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Should I remove Formatwandler 5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,204
United States Rank #37,736
Reach 0.0410%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 115.17 days
763.37 days >
Average installed length: 401.09 days


VersionDistribution 6.19% 4.58% 19.31% 10.89% 25.12% 19.55% 0.87% 3.84% 4.95% 0.99% 3.71%

Formatwandler 5


Formatwandler 5 is a program developed by D. The most used version 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 main program executable is formatwandler 5.exe. The software installer includes 29 files and is usually about 17.73 MB (18,593,110 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 88% of users of Formatwandler 5 come from Germany, it is also popular in Austria and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.s-a-d.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\S.A.D\Formatwandler 5\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CC5A25E6-7564-48FF-0001-D4DD055B2886}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 17.73 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Formatwandler 5

Program executable:formatwandler 5.exe
Name:Formatwandler 5
Path:C:\Program Files\s.a.d\formatwandler 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 Formatwandler 5?

You can uninstall Formatwandler 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Formatwandler 5, 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 Formatwandler 5.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.94%
Windows 10 20.92%
Windows XP 5.69%
Windows Vista 4.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.98%
Windows 7 Professional 13.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.68%
Windows 8.1 6.96%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.71%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.31% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 88.31%
  Austria 3.48%
  United States 3.36%
  Switzerland 2.24%
  Netherlands 0.62%
  Luxembourg 0.62%
  United Kingdom 0.25%
  Belgium 0.25%
  France 0.25%
  Russia 0.12%
  Italy 0.12%
  Philippines 0.12%
  Slovenia 0.12%
  Spain 0.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 31.49%
Acer 20.65%
Dell 10.83%
Hewlett-Packard 9.57%
ASUS 5.04%
Intel 3.02%
Samsung 2.02%
Sahara 1.76%
Lenovo 1.51%
American Megatrends 1.51%
Toshiba 1.26%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.93%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.17%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 2.82%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.82%
MEDION MS-7800 2.82%
MEDION MS-7797 2.82%

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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