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What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,497
United States Rank #2,670
Reach 0.2489%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.52 days
634.79 days >
Average installed length: 333.53 days


5.0.186 11.46%
5.0.178 4.55%
5.0.161 46.56%
5.0.157 10.38%
5.0.156 7.28%
5.0.150 2.41%
5.0.128 17.37%

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DVD Architect Studio 5.0

What is DVD Architect Studio?  (from Sony)

Now available on DVD/Blu-ray Disc™: your own captivating home movies, multimedia photo albums, and music compilations-complete with dazzling menus, special features, and custom soundtracks. With DVD Architect™ Studio software, you can swiftly create professional-looking DVDs, even stunning widescreen productions, on yo...  Read more


DVD Architect Studio 5.0 is a software program developed by Sony. The most common release is 5.0.161, 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 primary executable is named dvdarchst50.exe. The setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 3.09 MB (3,239,424 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 47% of users of DVD Architect Studio come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonycreativesoftware.com/dvdastudio
Help link: www.sonycreativesoftware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\DVD Architect Studio 5.0\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{79E06DF1-24FE-11E1-913F-F04DA23A5C58}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.09 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by DVD Architect Studio 5.0

Program executable:dvdarchst50.exe
Name:DVD Architect Studio
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\DVD Architect Studio 5.0\dvdarchst50.exe
Additional files:
  • ErrorReport.dll (by Sony Creative Software) - Sony Creative Software Error Reporting Component
  • CreateMinidumpx86.exe (by Sony Creative Software) - Sony Creative Software Error Reporting Client (Error Reporting Minidump file creator)
  • ErrorReportClient.exe
  • ErrorReportLauncher.exe - Error Reporting client launcher
  • FileIOSurrogate.exe - Sony Creative Software File I/O surrogate (File I/O surrogate (not visible))
  • discdrv.dll - Sony Creative Software Disc Driver
  • ApplicationRegistration.exe - Sony ApplicationRegistration (Sony Application Registration Utility)
  • PRSConfig.exe (by Sony Creative Software Inc) - Problem Reporting Service (Problem Reporting Service Configurator)
  • sfmarket2.dll - Sony Marketing Component
  • dvdaxr50.exe - External Video Renderer
  • sfsbdmux.xsfs.dll - Sony SFSBDMUX Library
  • dvdarchst50k.dll - DVD Architect Studio
  • sftutor.dll - Sony Tutor Component
  • Ess.dll - Sony PCMESS Module
  • ffplugsk32.dll - File Format Kernel
  • fargo.pdd.dll - Sony CD Architect (CD Architect Fargo Signature Printer Module)
  • sfcd.cdd.dll - Sony Combined CD Driver Module
  • sfcdfs.dll
  • sfcdix.dll - Sony CD Interface (Sony CD/CDR Interface Library)
  • sfcdsim.cdd.dll - CD Architect CDR Simulator Module
  • sfld.ldd.dll - Sony Combined Loader Driver Module
  • sfldsim.ldd.dll - CD Architect Autoloader Simulator Module
  • sfprnsim.pdd.dll - CD Architect CD Printer Simulator Module
  • sfdvd.dll - Sony DVD Library
  • sfscsi.dll - Sony SCSI Module
  • sfspti.dll - Sony SPTI Module
  • sfapprw.dll - Sony S4RW (Sony S4RW Component)
  • sfs4rw.dll
  • Sony.MediaSoftware.SfBdMuxCom.dll (by Sony Creative Software Inc) - DVDA (bdmuxcom)
  • FileIOProxyStubx86.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • dvdarchst50.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ECDA7050-B7D8-40BE-AEAA-C52FF042CB51}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove DVD Architect Studio?

You can uninstall DVD Architect Studio 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 DVD Architect Studio 5.0, 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 DVD Architect Studio.

Win 10 57%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 57.33%
Windows 7 40.45%
Windows Vista 1.24%
Windows XP 0.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.52%
Windows 8.1 21.41%
Windows 10 Home 9.26%
Windows 8 7.48%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 6.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.66%
  United Kingdom 6.27%
  Brazil 5.86%
  Canada 4.87%
  Germany 4.68%
  France 2.90%
  India 2.43%
  Mexico 2.05%
  Australia 1.66%
  Japan 1.54%
  Italy 1.33%
  Netherlands 1.19%
  Argentina 0.94%
  Spain 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 76.69%
Dell 8.72%
Hewlett-Packard 5.97%
ASUS 3.11%
Acer 2.08%
Common models
Sony SVF14N25CXB 3.66%
Sony SVT15115CXS 3.66%
Sony VPCEH40EB 3.30%
Sony SVT15112CXS 3.18%
Sony SVF14N13CXB 3.06%
Sony SVF15A16CXB 2.64%

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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