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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,483
United States Rank #13,290
Reach 0.0228%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.25 days
803.31 days >
Average installed length: 422.08 days

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What is Maximus?  (from Image-Line)

Maximus will quickly become one of the most rewarding tools in your recording and mixing arsenal. Maximus applies level maximization via compression and/or limiting across three frequency bands, to enhance and improve the final track.


Maximus is a program developed by Image-Line. 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 main program executable is IL Maximus.dll. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 5.65 MB (5,923,595 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 43% of users of Maximus come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.image-line.com/plugins/Effects/Maximus
Help link: www.image-line.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\image-line\maximus
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Image-Line\Maximus\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Maximus

Program module:IL Maximus.dll
Name:IL Maximus
Path:C:\Program Files\image-line\maximus\IL Maximus.dll
Additional files:
  • IL Maximus.dll - IL Maximus
  • Uninstall.exe
  • AudioRestore.dll (by iZotope) - Audio Restore (Audio Restore (VST))
  • Drumaxx.exe - IL MiniHost (IL MiniHost application)
  • DrumSynth_Eng.dll (by maxim digital audio) - Fruity DrumSynth Live
  • DrumSynth_Eng_x64.dll - Fruity DrumSynth Live engine
  • DX10 VSTi.dll - DX10 VSTi
  • FL Studio VSTi.dll - FL Studio VSTi
  • Groove Machine.dll - Groove Machine 1.0.2
  • Groove Machine.exe
  • Hardcore.dll - Hardcore v1.1.3 VST/FL
  • Hardcore.exe - vsthost Application
  • IL Delay Bank.dll - IL Delay Bank
  • IL Delay.dll - IL Delay
  • IL Drumaxx.dll - Drumaxx v1.2.2 VSTi/FL
  • IL Drumpad.dll - Drumpad 1.2.2 VSTi/FL
  • IL DrumSynth Live.dll - IL DrumSynth Live
  • IL Edison.dll - IL Edison
  • IL EQUO.dll - IL EQUO
  • IL Flangus.dll - IL Flangus
  • IL Gross Beat.dll - IL Gross Beat
  • IL Harmless.dll - IL Harmless
  • IL Harmor.dll - IL Harmor
  • IL Love Philter.dll - IL LovePhilter
  • IL Multiband Compressor.dll - IL Multiband Compressor
  • IL Notebook.dll - IL Notebook
  • IL Ogun.dll - IL Ogun/IL Autogun
  • IL Parametric EQ 2.dll - IL Parametric EQ 2
  • IL Parametric EQ.dll - IL Parametric EQ
  • IL Slicex.dll - IL Slicex
  • IL Spectroman.dll - IL Spectroman
  • IL Stereo Enhancer.dll - IL Stereo Enhancer
  • IL Vocoder.dll - IL Vocoder
  • IL Vocodex.dll - IL Vocodex
  • IL Wave Candy.dll - IL Wave Candy
  • IL WaveShaper.dll - IL WaveShaper
  • iZAudioRestore.dll (by iZotope) - Audio Restore (Core)
  • Morphine.dll - Morphine v1.5.6 VSTi/FLi
  • Morphine.exe - MiniHost
  • PoiZone.dll - PoiZone v2.3.6 VSTi/FLi
  • Sakura.dll - Sakura v1.0.6 VSTi/FLi

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Hardcore.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5418F453-CAB5-4780-BBB5-145FDB7BF0B1}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Maximus?

Quickly and completely remove Maximus from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Maximus 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Maximus, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Maximus.

Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.47%
Windows 10 40.50%
Windows XP 1.13%
Windows Vista 0.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.27%
Windows 8.1 11.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.14%
Windows 10 Home 6.11%
Windows 7 Professional 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.00%
  France 5.45%
  Canada 5.25%
  United Kingdom 4.47%
  Netherlands 4.28%
  Germany 3.89%
  Finland 2.14%
  Australia 1.95%
  India 1.75%
  Sweden 1.75%
  DK 1.36%
  Brazil 1.17%
  Italy 1.17%
  Czech Republic 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.44%
ASUS 20.22%
Acer 13.36%
Dell 10.83%
Lenovo 6.14%
Toshiba 3.61%
Samsung 3.25%
Alienware 2.53%
MSI 1.81%
Medion 1.08%
Apple 0.72%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.38%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.03%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.36%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 2.68%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.68%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.01%

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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