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Should I remove CentraStage?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,770
United States Rank #11,895
Reach 0.0126%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.27 days
185.07 days >
Average installed length: 97.24 days


4.4.1861.1861 7.34%
4.4.1854.1854 4.52%
4.4.1847.1847 1.13%
4.4.1842.1842 3.95%
4.4.1840.1840 1.69%
4.4.1835.1835 10.17%
4.4.1829.1829 2.26%
4.4.1826.1826 7.34%
4.4.1822.1822 8.47%
4.4.1819.1819 5.65%
4.4.1815.1815 6.78%
4.4.1807.1807 20.34%
4.4.1806.1806 1.69%
4.4.1798.1798 5.08%
4.4.1794.1794 1.13%
4.4.1788.1788 0.56%
4.4.1783.1783 3.39%
4.4.1762.1762 1.69%
4.4.1759.1759 0.56%
4.4.1703.1703 5.08%


What is CentraStage?

CentraStage Community Agent (cagservice.exe), belongs to Panda Cloud Systems Management and part of Panda’s Security/Protection Suite.


CentraStage is a software program developed by CentraStage Limited. The most common release is 4.4.1807.1807, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. 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 primary executable is named CagService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 18.21 MB (19,095,323 bytes). The installed file Update.dll 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 77% of users of CentraStage come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.centrastage.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\centrastage
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\CentraStage\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 18.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CentraStage

Program executable:CagService.exe
Name:Community Agent
CentraStage Community Agent
Path:C:\Program Files\centrastage\CagService.exe
Additional files:
  • CagService.exe - Community Agent (CentraStage Community Agent)
  • Common.dll
  • Core.dll
  • CsExec.Service.exe
  • Gui.exe - Agent System Tray Monitor
  • Update.dll
  • WindowsAgent.dll
  • Interop.MSTSCLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'MSTSCLib'.
  • Interop.ViewerX.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ViewerX'.
  • scvncctrl.dll (by SmartCode Solutions) - SmartCode VNC Viewer ActiveX
  • WeifenLuo.WinFormsUI.Docking.dll (by Weifen Luo) - DockPanel Suite (DockPanel Suite for .Net 2.0)
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Transitions.dll - Transitions
  • LinqBridge.dll - LINQBridge
  • AxInterop.MSTSCLib.dll
  • AxInterop.ViewerX.dll
  • Core.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Mono.Addins.dll - Mono.Addins
  • Mono.Addins.Setup.dll - Mono.Addins.Setup
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • CagService.exe runs as a service named 'CentraStage' (CagService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Gui.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CentraStage' which loads as C:\Program Files\CentraStage\Gui.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Gui.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CentraStage\Gui.exe'.
  • CagService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CentraStage\CagService.exe'.

How do I remove CentraStage?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.58%
Windows 8 21.47%
Windows XP 2.26%
Windows Vista 1.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 64.97%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.91%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.78%
Windows 8.1 4.52%
Windows 10 Home 3.39%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.29%
  United Kingdom 18.33%
  Canada 1.59%
  South Africa 1.20%
  Netherlands 1.20%
  France 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 55.24%
Hewlett-Packard 18.18%
Acer 8.39%
Lenovo 4.90%
Toshiba 4.20%
Apple 1.40%
Samsung 1.40%
Intel 1.40%
Compaq 0.70%
Sony 0.70%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3847 5.76%
Dell Inspiron One 2020 3.60%
Dell OptiPlex 3010 2.88%
Dell OptiPlex 390 2.88%
Dell Latitude E5440 2.16%
HP Pro 3400 Series MT 2.16%


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