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Should I remove RoxioNow Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #858
United States Rank #280
Reach 0.7959%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.50 days
339.37 days >
Average installed length: 178.31 days


VersionDistribution 0.36% 0.10% 66.54% 0.14% 32.43% 0.17% 0.27%

Other programs by Roxio

RoxioNow Player

What is RoxioNow Player?

RoxioNow Player software allows users to playback videos that have been downloaded online or from DVDs. It is also part of the HP Video store which shows movies from CinemaNow. It is now known as the Rovi Entertainment Store.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is RNowSvc.exe. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 6.69 MB (7,012,352 bytes). cnupdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.RoxioNow.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Roxio\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0EDEB615-1A60-425E-8306-0E10519C7B55}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.69 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by RoxioNow Player

Program executable:RNowSvc.exe
Name:RoxioNow Player
Windows Service App
Signed by:Sonic Solutions
Path:C:\Program Files\Roxio\RoxioNow Player\RNowSvc.exe
Additional files:
  • cleanupcn.exe - RoxioNow Player (Cleanup Tool)
  • cndevsynch.dll - Synch To Device
  • cnlicense.dll - License Revocation Library
  • cnproghelper.dll - Sync To Device Helper
  • cnrpc.exe - RoxioNow RPC App
  • cnupdater.exe - Updater Tool
  • download.dll - Download Kernel
  • downloadmgr.dll - Download Manager
  • indivdrm.exe - Individualize DRM
  • preloadedsvc.exe - Preloaded Service App
  • rnowcontrol.dll - RoxioNow Player ActiveX Control
  • rnowshell.exe - Player Launcher
  • rnowsvc.exe - Windows Service App
  • rnowupdatecontrol.dll - RoxioNow Update Control
  • rnowutils.dll - RoxioNow Utils
  • roxioplugin.dll - Roxio Plugin
  • UpdateLauncher.exe - Update Launcher
  • updatelauncher2.exe
  • venuetray.exe - Venue Tray App

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • RNowSvc.exe runs as a service named 'RoxioNow Service' (RoxioNow Service).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.49 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0096142750%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00688693%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00272735%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,601,764
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:57.35 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove RoxioNow Player?

You can uninstall RoxioNow Player 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 RoxioNow Player, 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 RoxioNow Player.

Win 7 (SP1) 87%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 89.65%
Windows 10 9.94%
Windows XP 0.29%
Windows Vista 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 85.98%
Windows 10 Home 8.43%
Windows 7 Professional 2.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.89%
Windows 10 Pro 0.45%
Windows 7 Starter 0.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.28%
  Canada 0.68%
  Brazil 0.18%
  Mexico 0.16%
  PR 0.15%
  Germany 0.10%
  India 0.08%
  United Kingdom 0.07%
  Argentina 0.07%
  Jamaica 0.05%
  United Arab Emirates 0.05%
  Spain 0.04%
  Australia 0.04%
  Ecuador 0.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.63%
Dell 0.37%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 11.85%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 11.66%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 10.38%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.68%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 7.23%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 5.21%

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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