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Should I remove Acoustica MP3 To Wave Converter PLUS?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,006
United States Rank #30,528
Reach 0.0060%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 37.24 days
456.94 days >
Average installed length: 240.09 days


2.6 b25 38.98%
2.5 b24 11.02%
2.5 b23 0.85%
2.5 b22 4.24%
2.5 b21 2.54%
2.5 b20 1.69%
2.5 40.68%

Acoustica MP3 To Wave Converter PLUS


Acoustica MP3 To Wave Converter PLUS is a software program developed by Acoustica, Inc. The most common release is 2.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 8.41 MB (8,822,538 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 32% of users of Acoustica MP3 To Wave Converter PLUS come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acoustica.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acoustica MP3 To Wave Converter PLUS
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\ACOUST~4\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\ACOUST~4\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 8.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Acoustica MP3 To Wave Converter PLUS

  • M2WShlEx.dll - Mp3 to Wave Converter Plus Shell Extension (Mp3 to Wave Converter Plus Shell Extension DLL)
  • mp3towave.exe - Acoustica MP3 To Wave Converter PLUS
  • Inetwh32.dll (by Blue Sky Software) - Blue Sky Software - INETWH32 (INETWH32)
  • CDDBLib.dll - CDDBLib Dynamic Link Library (CDDBLib DLL)
  • UNWISE.EXE (by Altiris) - WISE (WiseScript Uninstaller)
  • cdlib.dll
  • lame_enc.dll
  • sndengine.dll
  • wmaengine.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • M2WShlEx.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'M2WShlExMenu' with a class of {DC6FA7E0-6666-11D5-8CE2-444553540000}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{6768D28E-B6AC-49C5-988D-1DD310504E28}' (runs on registration).
  • mp3towave.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2B912508-D3EE-418A-B697-03A4DF4EC524}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove Acoustica MP3 To Wave Converter PLUS?

You can uninstall Acoustica MP3 To Wave Converter PLUS 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 Acoustica MP3 To Wave Converter PLUS, 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 Acoustica MP3 To Wave Converter PLUS.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 8.1 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.78%
Windows XP 16.95%
Windows 10 16.10%
Windows Vista 8.47%
Windows Server 2003 1.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.52%
Windows 7 Professional 12.93%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.03%
Windows 8.1 5.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.33%
  Germany 27.82%
  United Kingdom 8.27%
  Canada 5.26%
  Australia 3.76%
  South Africa 2.26%
  France 2.26%
  Austria 2.26%
  Netherlands 2.26%
  Thailand 1.50%
  Switzerland 1.50%
  IQ 1.50%
  Israel 1.50%
  TT 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.70%
Acer 19.67%
Hewlett-Packard 18.03%
American Megatrends 3.28%
Gateway 3.28%
Medion 3.28%
Toshiba 1.64%
Lenovo 1.64%
Intel 1.64%
ASUS 1.64%
Common models
GATEWA GM5442 2.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.33%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 2.33%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.33%

About (from Acoustica, Inc)

Acoustica was founded in 1998 and is located in the foothills of the Yosemite Valley. In Jan 2002, we officially became Acoustica, Inc.
Publisher URL: www.acoustica.com


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