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Should I remove PS3 Media Server?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,197
United States Rank #2,439
Reach 0.2918%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.22 days
596.63 days >
Average installed length: 313.49 days


1.90.1 48.17%
1.90.0 3.34%
1.82.0 6.97%
1.81.0 3.56%
1.80.0 1.43%
1.72.0 15.65%
1.71.0 0.75%
1.70.1 4.28%
1.60.0 2.43%
1.54.0 1.51%
1.53.0 0.59%
1.52.1 1.93%
1.52.0 0.64%
1.51.0 0.23%
1.50.2 0.02%
1.50.1 1.88%
1.50.0 3.06%
1.40.0 1.70%
1.31.0 0.05%
1.30.1 0.96%
1.25.1 0.21%
1.25.0 0.03%
1.23.0 0.16%
1.22.0 0.31%
1.21.1 0.14%

PS3 Media Server

What is PS3 Media Server?  (from the publisher)

PS3 Media Server is a DLNA compliant Upnp Media Server for the PS3, written in Java, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding any kind of media files, with minimum configuration. It's backed up with the powerful Mplayer/FFmpeg packages. Originally written to support the PlayStation 3, PS3 Media Server has been expa...  Read more


The most common release is 1.90.1, 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. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named PMS.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 94.61 MB (99,203,054 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 44% of users of PS3 Media Server come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ps3mediaserver.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ps3 media server
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PS3 Media Server\uninst.exe"
Estimated size: 94.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PS3 Media Server

Program executable:PMS.exe
Name:PS3 Media Server
Path:C:\Program Files\ps3 media server\PMS.exe
Additional files:
  • pms.exe - PS3 Media Server
  • MediaInfo.dll (by http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net) - MediaInfoLib (Library to read info about media files)
  • MediaInfo64.dll (by http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net)
  • new-version.exe
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PMS.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{28716DD0-B8A2-44A8-9672-D9FC13E2B1DF}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PMS.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PS3 Media.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PMS.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'pms.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\PS3 Media Server\pms.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PMS.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PS3 Media Server' which loads as C:\Program Files\PS3 Media Server\PMS.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PMS.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PS3 Media Server\PMS.exe'.

How do I remove PS3 Media Server?

You can uninstall PS3 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PS3 Media Server, 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 PS3 Media Server.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.33%
Windows 10 27.77%
Windows Vista 3.44%
Windows XP 2.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.32%
Windows 7 Professional 10.47%
Windows 8.1 6.89%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.55%
Windows 10 Home 4.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.12%
  Germany 7.10%
  France 6.33%
  Canada 6.05%
  United Kingdom 5.29%
  Australia 2.76%
  Italy 2.48%
  Netherlands 2.42%
  Sweden 2.08%
  Brazil 1.98%
  Spain 1.84%
  Belgium 1.80%
  Japan 1.75%
  Finland 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.03%
Acer 18.31%
Dell 17.39%
ASUS 14.65%
Toshiba 5.51%
Samsung 3.76%
Lenovo 3.33%
Intel 2.08%
MSI 0.99%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.34%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.34%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.37%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.25%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 1.87%


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