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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,778
United States Rank #13,841
Reach 0.0193%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.92 days
322.18 days >
Average installed length: 169.28 days


VersionDistribution 2.58% 0.37% 0.37% 4.43% 0.37% 13.28% 20.30% 9.96% 0.37% 1.11% 9.96% 22.88% 1.85% 1.11% 7.01% 0.74% 1.85% 1.48%

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AVerMedia RECentral

What is AVerMedia RECentral?

AVerMedia RECentral is a live gamer HD capture card for recording game sessions. This is the driver and software utilities package.


AVerMedia RECentral is a software program developed by AVerMedia Technologies. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 primary executable is named Smoking Simulator.exe. The setup package generally installs about 76 files. The installed file AVerUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 46% of users of AVerMedia RECentral come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avermedia.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AVerMedia\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{30D6B6ED-E039-4D62-8E07-E058D17A9372}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0409

Program filesFiles installed by AVerMedia RECentral

Program executable:Smoking Simulator.exe
Path:C:\Smoking Simulator.exe
Additional files:
  • avm3dprcs.dll - AVerMedia 3D Video Processor Dynamic Link Library
  • avmve.dll - AVerMedia Video Enhancement Dynamic Link Library
  • LGPLite_uninst.exe - AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable Lite Stream Engine (AVerMedia AP Installer)
  • avmcv.dll - AVerMedia Color Convertion Dynamic Link Library
  • avmmd.dll - AVerMedia Motion Detection Dynamic Link Library
  • AVerCaptureCardID.dll - AVerMedia Capture Card ID Dynamic Link Library
  • avmnr.dll - AVerMedia Noise Reduction Dynamic Link Library
  • avmdevicecontrol.dll - AVerMedia Device Control Dynamic Link Library (avmdevicecontrol)
  • ProfileParser.dll - AVerMedia Profile Parser Dynamic Link Library
  • uninst.exe - AVerMedia C127 Extreme PCIe HD Capture Device (AVerMedia Driver Installer)
  • AudioControl.dll - AVerMedia Audio Control Dynamic Link Library
  • Live Gamer Portable Stream Engine.exe - AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable Stream Engine
  • avmdi.dll - AVerMedia Deinterlace Dynamic Link Library
  • SampleEffect.dll - Transition Effect Dynamic Linking Library
  • SatInfo.dll - AVerMedia SatInfo Dynamic Linking Library (SatInfo Dynamic Linking Library)
  • UIManager.dll - AVerMedia UI Manager Dynamic Link Library
  • avmovly.dll - AVerMedia Overlay Dynamic Link Library
  • avmvscal.dll - AVerMedia Video Scaling Link Library
  • VideoEncoderVC.dll - VideoEncoder Dynamic Link Library (VideoEncoderVC)
  • sptlib22.dll - AVerMedia H.264/AVC Encoder QSV
  • AVer MediaCenter.exe - AVer MediaCenter Application (AVer MediaCenter)
  • InstallDriver.exe - AVerMedia Driver Utilities
  • RemoveDriver.exe
  • AVerMedia PC-Free Utility.exe - AVerMedia PC-Free Utility
  • C127Graph.dll - AVerMedia C127 Graph API
  • C874Graph.dll - AVerMedia C874 Graph API
  • C875Graph.dll - AVerMedia C875 Graph API
  • C985Graph.dll - AVerMedia C985 Graph API
  • RECentralDisplaySwitch.exe - RECentral Display Switch
  • AVerMedia Stream Engine.exe - AVerMedia Stream Engine
  • AVerUpdater.exe - AVerUpdater Application (AVer Updater)
  • AVerREGUnRegister.exe - AVerREGU Application
  • VideoEncoderPL.dll - Video Encoder
  • VideoEncoderXL.dll
  • InstallTool.exe - InstallTool
  • AVerUpdateServer.exe - AVerUpdate (AVer Update Service)
  • TVRate.dll - TV Ratings (TV Ratings Components)
  • RECentral.exe - RECentral
  • AVerHIDCtrl.dll - AVerCOM
  • ExternalAudioGraph.dll - MicroPhone record graph
  • Playback.dll
  • UsbDiagnosisGraph.dll
  • YoutubeLive.dll - YoutubeLive

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • RECentral.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C75994F9-D8BD-4A7E-8AA9-5567AB384F27}' (runs on registration).
  • AVer MediaCenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6E3F6581-DB08-42AD-ADA7-F904F55E9CD1}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • RECentral.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RECentral Startup task.
  • AVerUpdateServer.exe runs as a service named 'AVerUpdateServer' (AVerUpdateServer) "Update AVerMedia products".

How do I remove AVerMedia RECentral?

Quickly and completely remove AVerMedia RECentral from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall AVerMedia RECentral 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 AVerMedia RECentral, 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 AVerMedia RECentral.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 4%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.87%
Windows 8 46.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.59%
Windows 8.1 15.24%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.78%
Windows 7 Professional 9.67%
Windows 10 Home 6.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.63%
  France 9.38%
  United Kingdom 6.88%
  Spain 4.69%
  Germany 4.06%
  Canada 3.75%
  Australia 2.81%
  Sweden 2.19%
  Brazil 2.19%
  Netherlands 1.88%
  Mexico 1.56%
  Austria 1.56%
  Japan 1.25%
  Russia 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 23.39%
Acer 21.77%
Hewlett-Packard 16.13%
Dell 6.45%
Lenovo 6.45%
MSI 5.65%
Alienware 4.03%
Sony 3.23%
Toshiba 1.61%
Samsung 0.81%
Common models
ASUS All Series 15.94%
MSI MS-7758 2.90%
MSI MS-7821 2.90%
MSI MS-7693 2.90%
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 2.17%
MSI MS-7751 2.17%

About AVerMedia Technologies

AVer Information Inc. is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of video conferencing systems, surveillance systems, visualizers (document cameras) and interactive pens.
Publisher URL: www.aver.com


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