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Should I remove AC3Filter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,377
United States Rank #4,563
Reach 0.1210%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.42 days
749.89 days >
Average installed length: 394.01 days

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What is AC3Filter?  (from Alexander Vigovsky)

AC3Filter is a high quality free audio decoder and processor filter. It allows media players to playback movies with AC3 and DTS audio tracks. Also it can process any audio track, much of processing options allows to adjust the sound in almost any way. It is possible to upmix any audio source to 6 channels. Filter can ...  Read more


AC3Filter is a program developed by Alexander Vigovsky. 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 software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 3.97 MB (4,163,126 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 43% of users of AC3Filter come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ac3filter.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ac3filter
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AC3Filter\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AC3Filter

  • ac3config.exe
  • ac3filter_intl.dll
  • spdif_test.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ac3config.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E156B8EF-15CB-417E-8BAD-6DC9EE829B14}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ac3config.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AC3Filter\ac3config.exe'.
  • spdif_test.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AC3Filter\spdif_test.exe'.

How do I remove AC3Filter?

You can uninstall AC3Filter 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AC3Filter (remove only), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 AC3Filter.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.35%
Windows XP 19.38%
Windows Vista 16.23%
Windows 10 12.00%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.49%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.28%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.33%
Windows 7 Professional 6.84%
Windows 10 Home 3.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.94%
  United Kingdom 6.62%
  Canada 5.95%
  Italy 4.05%
  Germany 4.02%
  France 3.73%
  Australia 2.08%
  Netherlands 1.80%
  Israel 1.73%
  Sweden 1.66%
  Poland 1.41%
  Spain 1.37%
  Romania 1.23%
  Belgium 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.96%
Dell 24.82%
Acer 14.53%
Toshiba 6.04%
ASUS 5.76%
American Megatrends 4.46%
Intel 3.09%
Samsung 2.73%
Lenovo 2.37%
Sahara 1.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.62%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.66%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.32%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.13%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.73%
ASUS All Series 2.54%


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