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BroadWave

What is BroadWave?

The software may bundle additional potentially unwanted toolbars. - "During installation of this download you will be given the option to install closely related programs from the NCH Software suite. These are optional and you can select what you want depending on your requirements."

About  (from NCH Swift Sound)

BroadWave runs on any PC as a server to stream live audio over the web. It can also stream pre-recorded audio. Listeners do not need any special software to listen to a webcast. BroadWave streams will play directly from the default web browser.

Overview

Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 setup package is about 1000.1 KB (1,024,103 bytes) when donwloaded.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nchsoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\nch swift sound\broadwave
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\BroadWave\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 1000.1 KB

Program filesFiles installed by BroadWave

  • broadwave.exe - BroadWave
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • broadwave.exe runs as a service named 'BroadWave' (BroadWaveService) "Allows BroadWave to run in the background if required.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • broadwave.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BroadWave' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\BroadWave\broadwave.exe" -logon.

How do I remove BroadWave?

Quickly and completely remove BroadWave from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall BroadWave 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 BroadWave, 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 BroadWave.

OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 33%
Win 8 17%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 33.33%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 10 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise N 16.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.67%
Windows Vista Ultimate 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Canada 12.50%
  Switzerland 12.50%
  Indonesia 12.50%
  Poland 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Toshiba 25.00%
Sony 25.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L745 16.67%
Sony VGN-FZ220U 16.67%
NVIDIA AWRDACPI 16.67%
HP-Pavilion GU647AA-UUZ m... 16.67%
HP-Pavilion FK792AAR-ABA ... 16.67%
AWARD_ AWRDACPI 16.67%

About (from NCH Swift Sound)

NCH Software is a leader in software development.
Publisher URL: www.nch.com.au

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