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1% remove it99% keep it
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Punch! ViaCAD 2D/3D V6


Punch! ViaCAD 2D/3D V6 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 45 files and is usually about 77.39 MB (81,148,824 bytes). 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 64% of users of Punch! ViaCAD 2D/3D 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 3D V6
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\PUNCH!~1\VIACAD~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\PUNCH!~1\VIACAD~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 77.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Punch! ViaCAD 2D/3D V6

Program executable:ViaCAD.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Punch! Software\ViaCAD 3D V6\exe\ViaCAD.exe
Additional files:
  • SketchUpReader.dll - SketchUpReader Module
  • acisiges.dll (by Spatial) - Spatial Corp. Product (SPAAcisIges)
  • acisstep.dll (by Spatial) - 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
  • gdal12.dll (by Frank Warmerdam) - GDAL (Geospatial Data Abstraction Library)
  • gdiplus.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+
  • hoops1500_vc80.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
  • rp505enu.exe (by InstallShield Software) - PackageForTheWeb Stub
  • SceneComponent.dll - Viewpoint Media Player Scene Component
  • SceneUtilities.dll - Viewpoint Media Player SceneUtilities Component
  • SpaAAsm.dll - SPAasm
  • 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
  • SpaLicErrGUI.dll - SPALicenseExtBase
  • SpaLicExtBase.dll
  • SPAXAcisAssemblyExporter.dll - SPAXAcisAssembly
  • SPAXAcisAssemblyImporter.dll
  • SPAXAcisBase.dll - SPAXAcisBase
  • SPAXAcisMeshExporter.dll - SPAXAcisMesh
  • SPAXAcisMeshImporter.dll
  • SPAXAssemblyRep.dll - SPAXAssemblyRep
  • SPAXBase.dll - SPAXBase
  • SPAXDefaultGeometryRep.dll - SPAXGeometryRep

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/3D?

You can uninstall Punch! ViaCAD 2D/3D 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/3D 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/3D.

Win 7 (SP1) 38%
Win 10 13%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows Vista 25.00%
Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 10 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.29%
  Canada 35.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 16.67%
American Megatrends 16.67%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 16.67%
HP-Pavilion KJ376AA-A2L m... 16.67%
HP HP Pavilion x360 Conve... 16.67%
Dell Inspiron 3542 16.67%
CLEVO CO. M570TU ... 16.67%
Acer TravelMate 8572G 16.67%


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