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Should I remove Widevine Media Optimizer IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,369
United States Rank #3,792
Reach 0.1213%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.09 days
533.61 days >
Average installed length: 280.37 days


VersionDistribution 59.12% 18.45% 20.54% 0.04% 1.84%

Widevine Media Optimizer IE 6.0.0

What is Widevine Media Optimizer IE?  (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 IE 6.0.0 is a program developed by Widevine Technologies. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 9.97 MB (10,459,482 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 54% of users of Widevine Media Optimizer IE 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\ie_uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 9.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Widevine Media Optimizer IE 6.0.0

  • WidevineMediaTransformerInstallCheck.dll - Widevine Media Transformer Install Check
  • npwidevinemediatransformer.dll - Widevine Media Transformer (WidevineMediaTransformer)
  • npwidevinemediaoptimizer.dll - Widevine Media Optimizer (WidevineMediaOptimizer)
  • chrome_uninstaller.exe
  • ie_uninstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npwidevinemediaoptimizer.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npwidevinemediaoptimizer.dll'.
  • npwidevinemediatransformer.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npwidevinemediatransformer.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 IE?

You can uninstall Widevine Media Optimizer IE 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 IE 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 IE.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.90%
Windows 10 37.07%
Windows Vista 5.23%
Windows XP 1.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.34%
Windows 8.1 12.57%
Windows 10 Home 9.71%
Windows 7 Professional 9.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.60%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.73%
  Sweden 15.84%
  Netherlands 10.89%
  Norway 2.96%
  DK 2.72%
  Australia 2.19%
  Germany 1.71%
  Romania 1.11%
  Canada 1.08%
  Czech Republic 1.01%
  Finland 0.87%
  Switzerland 0.74%
  Ireland 0.74%
  Poland 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.66%
Dell 18.53%
Acer 17.39%
ASUS 11.64%
Toshiba 7.53%
Lenovo 4.74%
Samsung 3.92%
Medion 1.39%
Intel 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.18%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.81%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.92%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.58%
ASUSTeK K53U 2.04%
ASUS All Series 2.04%


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