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Should I remove FTR TheRecord Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,083
United States Rank #13,175
Reach 0.0082%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.51 days
457.58 days >
Average installed length: 240.42 days


VersionDistribution 64.81% 6.79% 17.28% 7.41% 3.70%

FTR TheRecord Player


FTR TheRecord Player is a software program developed by FTR. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 54 files. 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 87% of users of FTR TheRecord Player come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FTR\ForTheRecord\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{076A5F63-3E56-4417-A2EC-7F5E212BD9F0}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by FTR TheRecord Player

  • FTRSearchFolders.exe (by FTR Pty) - TheRecord Foundation Objects (FTR Search Folder Manager)
  • FTR.Warehouse.WCFCOMBridge.dll - WarehouseWCFCOMBridge
  • TRLabelDateSearcher.dll (by FTR Pty) - Label / Date Searcher (Windows Searcher for Player)
  • ContentConverter.dll - TheRecord Source (Converts recording format)
  • TheRecordPlayer.exe - TheRecord Player (TheRecord Player Application)
  • FoundationObjectFactories.dll - TheRecord Edge
  • TRContentFileSourceFilter.dll
  • TREFoundationObjectInterfaces.dll - Interface library for TheRecord Edge Foundation Objects.
  • TRFtpRepositoryObjects.dll - Access to files on an FTP Server
  • TRGoldWAVContentFile.dll - Access FTR Legacy Audio recordings.
  • FTR.Util.UpdateChecker.dll - UpdateChecker
  • FTRAACDecoder.dll - TheRecord (FTR AAC Decoder DMO)
  • FTRAlgorithm.dll - FTR Algorithms Utilities
  • FTRCommonInterfaces.dll - Definition of common FTR Interfaces
  • FTRDeinterleaver.dll - FTR Deinterleaver
  • FTRFtp.dll - FTR's FTP engine
  • FTRGenericWriter.dll - FTR Generic Writer
  • FTRGenericWriterFast.dll - FTR Generic Writer Fast
  • FTRLinkClient.ocx - TheRecord Communicator Client ActiveX Control
  • FTRLinkServer.exe - TheRecord Communicator - Server
  • FTRMediaWriter.dll - FTR Media Writer
  • FTRRecorderInterfaces.dll - FTR Recorder Interfaces
  • FTRWaveWriter.dll - Creates WAV files when saving to FTR Gold format.
  • HIDWatch.dll
  • PCMSpeedControl.dll - FTR PCM Speed Control Filter
  • TheRecordCommunicatorClient.ocx
  • TheRecordCommunicatorServer.exe
  • ContentPlayer.dll - FTR Gold (Content Player)
  • FTRPeakLevels.dll - FTR (FTR Peak Levels 2a)
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • HHActiveX.dll (by eHelp) - RoboHELP for Microsoft HTML Help 9 (HHActiveX Control DLL)
  • FTR.TREdge.SearchFolders.dll - FTR.TREdge.SearchFolders
  • CsHtml.dll (by Blue Sky Software) - What's This? Help Composer (User RunTime Communication DLL)
  • AMuxL.dll (by MediaLooks (http://www.MediaLooks.com)) - AMux Module (MediaLooks Audio Mixer)
  • FTRPropBags.dll - FTRPropBags Module
  • Tippee.exe - Tippee
  • FTR.Forms.Open.dll - Open
  • FoundationObjectInterfacesPS.dll
  • FTR.Util.UpdateChecker.XmlSerializers.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • TheRecordPlayer.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'TheRecordMediaOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'trmContent.1' and the action verb 'AutoPlay.
Scheduled Task
  • TheRecordPlayer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C5A7E5B9-81FE-463D-9A36-350478FCF433}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • FTRSearchFolders.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FTR Search Folders' which loads as C:\Program Files\FTR\ForTheRecord\FTRSearchFolders.exe.

How do I remove FTR TheRecord Player?

You can uninstall FTR TheRecord Player 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 FTR TheRecord Player, 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 FTR TheRecord Player.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.20%
Windows 10 26.54%
Windows Vista 6.79%
Windows XP 2.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.95%
Windows 7 Professional 21.60%
Windows 10 Home 9.88%
Windows 8.1 9.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.41%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.87%
  Canada 2.70%
  Australia 1.93%
  United Kingdom 1.54%
  TT 1.16%
  Hong Kong 0.77%
  PR 0.77%
  Israel 0.77%
  Netherlands 0.77%
  Mexico 0.39%
  New Zealand 0.39%
  BD 0.39%
  Spain 0.39%
  Germany 0.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.65%
Dell 33.04%
Acer 12.17%
Toshiba 6.09%
Lenovo 5.22%
Intel 0.87%
Samsung 0.87%
ASUS 0.87%
Alienware 0.87%
Gateway 0.87%
Sony 0.87%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.87%
Gateway ZX4665G 1.87%
HP G60 Notebook PC 1.87%
HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PC 1.87%
Dell OptiPlex 380 1.87%
Dell Inspiron One 2320 1.87%


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