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Should I remove Sonos Desktop Controller?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,190
United States Rank #30,271
Reach 0.0021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.18 days
565.72 days >
Average installed length: 297.24 days


16.7.48310 14.63%
16.5.48010 7.32%
16.5.47300 2.44%
15.4.44250 19.51%
15.3.43200 7.32%
14.5.40190 21.95%
14.4.33290 4.88%
13.7.29120 7.32%
12.3.22140 4.88%
8.6.46171 2.44%
5.8.33112 4.88%
4.4.24220 2.44%

Sonos Desktop Controller


Sonos Desktop Controller is a software program developed by sonos.com. The most common release is 14.5.40190, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 sonos.exe. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 31.31 MB (32,833,593 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 73% of users of Sonos Desktop Controller come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonos.com
Help link: www.sonos.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sonos\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{1401311D-3960-4CEB-AC0B-4214F069E5B9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 31.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sonos Desktop Controller

Program executable:sonos.exe
Name:Sonos Desktop Controller
Path:C:\Program Files\Sonos\sonos.exe
Additional files:
  • de-DE.dll - Sonos Desktop Controller Language DLL
  • en-US.dll
  • es-ES.dll
  • fr-FR.dll
  • it-IT.dll
  • ja-JP.dll
  • nl-NL.dll
  • sv-SE.dll
  • zh-CN.dll
  • sonosadm.dll - Sonos Desktop Controller Admin (Sonos Desktop Controller Admin Utility)
  • pcdcr.dll - Sonos Desktop Controller DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • sonos.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F8078F39-D1B3-4170-8FBD-928F8489B14E}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • sonos.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programmer\Sonos\Sonos.exe'.

How do I remove Sonos Desktop Controller?

You can uninstall Sonos Desktop Controller 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 Sonos Desktop Controller, 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 Sonos Desktop Controller.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.85%
Windows Vista 14.63%
Windows 10 12.20%
Windows XP 7.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.50%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.50%
Windows 10 Pro 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.88%
  Netherlands 6.78%
  Belgium 5.08%
  United Kingdom 5.08%
  DK 5.08%
  Israel 1.69%
  Australia 1.69%
  Norway 1.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.78%
Hewlett-Packard 27.78%
ASUS 11.11%
Lenovo 11.11%
Acer 8.33%
Toshiba 5.56%
Gateway 2.78%
Intel 2.78%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 5.26%
MSI MS-7522 2.63%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1167c 2.63%
Gateway DX4300 2.63%
GATEWA GT5238E 2.63%
Dell Vostro 1000 2.63%


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