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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0007%


VersionDistribution 7.14% 7.14%
8.3.0 7.14% 7.14%
8.0 14.29%
7 57.14%

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Pinnacle InstantCD/DVD Suite

What is Pinnacle InstantCD/DVD Suite?  (from Pinnacle Systems)

Designed for novices and power users alike, Pinnacle Systems InstantCD/DVD provides end-to-end production of any burning project--from capture to labels. Rip, clean and burn MP3 files onto play-anywhere audio CDs. Sample audio and arrange 16-track stereo music. Capture, edit and share digital photos and home movies on ...  Read more


Pinnacle InstantCD/DVD Suite is a program developed by Pinnacle Systems. The most used version is 7, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is vobstarter.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 17.37 MB (18,215,521 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 37% of users of Pinnacle InstantCD/DVD Suite come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pinnaclesys.com
Help link: www.pinnaclesys.com/wwwmenu.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pinnacle\instantcddvd\sharedfiles
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CFB93E3F-D045-4E78-9D35-CFA7AC35BE5D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 17.37 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Pinnacle InstantCD/DVD Suite

Program executable:vobstarter.exe
Name:VobStarter Application
Path:C:\Program Files\pinnacle\instantcddvd\sharedfiles\vobstarter.exe
Additional files:
  • SmartMessenger.dll - Pinnacle Systems, Inc. SmartMessenger (SmartMessenger)
  • pclemp3enc.dll - InstantDisc (MP3 encoder)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • VobStarter.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PIInstantCDDVDStarterOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'PIINSTANTCDDVDAutoPlay' and the action verb 'Starter.

How do I remove Pinnacle InstantCD/DVD Suite?

You can uninstall Pinnacle InstantCD/DVD Suite 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 Pinnacle InstantCD/DVD Suite, 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 Pinnacle InstantCD/DVD Suite.

Win XP 36%
Win Vista (SP2) 7%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 21.43%
Windows 10 21.43%
Windows Vista 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.43%
Windows 10 Home 14.29%
Windows 8.1 7.14%
Windows Vista Home Basic 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.84%
  France 31.58%
  Germany 21.05%
  Belgium 5.26%
  Netherlands 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 37.50%
American Megatrends 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Dell 12.50%
Common models
VIA K7VT4APro 10.00%
MEDIONPC MS-7707 10.00%
HP Compaq 6735s 10.00%
HPPAV D9954A-ABA 10.00%
Compaq Presario 061 PW558... 10.00%
ASUSTeK A7N8X2.0 10.00%

About Pinnacle Systems

Pinnacle (acquired by American company Avid Technology) is a manufacturer of digital video hardware and software for the broadcast market as well as consumers.
Publisher URL: www.pinnaclesys.com


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