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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,315
United States Rank #18,926
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.97 days
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Average installed length: 247.55 days


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SONAR 8.0 Producer Edition

What is SONAR Producer Edition?  (from Cakewalk Music Software)

SONAR 8 Producer sets forth to refine the user experience, inspire creativity, and take productions to new heights with updates to the core application including workflow enhancements, new features, and performance optimizations throughout. SONAR 8 Producer also reinforces its already impressive production toolset with...  Read more


SONAR 8.0 Producer Edition is a program developed by Cakewalk Music Software. 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 main program executable is SONARPDR.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 61.25 MB (64,220,940 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 38% of users of SONAR Producer Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Argentina.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cakewalk.com
Help link: www.cakewalk.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\SONAR 8 Producer Edition\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\SONAR 8 Producer Edition\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 61.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SONAR 8.0 Producer Edition

Program executable:SONARPDR.exe
Name:SONAR 8
Path:C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\SONAR 8 Producer Edition\SONARPDR.exe
Additional files:
  • TTSlibsndfile.dll - libsndfile - Audio File Transcoding Library
  • DShowProxy.dll - Cakewalk SONAR (CWDXPX1.DLL)
  • TTSRes17.dll
  • CJLibrary.dll (by CodeJock.com URL: http://www.codejock.com) - CJLibrary MFC Extension Library (CJLibrary MFC Component Library)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SONARPDR.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{74305DE4-359D-4C79-B5B6-B8DA4C88C5EE}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove SONAR Producer Edition?

You can uninstall SONAR Producer Edition 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 SONAR 8.0 Producer Edition, 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 SONAR Producer Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.54%
Windows 10 20.08%
Windows XP 7.87%
Windows Vista 5.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.98%
Windows 7 Professional 9.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.94%
Windows 8.1 5.16%
Windows 10 Home 4.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.46%
  Brazil 9.03%
  Argentina 5.02%
  United Kingdom 5.02%
  Canada 3.68%
  Germany 3.34%
  Italy 3.34%
  France 3.01%
  Spain 2.34%
  Australia 2.01%
  Netherlands 2.01%
  Japan 1.67%
  Philippines 1.34%
  Czech Republic 1.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.55%
Acer 19.18%
Dell 18.49%
Toshiba 8.90%
ASUS 8.90%
Intel 6.16%
Lenovo 2.74%
Samsung 2.74%
Gateway 2.05%
Common models
TOSHIBA Qosmio X875 3.64%
Acer Aspire E1-571 2.73%
ASUSTeK K72Jr 1.82%
ASUSTeK K53E 1.82%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 1.82%
Gateway DX4200-09 1.82%

About Cakewalk Music Software

Cakewalk develops and sells music production software best known product is their comprehensive music sequencer named SONAR designed for professional use.
Publisher URL: www.cakewalk.com


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