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Should I remove SlingPlayer for Web?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #9,286
United States Rank #4,880
Reach 0.0404%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.43 days
573.25 days >
Average installed length: 301.20 days


2.4.0157 6.27%
2.4.0152 10.04%
2.4.0134 5.27%
2.4.0130 14.05%
2.4.0113 27.48%
2.4.089 9.41%
2.4.077 1.76%
2.4.072 1.25%
2.4.063 24.47%

SlingPlayer for Web


SlingPlayer for Web is a program developed by Sling Media. The most used version is 2.4.0113, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 9.95 MB (10,432,512 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 88% of users of SlingPlayer for Web come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.slingmedia.com
Help link: support.slingbox.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\skype\toolbars\shared
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{C4C16155-2677-46DE-8EC2-A978204B6829}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.95 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SlingPlayer for Web

  • skypebrowseroptions.dll (by Microsoft) - Skype Click to Call (Skype plug-in settings dialog)
  • skypec2cautoupdatesvc.exe (by Microsoft) - Updates Skype Click to Call
  • skypec2cpnrsvc.exe - Phone Number Recognition (PNR) module
  • skypeieplugin.dll - Skype Click to Call for Internet Explorer
  • skypepnr.dll - Skype Phone Number Recognizer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • skypeieplugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Skype add-on for Internet Explorer' with the class of {AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497} (SkypeIEPluginBHO).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • skypeieplugin.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Skype add-on for Internet Explorer (toolbar button)' with a class of {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5}.
2 Services
  • skypec2cpnrsvc.exe runs as a service named 'c2cpnrsvc' (c2cpnrsvc) "Provides phone number recognition services.".
  • skypec2cautoupdatesvc.exe runs as a service named 'c2cautoupdatesvc' (c2cautoupdatesvc) "Downloads and installs product updates.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003701017%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00019110%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00017900%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,579
8,062,084 average
Memory:10.32 MB
Total CPU:0.0014364577%
Kernel CPU:0.00031134%
User CPU:0.00112512%
CPU cycles/sec:64,773

How do I remove SlingPlayer for Web?

You can uninstall SlingPlayer for Web 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 for Web, 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 for Web.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by SlingPlayer for Web you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 10 55%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 55.01%
Windows 7 43.98%
Windows Vista 0.88%
Windows XP 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.78%
Windows 10 Home 17.36%
Windows 8.1 16.23%
Windows 7 Professional 12.08%
Windows 10 Pro 7.17%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.91%
  Canada 3.32%
  United Kingdom 1.98%
  Norway 0.55%
  Germany 0.47%
  Japan 0.47%
  DK 0.47%
  Spain 0.40%
  Brazil 0.40%
  Sweden 0.40%
  Mexico 0.32%
  Hong Kong 0.24%
  Belgium 0.24%
  Netherlands 0.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.39%
Dell 27.32%
Acer 10.36%
ASUS 9.64%
Toshiba 8.04%
Lenovo 7.14%
Samsung 1.25%
Apple 0.71%
Sony 0.54%
Intel 0.54%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.27%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.64%
ASUS All Series 4.08%
LENOVO 20175 2.82%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.51%
Dell XPS 8700 2.19%

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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