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Should I remove IL Minihost Modular?

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 #19,150
United States Rank #17,405
Reach 0.0119%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 72.49 days
576.80 days >
Average installed length: 303.06 days

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IL Minihost Modular

What is IL Minihost Modular?  (from Image-Line)

Minihost Modular is a modular environment for hosting/interconnecting VST/AU plugins based on a custom modular engine especially developed for this purpose. As a standalone, Minihost Modular can be used as an advanced VST or AU host with modular routing with some sequencing recording/playback capabilities. As a VST or ...  Read more


IL Minihost Modular is a software program developed by Image-Line. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 27.05 MB (28,360,760 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 47% of users of IL Minihost Modular come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.image-line.com
Help link: www.image-line.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\image-line\minihost
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Image-Line\Minihost\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 27.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IL Minihost Modular

  • uninstall.exe - IL Minihost Modular
  • MiniHostModular.exe - Minihost Modular
  • MiniHostModular_x64.exe
  • A.N.A.dll
  • A.N.Ax64.dll
  • IL Harmless.dll - IL Harmless
  • IL Harmless.exe - vsthost Application (MiniHost)
  • IL Minihost Modular.dll
  • KontaktPlayer2.exe (by Native Instruments GmbH) - Native Instruments KontaktPlayer2 (KontaktPlayer2)
  • scanner32.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • MiniHostModular.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Image-Line\Minihost\MiniHostModular.exe'.
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove IL Minihost Modular?

You can uninstall IL Minihost Modular 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 IL Minihost Modular, 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 IL Minihost Modular.

Win 10 52%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 52.14%
Windows 7 44.02%
Windows XP 2.14%
Windows Vista 1.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 18.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.66%
Windows 8.1 12.07%
Windows 10 Pro 11.21%
Windows 7 Professional 9.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.20%
  Germany 6.64%
  France 5.59%
  Italy 5.24%
  United Kingdom 5.24%
  Canada 3.15%
  Australia 2.10%
  Netherlands 1.75%
  DK 1.75%
  Brazil 1.40%
  Russia 1.40%
  Sweden 1.40%
  Belgium 1.05%
  Finland 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.70%
ASUS 21.48%
Hewlett-Packard 19.26%
Dell 15.56%
Lenovo 8.15%
Samsung 2.96%
MSI 2.22%
Apple 1.48%
Toshiba 1.48%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.50%
Acer Aspire V3-572P 1.83%
ASUSTeK K55A 1.83%
HP 15 Notebook PC 1.83%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 1.83%
Acer Aspire VN7-592G 1.83%

About Image-Line

Image-Line is best known for its digital audio workstation program FL Studio and audio plugins such as Sytrus.
Publisher URL: www.image-line.com


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