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Should I remove MacDrive 9 Standard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,891
United States Rank #16,023
Reach 0.0122%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.39 days
365.55 days >
Average installed length: 192.07 days


VersionDistribution 9.58% 23.33% 10.42% 14.58% 4.58% 9.17% 7.92% 8.75% 1.25% 4.58% 4.58% 1.25%

MacDrive 9 Standard


MacDrive 9 Standard 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 MacDrive.exe. The setup package generally installs about 53 files and is usually about 29.66 MB (31,097,808 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 54% of users of MacDrive 9 Standard come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

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{BBC63126-6F52-4146-B20A-EBA8F92352FD}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 29.66 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by MacDrive 9 Standard

Program executable:MacDrive.exe
Name:MacDrive 9
MacDrive application
Path:C:\Program Files\Mediafour\MacDrive 9\MacDrive.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
  • M4LIC2_.DLL
  • M4TaskDialog.dll - Mediafour Task Dialog

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 Standard?

You can uninstall MacDrive 9 Standard 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 Standard, 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 Standard.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.58%
Windows 10 35.83%
Windows XP 3.33%
Windows Vista 1.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.10%
Windows 7 Professional 21.34%
Windows 8.1 17.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.13%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.33%
  United Kingdom 5.88%
  Australia 5.54%
  Canada 5.19%
  France 3.81%
  Brazil 2.77%
  Netherlands 2.08%
  Germany 2.08%
  Italy 2.08%
  Belgium 1.04%
  Turkey 1.04%
  New Zealand 1.04%
  Poland 1.04%
  Ireland 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.08%
Hewlett-Packard 18.06%
Acer 11.81%
ASUS 10.42%
Toshiba 5.56%
Apple 4.86%
Samsung 4.86%
Lenovo 3.47%
Intel 2.78%
Sony 1.39%
Packard Bell 0.69%
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ASUS All Series 3.54%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.65%
ASUSTeK N56VV 1.77%
Dell XPS 8300 1.77%
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