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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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IBM SPSS Visualization Designer


IBM SPSS Visualization Designer is a software program developed by SPSS. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 18 files. 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 82% of users of IBM SPSS Visualization Designer come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.spss.com
Help link: support.spss.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\VisualizationDesigner
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\VisualizationDesigner\Uninstall_IBM SPSS Visualization Designer\Uninstall IBM SPSS Visualization Designer.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by IBM SPSS Visualization Designer

  • lsapiw32.dll (by SafeNet) - Sentinel RMS Development Kit (LSAPIW32)
  • lsclean.exe (by SafeNet) - Sentinel RMS Development Kit Application
  • lsdecode.exe
  • lslic.exe
  • lsmon.exe
  • lswhere.exe
  • CommuterLicenseMainFrame.exe (by Flexera Software) - InstallAnywhere (LaunchAnywhere)
  • law.exe (by Flexera Software)
  • licenseactivator.exe
  • echoid.exe
  • lawutil.exe
  • licensecomlic.dll
  • licenseinit.exe
  • lmshowlic.exe
  • showlic.exe
  • vlsgracec1.exe
  • msvcp80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • licenseactivator.exe runs as a service named 'FetchDaemon' (FetchDaemon).

How do I remove IBM SPSS Visualization Designer?

You can uninstall IBM SPSS Visualization Designer 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 IBM SPSS Visualization Designer, 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 IBM SPSS Visualization Designer.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 8.1 4%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.83%
Windows 10 29.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.33%
Windows 10 Pro 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.17%
Windows 8.1 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.58%
  Germany 5.26%
  Australia 2.63%
  BM 2.63%
  Canada 2.63%
  Spain 2.63%
  PR 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.27%
Hewlett-Packard 27.27%
Toshiba 13.64%
Lenovo 13.64%
ASUS 9.09%
Acer 4.55%
Sony 4.55%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 18.18%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755D 4.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite L675D 4.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite L450 4.55%
Sony VGN-FW560F 4.55%
LENOVO 4186 4.55%


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