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What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #1,716
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 317.02 days


1.1.12 100.00%

HiDef Media Player 1.1.12

What is HiDef Media Player?  (from HiDefMedia)

HiDef is a very popular free windows media player that comes with virtually every codec built in. This means you can play almost any media file you have or will ever have. It can even play back damaged files. HiDef saves you time and frustration and works with all popular video and audio files. HiDef is capable of play...  Read more


HiDef Media Player 1.1.12 is a program developed by HiDefMedia. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is hidefmedia.exe. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 54.56 MB (57,211,860 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 86% of users of HiDef Media Player come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hidefplayer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HiDefMedia\HiDefMedia
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HiDefMedia\HiDefMedia\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 54.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HiDef Media Player 1.1.12

Program executable:hidefmedia.exe
Name:HiDef Media Player
Path:C:\Program Files\HiDefMedia\HiDefMedia\hidefmedia.exe
Additional files:
  • hidefmedia-cache-gen.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • axvlc.dll (by the VideoLAN Team) - VLC media player (Activex Plugin)
  • exchndl.dll
  • libexpat-1.dll
  • libgcc_s_sjlj-1.dll
  • libiconv-2.dll (by Free Software Foundation) - libiconv: character set conversion library (LGPLed libiconv for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • libintl-8.dll
  • libquadmath-0.dll
  • libssp-0.dll
  • libstdc++-6.dll
  • libvlc.dll
  • libvlccore.dll (by the HiDef Team) - HiDef Media Player
  • mingwm10.dll
  • vlc-2.0.6-win32.exe
  • vlc-2.1.3-win32.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • hidefmedia.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'HiDefMediaPlayVideoFilesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'HiDefMedia.OPENFolder' and the action verb 'Open.
Scheduled Task
  • hidefmedia.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BC9CC4EA-7AD2-461A-9D49-5CA9A60F2742}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • hidefmedia.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HiDefMedia\HiDefMedia\hidefmedia.exe'.

How do I remove HiDef Media Player?

You can uninstall HiDef Media 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 HiDef Media Player 1.1.12, 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 HiDef Media Player.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.19%
Windows 10 35.74%
Windows Vista 7.94%
Windows XP 3.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.00%
Windows 8.1 19.77%
Windows 7 Professional 6.59%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.96%
Windows 8 5.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.09%
  Brazil 2.75%
  France 2.62%
  Germany 2.11%
  Canada 1.56%
  United Kingdom 1.50%
  Italy 0.72%
  Australia 0.40%
  Iran 0.32%
  Japan 0.19%
  MA 0.11%
  Mexico 0.09%
  PR 0.09%
  TT 0.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.91%
Dell 24.71%
Acer 13.69%
Toshiba 9.04%
ASUS 6.07%
Samsung 2.58%
Lenovo 2.54%
Intel 0.75%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.66%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.95%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.77%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.05%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.06%


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