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Should I remove SlingPlayer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,265
United States Rank #2,037
Reach 0.1249%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.59 days
371.49 days >
Average installed length: 195.19 days


2.0.4522 14.54%
2.0.4521 11.21%
2.0.3508 0.77%
2.0.2500 0.12%
2.0.1481 0.08%
2.0.0457 0.04%
1.5.1342 0.08%
1.5.1338 0.32%
1.5.1335 0.12%
1.05.0325 0.81%
1.05.0322 0.16%
1.04.0207 0.04%
1.04.0206 71.36%
1.03.0168 0.04%
1.00.0127 0.16%
1.00.0096 0.12%


What is SlingPlayer?  (from Sling Media)

With a Slingbox at home and SlingPlayer on your PC, enjoy live or recorded TV over a 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi connection (the iPod touch only supports Wi-Fi). If you like TV, it's hard not to smile when you take control of your TV and DVR right from your iPhone's stunning display. Flip through your local channels with the virtu...  Read more


SlingPlayer is a software program developed by Sling Media. The most common release is 1.04.0206, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named SlingPlayer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 34 files and is usually about 28.28 MB (29,653,391 bytes). The installed file AutoUpdate.dll 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 Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 92% of users of SlingPlayer come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.slingmedia.com
Help link: www.slingmedia.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sling Media\SlingPlayer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3D08333C-C366-425D-8C2D-D05630D68A46}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 28.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SlingPlayer

Program executable:SlingPlayer.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Sling Media\SlingPlayer\SlingPlayer.exe
Additional files:
  • SMST.dll - Sling Media SMST (SMST)
  • SlingSDKProxy.dll - SlingSDKProxy
  • RCDownloader.dll - SlingPlayer (Remote Control Downloader)
  • SPTuning.exe - Video Tuning Wizard
  • AgentLibCore.dll - Slingbox (Agent Library Core)
  • AutoUpdate.dll - AutoUpdate
  • AutoUpdateDeployerUI.exe - Installers Deployer
  • Framework.dll - Framework
  • FrameworkUtils.dll - Framework Utilities
  • SBCore.dll - SBCore
  • SBIL.dll - SBDS
  • SBIL2.dll - SBIL 2.0
  • sling_socket_layer.dll - SlingSS Dynamic Link Library
  • SlingAgentApplicationUI.exe - Sling Agent Application
  • SlingAgentInvoker.exe - SlingAgent Service Controller
  • SlingAgentLibrary.dll - Sling Agent Library
  • SlingPlayer.exe - SlingPlayer
  • SlingSDK.dll - SlingSDK
  • SMBridge.dll - SMBridge (Sling Media Bridge Class Library)
  • SMNetLib.dll - Sling Media Network Library (SMNetLib)
  • SMWIO.dll - Sling Media WIO Library
  • NetLib.dll - NetLib (Network Router Configuration Class Library)
  • routerconfig.dll (by zConf) - Router Config DLL
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 1.0)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • RCDownloaderbridge.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SlingPlayer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{07D9CA22-CBF9-4556-9E5D-A1871D6D635A}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SlingPlayer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sling Media\SlingPlayer\SlingPlayer.exe'.
Network connections
  • SlingPlayer.exe connects to a195-215-221-83.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:194.15 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000584197%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003147%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002695%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove SlingPlayer?

You can uninstall SlingPlayer 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 SlingPlayer, 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 SlingPlayer.

Win Vista (SP2) 44%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 51.06%
Windows 7 38.72%
Windows 10 8.20%
Windows XP 1.99%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 49.08%
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.34%
Windows 7 Professional 4.57%
Windows 10 Home 2.94%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.59%
  Canada 1.52%
  United Kingdom 1.25%
  Brazil 0.45%
  India 0.37%
  Germany 0.35%
  Mexico 0.32%
  Israel 0.27%
  PR 0.25%
  Spain 0.22%
  Argentina 0.17%
  Australia 0.17%
  Netherlands 0.15%
  Philippines 0.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 85.77%
Dell 6.37%
Acer 2.12%
Toshiba 1.76%
ASUS 1.11%
Samsung 0.51%
Lenovo 0.46%
Sony 0.37%
Intel 0.32%
Alienware 0.23%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 17.29%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 13.82%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.98%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 9.50%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 8.11%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 6.94%

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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