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Should I remove Raven Lite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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United States Rank #22,137
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VersionDistribution 54.69% 12.50% 3.13% 23.44% 6.25%

Raven Lite 1.0


Raven Lite 1.0 is a software program developed by Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The most common release is, 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. 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. 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 primary executable is named RavenLiteLauncher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files. 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 83% of users of Raven Lite come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.birds.cornell.edu/BRP
Help link: help.RavenSoundSoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Raven Lite 1.0
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Raven Lite 1.0\UninstallerData\Uninstall Raven Lite.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Raven Lite 1.0

Program executable:RavenLiteLauncher.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Raven Lite 1.0\RavenLiteLauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • akrip.dll (by AKSoft) - AKRip CD-DA Audio Extraction Library (Generic audio extraction library layered over ASPI.)
  • RavenLiteLauncher.exe (by Macrovision) - LaunchAnywhere
  • CDJNILayer.dll
  • WindowsAudio.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RavenLiteLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB63F58C-BC73-435E-B2A9-22229890C02A}' (runs on registration).
  • RavenLiteLauncher.exe runs as a service named 'UPSMSRMI' (UPSMSRMI).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • RavenLiteLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'UPSMS' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\UPSManagementSoftware\UPSMS.exe.

How do I remove Raven Lite?

You can uninstall Raven Lite 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 Raven Lite 1.0, 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 Raven Lite.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.19%
Windows 10 23.44%
Windows Vista 6.25%
Windows XP 3.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 14.06%
Windows 10 Home 9.38%
Windows 8.1 6.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.69%
Windows 10 Pro 4.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  Canada 4.90%
  France 1.96%
  Germany 1.96%
  United Kingdom 1.96%
  Slovenia 0.98%
  Belgium 0.98%
  Australia 0.98%
  Spain 0.98%
  Netherlands 0.98%
  Egypt 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Toshiba 15.79%
Acer 12.28%
Lenovo 5.26%
Sony 3.51%
American Megatrends 3.51%
Alienware 1.75%
ASUS 1.75%
Common models
Acer Aspire 7741 3.33%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.33%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 3.33%
Dell XPS 8300 3.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.33%
Sony VGN-NW350F 3.33%


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