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7% remove it93% keep it
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3.27.319.1 87.27% 1.82% 1.82% 5.45% 1.82%

CADS Composite Beam Designer

What is CADS Composite Beam Designer?  (from Computer and Design Services Ltd)

CADS Composite Beam Designer is a program for use in the structural design or checking of Composite Beams CADS Composite Beam prepares calculations for strength, stability and stiffness. This is in accordance with BS5950 Part 3: Section 3.1:1990 `Code of practice for design of simple and continuous composite beamsĀ“. CA...  Read more


CADS Composite Beam Designer is a software program developed by Computer and Design Services Ltd. The most common release is 3.27.319.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 primary executable is named Composite.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 6.35 MB (6,663,671 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 19% of users of CADS Composite Beam Designer come from Czech Republic, it is also popular in Belgium and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cads.co.uk/composite_beam_designer.html
Help link: www.cadsglobal.com/support_home.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CADS\Composite
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\CADS\COMPOS~1\UNINST~1.EXE C:\Program Files1\CADS\COMPOS~1\INSTALL.LOG
Estimated size: 6.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CADS Composite Beam Designer

Program executable:Composite.exe
Name:Cads Composite beam designer
Composite Beam Designer Executable
Path:C:\Program Files\CADS\CADS Composite Beam Designer\Composite.exe
Additional files:
  • CADSCompBeamResults.ocx - CADS Composite Beam Results - ActiveX Control Module
  • CompBeam.dll - CompositeBeam Dynamic Link Library (CompositeBeam DLL)
  • CompositeBeam.dll
  • Composite.exe - Cads Composite beam designer (Composite Beam Designer Executable)
  • Uninstall CADS Composite Beam Designer.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Uninstall CADS Composite Beam Designer.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • Uninstall CADS Composite Beam Designer.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Uninstall CADS Composite Beam Designer.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

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  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 CADS Composite Beam Designer, 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 CADS Composite Beam Designer.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.82%
Windows 10 30.91%
Windows XP 5.45%
Windows Vista 1.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 21.82%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.36%
Windows 10 Home 12.73%
Windows 8.1 7.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.64% of installs come from Czech Republic
Which countries install it?
  Czech Republic 18.64%
  Belgium 16.95%
  United States 11.86%
  Austria 6.78%
  United Kingdom 6.78%
  France 5.08%
  Netherlands 5.08%
  Slovakia 5.08%
  Romania 3.39%
  Spain 3.39%
  Croatia 3.39%
  Slovenia 1.69%
  Greece 1.69%
  Germany 1.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.19%
Dell 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Lenovo 7.14%
Sony 7.14%
Toshiba 7.14%
ASUS 4.76%
Intel 2.38%
Samsung 2.38%
Medion 2.38%
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