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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,582
United States Rank #12,135
Reach 0.0386%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 34.59 days
1020.33 days >
Average installed length: 536.10 days


9.0.441 30.62%
9.0.433 1.71%
9.0.405 7.75%
9.0.297 58.48%
9.0.245 1.45%

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Sony Sound Forge 9.0

What is Sony Sound Forge?  (from Sony)

Acclaimed for its power, stability, and exceptional workflow, Sound Forge Pro is the best way to get from raw audio to a finished master. Expertly record, edit, and analyze audio, produce samples and music loops, digitize and restore old recordings, design sound for multimedia and video, and master replication-ready au...  Read more


Sony Sound Forge 9.0 is a software program developed by Sony. The most common release is 9.0.297, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 111 files and is usually about 5.04 MB (5,286,912 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 31% of users of Sony Sound Forge come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sony.com/mediasoftware
Help link: www.sonycreativesoftware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sony\shared plug-ins\help files
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6842DCCB-2840-4E46-8AF3-BEA9CFF3455B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.04 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sony Sound Forge 9.0

  • forge90.exe - Sony Sound Forge
  • ac3plug.dll (by Sony Creative Software Inc) - Sony AC-3 Encoder
  • ac3studioplug.dll (by Sony Creative Software Inc) - Sony AC-3 Consumer Encoder
  • mcmp4plug.dll - MainConcept AVC/AAC File Format (MainConcept AVC/AAC Format)
  • mcplug.dll - Sony MPEG-1 & MPEG-2 File Format (Sony MPEG Format)
  • mp4plug.dll - Sony AVC/AAC File Format (Sony AVC/AAC Format)
  • wavplug.dll - Microsoft Wave File Format (Microsoft Wave)
  • ac3plugrw.dll - Sony S4RW (Sony S4RW Component)
  • sfconfigmgr.dll - Sony Configuration Manager Component
  • sfmarket2.dll - Sony Marketing Component
  • aifplug.dll - Sony AIF File Format (Sony AIFF Format)
  • atracplug.dll - Sony ATRAC Encoder/Decoder
  • aviplug.dll - Sony Video For Windows 2 File Format
  • mp3plug2.dll - Sony MPEG Layer 3 Encoder/Decoder Rev. 3 (Sony MPEG Layer 3 Encoder/Decoder)
  • mxfplug.dll - Sony MXF File Format
  • oggplug.dll - Sony Ogg Vorbis File Format (Sony Ogg Vorbis Format)
  • qt7plug.dll - Sony QuickTime 7 File Format
  • rawplug.dll - Sony Raw File Format
  • rm9plug.dll - Sony RealMedia 9 File Format
  • sctplug.dll - Scott Studios Wave File Format (Scott Studios Wave)
  • sflgaplg.dll - Legacy Audio File Format
  • sfpaplug.dll - Perfect Clarity Audio File Format (Perfect Clarity Audio)
  • swfplug.dll - Sony Shockwave Flash File Format
  • wmfplug3.dll - Sony Windows Media File Format (Sony Windows Media Format)
  • forgek.dll
  • frgplugs.dll - Sound Forge Effects Plug-In
  • frgsmp.dll - Sound Forge Sampler Plug-In
  • frgusr.dll - Sound Forge User Interface Library
  • m2tsplug.dll - Sony M2TS File Format
  • sfdvd.dll - Sony DVD Library
  • sftutor.dll - Sony Tutor Component
  • sfvstwrap.dll - Sony VST Wrapper

How do I remove Sony Sound Forge?

You can uninstall Sony Sound Forge 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 Sony Sound Forge 9.0, 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 Sony Sound Forge.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.73%
Windows 10 19.19%
Windows XP 13.14%
Windows Vista 3.81%
Windows Server 2003 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.18%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.32%
Windows 7 Professional 11.87%
Windows 10 Pro 3.43%
Windows 10 Home 3.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.52%
  Brazil 10.45%
  India 4.75%
  United Kingdom 4.63%
  France 3.09%
  Argentina 3.09%
  Russia 2.73%
  Italy 2.61%
  RS 1.90%
  Germany 1.78%
  Sweden 1.66%
  Canada 1.66%
  Belgium 1.43%
  Spain 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.82%
Dell 19.39%
Acer 16.08%
ASUS 9.69%
Toshiba 4.02%
Lenovo 3.55%
Intel 3.55%
Samsung 3.55%
American Megatrends 2.13%
Sahara 0.71%
Sony 0.47%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.39%
ASUS All Series 5.39%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.45%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.45%
Dell XPS 8300 2.45%

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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