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PhotoShow 5

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PhotoShow 5 is a program developed by Simple Star. 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 PhotoShow.exe. The software installer includes 71 files and is usually about 74.96 MB (78,599,011 bytes). auto_updater_shim_as_admin.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 95% of users of PhotoShow 5 come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.simplestar.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\simple star\photoshow 5\data\xtras
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Simple Star\PhotoShow 5\data\Xtras\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 74.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PhotoShow 5

Program executable:PhotoShow.exe
Name:Director MX 2004
Path:C:\Program Files\Simple Star\PhotoShow 5\PhotoShow.exe
Additional files:
  • AutoPlayCancel.dll - PhotoShow AutoPlay2 Support
  • auto_updater_shim_as_admin.exe - PhotoShow Updater
  • auto_updater_shim.exe - PhotoShow
  • frame_grabber.exe
  • PhotoShow.exe (by Roxio)
  • aacplus.dll (by Nero AG) - Nero Suite (AAC HE/LC Audio Decoder)
  • adpcm2swf.exe
  • adpcm2wav.exe
  • AdvrCntr2.dll (by Nero AG) - AdvrCntr Module
  • AMCDocBase.dll - Nero Vision
  • AMCDOM.dll
  • AMCLib.dll
  • AppInfo.dll - AppInfo Dynamic Link Library (AppInfo DLL)
  • AS_Storage_JNI_w32.dll - AS_Storage JNI Dynamic Link Library
  • AS_Storage_Mgd_w32.dll - AS Imaging SDK (AS Imaging Managed)
  • AS_Storage_Mgd_WN_w32.dll
  • AS_Storage_w32.dll (by Sonic Solutions) - AS Imaging
  • AuthorScript.dll (by Sonic Solutions) - AuthorScript SDK (AuthorScript Library)
  • AuthorScriptManaged.dll - AuthorScript (AuthorScriptManaged DLL)
  • CDCopy.dll - Nero Burning ROM (Nero Library)
  • cdr50s.dll - Nero Recorder Driver
  • CDROM.dll
  • Dirapi.dll (by Macromedia) - Director MX 2004 (Director Player)
  • DriveLocker.dll - Nero AG DriveLocker (DriveLocker)
  • DVDBlockAcc.dll - DVDBlockAcc
  • DVDDoc.dll
  • DVDEngine.dll - DVDEngine
  • DVDLib.dll
  • DVDREALLOC.dll - DVD Reallocation Library
  • ExpressDoc.dll
  • f_in_box.dll (by Softanics) - F-IN-BOX DLL Edition
  • FATImporter.dll
  • ffmpeg.exe
  • FlashPlayerControl.dll (by Softanics) - FlashPlayerControl Library
  • flv2swf.exe
  • GCCore.dll
  • GCFX.dll
  • GDIPainter.dll
  • gdiplus.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+
  • GENCUSH.dll
  • Generatr.dll
  • GenFAT.dll
  • geniso.dll
  • GenUDF.dll
  • HDDoc.dll
  • HDLib.dll
  • image.dll
  • ImageGen.dll
  • ImageUploader4.ocx (by Aurigma) - Image Uploader (Image Uploader Control Library)
  • Iml32.dll (by Macromedia) - IML
  • lfbmp14N.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - LEADTOOLS(r) DLL for Win32
  • LFCMP14N.DLL (by LEAD Technologies)
  • lffax14N.dll
  • lfgif14N.dll
  • Lfpng14N.dll
  • lfpsd14N.dll
  • lftif14N.dll
  • LMVAutoLvl.dll - LEADTOOLS Multimedia Filter Pack (LEAD Multimedia Processor Filter)
  • LMVCalBk.dll
  • LMVClr.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PhotoShow.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RunAsStdUser Task' (runs on registration).

How do I remove PhotoShow 5?

Quickly and completely remove PhotoShow 5 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PhotoShow 5 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PhotoShow 5, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 PhotoShow 5.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista 3%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.33%
Windows Vista 22.22%
Windows 10 13.89%
Windows XP 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.22%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 22.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.56%
Windows 10 Home 5.56%
Windows 7 Professional 5.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.08%
  Australia 3.28%
  Italy 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.63%
Dell 28.13%
Gateway 6.25%
Toshiba 6.25%
Acer 6.25%
ASUS 6.25%
Intel 3.13%
Compaq 3.13%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 5537 6.06%
Hewlett-Packard 320-1030 6.06%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 3.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 3.03%
Micro-Star MS-7596 3.03%
HP-Pavilion NY549AA-ABA p... 3.03%


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