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Should I remove Macromedia Fireworks 8?

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 #8,072
United States Rank #9,696
Reach 0.0502%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 96.50 days
861.92 days >
Average installed length: 452.87 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Typically installed together

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Macromedia Fireworks 8

What is Macromedia Fireworks 8?  (from Macromedia)

Macromedia® Fireworks® 8 lets you create and optimize images for the web with precise control in an intuitive, customizable environment. Fireworks’ industry leading optimization tools help you strike the balance between maximum image quality and minimum compression size. Its integrated workflow with Macromedia Dreamwea...  Read more


Macromedia Fireworks 8 is a software program developed by Macromedia. 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 fireworks.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 139.63 KB (142,983 bytes). 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 35% of users of Macromedia Fireworks 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.macromedia.com
Help link: www.macromedia.com/go/fireworks_support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Fireworks 8\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{4C24A8C1-7CFA-4650-AF15-732F5BD7B46D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 139.63 KB
Language: Spanish (Spain)

Program filesFiles installed by Macromedia Fireworks 8

Program executable:fireworks.exe
Fireworks 8
Path:C:\Program Files\macromedia\fireworks 8\fireworks.exe
Additional files:
  • MMxptResources.dll - MMxpt
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • giflib.dll
  • jslib.dll
  • libpng.dll
  • mfc71.dll (by Microsoft) - MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version
  • mfc71u.dll
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • python.dll
  • SN.dll
  • zlib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Fireworks.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{75F40758-DADB-4D70-97E2-F24F9FCA7463}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Fireworks.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Fireworks 8\Fireworks.exe'.

How do I remove Macromedia Fireworks 8?

You can uninstall Macromedia Fireworks 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 Fireworks 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 Fireworks 8.

Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.33%
Windows 10 25.99%
Windows XP 11.43%
Windows Vista 5.06%
Windows Server 2003 0.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.21%
Windows 7 Professional 13.46%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.01%
Windows 8.1 4.89%
Windows 10 Home 4.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.88%
  United Kingdom 8.56%
  Italy 4.46%
  Brazil 4.28%
  Spain 3.64%
  Germany 3.28%
  Canada 2.91%
  France 2.82%
  Argentina 2.46%
  Mexico 2.37%
  Australia 2.28%
  Netherlands 2.28%
  Japan 1.91%
  Turkey 1.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.30%
Dell 20.24%
Acer 18.88%
ASUS 9.01%
Toshiba 7.14%
Lenovo 4.42%
Samsung 4.42%
Intel 3.91%
American Megatrends 1.53%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.90%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.67%
Acer Aspire 5740 2.04%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.04%
ASUS All Series 1.63%
Acer Aspire 5742G 1.63%

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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