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Should I remove JRiver Media Center 18?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,239
United States Rank #17,886
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.55 days
488.20 days >
Average installed length: 256.51 days


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JRiver Media Center 18

What is JRiver Media Center 18?  (from J. River)

JRiver Media Center offers the highest quality video available. And it plays everything, without any setup required. MC's Red October DirectShow support is the benchmark of the industry. Video comes in a lot of packages. DVD and Blu-ray*, streaming video from Netflix or Hulu, Youtube clips and movies, and so on. JRiver...  Read more


JRiver Media Center 18 is a program developed by J. River. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 66.68 MB (69,922,365 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 44% of users of JRiver Media Center 18 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.jriver.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\J River\Media Center 18\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\J River\Media Center 18\JRMediaUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 66.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by JRiver Media Center 18

  • MediaCenter180111.exe - 7-Zip (J. River Installer)
  • MediaCenter180206.exe
  • CDLabeler.exe (by JRiver) - Media Center 18 (CD & DVD Labeler)
  • JRImage.dll (by JRiver) - J. River Image Core
  • JRMediaUninstall.exe - J. River Media Uninstall Application
  • JRPlayer.dll - J. River Player
  • JRReader.dll - J. River Reader
  • JRService.exe - Media Center Service
  • JRShellExt.dll - Shell Extensions
  • JRTools.dll - J. River Tools Core
  • JRWeb.exe - JRiver Web Application
  • JRWMFactory.dll - J. River Windows Media
  • JRWorker.exe - JRWorker Application
  • Media Center 18.exe
  • Media Editor.exe - Media Editor
  • PackageInstaller.exe - Package Installer
  • JRDisc.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • JRShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Media Center' with a class of {860FFBBC-25F7-42BC-82F9-32867F0A2A40}.
  • JRService.exe runs as a service named 'JRiver Media Center 18 Service' (Media Center 18 Service) "Support media functionality like infrared remote controls, etc.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • Media Center 18.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Media Center 18' and executes as "C:\Program Files\J River\Media Center 18\Media Center 18.exe" /Boot.

How do I remove JRiver Media Center 18?

You can uninstall JRiver Media Center 18 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 JRiver Media Center 18, 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 JRiver Media Center 18.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.33%
Windows 10 35.94%
Windows Vista 1.56%
Windows XP 1.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.88%
Windows 7 Professional 12.89%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.03%
Windows 8 Pro 6.25%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 5.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.29%
  Canada 6.23%
  Germany 5.19%
  United Kingdom 3.81%
  Japan 3.81%
  Netherlands 3.46%
  Australia 3.11%
  France 2.77%
  Italy 2.77%
  Belgium 2.08%
  Iran 1.73%
  Sweden 1.73%
  Norway 1.38%
  Greece 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.19%
Hewlett-Packard 19.87%
Acer 15.23%
ASUS 12.58%
Samsung 5.30%
Lenovo 4.64%
Apple 2.65%
Toshiba 2.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.51%
ASUS All Series 1.75%
Apple Inc. Macmini6,2 1.75%
ASUSTeK U46E 1.75%
Dell Dell System XPS 15... 1.75%
Gigabyte G41M-Combo 1.75%


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