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Should I remove Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #4,614
United States Rank #3,206
Reach 0.1136%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.58 days
695.67 days >
Average installed length: 365.52 days


3.55.7671.0901 8.17%
3.31.7643.1 11.61%
3.30.7824.86 7.46%
3.10.7525.4 19.43%
3.00.7187.47 15.63%
2.50.6733.38 8.66%
2.10.6402.20 10.54%
2.00.5976.25 10.45%
1.20.5157.38 2.37%
1.10.4086.63 5.63%
1.00.3573.384 0.04%

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Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation

What is Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation?  (from Sony)

Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation® is a computer application that enables data transfer between a PS Vita system and a computer (Windows® / Mac). Content Manager Assistant is needed for all operations that copy, back up, and restore content or applications on your PS Vita system to or from a computer. You per...  Read more


Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation is a program developed by Sony. The most used version is 3.10.7525.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 programs's main executable is CMA.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 6.62 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 4.57 MB (4,795,248 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 68% of users of Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Content Manager Assistant\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E500DF84-3A0A-4989-93C2-D33B935008C1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation

Program executable:CMA.exe
Name:Content Manager Assistant
Signed by:Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\Content Manager Assistant\CMA.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • CMA.exe (by Sony Computer Entertainment) - Content Manager Assistant
  • CMADownloader.exe (by Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • CMAMetaGen.dll
  • CMANPLib.dll
  • CMARTLib.dll
  • CMAWatcher.exe
  • opencma.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CMA.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B5E021A8-0270-45C6-8CFD-3FE662E476A9}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CMA.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sony\Content Manager Assistant\CMA.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.62 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0048702811%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00454094%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00032934%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:1.08 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00000193%
CPU cycles/sec:88

How do I remove Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation?

You can uninstall Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation 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 Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation(R), 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 Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.48%
Windows 10 37.41%
Windows Vista 3.08%
Windows XP 1.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.71%
Windows 8.1 11.90%
Windows 10 Home 7.92%
Windows 7 Professional 6.53%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.82%
  United Kingdom 8.55%
  Canada 5.82%
  Australia 3.09%
  Philippines 1.23%
  Singapore 0.93%
  Greece 0.63%
  New Zealand 0.60%
  Saudi Arabia 0.60%
  Czech Republic 0.57%
  Malaysia 0.57%
  Ireland 0.53%
  Indonesia 0.50%
  Netherlands 0.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.25%
Dell 17.11%
Acer 14.08%
ASUS 13.03%
Toshiba 8.59%
Lenovo 5.14%
Samsung 3.66%
Alienware 3.45%
MSI 1.90%
Intel 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.91%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.28%
ASUS All Series 4.11%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.62%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.13%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.13%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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