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Should I remove Widevine Media Transformer Plugin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,839
United States Rank #9,791
Reach 0.0123%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.47 days
957.74 days >
Average installed length: 503.22 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Widevine Media Transformer Plugin 5.0.0

What is Widevine Media Transformer Plugin?  (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.


Widevine Media Transformer Plugin 5.0.0 is a program developed by Widevine Technologies. The main program executable is npwidevinemediatransformer.dll. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 10.25 MB (10,747,656 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 95% of users of Widevine Media Transformer Plugin come from the United States, it is also popular in Sweden and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\idm\bin
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\IDM\bin\transformer_ie_uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 10.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Widevine Media Transformer Plugin 5.0.0

Program module:npwidevinemediatransformer.dll
Name:Widevine Media Transformer
Additional files:
  • WidevineMediaTransformerInstallCheck.dll - Widevine Media Transformer Install Check
  • chrome_uninstaller_admin.exe
  • ie_uninstaller.exe
  • npwidevinemediaoptimizer.dll - Widevine Media Optimizer (WidevineMediaOptimizer)
  • transformer_chrome_uninstaller.exe
  • transformer_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'.

How do I remove Widevine Media Transformer Plugin?

You can uninstall Widevine Media Transformer Plugin 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 Plugin 5.0.0, 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 Transformer Plugin.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Widevine Media Transformer Plugin 5.0.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.69%
Windows Vista 9.09%
Windows 10 7.44%
Windows XP 5.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 62.50%
Windows 7 Professional 10.42%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.17%
Windows 10 Home 2.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.71%
  Sweden 2.77%
  Italy 0.76%
  United Kingdom 0.50%
  Hong Kong 0.25%
  Singapore 0.25%
  Mexico 0.25%
  PR 0.25%
  Netherlands 0.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.55%
Dell 28.25%
Toshiba 10.17%
Acer 9.04%
ASUS 6.78%
Gateway 2.26%
Intel 1.13%
Apple 0.56%
Alienware 0.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.89%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.26%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.95%
HP G72 Notebook PC 3.29%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 2.63%
Dell Inspiron 580 1.97%


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