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SlingCatcher Desktop


SlingCatcher Desktop is a software program developed by Sling Media. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 20.86 MB (21,871,493 bytes). The installed file SlingUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 82% of users of SlingCatcher Desktop come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.SlingMedia.com
Help link: www.slingmedia.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sling Media\SlingCatcher Desktop\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{49C32FA5-904E-4648-9E5B-EE446DCC40E4}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 20.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SlingCatcher Desktop

  • SPDriverInstallApp.exe - SlingProjector Driver Installer
  • SPDriverInstallApp64.exe
  • SlingUpdater.exe - Sling Auto Updater
  • SlingMediaServer.dll - SlingProjector (Sling Media Server DLL)
  • SlingProjector.exe - SlingProjector application
  • SlingProjectorAPI.dll - SlingProjectorAPI
  • SlingProjectorServer.exe - SlingProjector Server Application
  • SPHelpers.dll - SlingProjector Helpers Library
  • MessagingSDK.dll - SlingCatcher (Messaging SDK Library)
  • SCDirectory.dll - SlingCatcher Discovery and Connection module
  • AgentLibCore.dll - Slingbox (Agent Library Core)
  • AutoUpdate.dll - AutoUpdate
  • AutoUpdateDeployerUI.exe - Installers Deployer
  • Framework.dll - Framework
  • FrameworkUtils.dll - Framework Utilities
  • SlingAgentInvoker.exe - SlingAgent Service Controller
  • SlingAgentLibrary.dll - Sling Agent Library
  • wmv9enclib_sse_only.dll
  • wmv9enclib_sse2.dll
  • D3dx9_38.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows®

How do I remove SlingCatcher Desktop?

You can uninstall SlingCatcher Desktop 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 SlingCatcher Desktop, 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 SlingCatcher Desktop.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win Vista (SP2) 5%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.68%
Windows 10 21.05%
Windows Vista 5.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.78%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.14%
  Australia 3.57%
  Germany 3.57%
  United Arab Emirates 3.57%
  Malaysia 3.57%
  United Kingdom 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.50%
Hewlett-Packard 18.75%
Toshiba 12.50%
Acer 6.25%
ASUS 6.25%
Lenovo 6.25%
Intel 6.25%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P300 7.14%
TOSHIBA Satellite C675 7.14%
Shuttle SX48E 7.14%
Micro-Star MS-7529 7.14%
HP xw8400 Workstation 7.14%
HP EliteBook 8540w (VD444... 7.14%

About (from Sling Media)

Sling Media's flagship product, the internationally-acclaimed, Emmy award-winning Slingbox®, transforms the way consumers watch television—allowing consumers to watch their home TV on any Internet-connected PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone—from virtually anywhere in the world! Sling Media's innovative SlingPlayer™ software connects consumers on all types of computing platforms to their Slingbox, giving them complete control over their living room TV.
Publisher URL: www.slingmedia.com


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