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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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United States Rank #42,094
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15.6.1928 10.53%
15.5.1770 57.89%
15.0.1764 31.58%

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Canvas 15

What is Canvas 15?  (from ACD Systems Ltd)

Canvas allows engineers and technical graphics professionals to illustrate and communicate with confidence. Canvas’ minimum precision levels and powerful object illustration and image editing tools ensure that the accuracy of your data is maintained right through to publication. Accelerate and streamline your technical...  Read more


Canvas 15 is a program developed by ACD Systems Ltd. The most used version is 15.5.1770, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 37 files and is usually about 499.2 KB (511,182 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 46% of users of Canvas 15 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acdsee.com
Help link: r.acdsee.com/AclAO
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ACD Systems\Canvas 15\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{CB31F3DC-5139-4443-A0B0-0C1D608C43E4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 499.2 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Canvas 15

  • acdIDInTouch2.exe - acdID InTouch2
  • AcdIDClient.dll - acdID Client
  • acdIDInTouch2SkinFramework.dll - acdID client (ACD InTouch2 Skin Framework)
  • acdIDWriter.exe - acdID Writer (ACD Systems)
  • _UIFramework.dll - Canvas 15
  • Canvas15.exe
  • CVFC.dll
  • CVOLE2.dll
  • CVRES32.dll
  • CVShell.dll
  • CVShellSrv.exe
  • CVShellSrvStub.dll
  • PluginGateIO.exe
  • ChartEngine.dll - Canvas (Canvas Charting Engine)
  • ipworksssl8.dll (by /n software inc. - www.nsoftware.com) - IP*Works! SSL C++ Edition Version 8.1 (IP*Works! SSL V8)
  • kdu_v32R.dll (by The University of New South Wales) - Kakadu Software Tools for JPEG2000 (kdu_v32 -- Kakadu core DLL)
  • PSDK.dll (by Image Power) - Image Power Inc. powerdll (powerdll)
  • CVIPL.dll (by Deneba Software) - Canvas For Windows (Canvas MMX Image Lib)
  • CVIPLA6.dll (by Deneba Software)
  • CVIPLM6.dll
  • CVIPLP6.dll
  • CVIPLPX.dll
  • CVIPLW7.dll
  • PEGRP32E.DLL (by Gigasoft) - ProEssentials Pro (ProEssentials Professional Charting DLL)
  • Jb2Decdr.dll (by Image Power) - Power SDK (JBIG2 Decoder DLL)
  • Jb2Encdr.dll - JBIG2 Encoder DLL
  • shapelib.dll
  • Win7Extension.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • CVShellSrv.exe runs as a service named 'CVShell Service' (CVShell Service).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • acdIDInTouch2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CVPW15DE' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ACD Systems\Canvas 15\acdIDInTouch2.exe".

How do I remove Canvas 15?

You can uninstall Canvas 15 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 Canvas 15, 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 Canvas 15.

Win 10 50%
Win Vista (SP2) 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.00%
Windows 7 36.84%
Windows XP 7.89%
Windows Vista 5.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.42%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.16%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.16%
Windows 10 Pro 10.53%
Windows 8.1 10.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.83%
  Germany 8.33%
  India 4.17%
  Romania 4.17%
  Iran 4.17%
  Netherlands 4.17%
  Canada 4.17%
  AW 2.08%
  Thailand 2.08%
  Belgium 2.08%
  France 2.08%
  Finland 2.08%
  Australia 2.08%
  Portugal 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.00%
Hewlett-Packard 16.00%
Acer 12.00%
ASUS 12.00%
Alienware 4.00%
Lenovo 4.00%
Packard Bell 4.00%
Intel 4.00%
Sony 4.00%
Samsung 4.00%
Toshiba 4.00%
Common models
Dell Inspiron One 2020 7.14%
Dell Inspiron 7720 3.57%
Dell Inspiron 5521 3.57%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 3.57%
ASUSTeK N71Vg 3.57%

About (from ACD Systems Ltd)

ACD Systems is one of the largest and most respected independent digital image editing and management companies in the world.
Publisher URL: www.acdsee.com


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