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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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United States Rank #44,412
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1.1.3 38.24%
1.0.10 23.53%
1.0.7 38.24%

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Macromedia Captivate

What is Macromedia Captivate?  (from Macromedia)

Macromedia Captivate automatically records all onscreen actions and instantly creates an interactive Flash simulation. Smart Full-Motion Recording and Visual Timeline in Edit View. Point and click to add text captions, narration, and e-learning interactions without any programming knowledge.


Macromedia Captivate is a software program developed by Macromedia. The most common release is 1.1.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 42 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 43% of users of Macromedia Captivate come from the United States, it is also popular in Taiwan and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Macromedia.com
Help link: www.macromedia.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Captivate\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8B422518-2C90-4F72-9989-356EA3731669}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Macromedia Captivate

  • Macromedia_Licensing_Installer.dll - Captivate (B2FA3000) (System Level Service Installer)
  • MenuBuilder.exe - MenuBuilder
  • Assistant.dll - Captivate (Captivate Assistant)
  • Avi2Swf.dll - AVI2SWF DLL
  • BretraUIAndUpload.dll - Breeze Uploader
  • BusinessRules.dll - Captivate Business Rules
  • Captivate.exe
  • CaptivateUtils.dll - CaptivateUtils DLL
  • CaptureAdapter.dll - CaptureAdapter DLL
  • CaptureEngine.dll - CaptureEngine DLL
  • CaptureManager.dll - CaptureManager DLL
  • CaptureProjectWriter.dll - CaptureProjectWriter DLL
  • CaptureSinkProcs.dll - CaptureSinkProcs DLL
  • CaptureSlide.dll - CaptureSlide DLL
  • CaptureUI.dll - CaptureUI DLL
  • Converter.dll
  • FlashPlayer.exe - FlashPlayer
  • lpExportEXEPlugIn.dll - lpExportEXEPlugIn DLL
  • lpExportHTMLPlugIn.dll - lpExportHTMLPlugIn DLL
  • lpExportLinuxPlugIn.dll - lpExportLinuxPlugIn DLL
  • lpExportMacPlugIn.dll - lpExportMacPlugIn DLL
  • lpExportManager.dll - lpExportManager DLL
  • lpExportSWFPlugIn.dll - lpExportSWFPlugIn DLL
  • lpProject.dll - lpProject DLL
  • lpTemplateImporter.dll - lpTemplateImporter DLL
  • hook.dll

How do I remove Macromedia Captivate?

You can uninstall Macromedia Captivate 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 Macromedia Captivate, 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 Macromedia Captivate.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 10 3%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.59%
Windows XP 20.59%
Windows Vista 5.88%
Windows 10 2.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.59%
Windows 7 Professional 17.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.76%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.86%
  Taiwan 11.90%
  France 7.14%
  Mexico 4.76%
  United Kingdom 4.76%
  TN 2.38%
  Thailand 2.38%
  Belgium 2.38%
  Latvia 2.38%
  India 2.38%
  Indonesia 2.38%
  Spain 2.38%
  Iran 2.38%
  Netherlands 2.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.59%
Hewlett-Packard 17.24%
Acer 13.79%
ASUS 10.34%
Toshiba 6.90%
American Megatrends 3.45%
Sahara 3.45%
Sony 3.45%
Lenovo 3.45%
Medion 3.45%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755D 3.57%
Sony VGN-C240FE 3.57%
MEDION P6624 3.57%
LENOVO 4233A11 3.57%

About Macromedia

Macromedia was a graphics and web development software company that produced such products as Flash and Dreamweaver and was acquired by Adobe Systems in 2005.
Publisher URL: www.adobe.com


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