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Format Converter 5

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Format Converter 5 is a software program developed by D. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named formatwandler 5.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 17.28 MB (18,115,904 bytes). 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 25% of users of Format Converter 5 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Poland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.s-a-d.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\S.A.D\Format Converter 5\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CC5A25E6-7564-48FF-0001-D4DD055B2886}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 17.28 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Format Converter 5

Program executable:formatwandler 5.exe
Name:Formatwandler 5
Path:C:\Program Files\s.a.d\format converter 5\formatwandler 5.exe
Additional files:
  • Interop.HDX4MediaConverter2.dll - Die Assembly wurde aus der Typbibliothek "HDX4MediaConverter2" importiert.
  • Interop.LibPPImageProcessor.dll - Die Assembly wurde aus der Typbibliothek "LibPPImageProcessor" importiert.
  • Interop.HDX4AudioRecorder2.dll - Die Assembly wurde aus der Typbibliothek "HDX4AudioRecorder2" importiert.
  • Interop.HDX4MediarevealLIB.dll - Die Assembly wurde aus der Typbibliothek "HDX4MediaRevealLib" importiert.
  • Interop.HDX4MediaPlayer2.dll - Die Assembly wurde aus der Typbibliothek "HDX4MediaPlayer2" importiert.
  • Interop.EMRegSysLib.dll - Die Assembly wurde aus der Typbibliothek "EMRegSysLib" importiert.
  • Interop.iTunesLib.dll - Die Assembly wurde aus der Typbibliothek "iTunesLib" importiert.
  • Interop.WMPLib.dll - Die Assembly wurde aus der Typbibliothek "WMPLib" importiert.
  • ContextHandler Formatwandler 5.DLL (by HDX4 GmbH) - fw5 context Menu (Format Converter Shell Context Menu)
  • mp4interface.dll (by HDX4 GmbH) - MP4 Interface
  • BugReport.exe - BugReport
  • Freedb2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ContextHandler Formatwandler 5.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'F5typesMenu' with a class of {E3FE8358-56A7-40FB-B4D3-08916E65A938}.
Scheduled Task
  • Formatwandler 5.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F4E7AC4A-3E5F-4174-84AB-C1F0B8EC336D}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Format Converter 5?

Quickly and completely remove Format Converter 5 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Format Converter 5 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 Format Converter 5, 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 Format Converter 5.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.94%
Windows 10 22.31%
Windows XP 8.26%
Windows Vista 2.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.69%
Windows 7 Professional 8.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.40%
Windows 8.1 6.72%
Windows 8 3.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.20%
  Italy 19.69%
  Poland 6.30%
  United Kingdom 6.30%
  Germany 4.72%
  Czech Republic 3.15%
  Australia 2.36%
  Spain 2.36%
  Iran 2.36%
  Netherlands 2.36%
  TN 1.57%
  Belgium 1.57%
  France 1.57%
  Russia 1.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
Acer 22.06%
ASUS 13.24%
Dell 8.82%
Samsung 5.88%
American Megatrends 4.41%
Intel 2.94%
Toshiba 2.94%
Lenovo 2.94%
Medion 1.47%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.37%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.37%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.25%
MSI MS-7522 2.25%
TOSHIBA Satellite L645D 1.12%

About (from S.A.D.)

In addition to numerous in-house productions for SAD distributes its product portfolio in the areas of home, office, and Security Games well-known manufacturers like TuneUp, AVG and games from City Interactive in Germany.
Publisher URL: s-a-d.de


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