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Should I remove SoundMAX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #697
United States Rank #786
Reach 1.1321%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.72 days
640.79 days >
Average installed length: 336.69 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
7.00.80 0.01%
6.10.2.7280 1.40%
6.10.2.7265 0.76%
6.10.2.7260 2.53%
6.10.2.7255 4.38%
6.10.2.7250 1.63%
6.10.2.7245 0.01%
6.10.2.7240 0.36%
6.10.2.7200 0.06%
6.10.2.6635 0.26%
6.10.2.6620 0.06%
6.10.2.6610 0.01%
6.10.2.6600 0.63%
6.10.2.6595 0.74%
6.10.2.6590 0.11%
6.10.2.6585 4.68%
6.10.2.6570 0.01%
6.10.2.6540 0.03%
6.10.2.6530 0.03%
6.10.2.6520 0.26%
6.10.2.6510 0.01%
6.10.2.6490 0.19%
6.10.2.6480 0.29%
6.10.2.6400 0.08%
6.10.2.6380 0.01%
6.10.2.6320 0.03%
6.10.2.6280 0.04%
6.10.2.6260 0.10%
6.10.2.6230 0.01%
6.10.2.6200 0.01%
6.10.2.6180 0.06%
6.10.2.6140 0.05%
6.10.2.6110 0.19%
6.10.2.6100 0.25%
6.10.2.6070 0.05%
6.10.2.6050 0.05%
6.10.2.5880 0.03%
6.10.2.5860 0.57%
6.10.2.5853 0.03%
6.10.2.5852 0.01%
6.10.2.5850 0.01%
6.10.2.5830 0.01%
6.10.2.5820 0.03%
6.10.2.5810 0.17%
6.10.2.5750 0.64%
6.10.2.5510 0.01%
6.10.2.5500 0.01%
6.10.2.5491 1.47%
6.10.2.5490 0.01%
6.10.2.5370 0.01%
6.10.2.5330 0.01%
284 versions

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SoundMAX

What is SoundMAX?  (from Analog Devices)

SoundMAX is a suite of audio processing algorithms tailored to run on ADI components. These processing algorithms are licensed to equipment manufacturers, who integrate them with ADI’s signal processing solutions to deliver an optimal listening solution to their customers. The SoundMAX logo gives you confidence that yo...  Read more

Overview

SoundMAX is a program developed by Analog Devices. The most used version is 6.10.2.6585, with over 61% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 AEEnable.exe. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 5.77 MB (6,048,824 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 44% of users of SoundMAX come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Analog.com
Help link: cern.ch/cmf/ComputerFramework/AddRemove.aspx?pcname=pcbe13097&ip1=128.141.250.99&ip2=128.141.87.254
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 5.77 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by SoundMAX

Program executable:AEEnable.exe
Name:Andrea Digital Technologies AEEnable
AEEnable
Path:C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\AEEnable.exe
MD5:6e503eaf76b48fb665998795a0587910
Additional files:
  • MidiSyn.dll - SoundMAX Control Panel application - Midi Music Synthesizer Tab (SMax3CP DLL)
  • MidiSynth.dll
  • ListEnv.dll - SoundMAX Control Panel application - Listening Environment Tab
  • PwrMan.dll - SoundMAX Control Panel application - Power Management Tab (PwrManTab DLL)
  • MicTab.dll - SoundMAX Control Panel application - Microphone Tab (MicTab DLL)
  • SMAgentI.exe - SoundMAX service agent installation (SoundMAX service agent installation program)
  • SMTray.exe - SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio (SoundMAX System Tray)
  • SMAgentX.exe - SoundMAX service extension agent (SoundMAX service extension agent component)
  • SoundMAX.exe - SoundMAX Audio Settings (32-bit)
  • adminchk.dll - Analog Devices, Inc. adminchk (adminchk)
  • smwdm.sys - SoundMAX Digital Audio Driver (SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio)
  • SMWDMIF.dll - Audio Driver Interface Module (SMWDM Interface DLL)
  • MidiIO.dll - MidiIO Dynamic Link Library (Device IO Library)
  • SMax4Wiz.exe - AudioWizard Application
  • DLSLdr.exe - DLS Loader Application
  • SMAgent.exe - SoundMAX service agent (SoundMAX service agent component)
  • SMax4.exe - SoundMAX Control Panel (SoundMAX Control Center)
  • DLSLoader.exe - DLSLoader Application
  • SMax4PNP.exe - SMax4PNP Application (SMax4PNP MFC Application)
  • BlackHawk.exe - SoundMAX BlackHawk
  • spkrmonx.exe - SoundMAX SpkrMonX (SoundMAX Speaker Monitor service extension)
  • adidrm.dll - adidrm Module (HDAUDIO adidrm Module)
  • ADIDTS.dll - ADIDTS Tab (ADIDTS DLL)
  • DevSetup.exe - DevSetup (DevSetup (32 bit))
  • DevInst.dll - DevInst
  • RemDev.exe - RemDev
  • SMHelp.exe - SMHelp
  • EDCrypt.DLL - Config file processing library.
  • smsens.sys - SoundMAX Stub Driver
  • AEEnable.exe (by Andrea Electronics) - Andrea Digital Technologies AEEnable (AEEnable)
  • install.exe (by Windows (R) 2000 DDK provider) - Windows (R) 2000 DDK driver (Install Program for Windows 2000 Drivers)
  • Remove.exe (by Windows (R) 2000 DDK provider) - Remove Program for Windows 2000 Drivers
  • SMWizard.exe (by Andrea Electronics) - SMWizard Application
  • a3d.dll (by Sensaura Ltd) - Sensaura (Audio3D)
  • RemADI.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SoundMAX.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BFF0BED9-F7B1-421B-B61A-A7936DE04FF1}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • SMAgent.exe runs as a service named 'SoundMAX Agent Service' (SoundMAX Agent Service (default)).
4 Startup Files (User Run)
  • SMax4.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SoundMax' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4.exe" /tray.
  • SoundMAX.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SoundMax' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SoundMAX.exe" /tray.
  • DevSetup.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DevSetup (64 bit)' and executes as C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\DevSetup.exe.
  • SMTray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Smapp' and executes as C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe.
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SMax4.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SoundMAX' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe" /tray.
  • SoundMAX.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SoundMAX' which loads as C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\soundmax.exe /tray.
  • SMax4PNP.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SoundMAXPnP' which loads as C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe.
  • SMTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Smapp' which loads as C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • SMax4.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4.exe'.
  • SMax4Wiz.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4Wiz.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

SMTray.exe
Memory:828 KB
21.09 MB average
User CPU:0.00016133%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
SoundMAX.exe
Memory:7 MB
Total CPU:0.0003032801%
Kernel CPU:0.00017896%
User CPU:0.00012432%
CPU cycles/sec:219,004
SMAgent.exe
Memory:644 KB
User CPU:0.00016349%
I/O reads/min:29 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove SoundMAX?

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Or, you can uninstall SoundMAX 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 SoundMAX, 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 SoundMAX.

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 47%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 48.91%
Windows 7 36.30%
Windows Vista 10.66%
Windows 8 3.95%
Windows Server 2003 0.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 48.88%
Windows 7 Professional 14.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.54%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.62%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.07%
Windows Vista Business 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.13%
  Germany 5.83%
  Canada 3.82%
  United Kingdom 3.76%
  Italy 3.34%
  France 3.15%
  MA 2.50%
  Spain 1.79%
  Netherlands 1.69%
  Australia 1.64%
  Poland 1.29%
  Brazil 1.21%
  Japan 1.21%
  Sweden 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 42.80%
Hewlett-Packard 37.67%
American Megatrends 7.29%
Sahara 4.25%
Lenovo 3.16%
Intel 1.65%
ASUS 1.12%
Compaq 0.84%
Toshiba 0.65%
Acer 0.57%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 755 9.21%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 6.60%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 6.08%
Dell OptiPlex 780 4.41%
Dell OptiPlex 760 3.73%
Dell OptiPlex GX280 ... 2.95%

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