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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,668
United States Rank #18,254
Reach 0.0061%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.48 days
782.35 days >
Average installed length: 411.07 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Plants vs. Zombies

What is Plants vs. Zombies?

Plants vs. Zombies is a casual video game downloadable through the Shockwave game distribution portal.

About  (from Shockwave.com)

The zombies are on the march for tasty brains and only you can stop them! Use your arsenal of peashooters, cherry bombs, potato mines, and more to put them back where they belong, six feet underground.

Featuring 49 zombie-zapping plants, 26 types of ghouls, unique upgrades, and much, much more, this is an all-ou...  Read more


Plants vs. Zombies is a software program developed by Shockwave.com. 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 setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 48.24 MB (50,585,078 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 71% of users of Plants vs. Zombies come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.shockwave.com/help/contact_us.jsp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Shockwave.com\Plants vs Zombies
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\SHOCKW~1.COM\PLANTS~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\SHOCKW~1.COM\PLANTS~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 48.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Plants vs. Zombies

  • Plants vs Zombies.exe - Keyhole DRM Application
  • Control.dll (by Macromedia) - Shockwave (Shockwave ActiveX Control)
  • dirapi.dll (by Macromedia) - Director MX 2004 (Director Player)
  • DynaPlayer.dll - DynaBound Player
  • iml32.dll - IML
  • Plugin.dll - Shockwave for Director (Macromedia Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 10.1.0)
  • PluginPing.dll
  • Proj.dll
  • QuitRemote.exe
  • SwInit.exe - Shockwave Init
  • SwMenu.dll - Shockwave Context Menu Support
  • SwOnce.dll - Shockwave Player
  • UNWISE.EXE (by Altiris) - WISE (WiseScript Uninstaller)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Plants vs Zombies.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EDA77AE5-72DF-470E-BFBC-6D87D70C2849}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Plants vs. Zombies?

You can uninstall Plants vs. Zombies 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 Plants vs. Zombies™, 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 Plants vs. Zombies.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.16%
Windows Vista 14.88%
Windows 10 12.40%
Windows XP 10.74%
Windows Server 2003 0.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.50%
Windows 10 Home 5.00%
Windows 7 Professional 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.93%
  Canada 4.65%
  United Kingdom 2.91%
  Argentina 1.74%
  Australia 1.74%
  India 1.74%
  Germany 1.16%
  Egypt 1.16%
  Israel 1.16%
  Philippines 1.16%
  UA 1.16%
  Austria 0.58%
  DK 0.58%
  Spain 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.76%
Hewlett-Packard 31.76%
Acer 18.82%
Toshiba 5.88%
Intel 3.53%
ASUS 2.35%
Lenovo 2.35%
Gateway 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.81%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.86%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.86%
Dell Inspiron 660s 1.90%
Dell Vostro 270s 1.90%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.90%

About (from Shockwave.com)

Publisher URL: www.shockwave.com


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