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1% remove it99% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Firestorm-Release is a program developed by The Phoenix Viewer Project. 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 main program executable is firestorm-release.exe. The software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 175 KB (179,200 bytes). updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 65% of users of Firestorm-Release come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.phoenixviewer.com
Help link: www.phoenixviewer.com/support.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\firestorm-release
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Firestorm-Release\uninst.exe"
Estimated size: 175 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Firestorm-Release

Program executable:firestorm-release.exe
Name:Second Life
Path:C:\Program Files\firestorm-release\firestorm-release.exe
Additional files:
  • libtcmalloc_minimal.dll
  • llcommon.dll
  • slplugin.exe
  • uninst.exe
  • win_crash_logger.exe
  • winmm.dll
  • alut.dll (by Vivox) - Freealut (Freealut library)
  • fmod.dll (by Firelight Technologies Pty, Ltd) - FMOD
  • glod.dll
  • growl.dll
  • growl++.dll
  • libapr-1.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Apache Portable Runtime Project (Apache Portable Runtime Library)
  • libapriconv-1.dll (by Apache Software Foundation)
  • libaprutil-1.dll - Apache Portable Runtime Utility Library
  • libcollada14dom22.dll
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libhunspell.dll (by http://hunspell.sourceforge.net/) - Hunspell Dynamic Link Library (libhunspell)
  • libsndfile-1.dll (by Vivox) - Soundfile
  • msvcp100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll (by Microsoft)
  • openjpeg.dll
  • ortp.dll - oRTP (Open Realtime Transport Protocol library)
  • SLVoice.exe
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • updater.exe
  • vivoxoal.dll - OpenAL
  • vivoxplatform.dll - VxPlatform (Vivox Platform)
  • vivoxsdk.dll - Vivox SDK 2.1 (Vivox Communications API)
  • wrap_oal.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs OpenAL32 (OpenAL32)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SLVoice.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Firestorm-Release\SLVoice.exe'.

How do I remove Firestorm-Release?

You can uninstall Firestorm-Release 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 Firestorm-Release (remove only), 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 Firestorm-Release.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.10%
Windows 10 11.94%
Windows Vista 5.97%
Windows XP 2.99%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 9.85%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.30%
Windows 8 3.79%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 3.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.03%
  Germany 6.56%
  United Kingdom 4.92%
  Canada 3.83%
  Italy 3.83%
  France 2.73%
  Australia 2.19%
  Brazil 1.64%
  Austria 1.64%
  Sweden 1.09%
  Japan 1.09%
  Romania 1.09%
  Belgium 0.55%
  New Zealand 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.09%
Dell 17.39%
Toshiba 13.04%
ASUS 10.14%
Acer 8.70%
Lenovo 4.35%
Alienware 2.90%
Samsung 1.45%
Common models
Dell XPS M1530 2.06%
Gigabyte M68MT-S2 2.06%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.06%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1414 2.06%
XFX79U XFX nForce 790i Ul... 1.03%


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