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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #680
United States Rank #2,751
Reach 1.1650%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.22 days
596.46 days >
Average installed length: 313.40 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.0.403 0.83%
3.0.278 0.83%
2.9.406 2.85%
2.9.316 1.13%
2.8.303 11.56%
2.7.357 8.05%
2.7.341 4.71%
2.6.205 7.85%
2.5.299 3.66%
2.5.290 6.70%
2.4.256 9.48%
2.3.255 8.54%
2.2.223 3.22%
2.1.392 4.32%
2.0.317 11.86%
1.8.121 1.11%
1.7.254 5.31%
1.6.508 1.27%
1.5.312 0.95%
1.5.304 0.29%
1.4.269 2.80%
1.3.227 1.67%
1.2.307 0.10%
1.1.245 0.04%
1.1.240 0.02%
1.1.237 0.12%
1.1.231 0.24%
1.0.373 0.48%

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Media Go

What is Media Go?  (from Sony)

Music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, games, photos, and more—whatever it is, Media Go helps you find, organize, and optimize it for playback on your computer or portable device. Media Go allows you to easily transfer music, photos, videos, and other media between your computer and some great mobile devices, including the...  Read more

Overview

Media Go is a program developed by Sony. The most used version is 2.0.317, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 automagicwm.exe. The software installer includes 121 files and is usually about 5.06 MB (5,310,976 bytes). wmfwupdater.dll 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 15% of users of Media Go come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Sony PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sony.com/mediago
Help link: www.sonycreativesoftware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sony\media go
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{167A1F6A-9BF2-4B24-83DB-C6D659F680EA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.06 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Media Go

Program executable:automagicwm.exe
UWC Helper Application
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\media go\automagicwm.exe
MD5:7f85d7a531474eaf44e4212f7d047df3
Additional files:
  • libsfaceplus.dll - Sony Face Recognition Library
  • mrssfzplugintranscoder.dll
  • wmfwupdater.dll - WALKMAN Firmware Updater
  • mediatranscoderman.dll
  • cuttleshell.dll - Sony Marlin DRM shell
  • mediatranscoder.dll
  • upnpdescinfo.dll
  • cdsobject.dll
  • httpclnt.dll
  • httpmsg.dll
  • dmrcp.dll
  • dmscp.dll
  • mtgen.dll - Media Type Generator Dynamic Link Library
  • dn.dll
  • httpsvr.dll
  • mrscommon.dll
  • mrsmtamarshall.dll
  • mtserver.dll
  • pluginconfig.dll
  • soaputil.dll
  • upnpcp.dll
  • upnpcpprotocol.dll
  • upnpdevice.dll
  • upnpdeviceprotocol.dll
  • upnpserviceimpl.dll
  • uwcbackend_library.dll - Auto Update Backend Library
  • uwcgui_library.dll - Auto Update GUI Library
  • dsdprocessunitu.dll - SonicStage Mastering Studio (DSDProcessUnit DLL)
  • smvd4.dll - sonymvd4.dll (Sony Software Codec DLL)
  • uwcgui_libraryres.dll - Auto Update GUI Library Resource
  • uwchelper_applicationres.dll - Auto Update Helper Application Resource
  • errorreport.dll (by Sony Network Entertainment International) - Sony Network Entertainment International LLC Error Reporting Component
  • createminidumpx86.exe (by Sony Network Entertainment International) - Sony Network Entertainment International LLC Error Reporting Client (Error Reporting Minidump file creator)
  • errorreportclient.exe
  • errorreportlauncher.exe - Error Reporting client launcher
  • at.dll - Sony Network Entertainment International LLC Logging Component
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library (Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library (Patched by SNEI))
  • prsconfig.exe - Problem Reporting Service Configurator
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libglesv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • libegl.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • sfreadcd.dll - Sony Combined CD Read Module
  • mrdmsobj.dll - Sony DMS Object Component
  • ffplugsk32.dll - File Format Kernel
  • sfscsi.dll - Sony SCSI Module
  • sfspti.dll - Sony SPTI Module
  • jskncnv.dll
  • jssmrp.dll
  • gnsdk_dsp.dll (by Gracenote) - Gracenote SDK (Gracenote SDK component)
  • gnsdk_link.dll (by Gracenote)
  • gnsdk_manager.dll
  • gnsdk_musicid.dll
  • gnsdk_musicid_file.dll
  • gnsdk_submit.dll
  • mediago.exe - Sony Media Go (Media Go)
  • mglyrics.exe - Media Go Lyrics Component
  • mglyricsps.dll
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avformat-53.dll
  • avutil-51.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • mediago.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'Media Go CD' with the ProgID of 'Media Go' and the action verb 'play.
Scheduled Task
  • mediago.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E218C98D-B72E-44E0-838B-319147670093}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • mediago.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sony\Media Go\MediaGo.exe'.

How do I remove Media Go?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 8 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#680

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.01%
Windows 8 22.06%
Windows Vista 6.48%
Windows XP 4.45%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.87%
Windows 7 Professional 9.82%
Windows 8.1 7.73%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.00% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 15.00%
  United States 11.65%
  United Kingdom 9.72%
  France 5.74%
  Sweden 3.86%
  Japan 3.60%
  Canada 3.15%
  Spain 3.03%
  Italy 2.88%
  Australia 2.34%
  Brazil 2.16%
  Belgium 2.06%
  India 2.06%
  Netherlands 1.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.52%
Acer 19.70%
Sony 16.22%
Dell 15.04%
ASUS 11.03%
GIGABYTE 6.97%
Lenovo 3.28%
Toshiba 3.19%
Samsung 3.05%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.79%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.79%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.47%
ASUS All Series 2.71%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 1.92%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.81%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com

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