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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,506
United States Rank #23,533
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.90 days
115.02 days >
Average installed length: 60.43 days


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Media Center 17

What is Media Center 17?  (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


Media Center 17 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 main program executable is Media Center 17.exe. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 36.01 MB (37,758,118 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 41% of users of Media Center 17 come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.jriver.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\J River\Media Center 17\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\J River\Media Center 17\JRMediaUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 36.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Media Center 17

Program executable:Media Center 17.exe
Name:Media Center 17
Path:C:\Program Files\J River\Media Center 17\Media Center 17.exe
Additional files:
  • CDLabeler.exe
  • JRDisc.dll
  • JRImage.dll
  • JRMediaUninstall.exe
  • JRPlayer.dll
  • JRReader.dll
  • JRService.exe
  • JRShellExt.dll
  • JRTools.dll
  • JRWeb.exe
  • JRWMFactory.dll
  • JRWorker.exe
  • Media Center 17.exe
  • Media Editor.exe
  • PackageInstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Media Center 17.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'JRBurnCDOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'MediaCenter.17.BurnCD' and the action verb 'Burn.
Context Menu Handler
  • JRShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Media Center' with a class of {0AA0CFA9-512E-44D0-9136-CF49FDA18D1B}.
  • JRService.exe runs as a service named 'Media Center 17 Service' (Media Center 17 Service) "Support media functionality like infrared remote controls, etc.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • Media Center 17.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Media Center 17' and executes as "C:\Program Files\J River Media Center 17\Media Center 17.exe" /Boot.

How do I remove Media Center 17?

You can uninstall Media Center 17 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 Media Center 17, 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 Media Center 17.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Server 2003 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.60%
Windows 10 31.85%
Windows XP 5.73%
Windows Vista 3.18%
Windows Server 2003 0.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.38%
Windows 7 Professional 11.46%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.64%
Windows 8.1 6.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.34%
  Brazil 7.26%
  United Kingdom 6.70%
  Canada 5.03%
  Germany 3.91%
  Netherlands 2.79%
  Australia 2.23%
  Japan 2.23%
  Iran 2.23%
  Poland 2.23%
  France 1.68%
  Norway 1.68%
  Finland 1.68%
  Spain 1.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.22%
Dell 15.56%
Hewlett-Packard 13.33%
ASUS 7.78%
Samsung 6.67%
Lenovo 5.56%
Toshiba 2.22%
American Megatrends 2.22%
Alienware 1.11%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.78%
Gigabyte P55A-UD3 2.78%
ASUS All Series 1.85%
Dell Dell XPS420 1.85%
Gigabyte P35-DS3R 1.85%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.85%


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