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Cakewalk Loop Manager

What is Cakewalk Loop Manager?  (from Cakewalk Music Software)

Cakewalk Loop Manager is the easiest way for STEAM users to install and utilize premium loop content inside of Cakewalk Music Creator 6 Touch, SONAR X3, or any Windows based Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) that supports REX/WAV/MIDI files. All content is conveniently delivered into STEAM's Cakewalk Content Library. C...  Read more


Cakewalk Loop Manager is a program developed by Cakewalk Music Software. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 InsHelpExe.exe. The software installer includes 127 files and is usually about 128.54 MB (134,781,075 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 56% of users of Cakewalk Loop Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cakewalk.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam2\steamapps\common\Cakewalk
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam2\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/305280
Estimated size: 128.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Cakewalk Loop Manager

Program executable:InsHelpExe.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Cakewalk\InsHelpExe.exe
Additional files:
  • EncoderConfig.exe - Cakewalk External Encoder Configuration
  • cwaftool.exe - Cakewalk(TM) Audio Finder Tool (Cakewalk Audio Finder Tool)
  • CWAFDSPX.dll - Cakewalk® Audio Finder Tool (CWAF Proxy)
  • PluginManager.exe - Cakewalk Plug-in Manager
  • CakewalkSoundCloud.exe - Cakewalk SoundCloud (CakewalkSoundCloud)
  • SonitusFXEqualizer.dll - Cakewalk Sonitus:Fx (Cakewalk Sonitus fx:equalizer plug-in)
  • CW100Auto.dll - Cakewalk SONAR X2 (Automation Server)
  • DShowProxy.dll - Cakewalk SONAR (CWDXPX1.DLL)
  • FaultReporter.exe - FaultReporter
  • classicphaser.dll - Project5 (Cakewalk Project5 Classic Phaser)
  • compgate.dll - Cakewalk Project5 Compgate
  • hfexciter.dll - Cakewalk Project5 HF Exciter
  • modfilter.dll - Cakewalk Project5 Modfilter
  • multivoicechorusflanger.dll - Cakewalk Project5 Multivoice Chorus/Flanger
  • paraq.dll - Cakewalk Project5 Para-Q
  • studioverb2.dll - Cakewalk Project5 Studioverb2
  • tempodelay.dll - Cakewalk Project5 Tempo Delay
  • hyphenator.dll - SONAR (Hyphenation Dictionary)
  • ACTController.dll - ACT MIDI Controller control surface DLL (ACT MIDI Controller control surface)
  • Aliasfactor.dll - AliasFactor Dynamic Link Library (AliasFactor DLL)
  • Analyst.dll - Analyst Dynamic Link Library (Analyst DLL)
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • APRO.dll - Cakewalk A-Pro control surface DLL (Cakewalk A-Pro control surface)
  • AutoEReg.exe - AutoEReg (Auto Web Registration)
  • Cakeattrib.exe
  • CakewalkPublisher.exe (by Twelve Tone Systems) - Cakewalk Publisher
  • CakewalkSoundCenter.dll - Cakewalk Sound Center
  • CJLibrary.dll (by CodeJock.com URL: http://www.codejock.com) - CJLibrary MFC Extension Library (CJLibrary MFC Component Library)
  • cpprest140_2_7.dll (by Microsoft) - C++ REST SDK (A Microsoft project for cloud-based client-server communication in native code using a modern asynchronous C++ API design)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • cw120auto.dll
  • CWMC.exe - Cakewalk Music Creator (Music Creator)
  • CWVideoEngine.dll - Cakewalk Video Engine
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DeWire.dll (by Twelve Tone Systems, d/b/a Cakewalk) - DeWire Dynamic Link Library (DeWire DLL)
  • DSDConvert.dll
  • EdirolPCR300.dll - Edirol PCR-300 control surface DLL (Edirol PCR-300 control surface)
  • EdirolPCRM30.dll - EdirolPCRM30 control surface DLL (EdirolPCRM30 control surface)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • GenericSurface.dll - GenericSurface Module
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • InsHelp.dll
  • InsHelpExe.exe
  • InsHelpSI.dll
  • iZotope_Radius_Win32.dll (by iZotope) - iZotope Radius
  • iZotope_Radius_x64.dll (by iZotope)
  • JoystickPannerSurface.dll - JoystickPanner control surface DLL (JoystickPanner control surface)
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libsndfile-1.dll - libsndfile-1 DLL (A library for reading and writing audio files.)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5E0E9FF4-638F-47E9-824D-50836150CB1F}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-3033822698-2154317922-2913199275-1001.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Cakewalk Loop Manager?

You can uninstall Cakewalk Loop 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Cakewalk Loop Manager, 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 Cakewalk Loop Manager.

Win 10 68%
Win 7 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 67.86%
Windows 7 32.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 23.21%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.07%
Windows 10 Pro 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 10 Home 8.93%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.16%
  United Kingdom 8.22%
  Germany 5.48%
  Canada 5.48%
  Norway 2.74%
  Sweden 2.74%
  DK 2.74%
  Italy 2.74%
  Hong Kong 1.37%
  France 1.37%
  Switzerland 1.37%
  Finland 1.37%
  New Zealand 1.37%
  Spain 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 19.44%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Toshiba 16.67%
Lenovo 11.11%
Dell 11.11%
ASUS 11.11%
Alienware 5.56%
Medion 2.78%
Apple 2.78%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.14%
Alienware Aurora-R4 4.76%
HP Pavilion TS 15 Noteboo... 4.76%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro8,1 2.38%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C855-21... 2.38%

About Cakewalk Music Software

Cakewalk develops and sells music production software best known product is their comprehensive music sequencer named SONAR designed for professional use.
Publisher URL: www.cakewalk.com


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