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Should I remove Universal Media Server?

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 #7,801
United States Rank #8,588
Reach 0.0613%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.02 days
118.59 days >
Average installed length: 62.31 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.0.0-b2 0.12%
6.0.0-b1 0.12%
6.0.0-a1 0.47%
6.0.0 0.12%
5.5.0 1.16%
5.4.0 0.70%
5.3.1 2.33%
5.3.0 1.16%
5.2.3 1.75%
5.2.2 2.33%
5.2.1 3.61%
5.2.0 0.47%
5.1.4 0.70%
5.1.3 2.91%
5.1.2 2.56%
5.1.1.1 0.47%
5.1.1 0.35%
5.1.0 1.40%
5.0.1 7.33%
5.0.0-b1 0.35%
5.0.0-a1 0.12%
5.0.0 3.26%
4.4.0 0.93%
4.3.1 3.49%
4.3.0 0.23%
4.2.2 2.56%
4.2.1 1.63%
4.2.0 1.98%
4.1.3 1.63%
4.1.2 0.58%
4.1.1 1.51%
4.1.0 0.70%
4.0.3 1.51%
4.0.2 0.81%
4.0.1 0.93%
4.0.0-b1 0.23%
4.0.0-a1 0.23%
4.0.0 0.47%
3.6.4 1.98%
3.6.3 0.93%
3.6.2 1.51%
3.6.1 1.28%
3.6.0 1.98%
3.5.1 0.12%
3.5.0 3.26%
3.4.2 4.54%
3.4.1 2.68%
3.4.0 1.63%
3.3.0 6.05%
3.2.0 0.70%
3.1.2.1 0.35%
85 versions

Universal Media Server

What is Universal Media Server?  (from universalmediaserver.com)

Universal Media Server is a DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server. It is based on PS3 Media Server by shagrath. It is actually an evolution of the "SubJunk Build" of PMS. The program streams or transcodes many different media formats with little or no configuration. It is powered by MEncoder, FFmpeg, tsMuxeR, AviSynth, M...  Read more

Overview

Universal Media Server is a program developed by universalmediaserver.com. The most used version is 5.0.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 99.61 MB (104,450,680 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 37% of users of Universal Media Server come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.universalmediaserver.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\universal media server
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Universal Media Server\uninst.exe"
Estimated size: 99.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Universal Media Server

  • UMS.exe - Universal Media Server
  • MediaInfo.dll (by MediaArea.net) - MediaInfo (Convenient unified display of the most relevant technical and tag data for video and audio files)
  • MediaInfo64.dll (by MediaArea.net)
  • new-version.exe
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UMS.exe is scheduled as a task named 'BlackMediaServer' (runs on boot).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • UMS.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BlackMediaServer.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UMS.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Universal Media Server\UMS.exe'.

How do I remove Universal Media Server?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.28%
Windows 8 43.72%
Windows XP 2.79%
Windows Vista 2.09%
Windows Server 2003 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.54%
Windows 8.1 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.99%
Windows 7 Professional 9.01%
Windows 10 Home 6.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.65%
  Germany 13.45%
  France 5.93%
  United Kingdom 5.40%
  Canada 4.98%
  Sweden 2.86%
  Australia 2.75%
  Italy 2.54%
  Netherlands 2.44%
  Brazil 2.12%
  Belgium 2.01%
  Spain 1.80%
  Poland 1.80%
  Austria 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 19.38%
Acer 19.14%
Hewlett-Packard 16.03%
ASUS 14.11%
GIGABYTE 9.81%
Lenovo 5.50%
Medion 4.31%
Intel 3.59%
Toshiba 3.11%
Samsung 2.39%
MSI 0.96%
Sahara 0.96%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.18%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 3.08%
MSI MS-7758 2.05%
Dell XPS 8700 2.05%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.05%
Acer Aspire V3-771 2.05%

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