Autodesk DWF Viewer (Autodesk DwfSelection Module)
  • DwfViewer.dll - Autodesk DwfViewer Module
  • adlmint.dll - ADLM
  • IconRefresh.exe - IconRefresh
  • Setup.exe (by Fusion) - Application title (TIN Setup Pro)
  • _Setup.dll (by Tarma Software Research) - Tarma Installer (TIN Setup)
  • _Setupx.dll (by Tarma Software Research) - Tarma Installer extension DLL
  • msvcr71.dll
  • unicows.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • DWFViewer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{885F0BB6-963D-4277-9D66-0D2ECD705C46}' (runs on registration).
  • ExpressViewer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A880E779-2404-490C-ADAC-326711032260}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ExpressViewer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk DWF Viewer\ExpressViewer.exe'.

How do I remove Autodesk DWF Viewer?

You can uninstall Autodesk DWF Viewer 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 Autodesk DWF Viewer, 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 Autodesk DWF Viewer.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.51%
Windows 10 18.98%
Windows XP 17.77%
Windows Vista 3.66%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.60%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.48%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.96%
Windows 7 Professional 12.90%
Windows 10 Home 3.46%
Windows 10 Pro 3.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.41%
  Italy 8.08%
  Iran 5.98%
  India 4.44%
  Vietnam 4.19%
  Indonesia 3.76%
  Brazil 3.46%
  Spain 2.71%
  United Kingdom 2.31%
  Turkey 2.26%
  Canada 1.69%
  Germany 1.64%
  Thailand 1.41%
  United Arab Emirates 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.66%
Dell 23.82%
Acer 15.17%
ASUS 10.06%
Toshiba 5.89%
Lenovo 4.04%
Intel 3.35%
Samsung 2.41%
American Megatrends 2.07%
Sahara 1.16%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.81%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.70%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.84%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.64%
ASUS All Series 2.68%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.59%

About Autodesk

Autodesk focuses on 3D design application for use in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media and entertainment industries.
Publisher URL: www.autodesk.com


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