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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 #17,351
United States Rank #29,635
Reach 0.0163%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.76 days
199.53 days >
Average installed length: 104.84 days


2.0.2 (Build 3931) 0.44% 0.44% 0.44% 1.32% 6.58% 9.65% 1.32% 1.75% 0.88% 0.44%

Alcohol 120%

What is Alcohol 120%?  (from Alcohol Soft Development Team)

Alcohol 120%, is a powerful Windows CD and DVD burning software that makes it easy to create backups of DVDs* and CDs. Additionaly, the program lets you store your most used CDs as images on your computer, and you can mount them on 1 of the 31 virtual drives with a click of a button. Our burning software includes a Pre...  Read more


Alcohol 120% is a software program developed by Alcohol Soft Development Team. The most common release is, with over 12% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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. The primary executable is named alcohol.exe. The setup package generally installs about 34 files and is usually about 3.6 MB (3,774,642 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 32% of users of Alcohol 120% come from Russia, it is also popular in the United States and UA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alcohol-soft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\alcohol soft\alcohol 120
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E9F81423-211E-46B6-9AE0-38568BC5CF6F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.6 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Alcohol 120%

Program executable:alcohol.exe
Name:Alcohol 120%
Path:C:\Program Files\alcohol soft\alcohol 120\alcohol.exe
Additional files:
  • AxSWdCPL.exe - Alcohol iSCSI Sharing Center Control Panel Application
  • DevSupp.dll - Alcohol Software Device Capability Library
  • AxAutoMntSrv.exe - Alcohol Virtual Drive Auto-mount Service
  • AxShlEx64.dll - AxShlEx64 Shell Extension Module
  • AxShlEx.dll - AxShlEx Shell Extension Module
  • AxShlExHlper.exe - Alcohol Shell Extention Helper
  • AxCmd.exe - Alcohol Soft Development Team (Alcohol Command Launcher)
  • AxDTA.exe - Alcohol Data-Type Analyzer
  • Alcohol.120.v2.0.2.5830.exe - Alcohol 120% v2.0.2.5830
  • Uninstall.exe
  • english.dll - Alcohol virtual device (Language specific file)
  • AlUn.dll - Alcohol 120% (Alcohol Setup)
  • uninst.exe
  • Alcoholx.dll - Alcohol (Alcohol virtual device control library)
  • star_són_client.dll
  • star_sуn_client.dll
  • pfctoc.dll (by Padus(R)) - Padus Foundation Class(TM) (CD/DVD pre-mastering toolkit for Win32)
  • imgengine.dll (by Disc Soft Ltd) - DAEMON Tools Image Engine (Image engine library)
  • ACID.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Alcohol.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'AlcoholAutoPlayV2.ReadDisc' with the ProgID of 'AlcoholAutoPlayV2' and the action verb 'ReadDisc.
  • AxAutoMntSrv.exe runs as a service named 'Alcohol Virtual Drive Auto-mount Service' (AxAutoMntSrv) "Alcohol Virtual Drive Auto-mount Service, this service automatically mounts your image files following a reboot. This service is self starting after a reboot. It is set as Automatic by default and the startup type should not be altered.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • AxAutoMntSrv.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AlcoholAutomount' and executes as "C:\programas instalados\Alcohol 120\AxAutoMntSrv.exe" -automount.

How do I remove Alcohol 120%?

Quickly and completely remove Alcohol 120% from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Alcohol 120% 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 Alcohol 120%, 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 Alcohol 120%.

Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win Vista (SP1) 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 44.30%
Windows 8 29.82%
Windows XP 24.12%
Windows Vista 1.32%
Windows Server 2003 0.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 24.23%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.25%
Windows 10 Pro 6.61%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.17%
Windows 7 Professional 5.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.03% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 32.03%
  United States 12.55%
  UA 10.82%
  Germany 3.03%
  BY 2.60%
  Poland 2.60%
  Italy 2.60%
  Israel 2.16%
  Netherlands 1.73%
  France 1.73%
  Ireland 1.73%
  Brazil 1.73%
  Taiwan 1.30%
  Estonia 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.66%
ASUS 12.82%
Dell 11.97%
Acer 11.97%
American Megatrends 7.69%
Samsung 7.69%
Lenovo 5.98%
Intel 2.56%
Alienware 2.56%
Sahara 1.71%
Toshiba 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.60%
ASUS All Series 3.60%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z580 1.80%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 1.80%
LENOVO 20137 1.80%


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