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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,017
United States Rank #23,119
Reach 0.0133%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.52 days
487.28 days >
Average installed length: 256.03 days


7.0.216 52.67%
7.0.192 13.36%
7.0.169 5.34%
7.0.151 10.31%
7.0.115 17.18%
7.0.79 1.15%

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Sony Vegas 7.0


Sony Vegas 7.0 is a program developed by Sony. The most used version is 7.0.216, 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 software installer includes 130 files and is usually about 172.63 KB (176,770 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 27% of users of Sony Vegas come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sony.com/mediasoftware
Help link: mediasoftware.sonypictures.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sony\shared plug-ins\help files
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{96965E6C-41DB-4E0A-BC65-D92381D51D2A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 172.63 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sony Vegas 7.0

  • vegas70.exe (by Madison Media Software) - Sony Vegas
  • sfvstwrap.dll (by Madison Media Software) - Sony VST Wrapper
  • vegas70k.dll
  • ac3plug.dll - Sony AC-3 Encoder
  • avcdevices.dll - AVC video device (AVC external video device)
  • decklinkvideodevice.dll - DeckLink video device (DeckLink external video device)
  • extviddev.dll - Sony External Video Devices
  • 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)
  • vidcap60.exe - Sony Video Capture
  • decklink.dll (by Blackmagic Design) - Decklink (Decklink DirectShow DLL)
  • mxfplug.dll - Sony MXF File Format
  • aacadec.dll
  • aacaenc.dll (by MainConcept AG) - MPEG-4 AAC audio encoder library
  • aafcoapi.1.0.2.dll (by AAF Association) - AAF SDK (Advanced Authoring Format API)
  • aafcoapi.1.1.dll (by AAF Association)
  • ajavideodevice.dll - AJA video device (AJA external video device)
  • ajavideoproperties.dll (by Sony Pictures Digital) - AJA external video device (AJA external video device properties)
  • atrc.dll - RealAudio 8, Sony ATRAC3 audio codec (Sony ATRAC3 Audio Codec for RealAudio 8(tm))
  • audiofmtconverter.dll - Helix DNA Producer SDK (Audio format converter)
  • audiolimiter.dll - Helix Producer SDK from RealNetworks (Helix Producer Audio Limiter Plugin)
  • audiometer.dll - Audio level/VU meter
  • audioresampler.dll - Audio resampler
  • auth3260.dll (by RealNetworks) - Authentication Manager plugin for RealMedia® (32-bit) (Authentication Manager plugin for RealMedia®)
  • avireader.dll - Uncompressed AVI reader
  • basc3260.dll (by RealNetworks) - Basic Authenticator plugin for RealMedia® (32-bit) (Basic Authenticator plugin for RealMedia®)
  • capture.dll - Helix Producer Capture Plugin
  • colorcvt.dll - Color Conversion Library (32-bit) (Color Conversion Library)
  • cook.dll - Cooker G2 Audio Codec for RealAudio(tm) (32-bit) (Cooker G2 Audio Codec for RealAudio(tm))
  • decklinkvideoproperties.dll (by Sony Pictures Digital) - Decklink external video device (Decklink external video device properties)
  • dsreader.dll - DirectShow file reader
  • encn3260.dll - Live Anything Encoder Library for RealMedia® (32-bit) (Live Anything Encoder Library for RealMedia®)
  • encnetbroadcast.dll - Encnet G2 broadcast filter
  • encsession.dll - Encoding engine
  • enlv3260.dll - RealProducer Live Broadcast DLL (32-bit) (RealProducer Live Broadcast DLL)
  • erv2.dll - RealVideo G2 (32-bit) (RealVideo G2)
  • erv3.dll - RealVideo 8 (32-bit) (RealVideo 8)
  • erv4.dll - RealVideo 9 (32-bit) (RealVideo 9)
  • eventpack.dll - Event packetizer
  • libmmd.dll
  • log.dll - Log system
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • logobserver.dll - Logging observer
  • mch264dec.dll (by MainConcept AG) - MainConcept® H.264/AVC Video Decoder Wrapper (H.264/AVC Video Decoder Wrapper)
  • mch264vout.dll - MainConcept® H.264/AVC Video Encoder (H.264/AVC Video Encoder)
  • mediasink.dll - Media sink plugin
  • movreader.dll - Uncompressed MOV reader
  • ngentool.exe - Sony NGen Tool
  • sony.capture.dll - Sony Vegas Capture (Sony Vegas Capture Assembly)
  • sony.mediasoftware.clrshared.dll (by Sony Pictures Digital Networks - Media Software Division) - clrshared
  • sony.mediasoftware.externalvideodevice.dll (by Madison Media Software,, a subsidiary of Sony of America) - Vegas (External Video Device Assembly)
  • sony.mediasoftware.xdcamexp.dll (by Sony Pictures Digital Networks - Media Software Division) - XDCAMExp
  • sony.vegas.dll - Sony Vegas Script Host (Sony Vegas Script Host Assembly)
  • sony.vegas.netrender.dll - Sony Vegas Network Render Service
  • sony4vem.dll
  • sonymvd2pro_xp.dll - Sony Software Codec DLL Pro XP
  • spgenctrlopt.dll - Sony OPT Generic ControlPlug (Sony OPT Generic Control Plug)
  • spmackiectrlopt.dll - Sony OPT Mackie Control Plug
  • tranzport.dll - Frontier Design TranzPort Plug
  • vegsrv70.exe - Sony Vegas Network Render Service Control

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • vegas70.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7B3002D4-0265-4AF5-98DB-B4C476C148E3}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • vegsrv70.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sony\Vegas 7.0\VegSrv70.exe'.

How do I remove Sony Vegas?

You can uninstall Sony Vegas 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 Vegas 7.0, 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 Vegas.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Server 2003 1%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.98%
Windows XP 16.29%
Windows 10 15.53%
Windows Vista 6.44%
Windows Server 2003 0.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.95%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.79%
Windows 7 Professional 7.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.96%
Windows 10 Pro 2.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.92%
  Brazil 7.69%
  France 5.59%
  Argentina 4.55%
  Spain 3.50%
  Italy 3.15%
  Czech Republic 2.45%
  Mexico 2.10%
  Germany 2.10%
  United Kingdom 2.10%
  Indonesia 1.75%
  Poland 1.75%
  MK 1.40%
  KH 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.53%
Hewlett-Packard 19.87%
Dell 18.54%
ASUS 10.60%
Toshiba 5.96%
Samsung 5.30%
American Megatrends 3.31%
Intel 2.65%
Apple 1.99%
Lenovo 1.32%
Common models
Micro-Star MS-7529 3.57%
MSI MS-7267 2.68%
MSI MS-7680 2.68%
ASUS All Series 2.68%
Acer Extensa 5620 1.79%

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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