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6% remove it94% keep it
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dBPowerAMP Real Audio Helix Encoder

What is dBPowerAMP Real Audio Helix Encoder?  (from Illustrate)

Helix Encoder: Encodes to Real Audio (including Lossless), also included mp3 Helix encoder. Real Audio pioneered low bit rate stream able video files, over the years new codecs have been added to Real's setup including a Lossless audio type. Also included mp3 Helix encoder: a blisteringly fast encoder, 100x encoding s...  Read more


dBPowerAMP Real Audio Helix Encoder is a software program developed by Illustrate. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 10.12 MB (10,609,664 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 26% of users of dBPowerAMP Real Audio Helix Encoder come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central-realaudio.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\SpoonUninstall.exe" <uninstall>C:\WINDOWS\system32\SpoonUninstall-dBPowerAMP Real Audio (Helix) Encoder.dat
Estimated size: 10.12 MB

Program filesFiles installed by dBPowerAMP Real Audio Helix Encoder

  • uMediaLibrary-ReadTags.exe - uMediaLibrary-ReadTags
  • dAPKeyControl.dll - Illustrate dAPKeyControl (dAPKeyControl)
  • AccurateRip.dll - Illustrate AccurateRip (AccurateRip)
  • dBPropertyHandler.dll
  • GetPopupInfo.exe - GetPopup Application (Provides Audio Information for dBpoweramp)
  • dBScripting.dll - dBpowerAMP Module
  • uMediaLibrary.exe - uMediaLibrary
  • Amp.exe - dBpowerAMP (Amp)
  • Asset-uPNP.exe - Asset-UPnP
  • auxiliary.exe - Auxiliary
  • Batch Ripper.exe - dBpoweramp (dBpoweramp Batch Ripper)
  • CDGrab.exe - dBpoweramp CD Ripper
  • CDWriter.exe - dBpoweramp CD Writer
  • config.exe - dBpowerAMP Audio Player
  • CoreConverter.exe - dBpoweramp CoreConverter
  • dBConfig.exe - dBpoweramp Configuration
  • dbExplorerShell.exe
  • dBShell.dll - Provides dBpoweramp Shell Interaction
  • dBThumbnailProvider.dll - dBThumbHandler
  • DMCFileSelector.exe - dBpoweramp Batch Converter
  • dMCScripting.dll - dMCScripting Module
  • dMCShell.dll - dMC Shell Module
  • Editor.exe - Editor
  • menu.exe - menu
  • MusicConverter.exe - Music Converter Application
  • Playlist.exe - Playlist
  • PrevPlayed.exe - PrevPlayed
  • WindowsXPRemovePropHandler.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • CDGrab.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'dMCAudioCDInput' with the ProgID of 'dMC.AudioCD.Autorun' and the action verb 'open.
  • CDWriter.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'dCW' with the ProgID of 'dCW.AudioCD.Burn' and the action verb 'open.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • CDGrab.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\dBpowerAMP\CDGrab.exe'.
  • Asset-uPNP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp\Asset-uPNP.exe'.

How do I remove dBPowerAMP Real Audio Helix Encoder?

You can uninstall dBPowerAMP Real Audio Helix Encoder 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 dBPowerAMP Real Audio (Helix) Encoder, 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 dBPowerAMP Real Audio Helix Encoder.

Win 7 (SP1) 41%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.79%
Windows XP 36.46%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Windows 10 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 36.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.26%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.42%
Windows 7 Professional 7.37%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.37%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.21%
  France 8.74%
  Canada 5.83%
  United Kingdom 5.83%
  Uruguay 4.85%
  Spain 4.85%
  RS 2.91%
  Australia 2.91%
  India 2.91%
  Netherlands 2.91%
  Germany 2.91%
  Italy 2.91%
  Brazil 1.94%
  Sweden 1.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.25%
Acer 20.83%
Intel 20.83%
American Megatrends 14.58%
Toshiba 4.17%
ASUS 4.17%
Common models
INTEL DG31PR 4.69%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.13%
MSI MS-7817 3.13%
American Megatrends Inc. ... 3.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 1.56%
SysWorks B.V. SysWorks Mi... 1.56%


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