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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,213
United States Rank #2,555
Reach 0.0958%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.30 days
569.39 days >
Average installed length: 299.17 days


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360 versions

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Other programs by MediaMall Technologies


What is PlayOn?  (from MediaMall Technologies)

PlayOn is media server software for your Windows PC. With PlayOn, you can use your home network to magically stream your favorite online shows, movies, and home media files from your PC to your TV, smart phone, or tablet. To display videos on your TV, PlayOn relies on a game console or other supported device such as ...  Read more


PlayOn is a program developed by MediaMall Technologies. The most used version is, with over 13% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is PlayOn.exe. The software installer includes 53 files and is usually about 33.42 MB (35,040,577 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 93% of users of PlayOn come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.playon.tv
Help link: www.playon.tv/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MediaMall\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A80E9E88-75C9-4A15-A165-3A71F91D4260}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 33.42 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PlayOn

Program executable:PlayOn.exe
Name:PlayOn System Tray Monitor
Path:C:\Program Files\MediaMall\PlayOn.exe
Additional files:
  • PlayOn.exe - PlayOn System Tray Monitor
  • Util.dll - MediaMall Util Lib
  • Common.dll - PlayOn Resources
  • MyMediaSettings.exe - MyMedia Settings
  • SettingsManager.exe - PlayOn Settings
  • MediaMallServer.exe - PlayOn Server
  • CR.dll - MediaMall (MediaMall CR Lib)
  • CXL.exe - MediaMall CX Loader
  • CXL64.exe
  • PlayLater.exe - PlayLater
  • PlayMark.exe - PlayMark
  • Surfer.exe - PlayOn SURFER Utility
  • Microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'MSHTML'.
  • lua51a.dll - lua514

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SettingsManager.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C07D4499-D461-493B-88F2-DE1BBD931188}' (runs on registration).
  • PlayLater.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{280AD6E7-BAAA-4EB4-9551-D95663B2ACE7}' (runs on registration).
  • MediaMallServer.exe runs as a service named 'MediaMall Server' (MediaMall Server) "Shares media with PlayOn devices using Universal Plug and Play.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • PlayOn.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PlayOn' and executes as C:\Program Files\MediaMall\PlayOn.exe.
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • SettingsManager.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MediaMall\SettingsManager.exe'.
  • PlayMark.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MediaMall\PlayMark.exe'.
  • MediaMallServer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MediaMall\MediaMallServer.exe'.
  • Surfer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MediaMall\Surfer.exe'.
  • PlayLater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MediaMall\PlayLater.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:93.55 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008261099%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00024547%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00058064%
0.015104% average

How do I remove PlayOn?

You can uninstall PlayOn 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 PlayOn, 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 PlayOn.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Server 2003 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.54%
Windows 10 41.00%
Windows Vista 5.30%
Windows XP 2.12%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.71%
Windows 10 Home 12.96%
Windows 7 Professional 9.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.71%
Windows 8.1 8.07%
Windows 10 Pro 6.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 93.14%
  Canada 2.33%
  United Kingdom 0.97%
  Australia 0.70%
  Brazil 0.37%
  New Zealand 0.17%
  Germany 0.13%
  Spain 0.13%
  DK 0.10%
  Sweden 0.10%
  France 0.10%
  Israel 0.10%
  Netherlands 0.10%
  TT 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.93%
Hewlett-Packard 29.90%
Acer 12.37%
Toshiba 7.39%
ASUS 5.67%
Lenovo 3.18%
Intel 2.06%
Gateway 0.77%
Alienware 0.69%
Samsung 0.60%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.11%
Dell XPS 8700 4.93%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.93%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.74%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.55%
Dell XPS 8500 2.01%


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