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Should I remove dBpoweramp [ID Tag Update] Codec?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #37,314
United States Rank #37,902
Reach 0.0030%


Release 4 12.07%
Release 3 53.45%
Release 2.1 34.48%

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dBpoweramp [ID Tag Update] Codec

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What is dBpoweramp [ID Tag Update] Codec?  (from Illustrate)

ID Tag Update can update tag version / type & manipulate ID Tags.


dBpoweramp [ID Tag Update] Codec is a software program developed by Illustrate. The most common release is release 3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 36 files and is usually about 823 KB (842,752 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 39% of users of dBpoweramp [ID Tag Update] Codec come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central-utility.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\system32\SpoonUninstall.exe" <uninstall>C:\Windows\system32\SpoonUninstall-dBpoweramp [ID Tag Update] Codec.dat
Estimated size: 823 KB

Program filesFiles installed by dBpoweramp [ID Tag Update] Codec

  • AccurateRip.dll - Illustrate AccurateRip (AccurateRip)
  • dBPropertyHandler.dll
  • GetPopupInfo.exe - GetPopup Application (Provides Audio Information for dBpoweramp)
  • auxiliary.exe - dBpowerAMP (Auxiliary)
  • Batch Ripper.exe - dBpoweramp (dBpoweramp Batch Ripper)
  • CDGrab.exe - dBpoweramp CD Ripper
  • CDWriter.exe - dBpoweramp CD Writer
  • CoreConverter.exe - dBpoweramp CoreConverter
  • dBConfig.exe - dBpoweramp Configuration
  • dBShell.dll - Provides dBpoweramp Shell Interaction
  • dBThumbnailProvider.dll - dBThumbHandler
  • DMCFileSelector.exe - dBpoweramp Batch Converter
  • dMCScripting.dll - dMCScripting Module
  • dMCShell.dll - dMC Shell Module
  • MusicConverter.exe - Music Converter Application
  • 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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CDGrab.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\dBpowerAMP\CDGrab.exe'.

How do I remove dBpoweramp [ID Tag Update] Codec?

Quickly and completely remove dBpoweramp [ID Tag Update] Codec from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall dBpoweramp [ID Tag Update] Codec 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program dBpoweramp [ID Tag Update] Codec, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 [ID Tag Update] Codec.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.45%
Windows XP 32.76%
Windows Vista 6.90%
Windows 10 6.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 37.93%
Microsoft Windows XP 32.76%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.17%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.45%
Windows 7 Professional 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.13%
  Netherlands 7.25%
  Germany 7.25%
  France 5.80%
  Canada 5.80%
  RS 4.35%
  Spain 2.90%
  Israel 2.90%
  MK 1.45%
  MA 1.45%
  Brazil 1.45%
  Taiwan 1.45%
  Dominican Republic 1.45%
  Finland 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.86%
Acer 14.29%
American Megatrends 14.29%
ASUS 11.43%
Intel 8.57%
Hewlett-Packard 5.71%
Toshiba 2.86%
Medion 2.86%
Lenovo 2.86%
Common models
American Megatrends Inc. ... 8.11%
Dell MP061 5.41%
Compaq Presario 061 RE477... 2.70%
ThirdWave Corporation Pri... 2.70%
MEDION E7214 2.70%
LENOVO 0553RN1 2.70%


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