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Should I remove MOTU Hardware?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,418
United States Rank #17,867
Reach 0.0142%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.55 days
193.12 days >
Average installed length: 101.47 days


VersionDistribution 10.39% 25.45% 5.38% 2.15% 1.08% 17.92% 14.70% 4.30% 1.79% 3.94% 1.43% 5.73% 2.15% 0.72% 1.08% 0.36% 1.08% 0.36%

MOTU Hardware


MOTU Hardware is a software program developed by MOTU. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 20.34 MB (21,332,480 bytes). 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 MOTU Hardware come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.motu.com
Help link: www.motu.com/techsupport
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\motu\audio\cuemix fx\resources\en.lproj
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A05D2328-5096-4748-981B-493B1D56BBEB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 20.34 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by MOTU Hardware

  • cuemix fx.exe
  • mfwakeys.exe
  • motu audio console.exe (by MOTU, Inc) - MOTU Audio Console
  • motu smpte console.exe - MOTU SMPTE Console
  • cuemixmackieconfig.exe - MOTU CueMix Mackie Surface Config
  • motumackieplugin.dll (by MOTU, Inc) - MOTU CueMix Mackie Control Surface
  • clockworks.exe
  • motudnsresponder.exe - MOTU_ZeroConf (MOTU_ZeroConf Service)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • motudnsresponder.exe runs as a service named 'MOTU_ZeroConf' (MOTU_ZeroConf) "Enables hardware devices and software services to automatically configure themselves on the network and advertise their presence.".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • motudnsresponder.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MOTU\motuDNSResponder.exe'.
  • cuemix fx.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MOTU\Audio\CueMix FX.exe'.

How do I remove MOTU Hardware?

You can uninstall MOTU Hardware 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 MOTU Hardware, 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 MOTU Hardware.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.35%
Windows 10 37.28%
Windows XP 3.23%
Windows Vista 2.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.91%
Windows 7 Professional 15.64%
Windows 10 Pro 9.82%
Windows 10 Home 8.73%
Windows 8.1 6.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.76%
  France 9.55%
  Germany 7.96%
  Italy 7.64%
  United Kingdom 5.41%
  Canada 3.18%
  Belgium 2.23%
  Norway 1.59%
  Netherlands 1.27%
  Sweden 1.27%
  Switzerland 1.27%
  Czech Republic 1.27%
  Israel 0.96%
  Australia 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.66%
ASUS 20.31%
Dell 16.41%
Acer 14.06%
Apple 4.69%
Lenovo 4.69%
Intel 1.56%
Samsung 1.56%
Toshiba 1.56%
American Megatrends 0.78%
Vestel 0.78%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.25%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 4.46%
MSI MS-7760 1.79%
MSI MS-7821 1.79%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 1.79%


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