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Media SOS


Media SOS is a software program developed by Mediafour. 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 setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 9.59 MB (10,054,656 bytes). The installed file productupdates.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 95% of users of Media SOS come from the United States, it is also popular in Lithuania.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mediafour.com/products/mediasos
Help link: www.mediafour.com/support/mediasos
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mediafour\media sos
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{115C0350-3E75-4131-931B-AEE3424C5A61}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.59 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Media SOS

  • productupdates.dll - ProductUpdates
  • checkformediasosupdates.exe - Media S.O.S (CheckForUpdates)
  • appledevices.dll - Media SOS (AppleDevices)
  • media sos.exe
  • m4taskdialog.dll - Mediafour Task Dialog
  • startdiagnostics.exe - MediaSOSDiagnosticsTool
  • mediasosremovablediskservice.exe - RemovableDiskService
  • mediafour.controls.dll - Mediafour.Controls
  • mediafour.tracing.dll - Mediafour.Tracing
  • errorreporting.dll - ErrorReporting
  • objectlistview.dll (by Bright Ideas Software) - ObjectListView
  • volumedevices.dll - AndroidDevices
  • about media sos.exe - SupportInfo
  • destination.dll - Destination
  • deactivate media sos.exe - Deactivate Media SOS
  • ffmpeg.exe
  • library.dll (by Microsoft) - Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • mediasosremovablediskservice.exe runs as a service named 'Media SOS removable disk service' (Media SOS removable disk service).

How do I remove Media SOS?

Quickly and completely remove Media SOS from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Media SOS 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 Media SOS, 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 Media SOS.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 8 29%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows 8 28.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.24%
  Lithuania 4.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 33.33%
Lenovo 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 40.00%
LENOVO 20217 20.00%
Dell Inspiron 580s 20.00%
Acer Aspire E1-571 20.00%


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