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Should I remove Sothink FLV Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,363
United States Rank #7,909
Reach 0.0550%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.70 days
551.61 days >
Average installed length: 289.83 days


2.3 92.49%
2.2 2.20%
2.1 4.40%
2.0 0.78%
1.0 0.13%

Sothink FLV Player

What is Sothink FLV Player?  (from SourceTec Software Co., LTD)

As an excellent Flash video player, Sothink FLV Player is totally free for users to play FLV on Windows PC. The free flv player can play all flv videos, including those encoded by Screen Video, Sorenson H.263 and H.264, on2 vp6. Version 2.3 enhanced function of supporting playing H.264 encoded Flash Video.


Sothink FLV Player is a program developed by SourceTec Software Co., LTD. The most used version is 2.3, 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 FLVPlayer.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 1.35 MB (1,419,097 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 44% of users of Sothink FLV Player come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sothinkmedia.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\SourceTec\Sothink FLV Player\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\SourceTec\Sothink FLV Player\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sothink FLV Player

Program executable:FLVPlayer.exe
Name:Sothink FLV Player
Path:C:\Program Files\SourceTec\Sothink FLV Player\FLVPlayer.exe
Additional files:
  • FLVPlayer.exe - Sothink FLV Player
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FLVPlayer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{09035240-634C-40E8-8816-E023083C2DB9}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FLVPlayer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\SourceTec\Sothink FLV Player\FLVPlayer.exe'.

How do I remove Sothink FLV Player?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.52%
Windows XP 14.40%
Windows 8 11.93%
Windows Vista 11.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.96%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.06%
Windows 7 Professional 10.03%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.46%
Windows 8.1 2.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.83%
  Iran 7.38%
  Germany 4.63%
  United Kingdom 4.41%
  Canada 4.19%
  Australia 2.42%
  Italy 2.09%
  Czech Republic 1.76%
  Indonesia 1.54%
  Turkey 1.54%
  India 1.32%
  Brazil 1.32%
  France 1.21%
  Hungary 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.14%
Dell 25.11%
Acer 13.42%
Toshiba 6.93%
ASUS 6.06%
Intel 4.98%
Lenovo 2.81%
American Megatrends 2.16%
Sahara 1.08%
Medion 0.87%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.31%
INTEL DG31PR 2.39%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.39%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.39%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.39%
HP ProBook 4530s 1.91%

Publisher URL: www.sothink.com


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