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Should I remove Sony Vegas Pro?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,060
United States Rank #11,759
Reach 0.0269%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.61 days
519.50 days >
Average installed length: 272.96 days


8.0.260 24.48%
8.0.217 19.59%
8.0.179 40.68%
8.0.144 15.25%

Other programs by Sony

Sony Vegas Pro 8.0


Sony Vegas Pro 8.0 is a software program developed by Sony. The most common release is 8.0.179, 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 setup package generally installs about 131 files and is usually about 5.15 MB (5,404,672 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 43% of users of Sony Vegas Pro come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonycreativesoftware.com
Help link: www.sonycreativesoftware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sony\shared plug-ins\help files
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7C9AD221-994C-45B2-B46D-26F5735158CF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.15 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sony Vegas Pro 8.0

  • vegas80.exe (by Sony Creative Software) - Sony Vegas Pro
  • spconsoleopt.dll (by Sony Creative Software) - Sony Mixer Console Plug
  • tranzport.dll - Frontier Design TranzPort Plug
  • ac3plug.dll - Sony AC-3 Encoder
  • ac3plugrw.dll - Sony S4RW (Sony S4RW Component)
  • sfconfigmgr.dll - Sony Configuration Manager Component
  • sfmarket2.dll - Sony Marketing Component
  • spgenctrlopt.dll - Sony OPT Generic ControlPlug (Sony OPT Generic Control Plug)
  • spmackiectrlopt.dll - Sony OPT Mackie Control Plug
  • mcplug.dll - Sony MPEG-1 & MPEG-2 File Format (Sony MPEG Format)
  • aviplug.dll - Sony Video For Windows 2 File Format
  • ess.dll - ESS Dynamic Link Library (ESS DLL)
  • sfwbdmux.dll - Sony SFWBDMUX Library
  • stl2plg.dll - Sony Still Formats 2 (Sony Windows Still Formats 2)
  • aifplug.dll - Sony AIF File Format (Sony AIFF Format)
  • coregraphics.native.dll
  • mxfplug.dll - Sony MXF File Format
  • pluginwrapper.dll - PluginWrapper Module
  • prodiscapi.dll - ProDiscAPI
  • sftutor.dll - Sony Tutor Component
  • sftutor60.dll
  • sfvstwrap.dll - Sony VST Wrapper
  • vegas80k.dll
  • vidcap60.exe - Sony Video Capture
  • ajavideoproperties.dll (by Sony Creative Software Inc) - AJA external video device (AJA external video device properties)
  • controllibrary.dll - ControlLibrary
  • coregraphics.dll - CoreGraphics
  • coregraphics.xmlserializers.dll
  • coreprimitives.dll - CorePrimitives
  • coreui.dll - CoreUI
  • coreui.xmlserializers.dll
  • interop.dll - Interop
  • ngentool.exe (by Sony Pictures Digital) - Sony NGen Tool
  • sfibdmux.dll
  • sony.capture.dll (by Sony Pictures Digital) - Sony Vegas Capture (Sony Vegas Capture Assembly)
  • sony.mediasoftware.clrshared.dll (by Sony Creative Software Inc) - clrshared
  • sony.mediasoftware.externalvideodevice.dll - Vegas (External Video Device Assembly)
  • sony.mediasoftware.xdcamexp.dll - XDCAMExp
  • sony.vegas.dll - Sony Vegas Script Host (Sony Vegas Script Host Assembly)
  • sony.vegas.netrender.dll - Sony Vegas Network Render Service
  • vegsrv80.exe - Sony Vegas Network Render Service Control
  • widgetlibrary.dll - WidgetLibrary
  • aafcoapi.1.0.2.dll (by AAF Association) - AAF SDK (Advanced Authoring Format API)
  • aafcoapi.1.1.dll (by AAF Association)
  • ac3studioplug.dll - Sony AC-3 Consumer Encoder
  • sonymvd2pro_xp.dll - Sony Software Codec DLL Pro XP

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • vegas80.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F41AA540-2FA9-4D12-9ACC-9691AEAF8C5B}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Sony Vegas Pro?

You can uninstall Sony Vegas Pro 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 Pro 8.0, 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 Pro.

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

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.60%
Windows XP 13.56%
Windows 10 12.43%
Windows Vista 9.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.23%
Windows 7 Professional 8.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.99%
Windows 8.1 4.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.63%
  Brazil 5.49%
  United Kingdom 4.39%
  Canada 3.92%
  Germany 2.51%
  Netherlands 2.04%
  Spain 1.88%
  Hungary 1.72%
  Australia 1.57%
  Israel 1.57%
  Czech Republic 1.57%
  Taiwan 1.41%
  Romania 1.41%
  MA 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.10%
Dell 18.35%
Acer 18.04%
ASUS 12.34%
Toshiba 5.70%
Intel 4.43%
American Megatrends 3.16%
Lenovo 2.53%
Samsung 1.90%
Medion 0.63%
Sony 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.92%
ASUS All Series 3.27%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.61%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.61%
MSI MS-7309 2.61%
ASUSTeK K53E 1.96%

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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