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Should I remove Widevine Media Optimizer Chrome?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,712
United States Rank #2,647
Reach 0.2239%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.27 days
568.53 days >
Average installed length: 298.72 days


VersionDistribution 29.67% 66.57% 0.61% 3.08% 0.07%

Widevine Media Optimizer Chrome 6.0.0

What is Widevine Media Optimizer Chrome?  (from Widevine Technologies)

The Widevine Media Optimizer is a browser plugin designed for the viewing of premium video content. The Widevine plugin is commonly used by premium content providers. Please contact your content provider for additional information or support.


Widevine Media Optimizer Chrome 6.0.0 is a software program developed by Widevine Technologies. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 9.97 MB (10,459,482 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 50% of users of Widevine Media Optimizer Chrome come from the United States, it is also popular in Sweden and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: tools.google.com/dlpage/widevine
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\idm\bin
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\IDM\bin\chrome_uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 9.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Widevine Media Optimizer Chrome 6.0.0

  • npwidevinemediaoptimizer.dll - Widevine Media Optimizer (WidevineMediaOptimizer)
  • chrome_uninstaller.exe
  • ie_uninstaller.exe
  • transformer_chrome_uninstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npwidevinemediaoptimizer.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npwidevinemediaoptimizer.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npwidevinemediaoptimizer.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'google.com/WidevineMediaOptimizer' with a plugin key of 'google.com/WidevineMediaOptimizer'.

How do I remove Widevine Media Optimizer Chrome?

You can uninstall Widevine Media Optimizer Chrome 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 Widevine Media Optimizer Chrome 6.0.0, 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 Widevine Media Optimizer Chrome.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Widevine Media Optimizer Chrome 6.0.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.11%
Windows 10 38.93%
Windows Vista 3.85%
Windows XP 2.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.04%
Windows 8.1 14.84%
Windows 10 Home 9.32%
Windows 7 Professional 9.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.63%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.79%
  Sweden 14.41%
  Netherlands 7.88%
  Norway 5.04%
  DK 4.16%
  Romania 2.32%
  Finland 2.13%
  Germany 1.83%
  Australia 1.42%
  Czech Republic 1.16%
  Canada 1.03%
  Ireland 1.01%
  Poland 0.84%
  Croatia 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.73%
Dell 17.41%
Acer 17.12%
ASUS 13.31%
Toshiba 6.59%
Samsung 5.38%
Lenovo 4.88%
MSI 0.85%
Medion 0.64%
Intel 0.61%
Alienware 0.57%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.59%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.73%
ASUS All Series 4.48%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.05%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.86%
LENOVO 20266 1.81%

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P***ed Offover a year ago
Program sneaks in and doesn't want removed? Dislike that on general principles.