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foobar2000 v1.1.10

What is foobar2000?  (from Peter Pawlowski)

foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components. Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of...  Read more


foobar2000 v1.1.10 is a program developed by Peter Pawlowski. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is foobar2000.exe. The software installer includes 44 files and is usually about 8.43 MB (8,835,429 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 38% of users of foobar2000 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Poland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.foobar2000.org
Help link: forums.foobar2000.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\foobar2000
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\foobar2000\uninstall.exe" _?=C:\Program Files\foobar2000
Estimated size: 8.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by foobar2000 v1.1.10

Program executable:foobar2000.exe
Name:foobar2000 Application
Path:C:\Program Files\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe
Additional files:
  • ShellExt32.dll - foobar2000 (foobar2000 shell extension)
  • ShellExt64.dll
  • tak_deco_lib.dll (by Thomas Becker, Osnabrueck) - TAK Lossless Audio Compressor (TAK Decoder Library)
  • mac.exe (by Matthew T. Ashland) - Monkey's Audio (Monkey's Audio Console Front-End)
  • lame.exe (by http://lame.sf.net) - L.A.M.E. (MP3 Encoder.)
  • zlib1.dll - ZLib.DLL (zlib data compression and ZIP file I/O library)
  • libpng13.dll (by LibPng) - LibPng (LibPng: PNG image compression library)
  • flac.exe
  • lame_enc.dll
  • oggenc.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • flac.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{77299C06-82A8-47C8-AF25-82777AA0C989}' (runs on registration).
  • lame.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8D068260-9E9E-4D94-871B-54D5CCB1836A}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove foobar2000?

You can uninstall foobar2000 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 foobar2000 v1.1.10, 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 foobar2000.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.37%
Windows XP 8.98%
Windows 10 6.53%
Windows Vista 6.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.27%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.98%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.90%
Windows 10 Home 2.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.49%
  Germany 6.87%
  Poland 6.53%
  Canada 5.15%
  United Kingdom 4.47%
  France 3.78%
  Japan 3.44%
  Taiwan 2.75%
  Finland 2.75%
  Italy 2.41%
  Australia 2.06%
  Hungary 1.72%
  Russia 1.37%
  Spain 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.59%
Acer 18.38%
ASUS 14.71%
Hewlett-Packard 14.71%
Samsung 6.62%
American Megatrends 5.15%
Toshiba 2.94%
Intel 1.47%
Lenovo 1.47%
Medion 1.47%
Common models
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.68%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.68%
Acer Aspire 5737Z 1.79%
Acer Aspire X3950 1.79%
ASUSTeK K52F 1.79%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.79%

Publisher URL: www.foobar2000.org


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