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8% remove it92% keep it
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Punch! ViaCAD v5

What is Punch! ViaCAD?  (from Punch! Software)

ViaCADâ„¢ 2D3D brings the power of 3D to everyone; regardless of your design experience. This software provides a seamless marriage of 2D and 3D to help you take your sketched ideas to 3D realism. Powerful but easy-to-use 3D design and drafting tools will help you create like seasoned designers and compatibility with oth...  Read more


Punch! ViaCAD v5 is a program developed by Punch! Software. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is ViaCAD.exe. The software installer includes 43 files and is usually about 76.3 MB (80,001,244 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 10. While about 80% of users of Punch! ViaCAD come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.punchcad.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Punch! Software\ViaCAD
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\PUNCH!~1\ViaCAD\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\PUNCH!~1\ViaCAD\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 76.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Punch! ViaCAD v5

Program executable:ViaCAD.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Punch! Software\ViaCAD\exe\ViaCAD.exe
Additional files:
  • aciscatia.dll (by Spatial) - Spatial Corp. Product (SPAAcisCATIAV4)
  • acisiges.dll (by Spatial) - SPAAcisIges
  • acisproe.dll - SPAAcisProe
  • acisstep.dll - SPAAcisStep
  • admhoops.dll - SPAadmhoops
  • admhusk.dll - SPAadm
  • admicon.dll
  • armdll32.dll (by Immersion) - Immersion's MicroScribe Product Driver
  • atl71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (ATL Module for Windows (Unicode))
  • CamPlay.exe (by TechSmith) - Camtasia Studio (Camtasia Player)
  • Cursors.dll (by Viewpoint) - Viewpoint Media Player Cursors Component
  • gdiplus.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+
  • hoops1300.dll - HOOPS (HOOPS 3D Graphics DLL)
  • JpegReader.dll (by Viewpoint) - Viewpoint Media Player JPEG Component
  • Mts3Reader.dll - Viewpoint Media Player MTS3 Reader Component
  • MtsWriter.dll - Viewpoint Media Player MTS3 Writer LIBRARY
  • MTX2HTML.dll - Viewpoint Media Player MTX2HTMLLib Component
  • MTXMTSPublisher.dll - Viewpoint Media Player MTXMTSPublisher Component
  • opennurbs_vc60.dll
  • SceneComponent.dll - Viewpoint Media Player Scene Component
  • SceneUtilities.dll - Viewpoint Media Player SceneUtilities Component
  • SketchUpReader.dll - SketchUpReader Module
  • SpaABlend.dll - SPAABlendPack
  • SpaACIS.dll - SPAAcisPack
  • SpaALops.dll - SPAALopsPack
  • SpaAPart.dll - SPAAPartPack
  • SpaASurf.dll - SPAASurfPack
  • SpaAVis.dll - SPAAVisPack
  • SpaAWarp.dll - SPAAWarpPack
  • SpaBase.dll - SPABasePack
  • SpaDMIcon.dll - SPADMIconPack
  • SpaHBridge.dll - SPAHBridgePack
  • SpaHPart.dll - SPAHPartPack
  • SpaPhlV5.dll - SPAPhlV5Pack
  • SPAXAcisBase.dll - SPAXAcisBase
  • SPAXAssemblyRep.dll - SPAXAssemblyRep
  • SPAXBase.dll - SPAXBase
  • SPAXDefaultGeometryRep.dll - SPAXGeometryRep
  • SPAXEBOMAssemblyExporter.dll - SPAXEBOMAssembly
  • SPAXEBOMAssemblyImporter.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove Punch! ViaCAD?

You can uninstall Punch! ViaCAD 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 Punch! ViaCAD v5, 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 Punch! ViaCAD.

Win XP 50%
Win 10 50%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 10 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 8.1 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Canada 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 50.00%
Dell 50.00%


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