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Should I remove Potplayer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,620
United States Rank #16,022
Reach 0.0286%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.60 days
158.85 days >
Average installed length: 83.46 days


v1.6.56815 Stable x86 0.18%
v1.6.48576 Stable x86 0.18%
v1.5.37930 x86 0.18%
1.7.1150 0.18%

Other programs by Daum Communications



Potplayer is a software program developed by Daum Communications. The most common release is v1.6.56815 stable x86, with over 0% 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named potplayermini.exe. The setup package generally installs about 79 files and is usually about 44.29 MB (46,445,393 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 26% of users of Potplayer come from the United States, it is also popular in Taiwan and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: tvpot.daum.net/video/live/PotplayerSpec.do
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\daum\potplayer
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\DAUM\PotPlayer\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 44.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Potplayer

Program executable:potplayermini.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\daum\potplayer\potplayermini.exe
Additional files:
  • DaumCrashHandler.dll - Daum Communications DaumCrashHandler (DaumCrashHandler)
  • PotPlayerLauncher.ocx - Daum PotPlayer Launcher (ActiveX for Launching Daum PotPlayer)
  • DTDrop.exe - Codenames - Street (Shell DragDrop Handler)
  • PotPlayer.dll
  • PotPlayer_org.dll - Daum PotPlayer
  • DChat.dll
  • PotPlayer.exe - PotPlayer
  • ATextOut.dll (by gdipp Project) - gdipp Render engine
  • uninstall.exe (by Daum) - PotPlayer Setup File
  • AudFilt.dll
  • DesktopHook.dll
  • DesktopHook.exe
  • DesktopHook64.dll
  • DesktopHook64.exe
  • ffcodec.dll
  • GameCaptureHook.dll
  • GameCaptureHook64.dll
  • KillPot.exe
  • LibNCG.dll
  • MP3Lame.dll
  • PotIcons.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • PotPlayerMini.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PotPlayerMiniCDAudioOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'PotPlayerMiniCDAudio.Autorun' and the action verb 'Play.
Scheduled Task
  • PotPlayerMini.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{10A8E4D6-9B1B-4BDA-BCDF-A77C8E94A68B}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • PotPlayerMini.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DAUM\PotPlayer\PotPlayerMini.exe'.
  • PotPlayer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Daum\PotPlayer\PotPlayer.exe'.

How do I remove Potplayer?

You can uninstall Potplayer 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 Potplayer, 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 Potplayer.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.29%
Windows 10 32.50%
Windows XP 9.95%
Windows Vista 4.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.72%
Windows 7 Professional 10.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.86%
Windows 8.1 9.14%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.95%
  Taiwan 4.79%
  India 3.97%
  BD 3.80%
  United Kingdom 3.80%
  Egypt 3.47%
  Canada 3.31%
  Iran 2.98%
  Italy 2.98%
  Poland 2.48%
  Germany 2.31%
  Czech Republic 2.31%
  DZ 2.15%
  Australia 1.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.93%
Dell 21.35%
Acer 16.96%
ASUS 14.33%
Lenovo 5.26%
Samsung 3.80%
Toshiba 2.63%
Sahara 2.05%
Intel 1.75%
MSI 0.88%
American Megatrends 0.58%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.00%
MSI MS-7592 3.75%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.75%
FUJITSU SIEMENS D2164-A1 ... 2.50%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.50%
ASUS All Series 2.50%


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