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Should I remove Roxio Central Core?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,921
United States Rank #5,354
Reach 0.0513%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.71 days
434.02 days >
Average installed length: 228.04 days


3.7.0 4.55%
3.6.0 95.45%

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Roxio Central Core

What is Roxio Central Core?  (from Roxio)

Roxio Central is a basic CD/DVD burning application, built on Windows Presentation Foundation, the design standard for Windows Vista. It is a technology demo showcasing possibilities for new user interface designs. Roxio Central provides essential CD-Audio, CD-ROM & DVD-ROM recording, copy and backup features.


Roxio Central Core is a software program developed by Roxio. The most common release is 3.6.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 Roxio_Central36.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 11.06 MB (11,595,332 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 69% of users of Roxio Central Core come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.roxio.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\10.0\Roxio Central36\Main\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{ED439A64-F018-4DD4-8BA5-328D85AB09AB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Roxio Central Core

Program executable:Roxio_Central36.exe
Roxio Creator
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\10.0\Roxio Central36\Main\Roxio_Central36.exe
Additional files:
  • MainrDEU.dll - MainrDEU Dynamic Link Library
  • MainrENU.dll - MainrENU Dynamic Link Library
  • Roxio_Central36.exe - Roxio Creator
  • gdiplus.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+
  • mfc71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • mfc71u.dll
  • msvcp70.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcp71.dll
  • msvcr70.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msvcr71.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Roxio_Central36.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'RoxioSCDataTask36' with the ProgID of 'Roxio.RoxioCentral36' and the action verb 'DataTask.
Scheduled Task
  • Roxio_Central36.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{296DF4E7-E23B-4A23-94A3-2D18C5A22AD0}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Roxio Central Core?

You can uninstall Roxio Central Core 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 Roxio Central Core, 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 Roxio Central Core.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.11%
Windows 10 19.27%
Windows Vista 14.13%
Windows XP 9.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.03%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.34%
Windows 7 Professional 8.75%
Windows 10 Home 6.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.83%
  Germany 6.43%
  United Kingdom 5.23%
  Canada 4.95%
  Italy 2.33%
  France 1.98%
  Spain 1.20%
  Netherlands 1.20%
  Australia 0.92%
  Mexico 0.64%
  Japan 0.64%
  Belgium 0.57%
  Brazil 0.42%
  Israel 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.14%
Hewlett-Packard 30.77%
Acer 11.28%
Toshiba 7.52%
ASUS 5.30%
Intel 2.74%
Medion 1.54%
American Megatrends 1.03%
Samsung 1.03%
Lenovo 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.56%
Dell Dell DXP061 3.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.61%
Dell XPS 8300 2.62%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.30%

About Roxio

Roxio, now Sonic Solutions, is a software developer specializing in consumer digital media products whose product line includes programs for the creation of digital media projects, media conversion software, and content distribution systems.
Publisher URL: www.roxio.com


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