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Should I remove Firestorm-Release?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,586
United States Rank #22,279
Reach 0.0049%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.53 days
163.01 days >
Average installed length: 85.65 days


VersionDistribution 1.03% 4.12% 7.22% 21.65% 14.43% 20.62% 17.53% 13.40%



Firestorm-Release is a software program developed by The Phoenix Firestorm Project. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 firestorm-release.exe. The setup package generally installs about 36 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 62% of users of Firestorm-Release come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.firestormviewer.org
Help link: www.firestormviewer.org/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\firestorm-release
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Firestorm-Release\uninst.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Firestorm-Release

Program executable:firestorm-release.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\firestorm-release\firestorm-release.exe
Additional files:
  • 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
  • libhunspell.dll (by http://hunspell.sourceforge.net/) - Hunspell Dynamic Link Library (libhunspell)
  • ortp.dll (by Mercer Road Corp) - Vivox Communications API
  • vivoxsdk.dll (by Mercer Road Corp)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • SLVoice.exe (by Vivox) - Vivox Voice Service
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • libsndfile-1.dll (by Vivox) - Soundfile
  • vivoxoal.dll - OpenAL
  • fmodex.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD (FMOD Ex Sound System)
  • glod.dll
  • growl.dll
  • growl++.dll
  • openjpeg.dll
  • slplugin.exe
  • summary.json
  • uninst.exe
  • win_crash_logger.exe
  • winmm.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Firestorm-Release.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{97B62115-C641-424A-8B50-D3DC87A3D2D4}' (runs on registration).

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, 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 10 69%
Win Vista (SP2) 6%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 69.07%
Windows 7 24.74%
Windows Vista 6.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 40.21%
Windows 10 Pro 21.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.22%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.19%
Windows 8.1 5.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.41%
  United Kingdom 9.77%
  France 5.26%
  Italy 5.26%
  Germany 4.51%
  Australia 2.26%
  Brazil 1.50%
  Spain 1.50%
  Canada 1.50%
  Malta 1.50%
  Thailand 0.75%
  Colombia 0.75%
  Finland 0.75%
  Mexico 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.21%
ASUS 17.86%
Dell 14.29%
Acer 12.50%
Lenovo 7.14%
Toshiba 7.14%
American Megatrends 3.57%
MSI 1.79%
Alienware 1.79%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.11%
LENOVO 20236 2.74%
Acer Aspire 7740 2.74%
Acer Aspire 7738 1.37%
Acer Aspire 5750 1.37%
Unknow Unknow 1.37%


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