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21% remove it79% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #5,773
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 200.22 days


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Sonic Encoders

What is Sonic Encoders?

Sonic encoders is a softwatre that us used in Windows Xp to record movies or burn DVD.


Sonic Encoders is a software program developed by Sonic Solutions. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 278 files and is usually about 824 KB (843,776 bytes). The installed file ssbkgdupdate.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 XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 77% of users of Sonic Encoders come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonic.com
Installation folder: C:\windows\ehome\createdisc\transcoderplugins
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{9941F0AA-B903-4AF4-A055-83A9815CC011}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 824 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sonic Encoders

  • _isusres.dll (by InstallShield Software) - InstallShield Update Service (InstallShield Update Service Resource DLL)
  • agent.exe (by InstallShield Software) - InstallShield Update Service Agent
  • cli.aspect.customformatselection.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll (by ATI Technologies) - Catalyst Control Centre (Implementation of Custom Format Selection)
  • cli.aspect.devicecrt.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll (by ATI Technologies) - Dashboard Graphics Caste CRT Aspect
  • cli.aspect.devicecrt2.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste CRT 2 Aspect
  • cli.aspect.devicecv.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste CV Aspect
  • cli.aspect.devicecv.graphics.wizard.resources.dll - Wizard DeviceCV Aspect
  • cli.aspect.devicecv2.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste CV 2 Aspect
  • cli.aspect.devicecv2.graphics.wizard.resources.dll - Wizard DeviceCV2 Aspect
  • cli.aspect.devicedfp.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste DFP Aspect
  • cli.aspect.devicedfp2.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste DFP 2 Aspect
  • cli.aspect.devicelcd.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste LCD Aspect
  • cli.aspect.devicelcd.graphics.wizard.resources.dll - Wizard DeviceLCD Aspect
  • cli.aspect.devicelcd2.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste LCD 2 Aspect
  • cli.aspect.devicelcd2.graphics.wizard.resources.dll - Wizard DeviceLCD2 Aspect
  • cli.aspect.deviceproperty2.graphics.dashboard.shared.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste DeviceProperty2 Aspect Shared
  • cli.aspect.devicetv.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste TV Aspect
  • cli.aspect.devicetv.graphics.wizard.resources.dll - Wizard DeviceTV Aspect
  • cli.aspect.devicetv2.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll
  • cli.aspect.devicetv2.graphics.wizard.resources.dll - Wizard DeviceTV2 Aspect
  • cli.aspect.displayscolour.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Display Colour Aspect
  • cli.aspect.displayscolour2.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Display Colour 2 Aspect
  • cli.aspect.displaysmanager.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste Display Manager Aspect
  • cli.aspect.displaysmanager.graphics.wizard.resources.dll - Wizard DisplaysManager Aspect
  • cli.aspect.displaysoptions.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste Display Options Aspect
  • cli.aspect.infocentre.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste InfoCentre Aspect
  • cli.aspect.infocentre.graphics.wizard.resources.dll - Wizard Graphics Caste InfoCentre Aspect
  • cli.aspect.integratedumaframebuffer.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste Integrated UMA Frame Buffer Aspect
  • cli.aspect.mmvideo.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste MM Video Aspect
  • cli.aspect.mmvideo.graphics.wizard.resources.dll - Wizard Video Aspect - Quick Tasks
  • cli.aspect.multivpu.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste MultiVPU Aspect
  • cli.aspect.multivpu2.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste MultiVPU2 Aspect
  • cli.aspect.overdrive2.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste OverDrive2 Aspect
  • cli.aspect.overdrive3.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste OverDrive3 Aspect
  • cli.aspect.overdrive3.graphics.runtime.resources.dll - Runtime Graphics Caste OverDrive3 Aspect
  • cli.aspect.powerplay3.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste PowerPlay3 Aspect
  • cli.aspect.radeon3d.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste R300/R400 Radeon3D Aspect
  • cli.aspect.radeon3d.graphics.wizard.resources.dll
  • cli.aspect.radeon3dlegacy.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste R100/R200 Radeon3D Aspect
  • cli.aspect.smartgart.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste SMARTGART Aspect
  • cli.aspect.transcode.local.dashboard.resources.dll
  • cli.aspect.transcode.local.shared.resources.dll
  • cli.aspect.transcode.local.wizard.resources.dll
  • cli.aspect.verylargedesktop.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste VeryLargeDesktop Aspect
  • cli.aspect.videooverlay.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste VideoOverlay Aspect
  • cli.aspect.vpurecover.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste VPU Recover Aspect
  • cli.aspect.welcome.local.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Local Caste Welcome Aspect
  • cli.aspect.workstationconfig.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste WorkstationConfig Aspect
  • cli.caste.graphics.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Graphics Caste
  • cli.caste.graphics.runtime.resources.dll - Runtime Graphics Caste
  • cli.caste.graphics.wizard.resources.dll - Wizard Graphics Caste
  • cli.component.dashboard.hotkeymanager.resources.dll - Dashboard HotKey Manager (AEM)
  • cli.component.dashboard.profilemanager.resources.dll - Dashboard Profile Manager (APM)
  • cli.component.dashboard.resources.dll - Dashboard Component
  • cli.component.eeu.resources.dll - EEU Component
  • cli.component.erecord.resources.dll - eRecord Component
  • cli.component.systemtray.resources.dll - SystemTray Component
  • cli.component.wizard.resources.dll - Wizard Component
  • hpdhpizutil.dll
  • isdm.exe - InstallShield Update Service Download Manager
  • issch.exe - InstallShield Update Service Scheduler

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npFacebookVideoCalling.dll'.
  • npflplugins.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npFlPluginS.dll'.
  • nprhapengine.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'nprhapengine.dll'.
3 Mozilla Plugins
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@Skype Limited.com/Facebook Video Calling Plugin' with a plugin key of '@Skype Limited.com/Facebook Video Calling Plugin'.
  • npflplugins.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'FileLab Plugin' with a plugin key of '@ASC/FileLabPlugin;version=1.1.33' for all users of the PC.
  • nprhapengine.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Rhapsody Player Engine' with a plugin key of '@real.com/RhapsodyPlayerEngine,version=1.0' for all users of the PC.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • issch.exe is scheduled as a task named 'InstallShield software-updateservice' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00).
  • ssbkgdupdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SSBkgdUpdate' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00).
  • ding.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F04F5E50-8C88-4197-92C8-FE682E84239A}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ssbkgdupdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
Startup File (User Run)
  • isuspm.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ISUSPM Startup' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe" -startup.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • ssbkgdupdate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SSBkgdUpdate' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe" -Embedding -boot.
  • isuspm.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ISUSPM Startup' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\InstallShield\UpdateService\isuspm.exe" -startup.
  • issch.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ISUSScheduler' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -start.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • facebookvideocalling.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Facebook\Video\Skype\FacebookVideoCalling.exe'.
  • hpdevicedetection3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\Hp\Common\HpDeviceDetection3.exe'.

How do I remove Sonic Encoders?

You can uninstall Sonic Encoders 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 Sonic Encoders, 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 Sonic Encoders.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Sonic Encoders you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win XP 88%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 91.95%
Windows 7 5.32%
Windows Vista 1.95%
Windows 10 0.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 92.42%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.59%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.80%
Windows 7 Professional 0.53%
Windows 10 Pro 0.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.18%
  Canada 4.26%
  United Kingdom 3.55%
  France 2.66%
  Germany 1.87%
  Italy 1.51%
  Netherlands 0.89%
  Australia 0.62%
  Sweden 0.62%
  Belgium 0.53%
  Spain 0.53%
  Switzerland 0.44%
  Japan 0.44%
  Poland 0.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 72.07%
Toshiba 6.95%
American Megatrends 4.92%
Sahara 4.49%
Hewlett-Packard 3.62%
Acer 3.47%
Intel 1.74%
Gateway 1.01%
Sony 0.87%
Packard Bell 0.43%
Common models
Dell Dell DM051 11.62%
Dell Dell DXP051 11.11%
Dell Dell DXP061 8.25%
Dell Dell DM061 7.74%
Dell Dell DV051 7.24%
Dell Dimension E521 6.40%

About Sonic Solutions

Sonic Solutions (aquired by Rovi Corporation) is a digital media software provider that developed applicationsfor digital entertainment.

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Williaminaover a year ago
If I don't burn DVDs or record video, do I need this program? Will I still be able to watch movies on my computer?