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What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,035
United States Rank #7,603
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.58 days
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Average installed length: 443.02 days


4.3 100.00%

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SonicStage 4.3

What is SonicStage?  (from Sony)

With SonicStage Mastering Studio you can record songs into your computer via an audio device. Not only can you record songs directly from an external player connected to your computer's input terminal, you can also record songs via an external USB audio device compatible with ASIO device. Many external USB audio device...  Read more


SonicStage 4.3 is a program developed by Sony. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is SSAAD.exe. The software installer includes 87 files and is usually about 20.78 MB (21,794,146 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 33% of users of SonicStage come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\SonicStage
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A
Estimated size: 20.78 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by SonicStage 4.3

Program executable:SSAAD.exe
SonicStage Atrac Hard Disk Monitor
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\SonicStage\SSAAD.exe
Additional files:
  • SonicStageInstaller.exe - SonicStage for Personal Audio Download
  • PA_DRIVER-V.EXE - Personal Audio Driver
  • MP3CONVERSIONTOOL.EXE - MP3 Conversion Tool
  • CreateCDDA.dll - CreateCDDA Module
  • CreateCDDARes.dll
  • Cddb2Access.dll - Cddb2Access DLL
  • SsProxy.dll - SsProxy DLL
  • DMPInternet.dll - SonicStage (DMPInternet DLL)
  • GenMediaKey.dll - Media Key Generation DLL
  • HelpHelper.dll - HelpHelper (HelpHelper DLL)
  • Omgjbox.exe - SonicStage Application
  • OmgjboxRes.dll
  • SsEncMp3.dll
  • SsEncWma.dll
  • SsMidAccess.dll - SonicStage MusicID Module
  • SsMtp.dll - SonicStage MTP Module
  • SsWrapKanaConverter.dll
  • XPanel.dll - XPanel DLL
  • XThumbnail.dll - XThumbnail DLL
  • SsTpl.dll - SsTpl DLL
  • WtsNotify.dll - WtsNotify (WtsNotify DLL)
  • AppReg.exe - AppReg
  • RBasis.dll - RBasis (RBasis DLL)
  • RGraph.dll - RGraph (RGraph DLL)
  • Items.dll - Items (Items DLL)
  • Lam.dll - Lam
  • Si.dll - Si (Si DLL)
  • Ojbsir.exe - SonicStage System Information Restore Tool
  • OjbSirRes.dll
  • Omg1to2.exe - Omg1to2 Application
  • Omg1to2Res.dll
  • OMG2OMA.exe - SonicStage File Conversion Tool
  • OMG2OMARes.dll
  • Omgbkup.exe - SonicStage Backup Tool
  • OmgbkupRes.dll
  • SsVerChk.ocx - SsVerChk ActiveX Control Module
  • SSAAD.exe - SonicStage Atrac Hard Disk Monitor

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Omgjbox.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'SonySonicStageBurnCDOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'SonyBurnCDSonicStage' and the action verb 'open.
Scheduled Task
  • Omgjbox.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{79CBD2B4-09F3-433E-BFCC-6E7840820197}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SSAAD.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SsAAD.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files2\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • AppReg.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AppReg' which loads as C:\Program Files2\Sony\SonicStage\AppReg.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Omgjbox.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\sony\SonicStage\Omgjbox.exe'.

How do I remove SonicStage?

You can uninstall SonicStage 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 SonicStage 4.3, 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 SonicStage.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.70%
Windows Vista 19.70%
Windows XP 11.90%
Windows 10 10.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.56%
Windows 7 Professional 8.08%
Windows 10 Home 3.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.92%
  United Kingdom 11.19%
  Germany 5.74%
  Canada 3.87%
  France 3.75%
  Italy 3.63%
  Taiwan 3.05%
  Japan 2.69%
  Netherlands 2.28%
  Spain 1.52%
  Brazil 1.46%
  Australia 1.46%
  Austria 1.46%
  Belgium 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.76%
Dell 18.73%
Acer 15.80%
Sony 11.85%
ASUS 9.81%
Intel 3.31%
Toshiba 3.31%
American Megatrends 2.80%
Samsung 2.68%
Lenovo 1.91%
NEC 1.27%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.13%
Sony VGN-FZ140E 3.54%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.24%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.95%
Sony VGN-AR520E 2.36%
Sony VGN-N320E 2.36%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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