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Should I remove Seagate Media Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,950
United States Rank #11,669
Reach 0.0211%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 37.28 days
653.80 days >
Average installed length: 343.52 days


2.01.0414 11.54%
2.01.0412 23.80%
2.01.0404 9.62%
2.01.0370 32.69%
2.01.0350 15.63%
2.00.0300 0.96%
2.00.0210 5.77%

Typically installed together

Seagate Media Software

What is Seagate Media Software?  (from Seagate Technology)

Seagate Media Software is a Windows application that will assist the user in copying media files to the Seagate Wireless and GoFlex Satellite drives.


Seagate Media Software is a program developed by Seagate Technology. The most used version is 2.01.0370, 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 stxmediamanager.exe. The software installer includes 45 files and is usually about 12.62 MB (13,236,516 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 53% of users of Seagate Media Software come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/satellite-media-sync-win-master
Help link: www.seagate.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Seagate\Seagate_Media\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{8AFB4653-3430-413D-9BA2-7077B2F64797}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 12.62 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Seagate Media Software

Program executable:stxmediamanager.exe
Name:Seagate Media
Path:C:\Program Files\Seagate\Seagate_Media\ManagerApp\stxmediamanager.exe
Additional files:
  • STXMEDIADEVIF.dll - Seagate External Drive Interface (DRVIFXX DLL)
  • stxmediamenumgr.exe
  • France.dll - Seagate Application (MFC DLL)
  • German.dll
  • Italian.dll
  • Japanese.dll
  • Korean.dll
  • schinese.dll
  • Spanish.dll
  • mfcBP.dll - Seagate AutoUpdate
  • mfcDE.dll
  • mfcES.dll
  • mfcFR.dll
  • mfcIT.dll
  • mfcJP.dll
  • mfcKO.dll
  • mfcRU.dll
  • mfcSCH.dll
  • mfcTCH.dll
  • UpdateCheck.exe - Seagate Toaster Application
  • BPortuguese.dll - Seagate Media
  • GetMovInfoDll.dll - GetMovInfo DLL
  • Russian.dll
  • smbpo.dll - Brazilian Portuguese dll
  • smfra.dll - French dll
  • smger.dll - German dll
  • smita.dll - Italian dll
  • smjpn.dll - Japanes dll
  • smkrn.dll - Korean DLL
  • smrus.dll - Russian dll
  • smsch.dll - Simplified Chinese DLL
  • smspa.dll - Spanish dll
  • smtch.dll - Traditional Chinese DLL
  • MediaAggreStxMenu.dll - TrayIcon (System Tray Application)
  • MediaAggreService.exe - Sync (Sync Windows Services)
  • MediaSync.exe - Sync Application Software
  • synconf.dll - Sync API DLL
  • synconv.dll - Sync Version Converter DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • stxmediamanager.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AF8D90B8-090A-463E-9DAD-6BD7BEA39C6E}' (runs on registration).
  • MediaAggreService.exe runs as a service named 'Seagate Media' (FreeAgentTheater Service) "Seagate Media".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • stxmediamenumgr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FreeAgentTheaterTrayIcon' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Seagate\Seagate_Media\AgrregationStatus\StxMediaMenuMgr.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002514943%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00020251%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004899%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Seagate Media Software?

You can uninstall Seagate Media Software 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 Seagate Media Software, 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 Seagate Media Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.24%
Windows 10 43.51%
Windows Vista 3.13%
Windows XP 3.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.99%
Windows 10 Home 10.14%
Windows 7 Professional 9.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.66%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.49%
Windows 8.1 7.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.09%
  United Kingdom 6.56%
  Germany 5.41%
  Canada 4.83%
  Australia 3.86%
  France 2.90%
  Belgium 1.74%
  Sweden 1.74%
  Spain 1.35%
  Italy 1.35%
  Taiwan 0.97%
  Russia 0.97%
  Austria 0.97%
  Netherlands 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 22.35%
Acer 11.74%
ASUS 8.71%
Toshiba 6.44%
Intel 3.03%
Samsung 3.03%
Lenovo 2.27%
Medion 1.89%
Alienware 0.76%
Sony 0.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.53%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.11%
Dell XPS 8500 2.05%
Dell XPS 8300 2.05%
HP ENVY TS 17 Notebook PC 2.05%
Dell Vostro 200 2.05%

About Seagate Technology

Seagate is a manufacturer of hard disk drives and has been a leader in the development of the hard disk drives since releasing the first 5.25-inch hard drive.
Publisher URL: www.seagate.com


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