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Should I remove Punch! ViaCAD 2D?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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6.0.0 build 852 13.33%
6.0.0 build 830 86.67%

Punch! ViaCAD 2D v6

What is Punch! ViaCAD 2D?  (from Punch! Software)

ViaCADâ„¢ 2D is a simple, powerful and professional 2D drafting and design tool for everyone. Unlike other 2D drawing software, ViaCADâ„¢ is packed with unique tools to help you create precision drawings and sketches easily. With over 275 drawing tools, ViaCAD is the perfect choice for producing anything from simple sketch...  Read more


Punch! ViaCAD 2D v6 is a software program developed by Punch! Software. The most common release is 6.0.0 build 830, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named ViaCAD2D.exe. The setup package generally installs about 44 files and is usually about 77.42 MB (81,185,688 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 96% of users of Punch! ViaCAD 2D 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 2D v6
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\PUNCH!~1\VIACAD~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files1\PUNCH!~1\VIACAD~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 77.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Punch! ViaCAD 2D v6

Program executable:ViaCAD2D.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Punch! Software\ViaCAD 2D v6\exe\ViaCAD2D.exe
Additional files:
  • rp505enu.exe (by InstallShield Software) - PackageForTheWeb Stub

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 2D?

You can uninstall Punch! ViaCAD 2D 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 2D v6, 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 2D.

Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Win XP 7%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows 10 33.33%
Windows Vista 26.67%
Windows XP 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.00%
Windows 10 Pro 13.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.33%
Windows 8.1 13.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.65%
  Canada 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 46.67%
Dell 20.00%
Acer 6.67%
American Megatrends 6.67%
Toshiba 6.67%
Sony 6.67%
Lenovo 6.67%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6610f 21.43%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 7.14%
Sony VGN-NS150D 7.14%
LENOVO 7668CTO 7.14%
HP-Pavilion NP179AA-ABA a... 7.14%
HP-Pavilion NC692AA-ABA m... 7.14%


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