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Should I remove SonicMaster?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,098
United States Rank #9,857
Reach 0.0991%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.86 days
403.89 days >
Average installed length: 212.21 days


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What is SonicMaster?  (from Virage Logic)

The new ASUS N Series notebooks, featuring SonicMaster technology of which Virage Logic’s Sonic Focus PC IP forms a part, represent the new generation in multimedia PCs. The N Series—comprising the N43, N53, and N73 notebooks—come with ASUS and Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®-designed speakers and enclosures, as well as the n...  Read more


SonicMaster is a software program developed by Virage Logic. 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 primary executable is named SonicMaster.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 3.47 MB (3,635,348 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 18% of users of SonicMaster come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.VirageLogic,Corp..com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS\SonicMaster\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{09BCB9CE-964B-4BDA-AE46-B5A0ABEF1D3F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.47 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SonicMaster

Program executable:SonicMaster.exe
Name:ASUS Sonic Master
Path:C:\Program Files\ASUS\SonicMaster\SonicMaster.exe
Additional files:
  • SFCOM.dll - Sonic Focus Effects
  • SonicMasterTray.exe - ASUS_MATray.exe
  • SonicMaster.exe - ASUS Sonic Master

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SonicMaster.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FDE5125E-D58A-46CF-808C-93D2C2DFAFBC}' (runs on registration).
  • SonicMasterTray.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Chameleon Monitor 20'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SonicMasterTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SonicMasterTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SonicMasterTray' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\SonicMaster\SonicMasterTray.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SonicMasterTray.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ASUS\SonicMaster\SonicMasterTray.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.16 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007439149%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00042272%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00032120%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:52,753
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:125 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove SonicMaster?

You can uninstall SonicMaster 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 SonicMaster, 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 SonicMaster.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.60%
Windows 10 13.25%
Windows XP 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 68.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.18%
Windows 10 Home 8.36%
Windows 7 Professional 4.56%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.05%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.88%
  France 10.35%
  Germany 7.86%
  Netherlands 6.95%
  Australia 5.94%
  Iran 4.84%
  Italy 4.79%
  Canada 4.03%
  Sweden 2.92%
  Turkey 2.59%
  Finland 2.54%
  United Kingdom 2.35%
  Russia 2.21%
  Taiwan 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 97.79%
Hewlett-Packard 0.84%
Dell 0.74%
Acer 0.47%
Alienware 0.11%
American Megatrends 0.05%
Common models
ASUSTeK N53SV 33.57%
ASUSTeK N73SV 20.47%
ASUSTeK N53SN 11.60%
ASUSTeK N43SL 5.42%
ASUSTeK N53Jq 4.28%
ASUSTeK N53Jf 3.82%


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