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Should I remove PlayPad Media Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,808
United States Rank #29,029
Reach 0.0037%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.18 days
304.41 days >
Average installed length: 159.95 days


2.05 29.17%
2.04 5.56%
2.03 6.94%
2.02 27.78%
2.01 23.61%
2.00 6.94%

Other programs by NCH Software

PlayPad Media Player


PlayPad Media Player is a software program developed by NCH Software. The most common release is 2.05, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named playpad.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 7.88 MB (8,261,216 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 55% of users of PlayPad Media Player come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nch.com.au/playpad/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\PlayPad
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\PlayPad\playpad.exe" -uninstall
Estimated size: 7.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PlayPad Media Player

Program executable:playpad.exe
PlayPad Media Player
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\playpad\playpad.exe
Additional files:
  • playpadsetup_v2.00.exe - PlayPad (PlayPad Media Player)
  • playpadsetup_v2.01.exe
  • playpadsetup_v2.02.exe
  • playpadsetup_v2.03.exe
  • playpadsetup_v2.04.exe
  • playpadsetup_v2.05.exe
  • ffmpeg19.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • playpad.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PlayPadSevenDays'.

How do I remove PlayPad Media Player?

You can uninstall PlayPad Media Player 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 PlayPad Media Player, 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 PlayPad Media Player.

Win 10 74%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 73.61%
Windows 7 18.06%
Windows XP 6.94%
Windows Vista 1.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 52.78%
Windows 10 Pro 9.72%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.94%
Windows 8.1 6.94%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.94%
Windows 7 Professional 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.06%
  United Kingdom 14.61%
  Australia 5.62%
  Sweden 4.49%
  Netherlands 4.49%
  Canada 3.37%
  Qatar 2.25%
  Singapore 1.12%
  Belgium 1.12%
  France 1.12%
  Russia 1.12%
  India 1.12%
  DZ 1.12%
  Israel 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 32.73%
Dell 21.82%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Toshiba 7.27%
Lenovo 5.45%
ASUS 3.64%
Intel 3.64%
Samsung 1.82%
Medion 1.82%
Common models
MSI MS-7721 4.69%
Acer Extensa 5220 3.13%
Dell Inspiron 3647 3.13%
Gateway SX2110G 3.13%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.13%
ASUSTeK K5130 3.13%

About NCH Software

NCH is a software development company tat primarily sells to individuals via their website.
Publisher URL: www.nchsoftware.com


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