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1.7.16 11.11%

River Past DirectShow Detective

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What is River Past DirectShow Detective?  (from River Past)

DirectShow Detective helps you to verify your DirectShow installation. It shows you the complete list of your installed DirectShow filters, video compressors and audio compressors, their version and installed file.
Some codec packs contain problematic installation and they may replace your working filters or codecs...  Read more


River Past DirectShow Detective is a software program developed by River Past. The most common release is 1.8, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 dsdetective.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 4.99 MB (5,230,592 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 50% of users of River Past DirectShow Detective come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.riverpast.com/en/prod/dsdetective
Help link: www.riverpast.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\river past\directshow detective
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\DirectShow Detective Uninstaller.exe"
Estimated size: 4.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by River Past DirectShow Detective

Program executable:dsdetective.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\river past\directshow detective\dsdetective.exe
Additional files:
  • rvdcmn.dll
  • rvddshow2.dll
  • rvebscut.dll
  • rvedrtsh2.dll
  • rvemfcut.dll
  • rvewndut.dll
  • rvicm.dll
  • rvidshow2.dll
  • rvwrp.dll
  • rvwdsdtv.dll - WebDsDetective Dynamic Link Library (WebDsDetective DLL)
  • rvereal.dll - EngineReal Dynamic Link Library (EngineReal DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DSDetective.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\River Past\DirectShow Detective\DSDetective.exe'.

How do I remove River Past DirectShow Detective?

Quickly and completely remove River Past DirectShow Detective from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall River Past DirectShow Detective 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program River Past DirectShow Detective, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 River Past DirectShow Detective.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 10 11%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.78%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Windows 10 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%
Windows 10 Pro 11.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  France 21.43%
  United Kingdom 14.29%
  Brazil 7.14%
  Italy 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
MSI 12.50%
Dell 12.50%
Common models
Packard Bell imedia S3800 12.50%
Packard Bell imedia S3720 12.50%
Packard Bell imedia S3210 12.50%
Micro-Star MS-16GN 12.50%
LG Electronics S425-L.BC2... 12.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 12.50%


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