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3% remove it97% keep it
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Waves API Collection


Waves API Collection is a software program developed by Team AiR 2007. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 10.03 MB (10,519,884 bytes). 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 48% of users of Waves API Collection come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Waves\Logs\Waves API Collection
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\Waves\Logs\WAVESA~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\Waves\Logs\WAVESA~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 10.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Waves API Collection

  • Attack.dll (by Waldorf Electronics GmbH) - Attack Percussion Synthesizer
  • UninstallTCNativeReverb.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • UninstallTCNativeReverb.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D124A613-2DCA-41D4-BD97-2AA19C48545C}' (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 Waves API Collection?

You can uninstall Waves API Collection 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 Waves API Collection, 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 Waves API Collection.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.64%
Windows 10 17.80%
Windows Vista 6.78%
Windows XP 6.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.97%
Windows 7 Professional 8.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.08%
Windows 8.1 4.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.23%
  United Kingdom 6.38%
  France 4.96%
  Argentina 2.84%
  Canada 2.84%
  Germany 2.84%
  Greece 2.84%
  Brazil 2.13%
  Italy 2.13%
  United Arab Emirates 1.42%
  Australia 1.42%
  Chile 1.42%
  Indonesia 1.42%
  Israel 1.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.58%
Acer 26.58%
Dell 8.86%
Toshiba 6.33%
Lenovo 5.06%
Intel 3.80%
Samsung 3.80%
ASUS 2.53%
Gateway 2.53%
Compaq 1.27%
Alienware 1.27%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.55%
Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H 2.27%
Samsung 905S3G/906S3G/915... 2.27%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.27%
Gigabyte P55A-UD3 1.14%
Gigabyte H55M-S2V 1.14%


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