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Should I remove dBpoweramp CD Writer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,179
United States Rank #28,074
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Release 4 39.00%
Release 3.1 53.00%
Release 3 8.00%

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dBpoweramp CD Writer

What is dBpoweramp CD Writer?  (from Illustrate)

Burning Audio CDs is easy with CD Writer: Standard Audio CDs, 'Mix' gapless CDs, also mp3 / WMA CDs (require compatible CD player). CD Writer is free for all users of dBpoweramp R13 or above (any version, free or registered), please note limited support can be offered for CD Writer if there are incompatibilities with y...  Read more


dBpoweramp CD Writer is a program developed by Illustrate. The most used version is release 3.1, 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 main program executable is CDWriter.exe. The software installer includes 52 files and is usually about 4.5 MB (4,722,688 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 43% of users of dBpoweramp CD Writer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: dbpoweramp.com/cdwriter.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\SpoonUninstall.exe" <uninstall>C:\WINDOWS\system32\SpoonUninstall-dBpoweramp CD Writer.dat
Estimated size: 4.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by dBpoweramp CD Writer

Program executable:CDWriter.exe
dBpoweramp CD Writer
Path:C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp\CDWriter.exe
Additional files:
  • MusicConverter.exe - dBpowerAMP Music Converter
  • 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)
  • DMCFileSelector.exe - dMC File Selector
  • dMCScripting.dll - dMCScripting Module
  • 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
  • dMCShell.dll - dMC Shell Module
  • Editor.exe - Editor
  • menu.exe - menu
  • Playlist.exe - Playlist
  • PrevPlayed.exe - PrevPlayed

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 CD Writer?

You can uninstall dBpoweramp CD Writer 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 CD Writer, 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 CD Writer.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.00%
Windows XP 28.00%
Windows Vista 17.00%
Windows 10 3.00%
Windows Server 2003 1.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 28.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.13%
Windows 7 Professional 12.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.12%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.62%
  United Kingdom 7.38%
  Canada 4.92%
  France 4.10%
  Netherlands 3.28%
  Australia 2.46%
  Argentina 2.46%
  Portugal 2.46%
  RS 1.64%
  Finland 1.64%
  Mexico 1.64%
  Japan 1.64%
  Spain 1.64%
  Germany 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.22%
Acer 20.37%
Hewlett-Packard 11.11%
American Megatrends 11.11%
Intel 9.26%
Sahara 5.56%
ASUS 3.70%
Gateway 3.70%
Toshiba 3.70%
Common models
Dell Vostro 1500 2.78%
American Megatrends Inc. ... 2.78%
ThirdWave Corporation Pri... 1.39%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 1.39%


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