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foobar2000 v1.2

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 v1.2 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 19 files and is usually about 11.33 MB (11,876,932 bytes). foobar2000 Shell Associations Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 26% of users of foobar2000 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Japan.

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: 11.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by foobar2000 v1.2

Program executable:foobar2000.exe
Name:foobar2000 Application
Path:C:\Program Files\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe
Additional files:
  • ShellExt32.dll - foobar2000 (foobar2000 shell extension)
  • ShellExt64.dll
  • foo_audioscrobbler.dll (by Last.fm) - Last.fm foobar2000 0.9.4 plugin
  • 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)
  • lame_enc.dll
  • shared.dll
  • avcodec-54.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • COMServer2Helper.exe
  • foo_alsong_lyric.dll - Lyric Plugin for Foobar2000
  • foo_chacon.dll
  • foo_winamp_spam.dll
  • foobar2000 Shell Associations Updater.exe - foobar2000 Shell Associations Updater
  • hmp3.exe
  • libpng13.dll - LibPNG (PNG image compression library)
  • uninstall.exe (by foobar2000.org) - foobar2000 Installer
  • uninstall-foo_comserver2.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • lame.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8D068260-9E9E-4D94-871B-54D5CCB1836A}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove foobar2000?

Quickly and completely remove foobar2000 v1.2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program foobar2000 v1.2, 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 foobar2000.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.60%
Windows 10 21.23%
Windows XP 9.50%
Windows Vista 1.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.73%
Windows 7 Professional 11.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.04%
Windows 8 Pro 7.34%
Windows 8.1 3.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.04%
  Germany 11.46%
  Japan 7.81%
  France 5.73%
  Poland 5.21%
  Canada 3.65%
  Italy 3.65%
  United Kingdom 3.13%
  Belgium 2.08%
  Portugal 2.08%
  Taiwan 2.08%
  Austria 1.56%
  Finland 1.56%
  Hong Kong 1.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
ASUS 24.00%
Dell 14.00%
Hewlett-Packard 8.00%
American Megatrends 7.00%
Toshiba 6.00%
Intel 2.00%
Medion 2.00%
Common models
ASUSTeK K55VM 2.04%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.04%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.04%
HP G72 Notebook PC 1.02%
HP 530 Notebook PC(KD092A... 1.02%
Hewlett-Packard 20-b120ef 1.02%

Publisher URL: www.foobar2000.org


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