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Should I remove Roxio Central Tools?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,054
United States Rank #5,425
Reach 0.0503%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.97 days
500.62 days >
Average installed length: 263.04 days


3.7.0 4.44%
3.6.0 95.56%

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Roxio Central Tools

What is Roxio Central Tools?  (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 Tools 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. The primary executable is named ToolsPlugin.dll. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 580.78 KB (594,719 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 Tools 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\Tools\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{1F54DAFA-9261-4A62-B59D-6C9F26B48FE4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 580.78 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Roxio Central Tools

Program module:ToolsPlugin.dll
Tools Plugin Dynamic Link Library
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\10.0\Roxio Central36\Tools\ToolsPlugin.dll
Additional files:
  • MainrDEU.dll (by Sonic Solutions) - Language resources - Dynamic Link Library
  • MainrENU.dll (by Sonic Solutions)
  • ToolsPlugin.dll - Tools Plugin Dynamic Link Library

How do I remove Roxio Central Tools?

You can uninstall Roxio Central Tools 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 Tools, 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 Tools.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.80%
Windows 10 19.64%
Windows Vista 14.00%
Windows XP 9.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.42%
Windows 7 Professional 8.41%
Windows 10 Home 6.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.88%
  Germany 6.34%
  United Kingdom 5.26%
  Canada 5.04%
  Italy 2.23%
  France 1.95%
  Spain 1.22%
  Netherlands 1.15%
  Australia 0.94%
  Mexico 0.65%
  Belgium 0.58%
  Japan 0.58%
  Brazil 0.43%
  Israel 0.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.77%
Hewlett-Packard 30.90%
Acer 11.46%
Toshiba 7.64%
ASUS 5.21%
Intel 2.95%
Medion 1.56%
American Megatrends 1.04%
Samsung 1.04%
Lenovo 0.87%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.76%
Dell Dell DXP061 3.72%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.72%
Dell XPS 8300 2.36%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.36%

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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