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Should I remove dBpoweramp Monkeys Audio Codec?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,296
United States Rank #31,816
Reach 0.0058%


Release 13 (Monkeys v4.38) 0.87%
Release 12 (Monkeys v4.12) 7.83%
Release 11 (Monkeys v4.06 PP) 32.17%
Release 10 (Monkeys v4.06) 59.13%

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dBpoweramp Monkeys Audio Codec

What is dBpoweramp Monkeys Audio Codec?  (from Illustrate)

Monkeys Audio is a lossless codec, meaning no audio quality is lost whilst compressing (unlike lossy codecs such as mp3 which throw audio data away), audio compressed to a lossless codec will be decoded identical to the source, think of it as zip for audio. All lossless codecs compress around 2:1 or 4:1 at best, a 3 mi...  Read more


dBpoweramp Monkeys Audio Codec is a software program developed by Illustrate. The most common release is release 10 (monkeys v4.06), 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 50 files and is usually about 619 KB (633,856 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 31% of users of dBpoweramp Monkeys Audio Codec come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central-monkeys.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\system32\SpoonUninstall.exe" <uninstall>C:\Windows\system32\SpoonUninstall-dBpoweramp Monkeys Audio Codec.dat
Estimated size: 619 KB

Program filesFiles installed by dBpoweramp Monkeys Audio Codec

  • 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
  • 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 Monkeys Audio Codec?

You can uninstall dBpoweramp Monkeys Audio 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program dBpoweramp Monkeys Audio Codec, 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 Monkeys Audio Codec.

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.57%
Windows XP 32.17%
Windows Vista 9.57%
Windows 10 8.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 32.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.68%
Windows 7 Professional 10.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.02%
Windows 10 Pro 3.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.50%
  France 8.66%
  Canada 5.51%
  United Kingdom 5.51%
  Spain 4.72%
  Uruguay 3.94%
  RS 3.15%
  Germany 3.15%
  Italy 3.15%
  Brazil 2.36%
  India 2.36%
  Indonesia 2.36%
  Australia 1.57%
  Mexico 1.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.59%
Intel 18.97%
Hewlett-Packard 13.79%
Acer 12.07%
American Megatrends 10.34%
Gateway 3.45%
Toshiba 3.45%
ASUS 1.72%
Common models
INTEL DG31PR 4.17%
American Megatrends Inc. ... 4.17%
MSI MS-7817 2.78%
HP xw4400 Workstation 2.78%
Gigabyte G33M-DS2R 2.78%
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 1.39%


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