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Should I remove Scala Player 5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0003%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.67 days
1.59 days >
Average installed length: 0.83 days


Release 6.0.8 50.00%
Release 6.0.5 25.00%
Release 5.1 25.00%

Scala Player 5


Scala Player 5 is a software program developed by Scala. The most common release is release 6.0.8, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named infochannelplayer5.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 121.42 KB (124,332 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 78% of users of Scala Player 5 come from the United States, it is also popular in Ecuador and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.scala.com
Help link: www.scala.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Scala\Player 5\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Scala\Player 5\unins000.exe"
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 121.42 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Scala Player 5

Program executable:infochannelplayer5.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\scala\player 5\infochannelplayer5.exe
Additional files:
  • NetIC.exe - Scala Player Transmission Client
  • faster.dll - faster Dynamic Link Library
  • RunIC.exe - Scala Player
  • haspdinst.exe (by SafeNet) - Sentinel HASP Run-time Environment Installer
  • hasp_windows.dll (by Aladdin Knowledge Systems) - HASP SRM Windows DLL (Aladdin HASP SRM Windows DLL)
  • SOptimizer.exe - Scala Optimizer (Scala System Optimizer)
  • ConfigIC.exe
  • mmoscore.dll
  • ScalaShutdown.exe
  • soptimiz.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • VantagePro.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • NetIC.exe runs as a service named 'Scala Player Transmission Client' (ScalaNetClient5) "Manages Player communication with Content Manager.".

How do I remove Scala Player 5?

Quickly and completely remove Scala Player 5 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Scala Player 5 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Scala Player 5, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Scala Player 5.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 8 25%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 8 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.78%
  Ecuador 11.11%
  Spain 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
Lenovo 33.33%
Common models
LENOVO 427637U 33.33%
HP ProBook 4730s 33.33%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 33.33%


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