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Should I remove Roxio Easy Media Creator 7?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,697
United States Rank #21,963
Reach 0.0053%


VersionDistribution 0.96% 1.92% 38.46% 1.92% 2.88% 0.96%
7.0.430.0 25.96%
7.0.353.0 26.92%

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Roxio Easy Media Creator 7

What is Roxio Easy Media Creator 7?  (from Roxio)

Fast, high-quality video capture through high-speed USB controllers, the card works with any video device - including camcorders, VCRs & cameras! Capture streaming internet radio or any audio playing on your PC directly from your Windows Vista desktop.


Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 is a program developed by Roxio. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 installer includes 50 files and is usually about 537.32 KB (550,219 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 65% of users of Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.roxio.com
Help link: www.roxio.com/en/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\roxio shared\storyboard\skins
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{CB4544EA-C189-41FE-9E3A-76591DDB852B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 537.32 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Roxio Easy Media Creator 7

  • cdr4_xp.sys (by Sonic Solutions) - Drag-to-Disc (CDR4 CD and DVD Burning Helper Driver)
  • cdralw2k.sys (by Sonic Solutions) - CDRAL for Windows 2000 Kernel Driver
  • directcd.exe - DirectCd (Launch)
  • mpsipl.dll - PhotoSuite (MPSIplPCS Module)
  • mpsipla6.dll - MPSIplA6 Module
  • mpsiplm5.dll - MPSIplM5 Module
  • mpsiplm6.dll - MPSIplM6 Module
  • mpsiplw7.dll - MPSIplW7 Module
  • polarisutils.dll - PolarisU Dynamic Link Library
  • activesetuproxiocd.exe
  • cpscommontools.dll - Roxio PhotoSuite (MGICommonTools)
  • dvdbuilder7.exe - DVD Builder
  • homepageapp.exe - Roxio Easy Media Creator 7
  • libmng.dll
  • mediamanager7.exe - Media Manager
  • mgiservicelayerres.dll (by MGI Software) - MGIServiceLayer Resources
  • mrfinst.exe - DragToDisc (EasyWrite Reader Installer)
  • ms40uw1.ocx (by Neptune) - ms40uw1 Module
  • pdebug.dll - Roxio Inc. PDebug (PDebug)
  • photosuite7.exe
  • roxio_divx.dll (by DivXNetworks) - DivX® Codec for Windows
  • roxio_mvwgraphbuilding6.dll (by MGI Software) - MGI MVWGraphBuilding (MVWGraphBuilding)
  • roxio_vwerror6.dll - MGI VWError (VWError)
  • roxio_vwguibase6.dll - VWGUIBase
  • roxiocapture7.exe - Roxio Capture
  • roxioplayer7.exe - Roxio Player
  • storyboard7.exe - StoryBoard
  • videowave7.exe - VideoWave 7
  • zlib.dll - zlib data compression library
  • alienizer.dll - AudioCentral SoundEditor Audio Effects (Roxio Alienizer Audio Effect)
  • declick.dll - Roxio DeClick Audio Effect
  • detuner.dll - Roxio DeTuner (Pitch Shift) Audio Effect
  • enhancer.dll - Roxio Enhancer Audio Effect
  • equalizer.dll - Roxio Ten Band Equalizer Audio Effect
  • maturize.dll - Roxio Maturize Audio Effect
  • parametric equalizer.dll - Roxio Parametric Equalizer Audio Effect
  • robotizer.dll - Roxio Robot Voice Audio Effect
  • room simulator.dll - Roxio Room Simulator Audio Effect

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • roxiocapture7.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'RoxioCapturePhotos' with the ProgID of 'RoxioCaptureUtility' and the action verb 'Photo.
  • homepageapp.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'RoxioEMCVideos' with the ProgID of 'RoxioEMCHome' and the action verb 'Get.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • photosuite7.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D7856766-7857-4B0D-A04A-4FE6A6B45689}' (runs on registration).
  • homepageapp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C980D984-BC2E-4268-9566-DE83E24D3B90}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • directcd.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AdaptecDirectCD' which loads as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\System\DirectCD.exe.

How do I remove Roxio Easy Media Creator 7?

You can uninstall Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 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 Easy Media Creator 7, 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 Easy Media Creator 7.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 46.15%
Windows 7 37.50%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Windows 10 3.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 46.08%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.47%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.86%
Windows 7 Professional 2.94%
Windows 8.1 1.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.15%
  Canada 9.85%
  United Kingdom 8.33%
  Japan 2.27%
  South Africa 1.52%
  Belgium 1.52%
  France 1.52%
  TT 1.52%
  Germany 1.52%
  Australia 1.52%
  Sweden 1.52%
  Brazil 0.76%
  Singapore 0.76%
  Venezuela 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.00%
Hewlett-Packard 18.57%
American Megatrends 15.71%
Toshiba 10.00%
Intel 7.14%
Acer 7.14%
Lenovo 4.29%
ASUS 1.43%
Gateway 1.43%
MSI 1.43%
Common models
EPSON DIRECT CORP. Endeav... 3.80%
Dell Computer OptiPlex GX... 2.53%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 1.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite A305D 1.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 1.27%
Dell Computer Inspiron 81... 1.27%

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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