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Should I remove MacDrive 9 Pro?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,212
United States Rank #19,308
Reach 0.0118%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.71 days
197.98 days >
Average installed length: 104.03 days


VersionDistribution 4.31% 15.52% 24.14% 22.41% 2.16% 2.16% 1.72% 3.88% 4.31% 18.10% 0.86% 0.43%

MacDrive 9 Pro


MacDrive 9 Pro is a software program developed by Mediafour. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named CdBurnerIcons.exe. The setup package generally installs about 62 files and is usually about 24.36 MB (25,541,336 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 43% of users of MacDrive 9 Pro come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mediafour.com/macdrive
Help link: www.mediafour.com/support/macdrive
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Mediafour\MacDrive 9\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4C47B955-B130-406C-B8D1-E01DEB08876E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 24.36 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by MacDrive 9 Pro

Program executable:CdBurnerIcons.exe
Additional files:
  • m4productusage.dll - Mediafour Product Usage (Mediafour Product Usage library)
  • macdrapi.dll - Mediafour MacDrive (MacDrive API)
  • mddiskimage.exe - MacDrive Disk Image Mounter
  • mddiskrepair.exe - Mediafour MacDrive Disk Repair
  • mdoptions.dll - MacDrive Options
  • mdoptions.exe
  • activate macdrive 9 pro.exe - MacDrive 9 (Activate MacDrive 9 Pro)
  • Activate MacDrive 9.exe - Activate MacDrive 9
  • deactivate macdrive 9 pro.exe - Deactivate MacDrive 9 Pro
  • Deactivate MacDrive 9.exe - Deactivate MacDrive 9
  • macdrive.exe - MacDrive application
  • macdrive9service.exe - MacDrive service
  • mdbinhex.exe - MacDrive BinHex Application
  • mdcdburn.exe - Mediafour MacDrive CD/DVD Creator
  • mddiskmanager.exe - Mediafour MacDrive Disk Manager
  • mdincludemaclibraries.exe
  • mdmacapp.exe - Mac Application warning
  • mdquickstart.exe - MacDrive Quick Start
  • mdsecuredelete.exe - Mediafour MacDrive Secure Erase
  • mdshell.dll
  • mdtimemachine.dll
  • mdurl.exe - MacDrive URL protocol
  • mdvolumeicons.dll
  • mdvolumerepair.exe - MacDrive Volume Repair
  • repair macdrive 9.exe - Repair MacDrive 9
  • uninstall macdrive 9.exe - Uninstall MacDrive 9
  • M4LIC2.DLL
  • M4TaskDialog.dll - Mediafour Task Dialog
  • mdraid.sys - MacDrive RAID Disk Bus Enumerator driver
  • mdpmgrnt.sys - MacDrive partition driver

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • MDCDBurn.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MacDrive9BurnDVDOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'MacDrive.BurnCD.9' and the action verb 'burn.
Context Menu Handler
  • MDShell.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {FB64C555-646F-46C9-8333-2DA109AEA555}.
  • MacDrive9Service.exe runs as a service named 'MacDrive 9 service' (MacDrive9Service).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • MacDrive.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MacDrive 9 application' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Mediafour\MacDrive 9\MacDrive.exe".

How do I remove MacDrive 9 Pro?

You can uninstall MacDrive 9 Pro 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 MacDrive 9 Pro, 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 MacDrive 9 Pro.

Win 10 48%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.71%
Windows 10 48.28%
Windows XP 2.59%
Windows Vista 0.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.28%
Windows 8.1 Pro 17.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 12.07%
Windows 8.1 6.47%
Windows 8 Pro 5.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.24%
  France 6.18%
  United Kingdom 4.63%
  Canada 4.25%
  Italy 3.09%
  Mexico 2.70%
  Belgium 2.32%
  Australia 2.32%
  Netherlands 1.54%
  Norway 1.54%
  Colombia 1.16%
  Taiwan 1.16%
  Brazil 1.16%
  Egypt 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 17.89%
Hewlett-Packard 17.07%
Dell 15.45%
Acer 14.63%
Lenovo 7.32%
Samsung 4.88%
Intel 4.07%
Apple 4.07%
Sony 4.07%
Alienware 1.63%
Toshiba 1.63%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.54%
ASUSTeK N56VZ 3.74%
Parallels Software Intern... 1.87%
Samsung 300E5EV/300E4EV/2... 1.87%
MSI MS-7522 1.87%
Gigabyte Z87X-D3H 1.87%


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