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Should I remove ShowBiz?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,324
United States Rank #21,861
Reach 0.0068%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.71 days
197.92 days >
Average installed length: 103.99 days


VersionDistribution 2.96% 4.44% 0.74% 0.74% 69.63% 14.07% 2.22% 0.74%

Other programs by ArcSoft



ShowBiz is a software program developed by ArcSoft. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 tmshowbiz.exe. The setup package generally installs about 67 files. The installed file CheckUpdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 51% of users of ShowBiz come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.arcsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Progjes\Showbiz5\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9D41D2EF-2D33-4CFD-8A3E-C7E6FCC3303B}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ShowBiz

Program executable:tmshowbiz.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\arcsoft\totalmedia showbiz\tmshowbiz.exe
Additional files:
  • AdvDeInterlace.dll - ArcSoft DeInterlace (AdvDeInterlace)
  • ArcTitleEffect.dll - ArcTitleEffect DLL (ArcTitleEffect Dynamic Link Library)
  • ASFWriter.dll - Arcsoft AsfWriter (WMV and WMA File Writer)
  • ECommerce.dll - ArcSoft ECommerce (ECommerce)
  • CaptureTool.dll - user CaptureTool (CaptureTool)
  • ArcExtUtils.dll
  • ExportMgr.dll - ExportMgr (VideoEditEngine ExportMgr)
  • ArcTitle.dll - ArcTitle
  • ArcVTDLL.dll - ArcVTDLL
  • AglSwf.dll - ArcSoft AglSwf (AglSwf)
  • ArcID3Parser.dll - ArcSoft ArcID3Parser
  • ArcRevenueSharing.dll - ArcRevenueSharing
  • ArcRevenueSharingRes.dll - ArcRevenueSharingRes
  • arcRmaImpDll.dll - arcRmaImpDll
  • arcRmaPrvDll.dll - arcRmaPrvDll
  • arcSamiDll.dll - arcSamiDll
  • arcsoft_video_denoise.dll - DenoiseDll
  • ArcSurface.dll - ArcSurface (ArcSoft ArcSurface)
  • ArcSurfaceVEA.dll
  • ArtistTitleRes.dll - Artist Title Resource
  • BDADll.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • CaptureAudio.dll - VEAPreview
  • CaptureEngine.dll - CaptureEngine
  • CaptureProxy.dll - CaptureClub (CaptureProxy)
  • CheckUpdate.dll - ArcSoft Check Update Resource
  • comdlg32.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Operating System (Common Dialogs DLL)
  • createfileassoc.exe
  • CustomVMR.dll - ArcSoft Custom Video Mixer Renerer 9
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Image Helper
  • DbgHelpWrapper.dll - DbgHelp Wrapper
  • DenoiseDll.dll
  • DisneyInfinity.exe (by Walt Disney) - Disney Infinity
  • DTVProgramInfo.dll (by user) - user DTVProgramInfo (DTVProgramInfo)
  • dtype32.dll (by D-Type Solutions) - D-Type Font Engine and Rasterizer
  • dtype32x.dll (by D-Type Solutions) - D-Type Font Engine Auxiliary Library
  • EffectMgr.dll - EffectManager (VideoEditEngine EffectManager)
  • error_report.exe (by TeamSpeak Systems GmbH) - TeamSpeak 3 Client Error Reporter
  • esinter.dll - ArcSoft Intouch (ArcSoft esinter.)
  • EventLogHelper.dll - ArcSoft Magic-i (Event Log Helper for Vista)
  • EzDll.dll - EzDll
  • Facebook.dll - Facebook Developer Toolkit
  • FaceBookEngine.dll - FaceBookEngine Dynamic Link Library
  • fmod_event.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD (FMOD Event System)
  • fmod_event_net.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Net Event System
  • fmodex.dll - FMOD Ex Sound System
  • FPXLIB.DLL - Reference Implementation
  • fraps.exe (by Beepa P/L) - FRAPS (Fraps)
  • fraps32.dll (by Beepa P/L)
  • fraps64.dll
  • frapslcd.dll
  • gdiplus.dll - Microsoft GDI+
  • GetQTVer.dll
  • GraboidVideoSetup.exe
  • MorphVOX Pro v4.4.4 Installer -nelly-.exe - AutoPlay Media Studio Launcher (AutoPlay Application)
  • package_inst.exe (by TeamSpeak Systems GmbH) - TeamSpeak 3 Package Installer
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtSql4.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • fraps.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BED28474-5171-4CCF-86CF-F50B8322E9EA}' (runs on registration).
  • ts3client_win32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{922CB199-F0D4-4C2D-9120-1AAB24AF1835}' (runs on registration).
  • uTorrent.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8FFF16D5-3A4C-40D5-8811-E9DC73779949}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • fraps.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FRAPS.
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • fraps.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Fraps' and executes as C:\PROGRAM FILES\FRAPS\FRAPS.EXE.
  • ts3client_win32.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TeamSpeak 3 Client' and executes as "C:\Program Files\TeamSpeak 3 Client\ts3client_win32.exe".
  • uTorrent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'uTorrent' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe" /MINIMIZED.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • fraps.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Fraps' which loads as C:\Program Files\Fraps\fraps.exe.
  • uTorrent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'uTorrent' which loads as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe" /MINIMIZED.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • uTorrent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe'.
  • ts3client_win32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TeamSpeak 3 Client\ts3client_win32.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:21.23 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0178545585%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01143225%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00642231%
0.015104% average

How do I remove ShowBiz?

You can uninstall ShowBiz 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 ShowBiz, 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 ShowBiz.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.22%
Windows 10 29.63%
Windows Vista 4.44%
Windows XP 3.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.56%
Windows 7 Professional 10.37%
Windows 10 Pro 6.67%
Windows 8.1 6.67%
Windows 10 Home 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.59%
  United Kingdom 8.24%
  Netherlands 5.29%
  Australia 4.71%
  Canada 4.12%
  Brazil 2.94%
  Italy 2.94%
  Germany 2.94%
  France 2.94%
  Sweden 2.35%
  DK 1.76%
  Singapore 1.18%
  Spain 1.18%
  Finland 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.09%
Dell 25.84%
Acer 11.24%
ASUS 8.99%
Toshiba 6.74%
Samsung 4.49%
American Megatrends 4.49%
Medion 1.12%
Lenovo 1.12%
Gateway 1.12%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 2.88%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.88%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1120 2.88%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.92%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.92%
Dell XPS 8300 1.92%

About ArcSoft

ArcSoft is a application development company that makes multimedia technologies & applications across desktop & embedded platforms.
Publisher URL: www.arcsoft.com


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