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Should I remove XPlay 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
36% remove it64% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #48,032
United States Rank #34,722
Reach 0.0016%


3.5.4 41.94%
3.5.3 3.23%
3.5.2 3.23%
3.5.1 6.45%
3.2.0 3.23%
3.1.4 6.45%
3.1.2 9.68%
3.1.1 16.13%
3.0.2 6.45%
3.0.0 3.23%

XPlay 3


XPlay 3 is a program developed by Mediafour. The most used version is 3.5.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is xplay.exe. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 9.88 MB (10,361,086 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 78% of users of XPlay 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mediafour.com/products/xplay
Help link: www.mediafour.com/support/xplay
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mediafour\xplay 3
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6EAD570C-722C-4094-9D10-9735D320049E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by XPlay 3

Program executable:xplay.exe
Mediafour XPlay application
Path:C:\Program Files\mediafour\xplay 3\xplay.exe
Additional files:
  • M4TaskDialog.dll - Mediafour Vista Controls
  • xpipodproperties.dll - Mediafour XPlay 3
  • xpwpdshellnamespace.dll - WPD shell namespace
  • m4asfpropertyhandler.dll - Mediafour XPlay (ASF file property handler)
  • xpcopyhook.dll - Mediafour XPlay Copy Hook
  • xprestor.exe - XPlay iPod Restore Wizard
  • xpshellartwork.dll - XPlay Artwork Shell Extensions
  • deactivatexplay.exe - XPlay 3 (Deactivate XPlay)
  • xpbho.dll
  • xppropertyhelper.dll - XPlay Property Helper
  • xpsendtolibrary.dll
  • xpshellipodmenu.dll
  • xpshellreferences.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • xpbho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object with the class of {4907C0AD-874D-44D9-B13E-7B0A4D8B9D3E}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • xplay.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '{914C5BF8-EEDD-4F3A-A8BE-34EE71CF1B29}' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Mediafour\XPlay 3\XPlay.exe".

How do I remove XPlay 3?

You can uninstall XPlay 3 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 XPlay 3, 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 XPlay 3.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by XPlay 3 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 36%
Keep it 64%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.06%
Windows Vista 22.58%
Windows XP 12.90%
Windows 10 6.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.00%
Windows Vista Ultimate 3.33%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.05%
  United Kingdom 9.76%
  Canada 4.88%
  Israel 2.44%
  Australia 2.44%
  Italy 2.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.04%
Dell 18.52%
Toshiba 11.11%
Acer 11.11%
ASUS 7.41%
American Megatrends 3.70%
Lenovo 3.70%
Gateway 3.70%
Common models
Dell Dell XPS420 8.00%
HP-Pavilion GX776AA-ABA a... 4.00%
HP-Pavilion GN551AA-ABA m... 4.00%
HPE-500f 4.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.00%
Gateway DX4200-09 4.00%


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