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Should I remove CommView?

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 #14,507
United States Rank #16,107
Reach 0.0227%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.25 days
243.33 days >
Average installed length: 127.85 days


6.5 72.33%
6.1 19.81%
6.0 5.03%
5.5 1.26%
5.4 0.63%
5.0 0.94%


What is CommView?  (from TamoSoft)

CommView is a program for monitoring Internet and Local Area Network (LAN) activity capable of capturing and analyzing network packets. It gathers information about data passing through your dial-up connection or Ethernet card and decodes the analyzed data. With CommView you can see the list of network connections and ...  Read more


CommView is a software program developed by TamoSoft. The most common release is 6.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named cv.exe. The setup package generally installs about 36 files and is usually about 9.61 MB (10,080,400 bytes). The installed file tsftupdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 31% of users of CommView come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tamos.com/products/commview
Help link: www.tamos.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CommView
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\CommView\Uninst_CommView.exe /U "C:\Program Files\CommView\Uninst_CommView.log"
Estimated size: 9.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CommView

Program executable:cv.exe
CommView Packet Analyzer
Path:C:\Program Files\commview\cv.exe
Additional files:
  • helper_64_dr.exe - CommStudio DLL helper for Windows XP/2003/Vista x64 (dsetup.exe (AMD, 64-bit))
  • helper_amd_dr.exe - CommStudio DLL helper for Windows XP-64 AMD
  • helper_amd.exe - CommStudio helper for Windows XP-64 AMD (dcopy.exe (AMD, 64-bit))
  • cc.dll - CommStudio DLL for Windows XP-64 AMD (cc.dll (AMD, 64-bit))
  • helper_64_lb.exe - CommView for Windows XP-64 AMD (tslb (AMD, 64-bit))
  • helper_amd_lb.exe
  • tsremind.dll - License Expiration Reminder
  • tsftupdate.dll - Automatic Update Checker
  • tsappact.dll - Activation Wizard
  • cv2k.dll - DLL for CommView
  • Cvnt.dll
  • feedback.exe - Feedback Request
  • swapimap.dll - CountryWhois SDK (CountryWhois APIs DLL)
  • Updater.exe - TamoSoft Updater
  • swapikey.dll - SmartWhois API (SmartWhois APIs DLL)
  • swapires.dll
  • swapirun.dll
  • Translator.dll - Translator
  • Commview.dll - CommView (DLL for CommView)
  • cv2k64.dll
  • dhelper.exe - CommView Application Helper
  • fcd.dll - FCD
  • QtStub.dll - QuickTime Interface DLL
  • tslb.dll - tslb
  • Uninst_CommView.exe - CommView Installation
  • prop.exe
  • Unwise.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'CommView Update' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 3:00 PM).
  • CV.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E3237DB2-66B1-480B-B061-EBFEAF56BFD1}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • cv.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CommView' and executes as C:\Program Files\CommView\cv.exe.

How do I remove CommView?

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

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.98%
Windows 8 27.04%
Windows XP 3.77%
Windows Vista 2.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.04%
Windows 7 Professional 10.06%
Windows 8.1 9.43%
Windows 10 Home 4.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.43%
  France 17.43%
  Canada 5.71%
  United Kingdom 4.86%
  MA 4.29%
  Belgium 3.43%
  Russia 2.57%
  Sweden 2.57%
  DZ 2.29%
  TN 1.71%
  India 1.43%
  Spain 1.43%
  Iran 1.43%
  Netherlands 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.58%
Hewlett-Packard 20.43%
ASUS 15.59%
Dell 14.52%
Toshiba 6.99%
Alienware 3.23%
Lenovo 2.69%
Samsung 2.69%
Intel 2.69%
MSI 1.08%
Medion 1.08%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.26%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.26%
ASUSTeK K55VD 2.26%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.26%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.26%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.26%

About (from TamoSoft)

TamoSoft develops cutting-edge security and network monitoring software for the Internet and Local Area Networks, providing clients with the ability and confidence to meet the challenges of tomorrow's technology.
Publisher URL: www.tamos.com


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