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Should I remove Steinberg HALion 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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3.3.0 10.00%
3.1.0 20.00%
3.0.0 70.00%

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Steinberg HALion 3


Steinberg HALion 3 is a software program developed by Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. The most common release is 3.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 30.51 MB (31,987,761 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows XP. While about 33% of users of Steinberg HALion 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steinberg.net
Help link: www.steinberg.net/ProductPage_Support.asp?Product_ID=2180
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vstplugins\halion 3
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\VstPlugins\HALion 3\Uninstall.exe" "C:\Program Files\VstPlugins\HALion 3\Install.log"
Estimated size: 30.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Steinberg HALion 3

  • HALion.exe - vstiplayer for Windows (vstiplayer)
  • HALion.dll - HALion (VST 2.4 Plug-In)
  • SteinbergKeyActivation.exe - Steinberg Key Activation
  • HALionReWire.dll - ReWire Device DLL
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • Uninstall.exe runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Uninstall.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

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Or, you can uninstall Steinberg HALion 3 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 Steinberg HALion 3, 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 Steinberg HALion 3.

Win Vista (SP2) 30%
Win XP 10%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 30.00%
Windows XP 30.00%
Windows 7 20.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 30.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 30.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 8.1 10.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Germany 25.00%
  France 16.67%
  Netherlands 8.33%
  Canada 8.33%
  United Kingdom 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 33.33%
American Megatrends 22.22%
ASUS 11.11%
Intel 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard 11.11%
Acer 11.11%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 40.00%
MEDIONPC MS-7046 20.00%
MEDION MS-7797 20.00%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 20.00%

About Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Steinberg is a musical software and equipment company tat mainly produces music recording, arranging and editing software as used in digital audio workstations and VSTi software synthesizers.
Publisher URL: www.steinberg.net


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