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Average installed length: 302.92 days


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Exact Audio Copy 1.0beta3

What is Exact Audio Copy beta3?

Exact Audio Copy (EAC) is a proprietary CD ripping program for Microsoft Windows. If there are any errors that can't be corrected, the software tells the user which time position the (possible) distortion occurred, so they could easily control it with, for example, the media player. EAC is used to convert the tracks on standard audio CDs to WAV files, which can then be transcoded into other formats. These include lossy ones such as MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, or lossless ones such as ALAC, FLAC, or WavPack using external encoders. It also has the option of using the Windows Audio Compression Manager (ACM Codecs) for direct compression.

About  (from Andre Wiethoff)

Exact Audio Copy is a so called audio grabber for audio CDs using standard CD and DVD-ROM drives. With other audio grabbers you usually need to listen to every grabbed wave because they only do jitter correction. Scratched CDs read on CD-ROM drives often produce distortions. But listening to every extracted audio track...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.exactaudiocopy.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\exact audio copy
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Exact Audio Copy\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 18.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Exact Audio Copy 1.0beta3

Program executable:eac.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\exact audio copy\eac.exe
Additional files:
  • HelperFunctions.dll - EAC Helper Library (Helper Library for EAC)
  • Interop.HelperFunctionsLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'HelperFunctionsLib'.
  • wnaspi32.dll (by ahead Software GmbH) - ahead Software GmbH wnaspi32 (wnaspi32 for Nero burning ROM)
  • CUETools.CTDB.EACPlugin.dll - CUETools.CTDB.EACPlugin
  • AccurateRip.dll (by Illustrate) - Illustrate AccurateRip (AccurateRip)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • lame.exe (by http://lame.sf.net) - L.A.M.E. (MP3 Encoder.)
  • lame_enc.dll (by http://lame.sf.net)
  • libmp3lame.dll
  • flac.exe
  • FreeDB.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • EAC.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'EACextractCDAudioOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'EAC.AutoPlay' and the action verb 'extract.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • EAC.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E4E68C93-108E-452B-B13A-5FC0FD54E7D6}' (runs on registration).
  • flac.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{77299C06-82A8-47C8-AF25-82777AA0C989}' (runs on registration).
  • lame.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6A36AA0C-3758-44BE-BC58-B39D3A5F02F5}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • lame.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lame For Audacity\lame.exe'.

How do I remove Exact Audio Copy beta3?

You can uninstall Exact Audio Copy beta3 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 Exact Audio Copy 1.0beta3, 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 Exact Audio Copy beta3.

Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.69%
Windows 10 22.02%
Windows XP 6.78%
Windows Vista 4.44%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.52%
Windows 7 Professional 15.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.74%
Windows 8.1 6.10%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.31%
  Germany 20.48%
  United Kingdom 5.39%
  France 4.51%
  Japan 3.96%
  Netherlands 3.79%
  Canada 3.22%
  Italy 3.09%
  Australia 1.90%
  Belgium 1.54%
  Sweden 1.16%
  Austria 1.10%
  Switzerland 0.99%
  Poland 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.59%
Hewlett-Packard 18.48%
Acer 14.70%
ASUS 11.97%
Medion 5.03%
Toshiba 3.88%
Intel 3.54%
Lenovo 2.87%
American Megatrends 1.72%
Samsung 1.15%
Sahara 1.05%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.85%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.71%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.42%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.42%
Dell XPS 8300 2.71%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.71%


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