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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,520
United States Rank #13,378
Reach 0.0126%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.41 days
454.55 days >
Average installed length: 238.83 days


4.0 100.00%

Dolphin 4.0

What is Dolphin?  (from Dolphin Development Team)

Dolphin is an emulator for two recent Nintendo video game consoles: the GameCube and the Wii. It allows PC gamers to enjoy games for these two consoles in full HD (1080p) with several enhancements: compatibility with all PC controllers, turbo speed, networked multiplayer, and even more!


Dolphin 4.0 is a program developed by Dolphin Development Team. The main program executable is dolphin.exe. The software installer includes 20 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 66% of users of Dolphin come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: dolphin-emu.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\dolphin 4.0
Uninstaller: C:\wii\uninst.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Dolphin 4.0

Program executable:dolphin.exe
Additional files:
  • DSPTool.exe
  • cg.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA Cg Runtime (Cg Core Runtime Library)
  • cgD3D9.dll (by NVIDIA) - Cg D3D9 Runtime Library
  • cgGL.dll - Cg GL Runtime Library
  • DSP_InterC.exe
  • MemoryCardManager.exe
  • msvcp120.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2013 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr120.dll (by Microsoft)
  • OpenAL32.dll
  • SDL.1.3.dll
  • SDL.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • uninst.exe
  • UnitTests.exe
  • vcomp100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C/C++ OpenMP Runtime)
  • vcomp120.dll
  • wiiuse.dll
  • wrap_oal.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs OpenAL32 (OpenAL32)

How do I remove Dolphin?

You can uninstall Dolphin 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 Dolphin 4.0, 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 Dolphin.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.44%
Windows 10 40.16%
Windows Vista 0.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.73%
Windows 8.1 16.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.46%
Windows 7 Professional 11.65%
Windows 10 Home 8.84%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.26%
  France 5.47%
  United Kingdom 4.26%
  Canada 3.65%
  Australia 3.34%
  Brazil 3.34%
  Germany 2.74%
  Italy 1.82%
  Netherlands 1.22%
  Estonia 0.91%
  Mexico 0.91%
  Sweden 0.91%
  Spain 0.61%
  Japan 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.83%
Hewlett-Packard 19.44%
Dell 15.97%
Acer 15.28%
Lenovo 5.56%
Toshiba 3.47%
Samsung 2.08%
Alienware 2.08%
MSI 1.39%
American Megatrends 1.39%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.84%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.42%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.42%
MSI MS-7821 2.42%
Alienware M14xR1 1.61%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 1.61%


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