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Should I remove dBpoweramp WavPack Codec?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,754
United States Rank #31,313
Reach 0.0073%


Release 9 (WavPack v4.70) 6.80%
Release 8 (WavPack v4.60) 86.41%
Release 7 (WavPack v4.50) 6.80%

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dBpoweramp WavPack Codec

What is dBpoweramp WavPack Codec?  (from Illustrate)

WavPack is unique offering a Lossless, Lossy and both Lossless & Lossy. How can a file be both Lossless & Lossy? two files are written a .wv and .wvc, when kept together the resulting audio is decoded as Lossless, when the .wvc is taken away then decoding is Lossy. WavPack's Lossy compressor works best at high bitrate...  Read more


dBpoweramp WavPack Codec is a program developed by Illustrate. The most used version is release 8 (wavpack v4.60), with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 software installer includes 57 files and is usually about 666 KB (681,984 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 23% of users of dBpoweramp WavPack Codec come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central-wavpack.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\SpoonUninstall.exe" <uninstall>C:\WINDOWS\system32\SpoonUninstall-dBpoweramp WavPack Codec.dat
Estimated size: 666 KB

Program filesFiles installed by dBpoweramp WavPack Codec

  • MusicConverter.exe - dBpowerAMP Music Converter
  • uMediaLibrary-ReadTags.exe - uMediaLibrary-ReadTags
  • dAPKeyControl.dll - Illustrate dAPKeyControl (dAPKeyControl)
  • AccurateRip.dll - Illustrate AccurateRip (AccurateRip)
  • dBPropertyHandler.dll
  • GetPopupInfo.exe - GetPopup Application (Provides Audio Information for dBpoweramp)
  • DMCFileSelector.exe - dMC File Selector
  • dMCScripting.dll - dMCScripting Module
  • dBScripting.dll - dBpowerAMP Module
  • uMediaLibrary.exe - uMediaLibrary
  • Amp.exe - dBpowerAMP (Amp)
  • Asset-uPNP.exe - Asset-UPnP
  • auxiliary.exe - Auxiliary
  • Batch Ripper.exe - dBpoweramp (dBpoweramp Batch Ripper)
  • CDGrab.exe - dBpoweramp CD Ripper
  • CDWriter.exe - dBpoweramp CD Writer
  • config.exe - dBpowerAMP Audio Player
  • CoreConverter.exe - dBpoweramp CoreConverter
  • dBConfig.exe - dBpoweramp Configuration
  • dbExplorerShell.exe
  • dBShell.dll - Provides dBpoweramp Shell Interaction
  • dBThumbnailProvider.dll - dBThumbHandler
  • dMCShell.dll - dMC Shell Module
  • Editor.exe - Editor
  • menu.exe - menu
  • Playlist.exe - Playlist
  • PrevPlayed.exe - PrevPlayed
  • WindowsXPRemovePropHandler.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • CDGrab.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'dMCAudioCDInput' with the ProgID of 'dMC.AudioCD.Autorun' and the action verb 'open.
  • CDWriter.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'dCW' with the ProgID of 'dCW.AudioCD.Burn' and the action verb 'open.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CDGrab.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\dBpowerAMP\CDGrab.exe'.

How do I remove dBpoweramp WavPack Codec?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.54%
Windows XP 33.01%
Windows Vista 11.65%
Windows 8 6.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 33.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.72%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.92%
Windows 7 Professional 4.95%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.36%
  Canada 9.35%
  France 8.41%
  Uruguay 4.67%
  Germany 4.67%
  United Kingdom 4.67%
  Japan 3.74%
  Italy 3.74%
  Brazil 2.80%
  India 2.80%
  Portugal 2.80%
  Spain 2.80%
  Netherlands 2.80%
  Thailand 1.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.45%
American Megatrends 19.61%
Intel 17.65%
Hewlett-Packard 9.80%
Acer 7.84%
ASUS 5.88%
Toshiba 3.92%
Sony 1.96%
Medion 1.96%
Common models
INTEL DG31PR 5.17%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.45%
MSI MS-7817 3.45%
P4i6G P4i65G 1.72%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2052it 1.72%
Dell Inspiron One 2320 1.72%


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