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ProtoView Plugin

What is ProtoView Plugin?  (from Proto Labs)

Rapid prototyping processes like stereolithography (SLA), fused deposition modeling (FDM) and selective laser sintering (SLS) are fine for testing form and fit, but they are no substitute for testing with real injection-molded parts. With Protomold, you’re able to get injection-molded parts very quickly so you can begi...  Read more


ProtoView Plugin is a program developed by Proto Labs. The main program executable is npprotoview.dll. The setup package is about 2.55 MB (2,669,568 bytes) when donwloaded. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.protolabs.com/protomold
Help link: www.protomold.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\protomold\protoview
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{5E3C0193-F956-4332-8BEF-5A5B2E98C410}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.55 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ProtoView Plugin

Program module:npprotoview.dll
Name:Protomold ProtoView
ProtoView 3d Part Viewer
Path:C:\Program Files\protomold\protoview\npprotoview.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npprotoview.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npProtoView.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npprotoview.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@protomold.com/ProtomoldProtoView' with a plugin key of '@protomold.com/ProtomoldProtoView' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove ProtoView Plugin?

You can uninstall ProtoView Plugin 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 ProtoView Plugin, 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 ProtoView Plugin.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by ProtoView Plugin 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 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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