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Should I remove MacType?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,311
United States Rank #15,660
Reach 0.0556%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.25 days
243.38 days >
Average installed length: 127.88 days


1.13.1231 24.49%
1.12.1022 58.08%
1.12.1020 2.95%
1.12.406.0 0.13%
1.12.0406 11.92%
1.11.1019 0.77%
1.10.1231 1.67%



MacType is a software program developed by FlyingSnow. The most common release is 1.12.1022, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. The primary executable is named MacTray.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 3.11 MB (3,266,126 bytes). The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 48% of users of MacType come from Japan, it is also popular in the United States and Taiwan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: flyingsnow.themex.net
Help link: bbs.themex.net/showthread.php?p=1102270
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MacType\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0A6DA9F3-2452-460C-B8A8-FBE64C27F1C2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.11 MB
Language: Chinese (Simplified, PRC)

Program filesFiles installed by MacType

Program executable:MacTray.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\MacType\MacTray.exe
Additional files:
  • MacTuner.exe - MacType Tuner
  • MacTray.exe - MacType
  • MacTypeInstaller_2012_1020_1.exe - MacType 1.2012.1020.0
  • MacTypeInstaller_2012_1022.exe - MacType 1.2012.1022.0
  • MacType.dll (by 2ch & THEMEX) - The Ultimate Font Rasterizer
  • MacType64.dll (by 2ch & THEMEX)
  • updater.exe (by Caphyon LTD) - Advanced Updater
  • EasyHK32.dll
  • EasyHK64.dll
  • GdiBench.exe
  • MacLoader.exe (by 2ch & FlyingSnow) - MacType Font Rasterizer Driver
  • MacWiz.exe
  • mt64agnt.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • MacTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MacType_SC.
  • MacTray.exe runs as a service named 'Service MacType' (MacType).
Startup File (User Run)
  • MacTray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'MacTypeTray' and executes as C:\MacType\MacTray.exe.

How do I remove MacType?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.54%
Windows 8 30.00%
Windows XP 5.77%
Windows Vista 2.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.23%
Windows 7 Professional 18.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.72%
Windows 8.1 5.92%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.46% of installs come from Japan
Which countries install it?
  Japan 48.46%
  United States 15.62%
  Taiwan 8.81%
  China 4.27%
  United Kingdom 1.87%
  Hong Kong 1.47%
  Malaysia 1.47%
  Canada 1.07%
  Indonesia 0.93%
  France 0.80%
  Australia 0.80%
  Poland 0.80%
  Vietnam 0.67%
  Russia 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 19.48%
Acer 18.44%
ASUS 15.32%
Hewlett-Packard 14.03%
Lenovo 7.79%
NEC 4.94%
Toshiba 2.60%
Samsung 2.08%
Intel 1.82%
MSI 1.56%
Sony 1.04%
Common models
ThirdWave Corporation Pri... 5.53%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.03%
ASUS All Series 2.51%
ASUSTeK N56VZ 2.01%
Dell Inspiron 660s 2.01%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.01%


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