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Should I remove LSI PCI Soft Modem?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,427
United States Rank #10,614
Reach 0.0226%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.74 days
169.19 days >
Average installed length: 88.90 days


2.2.100 12.33%
2.2.99 0.22%
2.2.98 81.61%
2.2.96 4.93%
2.2.95 0.90%

LSI PCI Soft Modem

What is LSI PCI Soft Modem?

This is the software driver for the LSI PCI Soft Modem which is required to connect the device to the user's PC.


LSI PCI Soft Modem is a program developed by LSI. The most used version is 2.2.98, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 programs's main executable is agrsmsvc.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 896.44 KB of memory. The software installer includes 3 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 57% of users of LSI PCI Soft Modem come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lsi.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\LSI SoftModem
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\agrsmdel

Program filesFiles installed by LSI PCI Soft Modem

Program executable:agrsmsvc.exe
Name:LSI Soft Modem Call Progress Service
Path:C:\Program Files\LSI SoftModem\agrsmsvc.exe
Additional files:
  • agr64svc.exe - LSI Soft Modem Call Progress Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • agr64svc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6BC571D4-6BF7-4188-8F96-51481E8F25FE}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • agrsmsvc.exe runs as a service named 'AgereModemAudio' (AgereModemAudio).
  • agr64svc.exe runs as a service named 'Agere Modem Call Progress Audio' (AgereModemAudio).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:896.44 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001449258%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003647%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00010846%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,243
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:60 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.01 MB
Total CPU:0.0001104057%
Kernel CPU:0.00007895%
User CPU:0.00003146%
CPU cycles/sec:136

How do I remove LSI PCI Soft Modem?

You can uninstall LSI PCI Soft Modem 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 LSI PCI Soft Modem, 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 LSI PCI Soft Modem.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.21%
Windows XP 42.38%
Windows 10 5.38%
Windows Vista 3.81%
Windows Server 2003 0.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 41.84%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.71%
Windows 7 Professional 13.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.53%
Windows 10 Pro 1.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.44%
  Germany 10.51%
  United Kingdom 4.55%
  Italy 4.38%
  Canada 3.68%
  Australia 3.15%
  France 2.45%
  Spain 1.58%
  Mexico 1.23%
  Iran 1.23%
  Netherlands 1.05%
  Belgium 0.88%
  RS 0.88%
  Brazil 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 33.68%
Hewlett-Packard 23.71%
American Megatrends 16.84%
Acer 6.87%
Dell 5.84%
ASUS 5.15%
Medion 1.03%
Alienware 0.69%
Samsung 0.34%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7091 22.79%
MEDIONPC MS-7046 3.72%
MEDIONPC MS-7204 2.79%
MEDIONPC MS-7131 2.33%
Compaq Presario 061 PW532... 1.86%
HP Pavilion 061 PL382AA-A... 1.86%

About (from LSI Corporation)

LSI designs semiconductors and software that accelerate storage and networking in datacenters, mobile networks and client computing.
Publisher URL: www.lsi.com


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