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Should I remove Macromedia Dreamweaver 8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,745
United States Rank #6,074
Reach 0.1099%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.64 days
608.88 days >
Average installed length: 319.92 days


8.0.2 4.89% 2.22% 4.48% 88.41%

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Macromedia Dreamweaver 8

What is Macromedia Dreamweaver 8?

Adobe Dreamweaver (formerly Macromedia Dreamweaver) is a proprietary web development application originally created by Macromedia. It is now developed by Adobe Systems. Dreamweaver, like other HTML editors, edits files locally then uploads them to the remote web server using FTP, SFTP, or WebDAV. Dreamweaver CS4 now supports the Subversion (SVN) version control system.


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 Dreamweaver.exe. The setup package generally installs about 101 files and is usually about 497.17 KB (509,097 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.macromedia.com
Help link: www.macromedia.com/go/dreamweaver/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 8\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0837A661-FEC3-48B3-876C-91E7D32048A9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 497.17 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Macromedia Dreamweaver 8

Program executable:Dreamweaver.exe
Name:Macromedia Dreamweaver 8
Dreamweaver 8
Path:C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 8\Dreamweaver.exe
Additional files:
  • Fireworks Library.dll - Macromedia Fireworks Library (Fireworks Library)
  • Dreamweaver.exe - Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 (Dreamweaver 8)
  • MMxptResources.dll - MMxpt
  • fwlaunch.dll - FWLAUNCH Dynamic Link Library (FWLAUNCH DLL)
  • dreamweaverctrls.dll - Macromedia Dreamweaver MX (Macromedia Dreamweaver MX custom controls for .NET)
  • mmnotes.dll - Macromedia, Inc. MMNotes (MMNotes)
  • resources.dll - Macromedia Dreamweaver (Dreamweaver)
  • generator.dll - Macromedia Generator (Generator API to Java)
  • flashplayerw.dll - Shockwave Flash (Macromedia Flash Player 7.0 r19)
  • npswf32.dll - Shockwave Flash 8.0 r24
  • swfloader.dll - Macromedia Flash Player 7.0 r14
  • icudt30.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuuc30.dll (by IBM and others) - IBM ICU Common DLL
  • Xalan-C_1_9.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xalan-C++ Version 1.9.0 (Dynamic Link Library for Xalan-C++ Version 1.9.0)
  • xerces-c_2_6.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C Version 2.6.0 (Shared Library for Xerces-C Version 2.6.0)
  • amtlib.dll (by Adobe Systems) - AMTLib (AMT Licensing)
  • CoreTypes.dll
  • libcurl.dll
  • libeay32.dll
  • MM.ASPNetDesignerMgr.dll
  • NetIO.dll
  • NetIODav.dll
  • NetIOFTP.dll
  • NetIOLAN.dll
  • NetIOSFTP.dll
  • ssleay32.dll
  • Workspace.dll
  • XalanMessages_1_9.dll
  • zlib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npswf32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npswf32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Plugin' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • Dreamweaver.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A7C81C56-9FB5-409A-8E3B-5068D4CD38BD}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Dreamweaver.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 8\Dreamweaver.exe'.

How do I remove Macromedia Dreamweaver 8?

You can uninstall Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 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 Dreamweaver 8, 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 Dreamweaver 8.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.03%
Windows 10 22.42%
Windows XP 13.61%
Windows Vista 5.72%
Windows Server 2003 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.97%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.53%
Windows 7 Professional 12.55%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.42%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.36%
  India 9.97%
  United Kingdom 6.94%
  Germany 4.03%
  Indonesia 3.37%
  Brazil 2.62%
  Canada 2.62%
  Russia 2.12%
  Netherlands 2.08%
  Thailand 1.79%
  Australia 1.54%
  BD 1.37%
  MA 1.25%
  Pakistan 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.31%
Dell 25.32%
Acer 14.30%
ASUS 7.00%
Lenovo 5.32%
Toshiba 4.94%
Samsung 3.95%
Intel 3.88%
American Megatrends 1.83%
Sahara 0.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.96%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.32%
ASUS All Series 2.98%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.34%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.34%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.34%

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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