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9% remove it91% keep it
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svn-1696 7.14%
svn-1586 14.29%
svn-1359 71.43%
svn-1313 7.14%

Firefly Media Server


Firefly Media Server is a software program developed by Ron Pedde. The most common release is svn-1359, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named mt-daapd.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 16.16 MB (16,940,349 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 64% of users of Firefly Media Server come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.fireflymediaserver.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Firefly Media Server
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Firefly Media Server\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 16.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Firefly Media Server

Program executable:mt-daapd.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Firefly Media Server\mt-daapd.exe
Additional files:
  • firefly.exe - Firefly Media Server (Firefly Service)
  • FireflyShell.exe (by Roku) - FireflyShell
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • avcodec.dll
  • avformat.dll
  • avutil.dll
  • gnu_regex.dll
  • libFLAC.dll
  • pthreadVC2.dll (by Open Source Software community project) - POSIX Threads for Windows32 Library
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • firefly.exe runs as a service named 'Firefly Media Server' (Firefly Media Server).
Startup File (User Run)
  • FireflyShell.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FireflyShell' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Firefly Media Server\FireflyShell.exe" -q.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • FireflyShell.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FireflyShell' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Firefly Media Server\FireflyShell.exe" -q.

How do I remove Firefly Media Server?

Quickly and completely remove Firefly Media Server from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Firefly Media Server 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Firefly Media Server, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Firefly Media Server.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.29%
Windows 8 21.43%
Windows XP 7.14%
Windows Vista 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 28.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%
Windows 10 Pro 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.00%
  Germany 8.00%
  France 4.00%
  Sweden 4.00%
  Netherlands 4.00%
  DK 4.00%
  Canada 4.00%
  Poland 4.00%
  United Kingdom 4.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.27%
American Megatrends 18.18%
Acer 18.18%
Hewlett-Packard 18.18%
Medion 9.09%
Gateway 9.09%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6799uk 12.50%
Dell Inspiron 537 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 23-m100ew 12.50%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 12.50%
Dell XPS 8700 12.50%


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