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Should I remove SoundTap Streaming Audio Recorder?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,346
United States Rank #4,570
Reach 0.0920%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.29 days
392.16 days >
Average installed length: 206.05 days


5.05 0.06%
5.02 0.06%
5.01 0.11%
4.01 0.77%
4.00 0.88%
3.00 1.98%
2.31 25.85%
2.30 0.61%
2.27 0.06%
2.26 24.26%

Other programs by NCH Software

SoundTap Streaming Audio Recorder

What is SoundTap Streaming Audio Recorder?

The software may bundle additional potentially unwanted toolbars. - "During installation of this download you will be given the option to install closely related programs from the NCH Software suite. These are optional and you can select what you want depending on your requirements."

About  (from NCH Software)

SoundTap lets you record just about any audio that plays through your Windows computer. Simply install this software, turn it on and then all sound played on or through the PC will be recorded as WAV or MP3 files. All audio is 'tapped' by a virtual driver directly within the kernel so the process is perfect digital qua...  Read more


The most common release is 2.31, with over 56% 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 soundtap.exe. The setup package generally installs about 30 files and is usually about 2.61 MB (2,739,775 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nch.com.au/soundtap/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\SoundTap
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\SoundTap\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 2.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SoundTap Streaming Audio Recorder

Program executable:soundtap.exe
SoundTap Streaming Audio Recorder
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\soundtap\soundtap.exe
Additional files:
  • filterinstaller.exe - NCH SoundTap Filter Installer (SoundTap Driver)
  • filterinstaller.exe.64.exe
  • SoundTap Streaming Audio Recorder 2.11 Setup[h33t][eSpNs]_v2.11.exe - SoundTap Streaming Audio Recorder
  • stsetup_1__v2.11.exe
  • stsetup_v1.42.exe
  • stsetup_v2.01.exe
  • stsetup_v2.02.exe
  • stsetup_v2.10.exe
  • stsetup_v2.11.exe
  • stsetup203_v2.03.exe
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • soundtap.exe is scheduled as a task named 'soundtapSevenDays'.

How do I remove SoundTap Streaming Audio Recorder?

You can uninstall SoundTap Streaming Audio Recorder 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 SoundTap Streaming Audio Recorder, 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 SoundTap Streaming Audio Recorder.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.82%
Windows 10 27.07%
Windows Vista 7.39%
Windows XP 6.67%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.71%
Windows 7 Professional 10.99%
Windows 10 Home 9.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.66%
Windows 8.1 6.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.43%
  United Kingdom 9.19%
  Germany 3.83%
  Canada 3.56%
  Australia 3.52%
  Netherlands 2.51%
  France 2.07%
  Italy 1.93%
  Brazil 1.58%
  Belgium 1.41%
  Israel 1.28%
  India 0.97%
  Sweden 0.97%
  DK 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.07%
Dell 24.14%
Acer 17.21%
Toshiba 8.79%
ASUS 8.33%
Intel 2.96%
Lenovo 2.68%
Samsung 2.13%
American Megatrends 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.88%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.53%
ASUS All Series 2.82%
Dell XPS 8300 2.82%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.12%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.12%

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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