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Finale 2009


Finale 2009 is a software program developed by MakeMusic. The most common release is, 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 finale.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 41% of users of Finale 2009 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.finalemusic.com/support.aspx
Installation folder: C:\finale 2009
Uninstaller: C:\Finale 2009\uninstallFinale.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Finale 2009

Program executable:finale.exe
Name:Finale 2009 for Windows
Path:C:\finale 2009\finale.exe
Additional files:
  • finres32.dll - Finale 2009 for Windows (Finale 2009 for Windows Resources)
  • IRCAMLib.dll - MakeMusic Inc. IRCAMLib (IRCAMLib)
  • AIOLib.dll - MakeMusic, Inc. AIOLib (AIOLib)
  • finmidi.dll - Finale for Windows (Finale MIDI Module)
  • uninstallFinale.exe - Finale 2009 (Uninstalls Finale 2009 and associated files)
  • gearpd.dll (by AccuSoft) - AccuSoft ImageGear (AccuSoft ImageGear/DLL 32)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • finale.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ECF375E5-D538-495E-94FC-B0824127A6D2}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Finale 2009?

You can uninstall Finale 2009 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 Finale 2009, 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 Finale 2009.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 7%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.57%
Windows 10 16.39%
Windows XP 9.84%
Windows Vista 8.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.17%
Windows 7 Professional 14.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.33%
Windows 10 Home 7.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.97%
  Italy 12.50%
  France 6.94%
  Germany 4.17%
  Spain 3.47%
  Brazil 2.78%
  Argentina 2.78%
  United Kingdom 2.78%
  Colombia 2.08%
  Belgium 2.08%
  Canada 2.08%
  Hungary 2.08%
  Hong Kong 1.39%
  Australia 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 19.75%
ASUS 19.75%
Hewlett-Packard 18.52%
Dell 17.28%
Toshiba 6.17%
Samsung 3.70%
American Megatrends 3.70%
Medion 2.47%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.06%
TOSHIBA Satellite L670 1.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite L55-B 1.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 1.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 1.03%

About (from MakeMusic)

MakeMusic, Inc., is a world leader in music technology.
Publisher URL: www.makemusic.com


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