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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 #2,284
United States Rank #2,866
Reach 0.2789%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.86 days
379.44 days >
Average installed length: 199.36 days


2.6.0b 100.00%

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AC3Filter 2.6.0b

What is AC3Filter?

AC3Filter is a free DirectShow filter for real time audio decoding and processing. It can decode the audio formats AC3, DTS, and MPEG Multichannel.

About  (from Alexander Vigovsky)

AC3Filter is a 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 adjusting the sound in almost any way. It is possible to up mix any audio source to six channels. Filter can do multi-c...  Read more


AC3Filter 2.6.0b is a program developed by Alexander Vigovsky. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 divx plus player.exe. The software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 12.3 MB (12,899,302 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 38% of users of AC3Filter come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: ac3filter.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Multimedia\AC3Filter\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Multimedia\AC3Filter\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 12.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AC3Filter 2.6.0b

Program executable:divx plus player.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\divx\divx plus player\divx plus player.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • ac3config.exe
  • spdif_test.exe
  • ac3filter_intl.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • BugTrap.dll (by IntelleSoft) - BugTrap (BugTrap dynamic link library)
  • ac3filter_2_6_0b.exe - AC3Filter (AC3Filter Setup)
  • AC3Filter1.63_Uninstall.EXE
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • iconv.dll (by Free Software Foundation) - libiconv: character set conversion library (LGPLed libiconv for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • msvcm90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp90.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr90.dll
  • phonon4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtWebKit4.dll
  • update.exe
  • VSFilter.dll (by MPC-HC Team) - VSFilter (VobSub & TextSub filter for DirectShow/VirtualDub/Avisynth)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ac3config.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E156B8EF-15CB-417E-8BAD-6DC9EE829B14}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • update.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'qupdate' and executes as C:\Program Files\7 Sticky Notes\update.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • spdif_test.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AC3Filter\spdif_test.exe'.
  • ac3config.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\XP Codec Pack\filters\ac3config.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 2.6.0b, 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) 55%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.95%
Windows 10 34.88%
Windows XP 3.71%
Windows Vista 3.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.67%
Windows 7 Professional 10.61%
Windows 8.1 7.91%
Windows 10 Home 7.29%
Windows 10 Pro 5.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.39%
  Germany 9.67%
  United Kingdom 6.25%
  Canada 4.44%
  France 2.51%
  Italy 2.32%
  Australia 2.24%
  Spain 2.08%
  Netherlands 1.90%
  Poland 1.34%
  Brazil 1.28%
  Austria 1.21%
  Hungary 1.01%
  India 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.14%
Acer 17.98%
Dell 16.97%
ASUS 12.42%
Toshiba 6.05%
Lenovo 4.22%
Samsung 3.66%
Intel 2.42%
MSI 1.27%
American Megatrends 0.69%
Medion 0.69%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.31%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.43%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.55%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.15%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.27%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.98%


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