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Tropical Fish Shop 2

What is Tropical Fish Shop 2?

Tropical Fish Shop 2 is a casual video game downloadable through the Shockwave game distribution portal.


Tropical Fish Shop 2 is a software program developed by Shockwave.com. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 setup package generally installs about 23 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 90% of users of Tropical Fish Shop 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.shockwave.com/help/contact_us.jsp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\virtualization handler
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\SHOCKW~1.COM\Tropical Fish Shop 2\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\SHOCKW~1.COM\Tropical Fish Shop 2\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)

Program filesFiles installed by Tropical Fish Shop 2

  • C2RICONS.EXE (by Microsoft)
  • CVH.EXE (by Microsoft)
  • OWSSuppFactory.dll
  • OWSSuppPS.dll
  • ProtocolHandlerFactory.dll
  • ProtocolHandlerPS.dll
  • Tropical Fish Shop 2.exe - Keyhole DRM Application
  • UNWISE.EXE (by Altiris) - WISE (WiseScript Uninstaller)
  • VirtualOWSSuppHost.exe
  • VirtualOWSSuppHostPS.dll
  • VirtualOWSSuppManager.exe
  • VirtualOWSSuppManagerPS.dll
  • VirtualSearchHost.exe
  • VirtualSearchHostPS.dll
  • VirtualSearchProtocolHost.exe
  • VirtualSearchProtocolHostPS.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Scheduled Tasks
  • CVH.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{AF49D005-D6DF-410D-B26D-9F75D72A4A9A}' (runs on registration).
  • C2RICONS.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{C9D0AF2A-4179-4A5C-A53B-BA0FF5C4894F}' (runs on registration).
  • OFFICEVIRT.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{3B23BCDA-6BDB-437D-B180-6439CB4337D7}' (runs on registration).
  • CVHBS.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{4530E008-96E2-4619-A6E6-2F95A76686B7}' (runs on registration).
  • CVHSVC.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F8E6B05C-77BA-4106-9229-68282F75FF4B}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • CVHBS.EXE runs as a service named 'Search Protect Service' (CltMngSvc) "This service loads the Search Protector, which maintains your selected Search settings, and enables auto-updates.".
  • CVHSVC.EXE runs as a service named 'Client Virtualization Handler' (cvhsvc) "Client Virtualization Handler Service (unlocalized description)".
Startup File (User Run)
  • CVH.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'OfficeSyncProcess' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Virtualization Handler\CVH.EXE" /quietlaunch "MSOSYNC 9014006604090000".
Network connections
  • CVHSVC.EXE connects to (port 80).
  • CVHSVC.EXE connects to a23-15-7-114.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • CVHSVC.EXE connects to a72-246-94-82.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • CVHSVC.EXE connects to pa-65-173-84-174.sta.embarqhsd.net ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.26 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003438751%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00028268%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006119%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:12,092
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:58 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:16 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:6.35 MB
Total CPU:0.0013113834%
Kernel CPU:0.00079632%
User CPU:0.00051506%
CPU cycles/sec:84,551
I/O reads/min:310 Bytes
I/O writes/min:11 Bytes
Memory:6.9 MB
Total CPU:0.0013913523%
Kernel CPU:0.00084946%
User CPU:0.00054189%
CPU cycles/sec:47,415
I/O reads/min:144 Bytes
I/O writes/min:5 Bytes

How do I remove Tropical Fish Shop 2?

Quickly and completely remove Tropical Fish Shop 2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Tropical Fish Shop 2 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 Tropical Fish Shop 2, 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 Tropical Fish Shop 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista (SP2) 25%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

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

Distribution by countryGeography

90.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.00%
  Australia 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 25.00%
American Megatrends 25.00%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p7-1130z 33.33%
HP G60 Notebook PC 33.33%
Dell XPS 8300 33.33%

About (from Shockwave.com)

Publisher URL: www.shockwave.com


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