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Should I remove Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,128
United States Rank #11,625
Reach 0.0146%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.87 days
143.66 days >
Average installed length: 75.48 days


VersionDistribution 1.74% 70.49% 0.35% 8.33% 19.10%

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Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition

What is Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition?  (from Microsoft)

Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition delivers easy and exciting new ways to share your photos and enjoy your music and home movies. The software allows you to easily create vibrant photo stories with your own narration, music, and photo effects. Transform your PC into a full-featured party jukebox with visual effects,...  Read more


Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 setup package generally installs about 50 files and is usually about 1.36 MB (1,423,872 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 72% of users of Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and Peru.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Help link: c:\Program Files\Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition\Support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft plus! digital media edition\cdlm\templates
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{C6A7AF96-4EB1-4AAE-8318-1AB393C64F88}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.36 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition

  • mpaui.dll - Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition (Microsoft Plus! Activation Wizard Resources)
  • cdlmpluginui.dll - Plus! CD Label Maker
  • cdlmui.dll
  • dancer.exe - Plus! Dancer
  • mpa.dll - Microsoft Plus! Activation Wizard Module
  • photostory.exe - Plus! Photo Story
  • syncandgo.exe - Plus! Sync & Go
  • acshellext2ui.dll - Microsoft Plus! Audio Converter Shell Extension Resources
  • alarmclockpluginui.dll - Plus! Alarm Clock Plug-in Resources
  • alarmclockpropsui.dll - Plus! Alarm Clock Properties Resources
  • alarmclockui.dll - Plus! Alarm Clock Resources
  • audioconverter.exe - Plus! Audio Converter
  • audioconverterui.dll - Microsoft Plus! Audio Converter Resources
  • cdlm.exe
  • dancerui.dll
  • partymodeui.dll - Plus! Party Mode Resources
  • sleeptimerui.dll - Plus! Sleep Timer Resources
  • alarmclock.exe - Plus! Alarm Clock
  • cdlmplugin.dll
  • ext.dll - Microsoft Plus! Partner Extension
  • partymode.exe - Plus! Party Mode
  • photostoryui.dll
  • pidgen.dll - Microsoft PidGen (PidGen)
  • productactivation.exe - Microsoft Plus! Activation Wizard
  • pssourcefilter.dll - Plus! Photo Story PSSourceFilter
  • wavdest.dll - Plus! Photo Story WavDest

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • dancer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E18E2FC2-A204-44FB-9E3D-47890279703C}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • alarmclock.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Plus! Alarm Clock' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition\Alarm Clock\AlarmClock.exe" /background.
  • dancer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Dancer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition\Dancer\Dancer.exe".

How do I remove Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition?

You can uninstall Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition 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 Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition, 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 Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.18%
Windows XP 33.68%
Windows 10 17.01%
Windows Vista 3.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 33.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.80%
Windows 7 Professional 6.50%
Windows 8.1 2.89%
Windows 10 Home 2.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.32%
  Mexico 4.70%
  Peru 3.39%
  Germany 2.87%
  Argentina 2.09%
  Canada 2.09%
  United Kingdom 1.57%
  Chile 1.31%
  Colombia 1.31%
  Venezuela 1.04%
  Spain 1.04%
  TN 0.52%
  Belgium 0.52%
  Ecuador 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.43%
Dell 27.72%
Acer 9.78%
Intel 7.61%
American Megatrends 7.07%
Lenovo 4.89%
Toshiba 3.80%
Samsung 2.17%
ASUS 2.17%
MSI 1.63%
Common models
Dell Dimension 8400 ... 5.34%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 3.05%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.05%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.29%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 1.53%
Intel Corporation Intel p... 1.53%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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