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Should I remove Widevine Media Transformer Chrome?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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VersionDistribution 64.96% 2.56% 18.80% 7.69% 0.85% 0.85% 1.71% 2.56%

Widevine Media Transformer Chrome

What is Widevine Media Transformer 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 Transformer Chrome 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 4 files and is usually about 3.95 MB (4,142,050 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 91% of users of Widevine Media Transformer Chrome come from the United States, it is also popular in Sweden and Italy.

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\transformer_chrome_uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 3.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Widevine Media Transformer Chrome

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

How do I remove Widevine Media Transformer Chrome?

You can uninstall Widevine Media Transformer 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 Transformer Chrome, 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 Transformer Chrome.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 3%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.09%
Windows XP 12.82%
Windows Vista 8.55%
Windows 10 8.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.82%
Windows 7 Professional 6.84%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.27%
Windows 10 Home 4.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.58%
  Sweden 4.71%
  Italy 2.09%
  Argentina 1.57%
  Mexico 0.52%
  United Kingdom 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.41%
Dell 31.18%
Acer 10.75%
ASUS 5.38%
Toshiba 3.23%
Gateway 2.15%
Lenovo 2.15%
Intel 2.15%
Compaq 1.08%
Samsung 1.08%
American Megatrends 1.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.81%
Dell XPS 8300 2.86%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.90%
HP HDX16 Notebook PC 1.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 1.90%
Gateway DX4200-09 1.90%


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