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Should I remove LAME v for Windows?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #254
United States Rank #301
Reach 2.2772%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.90 days
705.13 days >
Average installed length: 370.49 days

Typically installed together

LAME v3.99.3 for Windows

What is LAME v for Windows?

LAME is a library that allows some programs to encode MP3 files. LAME is free, but in some countries you may need to pay a license fee in order to legally encode MP3 files.

About  (from Audacity)

LAME is an educational tool to be used for learning about MP3 encoding. The goal of the LAME project is to use the open source model to improve the psycho acoustics, noise shaping and speed of MP3. LAME is not for everyone - it is distributed as source code only and requires the ability to use a C compiler.


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 lame.exe. The software installer includes 402 files and is usually about 1.54 MB (1,615,212 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lame For Audacity\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Lame For Audacity\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LAME v3.99.3 for Windows

Program executable:lame.exe
MP3 Encoder.
Path:C:\Program Files\Lame For Audacity\lame.exe
Additional files:
  • lame_enc.dll (by www.mp3dev.org) - Lame MP3 Encoder (MP3 encoding library)
  • avformat-52.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • lame.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9F96CD66-F6A8-4E1D-AEA9-D61E1884E0DC}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • lame.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lame For Audacity\lame.exe'.

How do I remove LAME v for Windows?

You can uninstall LAME v for Windows 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 LAME v3.99.3 (for Windows), 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 LAME v for Windows.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.81%
Windows 10 36.42%
Windows XP 4.31%
Windows Vista 3.45%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.72%
Windows 7 Professional 10.80%
Windows 10 Home 10.69%
Windows 8.1 8.73%
Windows 10 Pro 4.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.36%
  Germany 7.27%
  United Kingdom 6.39%
  France 6.13%
  Italy 4.82%
  Canada 2.94%
  Brazil 2.92%
  Australia 1.97%
  Netherlands 1.95%
  Spain 1.55%
  Poland 1.15%
  Belgium 1.09%
  Sweden 0.86%
  India 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.18%
Dell 19.72%
Acer 16.96%
ASUS 12.93%
Toshiba 6.22%
Lenovo 4.71%
Samsung 4.25%
Intel 1.21%
Medion 0.91%
MSI 0.88%
American Megatrends 0.81%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.82%
ASUS All Series 6.01%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.53%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.46%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.61%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.11%


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