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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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11.00.0000 89.17%

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HFX Volume 2

What is HFX Volume 2?  (from Pinnacle Systems)

Dynamic video transitions from the Hollywood FX collection of advanced transitions or edit your own with the HFX Creator tool included. Includes 25 themes of 16 transitions each, making a total of 400 unique, professional-level transitions.


HFX Volume 2 is a program developed by Pinnacle Systems. The most used version is 11.00.0000, 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 main program executable is ARestore.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 595.47 KB (609,757 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 41% of users of HFX Volume 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pinnaclesys.com/upgrade_config/woir-effects11.htm
Installation folder: C:\users\user\documents\Pinnacle\Content\HollywoodFX\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{37F79692-6F8A-487E-BF5A-A1E3227D9830}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 595.47 KB

Program filesFiles installed by HFX Volume 2

Program executable:ARestore.exe
Additional files:
  • HfxGUI60.dll - Hollywood FX 5 (Hollywood FX UI)
  • Easy_FX.exe - Hollywood FX (Easy FX Standalone Editor)
  • HfxClasses60.dll - Hollywood FX Shared Class Library
  • HfxSerial.exe - cdserial
  • InstallHFZ.exe - InstallHFZ

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Easy_FX.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{353A36EE-BC0C-4A78-B93B-5B1D04D047EC}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HFX Volume 2?

You can uninstall HFX Volume 2 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 HFX Volume 2, 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 HFX Volume 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.67%
Windows 10 21.67%
Windows Vista 10.00%
Windows XP 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.38%
Windows 7 Professional 12.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.24%
Windows 10 Home 8.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.72%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.85%
  Germany 19.01%
  France 11.97%
  Italy 9.15%
  Austria 4.93%
  Netherlands 4.23%
  Belgium 2.82%
  Switzerland 2.11%
  United Kingdom 2.11%
  South Africa 0.70%
  Colombia 0.70%
  Mexico 0.70%
  GG 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.21%
Dell 18.18%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Medion 10.61%
American Megatrends 7.58%
Intel 4.55%
ASUS 3.03%
Samsung 3.03%
Sony 3.03%
Apple 1.52%
Common models
Dell XPS 8700 2.11%
Dell XPS 8300 2.11%
HP-Pavilion AY604AA-ABA H... 2.11%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.11%
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About Pinnacle Systems

Pinnacle (acquired by American company Avid Technology) is a manufacturer of digital video hardware and software for the broadcast market as well as consumers.
Publisher URL: www.pinnaclesys.com


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