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Should I remove Media Preview?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,774
United States Rank #7,048
Reach 0.1089%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.47 days
574.44 days >
Average installed length: 301.82 days


VersionDistribution 0.05% 0.14% 36.61% 1.40% 0.88% 0.37% 0.09% 28.64% 0.42% 0.05% 23.85% 0.14% 0.93% 6.43%

Media Preview

What is Media Preview?  (from BabelSoft)

Fed up with Windows Explorer not always showing thumbnails for all of your video files? Then get Media Preview for free. Since the advent of Windows XP in 2001, Windows Explorer HAS icts Improved usability by running a preview control system That let you get a glimpse at the content of your files while browsing and wi...  Read more


Media Preview is a program developed by BabelSoft. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is Icon.exe. The software installer includes 34 files and is usually about 5.57 MB (5,840,896 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 28% of users of Media Preview come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.babelsoft.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\media preview
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{335D2D26-5FC0-49C1-9DAA-EB87994FB081}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.57 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Media Preview

Program executable:Icon.exe
Additional files:
  • mediapreviewconfara.dll
  • mediapreviewconffra.dll - Configuration du Media Preview (Utilitaire de configuration du Media Preview)
  • mediapreviewconfptb.dll - Configuração do Media Preview (Ferramenta de configuração do Media Preview)
  • mediapreviewconfesn.dll - Media Preview - Configurador (Herramienta de configuración para Media Preview)
  • mediapreviewconf.exe - Media Preview Configuration (Configuration tool for Media Preview)
  • mediapreviewconfdeu.dll - Media Preview Konfiguration (Konfigurationswerkzeug für Media Preview)
  • mediapreviewconfita.dll - Strumento di configurazione per Media Preview
  • mediapreviewconfnld.dll - Media Preview Configuratie (Configuratiegereedschap voor Media Preview)
  • mediapreviewconfrus.dll
  • mediapreviewconfjpn.dll
  • audiopreview.dll - Media Preview (Windows shell extension to generate thumbnails for audio files)
  • imagepreview.dll - Windows shell extension to generate thumbnails for image files
  • mediapreview.dll - Windows shell extension to handle media file thumbnails
  • videopreview.dll - Windows shell extension to generate thumbnails for video files
  • mediapreviewconfchs.dll
  • mediapreviewconfcht.dll
  • avcodec-mp-55.dll (by FFmpeg Project) - FFmpeg (FFmpeg codec library)
  • avformat-mp-55.dll (by FFmpeg Project) - FFmpeg container format library
  • avutil-mp-52.dll - FFmpeg utility library
  • libpng15.dll - LibPNG (PNG image compression library)
  • swscale-mp-2.dll - FFmpeg image rescaling library
  • zlib.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • avcodec-mp-54.dll
  • avformat-mp-54.dll
  • libpng16.dll

How do I remove Media Preview?

You can uninstall Media Preview 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 Preview, 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 Preview.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.09%
Windows 10 33.49%
Windows XP 3.63%
Windows Vista 2.74%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.84%
Windows 7 Professional 9.30%
Windows 8.1 6.06%
Windows 10 Pro 5.63%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.85%
  Germany 22.08%
  United Kingdom 4.90%
  France 4.33%
  Italy 3.32%
  Brazil 2.80%
  Canada 2.27%
  Netherlands 2.14%
  Japan 1.92%
  Spain 1.71%
  Australia 1.62%
  India 1.49%
  Saudi Arabia 1.22%
  Austria 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.34%
Acer 17.53%
Dell 17.26%
ASUS 11.17%
Medion 8.63%
Toshiba 5.72%
Lenovo 4.81%
Samsung 2.00%
Intel 1.82%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.21%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.71%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 4.07%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.00%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.78%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.36%


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