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11,4,402,265 9.30%
11,3,300,271 25.58%
11,3,300,268 4.65%
11,3,300,265 11.63%
11,3,300,257 4.65%
11,2,202,235 4.65%
11,2,202,229 11.63%
11,2,202,221 2.33%
11,1,102,63 4.65%
11,1,102,55 6.98%
11,0,1,152 6.98%
10,3,181,36 2.33%
10,2,154,28 2.33%
10,1,85,3 2.33%

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gcswf32.dll

Shockwave Flash by Adobe Systems Incorporated (Signed)

Remove gcswf32.dll
Version:   11,3,300,257
MD5:   5fa88ace891b0b3b6af2893167637d12
SHA1:   946b7d4ba8ad6ab6b241c0452428ecd204c829c4
SHA256:   c6c2bcdb2c0d7a4395cb1d7099b522c04e45fb146814cff91d996e3b51d142cb

What is gcswf32.dll?

Shockwave Flash 11.0 r1 allows web pages to display interactive web content like games, business presentations, entertainment, and advertisements from your web browser. This is the plug-in specifically for Internet Explorer and runs as an integrated ActiveX application.

About gcswf32.dll (from Adobe Systems Incorporated)

Adobe Flash Player is the standard for delivering high-impact, rich Web content. Designs, animation, and application user interfaces are deployed immediately across all browsers and platforms, attract

DetailsDetails

File name:gcswf32.dll
Publisher:Adobe Systems, Inc.
Product name:Shockwave Flash
Description:Shockwave Flash 11.0 r1
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\google\chrome\application\14.0.835.202\gcswf32.dll
Original name:npswf32.dll
File version:11,3,300,257
Size:8.82 MB (9,252,040 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Adobe Systems Incorporated
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Friday, December 14, 2012
Digital DNA
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
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ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
Google Inc
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Google Chrome is a free web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It is designed to be secure, fast, simple and stable. Chrome supports plug-ins with the Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI). Chrome sends details about its usage to Google through both optional and non-optional user tracking mechanisms. The JavaScript virtual machine used by Chrome, the V8 JavaScript engine, has features suc...
Google Inc
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Google Chrome Frame is a free plug-in for Internet Explorer. Some advanced web apps use Google Chrome Frame to provide you with additional features and better performance. Sites that utilize Google Chrome Frame become more responsive. With Google Chrome Frame, sites offer you new features based on open technologies. Google Chrome Frame works under the hood with your current browser. Google Chrome Frame is only available for Internet Exp...
Google Inc
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Google Chrome Frame is an open source plug-in that seamlessly brings Google Chrome's open web technologies and speedy JavaScript engine to Internet Explorer. Google Chrome Frame is a free plug-in for Internet Explorer. Some advanced web apps use Google Chrome Frame to provide you with additional features and better performance.

BehaviorsBehaviors

Google Chrome plugin
Stored per user in the directory 'Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences'
  • Name: 'gcswf32.dll'
Network connections
  • [TCP] 205.128.86.27:80

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Averages
     
    CPU
    Total CPU:0.00003418%
    0.028634%
    Kernel CPU:0.00002385%
    0.013761%
    User CPU:0.00001034%
    0.014873%
    Kernel CPU time:1,466 ms/min
    100,923,805ms/min
    CPU cycles:8,830/sec
    17,470,203/sec
    Memory
    Private memory:6.5 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):2.2 MB
    Private (minimum):2.2 MB
    Non-paged memory:6.5 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:93.09 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):93.68 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:2.2 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):10.22 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:4,281/min
    2,039/min
    I/O
    I/O read transfer:313 Bytes/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:2/sec
    343/min
    I/O write transfer:74 Bytes/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:2/sec
    227/min
    I/O other transfer:73 Bytes/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:5/sec
    1,671/min
    Resource allocations
    Threads:6
    12
    Handles:194
    600
    GUI GDI count:15
    103
    GUI GDI peak:16
    142
    GUI USER count:5
    49
    GUI USER peak:6
    71

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:High
    Platform:32-bit
    Command line:C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe "C:\users\user\appdata\local\google\chrome\applic~1\200113~1.47\gcswf32.dll",brokermain browser=chrome
    Owner:User
    Parent process:chrome.exe (Google Chrome by Google Inc)

    ResourcesThreads

    Averages
     
    rundll32.exe (Windows host process (Rundll32) by Microsoft)
    Total CPU:0.00031609%
    0.272967%
    Kernel CPU:0.00028736%
    0.107585%
    User CPU:0.00002874%
    0.165382%
    CPU cycles:7,763/sec
    5,741,424/sec
    Memory:56 KB
    1.16 MB
    gcswf32.dll (main module)
    Total CPU:0.00000366%
    Kernel CPU:0.00000366%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:42/sec
    Memory:9.77 MB

    Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

    OS versiondistribution
    Windows 7 Ultimate 23.26%
    Windows 7 Home Premium 23.26%
    Microsoft Windows XP 18.60%
    Windows 7 Ultimate N 18.60%
    Windows 7 Professional 6.98%
    Windows 7 Home Basic 4.65%
    Windows Vista™ Home Premium 2.33%
    Windows Vista Ultimate 2.33%

    Distribution by countryDistribution by country

    United States installs about 30.00% of Shockwave Flash.

    OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

    PC Manufacturerdistribution
    Toshiba 53.33%
    Compaq 13.33%
    ASUS 13.33%
    American Megatrends 6.67%
    Acer 6.67%
    Hewlett-Packard 6.67%
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