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Should I remove Autodesk Express Viewer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,239
United States Rank #8,381
Reach 0.0584%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.76 days
376.44 days >
Average installed length: 197.79 days


4.0 0.35%
3.1 99.22%
3.0 0.43%

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Autodesk Express Viewer

What is Autodesk Express Viewer?  (from Autodesk)

Use the free* Autodesk® AutoCAD® 360 (formerly AutoCAD WS) web and mobile application to upload DWG files directly from AutoCAD® to an online workspace. View and edit files on your mobile device or on the web without any software. Share drawings with others and plot to PDF or DWF.


Autodesk Express Viewer is a program developed by Autodesk. The most used version is 3.1, 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 ExpressViewer.exe. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 5.9 MB (6,182,712 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 36% of users of Autodesk Express Viewer come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.autodesk.com/viewers
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk Express Viewer
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\Autodesk\AUTODE~2\Setup.exe /remove
Estimated size: 5.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Autodesk Express Viewer

Program executable:ExpressViewer.exe
Name:Autodesk Express Viewer
Path:C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk Express Viewer\ExpressViewer.exe
Additional files:
  • AdCommon.dll - Autodesk Express Viewer (Autodesk AdCommon Module)
  • AdView.dll - Autodesk ExpressViewerDll Module
  • ExpressViewer.exe
  • Setup.exe - TIN Setup - Professional
  • AdImagingServices.dll - Autodesk Page Viewer (Autodesk Imaging Services)
  • AdPageView.dll - Autodesk Page Viewer Control
  • dllonglw.dll - Heidi® (Heidi® Display List)
  • gdilwRes.dll - Heidi® GDI Driver Resource DLL
  • heidilw.dll - Heidi® Graphics System
  • mtllw.dll - Heidi® Materials Toolkit
  • texturelw.dll - Heidi® Texture Toolkit
  • _Setup.dll (by Tarma Software Research) - Tarma Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • 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 Express Viewer?

You can uninstall Autodesk Express 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 Express 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 Express Viewer.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.17%
Windows XP 21.72%
Windows 10 16.85%
Windows Vista 8.17%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 21.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.51%
Windows 7 Professional 16.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.79%
Windows 10 Home 4.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.36%
  Italy 10.81%
  Germany 4.38%
  India 3.33%
  France 3.17%
  United Kingdom 2.42%
  DZ 2.12%
  Spain 2.12%
  MA 1.89%
  Canada 1.89%
  Taiwan 1.59%
  Iran 1.51%
  Brazil 1.36%
  Indonesia 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.66%
Dell 25.97%
Acer 15.82%
ASUS 6.72%
Toshiba 3.73%
Intel 3.58%
American Megatrends 3.13%
Lenovo 2.99%
Samsung 2.54%
Sahara 1.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.52%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.80%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.35%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.81%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.81%
HP ProBook 4530s 1.81%

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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