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Should I remove SonicMaster?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,203
United States Rank #16,271
Reach 0.0417%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.03 days
59.82 days >
Average installed length: 31.43 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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SonicMaster is a program developed by Synopsys. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 installer includes 2 files and is usually about 3.34 MB (3,504,278 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 18% of users of SonicMaster come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Synopsys.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: 3.34 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SonicMaster

  • SonicMaster.exe - ASUS SonicMaster
  • SonicMasterTray.exe (by Virage Logic / Sonic Focus) - Sonic Focus Effects (ASUS_MATray.exe)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • 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\ASUS Sonic Focus\SonicFocusTray.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?

Quickly and completely remove SonicMaster from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.36%
Windows 10 14.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 68.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.93%
Windows 10 Home 8.20%
Windows 7 Professional 4.10%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.74%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.72%
  France 12.09%
  Netherlands 6.81%
  Italy 5.52%
  Germany 4.93%
  United Kingdom 4.69%
  Spain 3.76%
  Iran 3.76%
  DK 2.93%
  Turkey 2.93%
  Russia 2.70%
  Belgium 2.23%
  Malaysia 2.00%
  Sweden 1.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 98.73%
Dell 0.51%
Hewlett-Packard 0.38%
Acer 0.25%
Lenovo 0.13%
Common models
ASUSTeK N55SF 43.02%
ASUSTeK N53SM 25.31%
ASUSTeK N75SF 14.46%
ASUSTeK N73SM 7.61%
ASUSTeK N43SM 3.62%
ASUSTeK N45SF 2.37%


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