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5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,077
United States Rank #27,700
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 174.96 days
584.05 days >
Average installed length: 306.87 days


1.2.4 100.00%

foobar2000 v1.2.4

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 v1.2.4 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 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 foobar2000.exe. The software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 9.7 MB (10,174,606 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 10. While about 29% of users of foobar2000 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

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: 9.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by foobar2000 v1.2.4

Program executable:foobar2000.exe
Name:foobar2000 Application
Path:C:\Program Files\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe
Additional files:
  • ShellExt32.dll - foobar2000 (foobar2000 shell extension)
  • ShellExt64.dll
  • lame.exe (by http://lame.sf.net) - L.A.M.E. (MP3 Encoder.)
  • lame_enc.dll
  • avcodec-fb2k-54.dll
  • avcodec-fb2k-55.dll (by FFmpeg Project) - FFmpeg (FFmpeg codec library)
  • avutil-fb2k-52.dll
  • COMServer2Helper.exe
  • foo_dsp_crossfader.dll
  • foo_fileops.dll
  • foobar2000 Shell Associations Updater.exe - foobar2000 Shell Associations Updater
  • libpng13.dll - LibPNG (PNG image compression library)
  • neroAacDec.exe (by Nero AG) - Nero Suite (Nero AAC Decoder)
  • neroAacEnc.exe (by Nero AG) - Nero AAC Encoder
  • neroAacTag.exe - Nero MPEG-4 Tagger
  • shared.dll
  • tak_deco_lib.dll (by Thomas Becker, Osnabrueck) - TAK Lossless Audio Compressor (TAK Decoder Library)
  • uninstall.exe (by foobar2000.org) - foobar2000 Installer
  • uninstall-foo_comserver2.exe
  • winamp.exe (by Nullsoft) - Winamp
  • zlib.dll
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • winamp.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'WinampPlayMediaOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'Winamp.File' and the action verb 'Play.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • winamp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CAE031EE-E811-4E26-ACE1-57C4B43A1C50}' (runs on registration).
  • foobar2000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{869AF2C4-D5A8-41FF-9431-BC7BE50CF47F}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • winamp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe'.
  • foobar2000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:35.99 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009025072%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00046132%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00044119%
0.015104% average

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 v1.2.4, 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) 66%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.49%
Windows 10 23.16%
Windows XP 4.52%
Windows Vista 2.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.64%
Windows 7 Professional 16.38%
Windows 8.1 6.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.52%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.88%
  United Kingdom 8.02%
  Germany 7.49%
  Netherlands 4.81%
  Canada 4.28%
  Poland 4.28%
  France 3.74%
  Italy 3.74%
  Japan 2.67%
  Norway 2.67%
  Australia 2.14%
  Hong Kong 2.14%
  Taiwan 2.14%
  Switzerland 1.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 23.58%
Acer 21.70%
Hewlett-Packard 16.98%
Dell 14.15%
Lenovo 4.72%
Samsung 2.83%
Intel 1.89%
MSI 1.89%
Toshiba 1.89%
American Megatrends 1.89%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.78%
ASUSTeK K55A 2.54%
ASUSTeK K53E 2.54%
BIOSTAR Group A880GZ 1.69%
ASUSTeK X202E 1.69%
Acer Aspire 5750G 1.69%

Publisher URL: www.foobar2000.org


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