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Should I remove SonicMaster?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,902
United States Rank #16,952
Reach 0.0503%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.27 days
67.10 days >
Average installed length: 35.26 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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SonicMaster is a program developed by Synopsys. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 installer includes 2 files and is usually about 3.34 MB (3,504,278 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 14% of users of SonicMaster come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Synopsys.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS\SonicMaster\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{09BCB9CE-964B-4BDA-AE46-B5A0ABEF1D3F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.34 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SonicMaster

  • SonicMaster.exe - ASUS SonicMaster
  • SonicMasterTray.exe (by Virage Logic / Sonic Focus) - Sonic Focus Effects (ASUS_MATray.exe)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SonicMasterTray.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Chameleon Monitor 20'.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SonicMasterTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SonicMasterTray' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Sonic Focus\SonicFocusTray.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.16 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007439149%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00042272%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00032120%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:52,753
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:125 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove SonicMaster?

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

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.93%
Windows 8 9.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 73.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.35%
Windows 7 Professional 4.54%
Windows 10 Home 3.12%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.99%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 13.54%
  France 12.86%
  Netherlands 6.70%
  Italy 5.20%
  Germany 5.06%
  United Kingdom 4.79%
  Iran 4.38%
  Spain 3.69%
  Turkey 3.28%
  DK 3.01%
  Russia 3.01%
  Belgium 2.33%
  Malaysia 2.19%
  Australia 1.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 98.70%
Dell 0.58%
Hewlett-Packard 0.43%
Lenovo 0.14%
Acer 0.14%
Common models
ASUSTeK N55SF 44.73%
ASUSTeK N53SM 25.07%
ASUSTeK N75SF 13.68%
ASUSTeK N73SM 7.26%
ASUSTeK N43SM 3.85%
ASUSTeK N45SF 1.99%


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