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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,420
United States Rank #15,169
Reach 0.0178%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.24 days
601.75 days >
Average installed length: 316.17 days

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What is SimSynth?  (from Image-Line)

SimSynth Live captures the big multi-oscillator sound of a MiniMoog, and combines it with the warm, fat sound of Oberheim style SVF filters. The result? Rich strings, wall to wall brass, and fat punchy basses. And we haven't forgotten techno sounds either. SimSynth Live uses a filter technique that gives the EMPH knob ...  Read more


SimSynth is a software program developed by Image-Line. 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 primary executable is named SimSynth VSTi.dll. The setup package generally installs about 92 files and is usually about 2.76 MB (2,899,006 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 43% of users of SimSynth come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.image-line.com/plugins/Synths/SimSynth%20Live
Help link: www.image-line.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\image-line\simsynth
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Image-Line\SimSynth\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SimSynth

Program module:SimSynth VSTi.dll
Name:SimSynth VSTi
Path:C:\Program Files\image-line\simsynth\SimSynth VSTi.dll
Additional files:
  • SimSynth VSTi.dll - SimSynth VSTi
  • Uninstall.exe
  • 4Front R-Piano x64.dll
  • AM Freehand Free.dll
  • AudioRestore.dll (by iZotope) - Audio Restore (Audio Restore (VST))
  • Auto-Tune_Evo_VST.dll (by Antares Audio Technologies) - Auto-Tune Evo VST PC (Professional Pitch Correction Software)
  • Auto-Tune+Time_VST.dll (by Antares Audio Technologies) - Auto-Tune 7 VST PC (Professional Pitch And Time Correction Software)
  • Bitcrusher.dll
  • dblue_Glitch_v1_3.dll
  • Drumaxx.dll - Drumaxx v1.2.1 VSTi/FL
  • Drumaxx.exe - IL MiniHost (IL MiniHost application)
  • Drumpad.dll - Drumpad 1.2.1 VSTi/FL
  • DrumSynth_Eng.dll (by maxim digital audio) - Fruity DrumSynth Live
  • DrumSynth_Eng_x64.dll - Fruity DrumSynth Live engine
  • DX10 VSTi.dll - DX10 VSTi
  • Edison.exe
  • FL Studio VSTi.dll - FL Studio VSTi
  • FM8 FX.dll (by Native Instruments GmbH) - Native Instruments FM8 (FM8)
  • FM8.dll (by Native Instruments GmbH)
  • FreeAlpha 64.dll
  • Fruity 7 Band EQ.dll
  • Fruity Balance.dll
  • Fruity Bass Boost.dll
  • Fruity Blood Overdrive.dll
  • Fruity Center.dll
  • Fruity Chorus.dll
  • Fruity Compressor.dll (by Ultrafunk) - Fruity Compressor (Ultrafunk Fruity Compressor VST plug-in)
  • Fruity Delay.dll
  • Fruity Fast LP.dll
  • Fruity Filter.dll
  • Fruity Flanger.dll - Fruity Flanger
  • Fruity Free Filter.dll
  • Fruity Mute 2.dll
  • Fruity Phase Inverter.dll
  • Fruity Phaser.dll - Fruity Phaser
  • Fruity Reeverb.dll
  • Groove Machine.dll - Groove Machine 1.0.2
  • Groove Machine.exe
  • Hardcore.dll - Hardcore v1.1.3 VST/FL
  • Hardcore.exe - vsthost Application
  • Hypersonic.dll (by Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH) - Steinberg Hypersonic 2 (Hypersonic 2)
  • IL Delay Bank.dll - IL Delay Bank
  • IL Delay.dll - IL Delay
  • IL Drumaxx.dll - Drumaxx v1.2.2 VSTi/FL
  • IL Drumpad.dll - Drumpad 1.2.2 VSTi/FL
  • IL DrumSynth Live.dll - IL DrumSynth Live
  • IL Edison.dll - IL Edison
  • IL EQUO.dll - IL EQUO
  • IL Flangus.dll - IL Flangus
  • IL Gross Beat.dll - IL Gross Beat
  • IL Harmless.dll - IL Harmless
  • IL Harmor.dll - IL Harmor
  • IL Love Philter.dll - IL LovePhilter
  • IL Maximus.dll - IL Maximus
  • IL Multiband Compressor.dll - IL Multiband Compressor
  • IL Notebook.dll - IL Notebook
  • IL Ogun.dll - IL Ogun/IL Autogun
  • IL Parametric EQ 2.dll - IL Parametric EQ 2
  • IL Parametric EQ.dll - IL Parametric EQ
  • IL Slicex.dll - IL Slicex

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Hardcore.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5418F453-CAB5-4780-BBB5-145FDB7BF0B1}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove SimSynth?

You can uninstall SimSynth 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 SimSynth, 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 SimSynth.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.71%
Windows 10 46.86%
Windows Vista 0.86%
Windows XP 0.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.14%
Windows 8.1 13.71%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.29%
Windows 7 Professional 6.29%
Windows 10 Home 5.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.72%
  France 5.68%
  Canada 4.69%
  United Kingdom 4.69%
  Netherlands 3.70%
  Germany 3.46%
  Italy 2.47%
  Sweden 2.47%
  Finland 1.98%
  Australia 1.73%
  India 1.73%
  Czech Republic 1.48%
  Belgium 0.99%
  Brazil 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.84%
ASUS 20.47%
Dell 11.16%
Acer 11.16%
Lenovo 7.44%
Samsung 4.65%
Alienware 3.26%
MSI 2.33%
Toshiba 2.33%
Medion 0.93%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.67%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.70%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.96%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.22%
MSI MS-7693 2.22%
Acer Aspire 5738 1.48%

About Image-Line

Image-Line is best known for its digital audio workstation program FL Studio and audio plugins such as Sytrus.
Publisher URL: www.image-line.com


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