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7% remove it93% keep it
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Cisco Media Center


Cisco Media Center is a software program developed by Linksys. 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 setup package generally installs about 14 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.linksys.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Cisco Media Center\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B2040694-0DCA-4E8F-A0C8-D4F617320CC0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Cisco Media Center

  • AVMediaServer.exe (by Cisco Systems, Inc) - Cisco Media Server (Cisco Media Server - A Windows System Service)
  • CESAvegaMediaServer.exe (by Cisco Systems, Inc) - CMS SystemTray Application
  • CiscoMediaPlayer.exe
  • dcs.exe
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • PanApi.dll (by Intel(R)) - Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless (Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Pan API Module)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Trolltech ASA) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Trolltech ASA)
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtSql4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • S24MUDLL.dll (by Intel(R)) - Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless S24EvMon Module
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • AVMediaServer.exe runs as a service named 'Cisco Media Server' (Cisco Media Server) "Shares User defined folders and files to other Universal Plug and Play media devices.".

How do I remove Cisco Media Center?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win XP 12%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.06%
Windows Vista 41.18%
Windows XP 11.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 43.75%
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 6.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 43.75%
Hewlett-Packard 31.25%
Toshiba 6.25%
Acer 6.25%
ASUS 6.25%
Common models
HP-Pavilion NC896AA-ABA a... 7.14%
HP-Pavilion KC831AV-ABA a... 7.14%
HP-Pavilion AZ205AV-ABA p... 7.14%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 7.14%
HPE-460Z 7.14%

Publisher URL: www.linksys.com


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