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Should I remove Radio Downloader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,232
United States Rank #32,019
Reach 0.0107%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 55.71 days
778.93 days >
Average installed length: 409.27 days


VersionDistribution 8.53% 14.22% 50.71% 1.90% 7.11% 4.74% 4.27% 4.74% 0.95% 2.37% 0.47%

Radio Downloader

What is Radio Downloader?  (from NerdoftheHerd.com)

Radio Downloader allows you to easily download radio station content. It brings Podcast-like abilities to stream downloading, as well as handling Podcasts. This gives you the convenience of being able to subscribe to regular downloads of your favourite programmes, which you can then listen to on your pc or mp3 player.A...  Read more


Radio Downloader is a program developed by NerdoftheHerd.com. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 6.22 MB (6,520,832 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 59% of users of Radio Downloader come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in the United States and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nerdoftheherd.com/tools/radiodld
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\radio downloader
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{016A5051-8705-44BB-8A83-770E2BC3781D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.22 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Radio Downloader

  • bbcprovider.dll - BBC Provider Plugin
  • radio downloader.exe - Radio Downloader
  • podcastprovider.dll - Podcast Plugin
  • htmlagilitypack.dll (by Simon Mourier) - Html Agility Pack (Html Agility Pack - Release)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • radio downloader.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Radio Downloader' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Radio Downloader\Radio Downloader.exe" /hidemainwindow.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • radio downloader.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Radio Downloader\Radio Downloader.exe'.

How do I remove Radio Downloader?

You can uninstall Radio Downloader 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 Radio Downloader, 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 Radio Downloader.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.56%
Windows 10 18.01%
Windows Vista 10.90%
Windows XP 8.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.00%
Windows 7 Professional 8.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.53%
Windows 10 Home 3.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.46% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 59.46%
  United States 18.02%
  France 3.60%
  Italy 2.25%
  Spain 2.25%
  Australia 1.80%
  Germany 1.80%
  Ireland 1.35%
  Austria 0.90%
  Israel 0.90%
  Netherlands 0.90%
  New Zealand 0.90%
  Canada 0.90%
  Philippines 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.84%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 16.94%
Samsung 8.87%
Lenovo 3.23%
American Megatrends 3.23%
Medion 1.61%
Sony 1.61%
Packard Bell 1.61%
ASUS 1.61%
Gateway 0.81%
Common models
Dell XPS 8500 1.89%
LENOVO 80E3 1.89%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 1.89%
Acer Aspire 5740 1.89%
MEDION MS-7800 1.89%
Acer Aspire X3400 1.89%

comments1 comment

user comment
user comment
ericover a year ago
An easy to use resource-light programme that does exactly what it claims and no more. It has changed the way I listen to the BBC. It has many virtues and no vices.