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Should I remove Broadcom High Definition Video Decoder?

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9% remove it91% keep it
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2.7.1001.32 2.04%
2.6.2001 20.41% 2.04%

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Broadcom High Definition Video Decoder

What is Broadcom High Definition Video Decoder?  (from Broadcom)

Design both standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) video and graphics capabilities into your interactive televisions, cable and DBS set-top boxes with Broadcom's advanced SD and HD video/graphics transport and decoder chips and digital visual interface (DVI) chipsets.


Broadcom High Definition Video Decoder is a program developed by Broadcom. The most used version is 2.6.2001, with over 27% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is DiagTool.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 4.41 MB (4,625,992 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 82% of users of Broadcom High Definition Video Decoder come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.broadcom.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\broadcom\broadcom mediapc 70010
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Broadcom\Broadcom MediaPC 70010\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 4.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Broadcom High Definition Video Decoder

Program executable:DiagTool.exe
TODO: <File description>
Path:C:\Program Files\Broadcom\Broadcom MediaPC 70010\DiagTool.exe
Additional files:
  • DiagTool.exe - Broadcom Corp. MediaPC HD Video Decoder (Broadcom 970010/970012 diagnostics tool)
  • bcmDFilterNS.dll - Broadcom Video Decoder (bcmDFilter Dynamic Link Library)
  • bcmDIL.dll - Decoder Interface Library

How do I remove Broadcom High Definition Video Decoder?

You can uninstall Broadcom High Definition Video Decoder 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 Broadcom High Definition Video Decoder, 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 Broadcom High Definition Video Decoder.

Win Vista (SP2) 71%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 77.55%
Windows 7 18.37%
Windows XP 4.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 63.27%
Windows Vista Ultimate 12.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.08%
Windows Vista Business 2.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.43%
  Canada 8.11%
  Australia 2.70%
  Hong Kong 1.35%
  France 1.35%
  BM 1.35%
  Poland 1.35%
  United Kingdom 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 75.00%
Dell 25.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P205 36.17%
Dell Studio Hybrid 140g 12.77%
Dell Inspiron 1525 10.64%
TOSHIBA Qosmio F45 10.64%
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 10.64%
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 6.38%

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company in the wireless and broadband communication business.
Publisher URL: www.broadcom.com


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