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Should I remove Sonic DLA?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,354
United States Rank #2,902
Reach 0.1620%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.94 days
440.76 days >
Average installed length: 231.59 days


5.2.1 1.26%
5.2.0 25.18%
5.1.0 2.88%
4.98 16.37%
4.97 5.04%
4.95.3 1.26%
4.95.1 2.70%
4.95 24.10%
4.90 6.83%
4.83 1.08%
4.72 0.36%
4.61 0.18%
4.60 0.36%
4.52 0.36%
4.50 11.15%
3.60 0.90%

Typically installed together

Sonic DLA

What is Sonic DLA?

Sonic Drive Letter Access (DLA) is a packet writing application for the Microsoft Windows operating system that allows optical disc data storage devices to be used in a manner similar to floppy disks. DLA is a packet writing technology for CD and DVD media that uses the UDF file system. To use an optical medium such as a CD-R, CD-RW, DVD±R or DVD±RW just like a floppy drive it is necessary to utilize a technique called packet writing. After formatting the optical media it is then possible to write data in small packets, hence the name “packet writing.” The optical drive unit has to support the ability to write in small units, which all modern CD and DVD recording drives do. This way it is possible to save files onto optical media, as well as change, rename or delete them, or copy files separately onto the media.


Sonic DLA is a program developed by Sonic Solutions. The most used version is 5.2.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is ARPIcon.exe. The setup package is about 527 KB (539,648 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows XP. While about 66% of users of Sonic DLA come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonic.com?lang=ENU
Help link: support.sonic.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{1206EF92-2E83-4859-ACCB-2048C3CB7DA6}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{1206EF92-2E83-4859-ACCB-2048C3CB7DA6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 527 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Sonic DLA

Program executable:ARPIcon.exe
  • ARPIcon.exe

How do I remove Sonic DLA?

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

Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 96.58%
Windows 7 2.88%
Windows Vista 0.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 96.51%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.39%
Windows 7 Professional 0.55%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.37%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 0.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.36%
  Germany 4.04%
  United Kingdom 3.52%
  Canada 3.00%
  Japan 2.87%
  Italy 2.61%
  France 2.48%
  Australia 1.43%
  Spain 1.43%
  Netherlands 0.91%
  Poland 0.91%
  Taiwan 0.78%
  Sweden 0.78%
  Switzerland 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 48.96%
Toshiba 22.12%
Hewlett-Packard 11.15%
Lenovo 8.88%
Sahara 4.35%
American Megatrends 2.46%
Intel 1.32%
MSI 0.19%
Gateway 0.19%
Common models
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 4.39%
Dell Dimension 8400 ... 4.39%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 3.59%
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 3.39%
Dell Computer Dimension 8... 3.39%
Dell Dimension 4700 ... 3.39%

About Sonic Solutions

Sonic Solutions (aquired by Rovi Corporation) is a digital media software provider that developed applicationsfor digital entertainment.


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