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Should I remove Adapter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,296
United States Rank #18,098
Reach 0.0111%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.91 days
173.89 days >
Average installed length: 91.37 days



Adapter is a program developed by Macroplant. 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 software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 41.69 MB (43,718,321 bytes). MPUpdater_WPF.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 48% of users of Adapter come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.macroplant.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adapter\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Adapter\unins001.exe"
Estimated size: 41.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Adapter

  • MPCrashReporter.dll - MPCrashReporter
  • adapter.exe - adapter (Adapter)
  • isxdl.dll (by Bjørnar Henden) - ISX Download DLL (Download DLL)
  • EncodingTools.dll - EncodingTools
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • taglib-sharp.dll - TagLib#
  • unins001.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • AdapterWPF.exe (by Microsoft) - Adapter
  • MPUpdater_WPF.dll (by Microsoft) - MPUpdater_WPF
  • adapter.vshost.exe - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2008 (vshost.exe)
  • AxInterop.WMPLib.dll
  • EasyVLC.dll - EasyVLC
  • FiddlerCore4.dll (by Eric Lawrence) - FiddlerCore
  • ImageComboBox.dll
  • Interop.iTunesLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'iTunesLib'.
  • Interop.WMPLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • libvlc.dll
  • libvlccore.dll (by the VideoLAN Team) - VLC media player
  • MACTrackBarLib.dll
  • MPUpdater.dll
  • ObjectListView.dll (by Bright Ideas Software) - ObjectListView
  • unins000.exe
  • unzip.exe
  • Vlc.DotNet.Core.dll (by ZeBobo5) - Vlc.DotNet.Core
  • Vlc.DotNet.Core.Interops.dll (by ZeBobo5) - Vlc.DotNet.Core.Interops
  • Vlc.DotNet.Wpf.dll - Vlc.DotNet.Wpf

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • adapter.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adapter\adapter.exe'.

How do I remove Adapter?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.64%
Windows 8 32.58%
Windows Vista 3.03%
Windows XP 0.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.18%
Windows 8.1 12.12%
Windows 7 Professional 11.36%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.50%
  United Kingdom 13.75%
  France 8.75%
  Australia 5.00%
  Canada 4.38%
  Belgium 3.75%
  Germany 1.88%
  Netherlands 1.88%
  Ireland 1.25%
  India 1.25%
  Malaysia 1.25%
  United Arab Emirates 0.63%
  Brazil 0.63%
  DK 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.17%
Dell 19.57%
Acer 13.04%
ASUS 10.87%
Lenovo 6.52%
Toshiba 4.35%
Apple 3.26%
Samsung 3.26%
Intel 1.09%
Gateway 1.09%
Compaq 1.09%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.00%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.00%
innotek GmbH VirtualBox 2.00%
MSI MS-7599 2.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850-B8... 1.00%


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