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Should I remove WavePad Sound Editor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #921
United States Rank #895
Reach 0.8756%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.45 days
603.23 days >
Average installed length: 316.95 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.38 0.11%
6.37 0.04%
6.33 1.43%
6.31 0.80%
6.30 0.16%
6.25 0.13%
6.24 0.30%
6.23 0.01%
6.21 0.68%
6.19 0.12%
6.18 1.00%
6.17 1.03%
6.16 0.02%
6.11 0.94%
6.09 0.18%
6.05 1.71%
6.02 2.73%
6.01 0.01%
5.96 5.42%
5.95 0.55%
5.90 3.05%
5.81 0.97%
5.80 0.59%
5.68 6.31%
5.67 0.11%
5.63 0.28%
5.58 0.01%
5.57 0.01%
5.55 12.01%
5.48 6.62%

Other programs by NCH Software

WavePad Sound Editor

What is WavePad Sound Editor?

The software may bundle additional potentially unwanted toolbars. - "During installation of this download you will be given the option to install closely related programs from the NCH Software suite. These are optional and you can select what you want depending on your requirements."

About  (from NCH Software)

WavePad is a full featured professional audio editor for Windows. Create and edit music, voice and other audio recordings. When editing audio files you can cut, copy, and paste parts of recordings and, if required, add effects like echo, amplification, and noise reduction and more. WavePad is a freeware WAV or MP3 edit...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 5.55, with over 22% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is wavepad.exe. The software installer includes 113 files and is usually about 3.42 MB (3,586,861 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nchsoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\WavePad
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\WavePad\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 3.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WavePad Sound Editor

Program executable:wavepad.exe
Name:WavePad
WavePad Sound Editor
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\wavepad\wavepad.exe
MD5:fe18e23ea73f94433d252c33b8480d1b
Additional files:
  • setup_v5.22.exe - WavePad (WavePad Sound Editor)
  • uninst.exe
  • WavePad Backup.exe
  • WavePad Sound Editor.exe
  • wavepad_IObitDel.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.29.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.30.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.31.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.32.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.33.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.35.exe - WavePad Audiobearbeitungs-Software
  • wavepadsetup_v5.40.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.45.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.46.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.48.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.49.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.55.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.57.exe - WavePad - Logiciel d'édition audio
  • wavepadsetup_v5.58.exe - WavePad Audio-Editor
  • wavepadsetup_v5.63.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.67.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.68.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.71.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.72.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.80.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.81.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.90.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.95.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v5.96.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v6.00.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v6.01.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v6.02.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v6.05.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v6.07.exe - WavePad, editor de audio
  • wavepadsetup_v6.09.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v6.11.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v6.16.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v6.17.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v6.18.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v6.19.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v6.21.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v6.23.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v6.24.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v6.25.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v6.30.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v6.31.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v6.33.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v6.37.exe
  • wavepadsetup_v6.38.exe
  • wpsetup - wave pad sound editor_v5.20.exe
  • wpsetup[1]_v5.15.exe
  • wpsetup_12.2011_v5.05.exe
  • wpsetup_v5.03.exe
  • wpsetup_v5.04.exe
  • wpsetup_v5.05.exe
  • wpsetup_v5.06.exe
  • wpsetup_v5.07.exe
  • wpsetup_v5.08.exe
  • wpsetup_v5.10.exe
  • wpsetup_v5.11.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • wavepad.exe is scheduled as a task named 'wavepadShakeIcon' (Next runs on 2016-04-24 at 01:22).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • wavepad.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NCH Software\WavePad\wavepad.exe'.

How do I remove WavePad Sound Editor?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8.1 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#921

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.14%
Windows 8 19.59%
Windows Vista 8.12%
Windows XP 8.11%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.89%
Windows 7 Professional 10.05%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.00%
Windows 8.1 7.01%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.57%
  United Kingdom 7.42%
  Canada 3.97%
  Australia 3.62%
  Germany 2.72%
  India 2.21%
  Netherlands 1.97%
  Brazil 1.75%
  Italy 1.73%
  Israel 1.47%
  Belgium 1.40%
  France 1.30%
  Thailand 0.88%
  Sweden 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.41%
Dell 24.63%
Acer 16.50%
Toshiba 8.09%
ASUS 7.82%
GIGABYTE 6.28%
Samsung 3.24%
Lenovo 2.87%
Intel 2.37%
American Megatrends 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.28%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.85%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.03%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.41%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.29%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.29%

About NCH Software

NCH is a software development company tat primarily sells to individuals via their website.
Publisher URL: www.nchsoftware.com

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
VERYPISSEDAMERICANCOMSUMERover a year ago
I've tried to uninstall this malicious program several times and it won't let me. In fact, it loaded a bunch of bullshit programs onto my computer that won't go away. It's a Virus. DON"T DO IT!!!!!!
user comment
ronaojover a year ago
I love wave pad easy to use dependable.