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DVD Author Plus 2.3

What is DVD Author Plus?  (from DeskShare)

Easily create video or data DVDs and CDs. Quick-erase or fully erase any type of RW disc. After writing, you can verify the disc to ensure data integrity. Protect your investment by making backup copies of CDs and DVDs. Copy video DVDs and data DVDs and audio or data CDs using a simple wizard interface. Create DVDs and...  Read more


DVD Author Plus 2.3 is a program developed by DeskShare. The main program executable is dvd author plus.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 42.8 MB (44,876,101 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 92% of users of DVD Author Plus come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.deskshare.com/dvd-authoring-burning-software.aspx
Help link: www.deskshare.com/contact_tech.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Deskshare\DVD Author Plus\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Deskshare\DVD Author Plus\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 42.8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DVD Author Plus 2.3

Program executable:dvd author plus.exe
Name:DVD Author Plus
Path:C:\Program Files\deskshare\dvd author plus\dvd author plus.exe
Additional files:
  • EnableAudioService.exe - EnableAudioService
  • DSCompatFilterCtrlEx.dll - DMCP, DAP (DSCompatFilterCtrlEx DLL)
  • SPTDinst-v178-x64.exe (by Duplex Secure) - SCSI Pass Through Direct (SCSI Pass Through Direct setup)
  • SPTDinst-v178-x86.exe (by Duplex Secure)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • DVD Author Plus.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'DSDAPPlayVideoFilesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'DS.DAP.PlayVideoFilesOnArrival' and the action verb 'open.

How do I remove DVD Author Plus?

You can uninstall DVD Author Plus 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 DVD Author Plus 2.3, 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 DVD Author Plus.

Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.73%
Windows XP 26.99%
Windows Vista 18.51%
Windows 10 0.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 26.99%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.74%
Windows 7 Professional 2.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.80%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.42%
  Australia 1.52%
  Canada 1.21%
  United Kingdom 0.76%
  Italy 0.76%
  France 0.45%
  DK 0.30%
  Croatia 0.30%
  Netherlands 0.30%
  Norway 0.30%
  Belgium 0.15%
  Brazil 0.15%
  Estonia 0.15%
  India 0.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.02%
Hewlett-Packard 24.52%
Acer 12.50%
Toshiba 10.58%
ASUS 4.33%
American Megatrends 1.44%
Gateway 1.44%
Intel 1.44%
Samsung 1.44%
Common models
MSI MS-7786 15.79%
Dell Inspiron 531 3.83%
BIOSTAR Group N68S3+ 3.35%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.87%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.87%
MSI MS-7721 2.39%

About (from DeskShare Inc.)

Since 2000, DeskShare has published innovative, easy-to-use products for the Windows platform.
Publisher URL: www.deskshare.com


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