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Should I remove Firestorm-Release?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,876
United States Rank #7,120
Reach 0.0368%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.87 days
438.66 days >
Average installed length: 230.48 days


VersionDistribution 10.88% 0.96% 8.13% 10.47% 8.54% 0.14% 53.72% 0.28% 6.89%



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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named firestorm-release.exe. The setup package generally installs about 33 files. The installed file updater.exe 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 10. While about 66% of users of Firestorm-Release come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

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
Name:Second Life
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)
  • wrap_oal.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs OpenAL32 (OpenAL32)
  • 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/)
  • vivoxsdk.dll (by Vivox) - Vivox SDK 2.1 (Vivox Communications API)
  • vivoxplatform.dll - VxPlatform (Vivox Platform)
  • libsndfile-1.dll - Soundfile
  • alut.dll - Freealut (Freealut library)
  • vivoxoal.dll - OpenAL
  • fmod.dll (by Firelight Technologies Pty, Ltd) - FMOD
  • fmodex.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex Sound System
  • ortp.dll - oRTP (Open Realtime Transport Protocol library)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • glod.dll
  • growl.dll
  • growl++.dll
  • libcollada14dom22.dll
  • libtcmalloc_minimal.dll
  • llcommon.dll
  • openjpeg.dll
  • slplugin.exe
  • uninst.exe
  • updater.exe
  • win_crash_logger.exe
  • winmm.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Firestorm-Release.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E42391A8-4FE5-4F58-8D18-789EC9E2B03D}' (runs on registration).
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • SLVoice.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Firestorm-Release\SLVoice.exe'.
  • slplugin.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Firestorm-Release\slplugin.exe'.
  • Firestorm-Release.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Firestorm-Release\Firestorm-Release.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.

Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.29%
Windows 10 26.79%
Windows Vista 5.91%
Windows XP 3.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.69%
Windows 8.1 11.48%
Windows 7 Professional 9.82%
Windows 8 5.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.46%
  United Kingdom 5.17%
  Germany 3.90%
  Canada 3.27%
  Italy 3.27%
  France 2.53%
  Australia 2.43%
  Netherlands 1.37%
  Belgium 1.27%
  Brazil 1.05%
  Mexico 0.74%
  Spain 0.74%
  Japan 0.74%
  Greece 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.91%
Dell 18.46%
Acer 14.02%
ASUS 9.81%
Toshiba 6.07%
Alienware 2.80%
Samsung 2.57%
Intel 1.87%
Lenovo 1.64%
American Megatrends 1.40%
MSI 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.37%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 3.90%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.90%
ASUS All Series 2.93%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.44%


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