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Should I remove StormFall?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,280
United States Rank #12,285
Reach 0.0347%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.71 days
286.56 days >
Average installed length: 150.56 days



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 main program executable is UpdateTask.exe. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 802.79 KB (822,053 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 33% of users of StormFall come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\stormfall\1891956_stp
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\StormFall\1891956_stp\Uninstaller.exe /Run /ePC:0S2Z1F1C1H0F1T1I1I
Estimated size: 802.79 KB

Program filesFiles installed by StormFall

Program executable:UpdateTask.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstaller.exe (by Uninstaller ©) - Uninstaller© (Uninstaller)
  • Control.dll (by Adobe Systems) - Shockwave (Shockwave ActiveX Control)
  • CreateShortCut.dll
  • dirapi.dll (by Adobe Systems) - Director 12.0 (Director Player)
  • DynaPlayer.dll - DynaBound Player
  • gcapi_dll.dll
  • gi.dll
  • gtapi.dll
  • iml32.dll - IML
  • LaunchGoogleChrome.exe
  • PinItem.vbs
  • Plugin.dll - Shockwave for Director (Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1.3)
  • Proj.dll
  • SwHelper_1213153.exe - Shockwave Helper
  • SwInit.exe - Shockwave Init
  • SwMenu.dll - Shockwave Context Menu Support
  • SymCCIS.dll (by Symantec) - SymCCIS
  • TaskScheduler.dll
  • Unpin.vbs
  • UpdateTask.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'At3' (runs daily at 11:43).
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • SwHelper_1213153.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Shockwave Updater' which loads as C:\Windows\System32\Adobe\SHOCKW~1\SWHELP~1.EXE -Update -1103472 -"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; GTB6; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; eSobiSubscriber; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NE.

How do I remove StormFall?

You can uninstall StormFall 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 StormFall, 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 StormFall.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.37%
Windows 10 37.81%
Windows Vista 2.48%
Windows XP 2.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.62%
Windows 8.1 17.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.22%
Windows 7 Professional 10.12%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.11%
Windows 10 Home 3.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.64%
  Germany 10.75%
  Australia 5.31%
  Italy 4.92%
  Sweden 4.79%
  United Kingdom 4.02%
  France 3.76%
  Russia 3.63%
  DZ 3.63%
  Canada 2.72%
  Belgium 2.59%
  Netherlands 2.59%
  DK 2.20%
  Brazil 1.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.69%
Acer 23.34%
Dell 10.53%
ASUS 9.15%
Toshiba 8.92%
Lenovo 7.55%
Samsung 3.66%
Medion 2.52%
Intel 1.37%
MSI 0.92%
Sahara 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.58%
ASUS All Series 3.72%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.79%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.33%
MSI MS-7821 2.33%


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