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Should I remove CinemaNow Media Manager?

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 #1,269
United States Rank #413
Reach 0.7117%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.10 days
504.52 days >
Average installed length: 265.09 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.9.1.105 76.94%
1.9.1.102 4.14%
1.9.0.80 0.20%
1.9.0.79 0.04%
1.9.0.78 0.08%
1.9.0.63 16.26%
1.9.0.56 1.80%
1.7.0.29 0.12%
1.7.0.28 0.08%
1.6.10.0 0.20%
1.5.2.0 0.04%
1.4.7.0 0.08%

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CinemaNow Media Manager

What is CinemaNow Media Manager?

CinemaNow Media Manager software, also called CNMM , is installed onto your PC from the HP MediaSmart Installation CD. This software controls the queuing, downloading, and viewing of movies and other videos from CinemaNow.

Overview

CinemaNow Media Manager is a program developed by CinemaNow. The most used version is 1.9.1.105, with over 98% 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. 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 programs's main executable is CinemaNowSvc.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 6.16 MB of memory. The software installer includes 70 files and is usually about 11.27 MB (11,817,955 bytes). CNUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 97% of users of CinemaNow Media Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cinemanow.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CinemaNow\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6C122441-1861-4CD7-B1C5-A163A6984E12}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.27 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by CinemaNow Media Manager

Program executable:CinemaNowSvc.exe
Name:CinemaNow Service Application
Signed by:Sonic Solutions
Path:C:\Program Files\CinemaNow\CinemaNow Media Manager\CinemaNowSvc.exe
MD5:2c24db5f78f0aca759803001e6b4f320
CinemaNow is an Internet-based digital video distribution application. CinemaNow video is generally encoded in VC-1 at 700 to 2500 kbit/s. H.264 and MPEG-2 encoding is also used for certain playback devices. CinemaNow primarily employs...
Additional files:
  • cinemanowcontrol.dll - CinemaNow Media Manager ActiveX (CinemaNow Media Manager Control)
  • CinemaNowPreview.dll - CinemaNow Flux Preview Control
  • cinemanowsvc.exe - CinemaNow Service Application
  • cnproghelper.dll - Media Manager CNProgHelper (CNProgHelper)
  • cinemanowupdatecontrol.dll - CinemaNow Update Control (CinemaNowUpdateControl)
  • cndevsynch.dll - Media Manager CNDevSynch (CNDevSynch)
  • updatelauncher.exe - CinemaNow UpdateLauncher (UpdateLauncher)
  • cinemanowshell.exe - CinemaNow Media Manager
  • Mmgr_Install.exe - Setup Launcher
  • Update.exe
  • roxioplugin.dll - CinemaNow Roxio Plugin (Roxio Plugin)
  • cnupdater.exe - CNUpdater Application (CNUpdater)
  • downloadmgr.dll - CinemaNow DownloadMgr (DownloadMgr)
  • indivdrm.exe - CinemaNow IndivDRM (IndivDRM)
  • cinemanowutils.dll - CinemaNow Utils
  • download.dll
  • venuetray.exe - Venue Tray (Venue Tray App)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • CinemaNowSvc.exe runs as a service named 'CinemaNow Service' (CinemaNow Service).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CinemaNowShell.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CinemaNowMediaManagerApp' which loads as C:\Program Files\CinemaNow\CinemaNow Media Manager\CinemaNowShell.exe -start.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CinemaNowShell.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CinemaNow\CinemaNow Media Manager\CinemaNowShell.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

CinemaNowSvc.exe
Memory:6.16 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0011773409%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00045849%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00071885%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,581,794
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:8.3 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove CinemaNow Media Manager?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win XP 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 93.69%
Windows 8 2.58%
Windows Vista 2.05%
Windows XP 1.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 84.03%
Windows 7 Professional 5.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.60%
Windows 8 Pro 0.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.95%
  Canada 0.78%
  Brazil 0.17%
  Mexico 0.17%
  Germany 0.12%
  Argentina 0.09%
  IQ 0.09%
  Philippines 0.09%
  PR 0.09%
  BO 0.07%
  Colombia 0.07%
  Israel 0.07%
  Iran 0.07%
  Croatia 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 88.84%
Dell 4.31%
ASUS 1.99%
Toshiba 0.97%
Acer 0.97%
GIGABYTE 0.59%
Intel 0.59%
Lenovo 0.59%
Gateway 0.38%
American Megatrends 0.21%
Sony 0.17%
Sahara 0.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 10.08%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.63%
HP G62 Notebook PC 6.74%
HP G72 Notebook PC 6.02%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 4.58%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 3.73%

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