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BUFFALO MediaServer 2


BUFFALO MediaServer 2 is a software program developed by Buffalo Technology. 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. 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 33 files and is usually about 8.71 MB (9,130,178 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 55% of users of BUFFALO MediaServer 2 come from Japan, it is also popular in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: buffalo.jp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BUFFALO\MediaServer2\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\BUFFALO\MediaServer2\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 8.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BUFFALO MediaServer 2

  • mediaserver.exe
  • mediaserver_accesscontrol2.dll
  • mediaserver_aggregate.dll
  • mediaserver_localdiscovery.dll
  • mediaserver_sync.dll
  • mediaserver_upnp.dll
  • mediaserver_upnpaggconf.dll
  • mediaserver_upnpfilesys.dll
  • mediaserver_upnpsync.dll
  • mediaserver_webui2.dll
  • mediaserver_zcardea.dll
  • webui2-default.dll
  • xmb_client.dll
  • xmb_format-default.dll
  • xmb_import.dll
  • xmb_mediaserver.dll
  • xmb_mediaspace.dll
  • activexm1.dll - activexm1 Module
  • gdiplus.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+
  • mcopy.dll
  • MFC71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • MFC71JPN.DLL - MFC Language Specific Resources
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • stream_proc.dll
  • tunis_utils.dll - tunis_utils Module
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • xmb_upnppower.dll
  • xmbdmc.dll
  • xmbfreetype.dll
  • xmbjpeg.dll
  • xmbpng.dll
  • xmbz.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • mediaserver.exe runs as a service named 'M1 Server' (M1 Server).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • mediaserver.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BUFFALO\MediaServer2\bin\mediaserver.exe'.

How do I remove BUFFALO MediaServer 2?

You can uninstall BUFFALO MediaServer 2 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BUFFALO MediaServer 2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 BUFFALO MediaServer 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 10 14%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 10 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.55% of installs come from Japan
Which countries install it?
  Japan 54.55%
  United States 45.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.00%
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Gateway 20.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook ... 40.00%
Supermicro X10DAx 20.00%
Dell Studio XPS 1645 20.00%
Dell Inspiron 580 20.00%

About Buffalo Technology

Buffalo Inc. is an audio equipment manufacturer and computer peripheral developer.
Publisher URL: www.buffalotech.com


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