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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,660
United States Rank #7,186
Reach 0.1122%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.43 days
661.60 days >
Average installed length: 347.62 days


10.0.507 11.57%
10.0.506 7.01%
10.0.503 4.66%
10.0.491 21.93%
10.0.474 6.19%
10.0.425 10.99%
10.0.368 37.39%
10.0.0 0.27%

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Sound Forge Pro 10.0

What is Sound Forge Pro?  (from Sony)

Sound Forge™ Pro 10 software efficiently and reliably provides audio editors and producers complete control over all aspects of audio editing and mastering. Whether in the studio or field, it's the ultimate all-in-one production suite for professional audio recording and mastering, sound design, audio restoration, an...  Read more


Sound Forge Pro 10.0 is a software program developed by Sony. The most common release is 10.0.368, 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 Forge100.exe. The setup package generally installs about 154 files and is usually about 1.52 MB (1,592,256 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 26% of users of Sound Forge Pro come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonycreativesoftware.com
Help link: www.sonycreativesoftware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Sound Forge Pro 10.0\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3F9170C9-A7C2-408F-A4D8-EC77250040BF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.52 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Forge Pro 10.0

Program executable:Forge100.exe
Name:Sound Forge Pro
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\Sound Forge Pro 10.0\Forge100.exe
Additional files:
  • Forge90.exe - Sony Sound Forge
  • forge100.exe - Sound Forge Pro
  • forgek.dll
  • frgplugs.dll - Sound Forge Effects Plug-In
  • frgsmp.dll - Sound Forge Sampler Plug-In
  • frgusr.dll - Sound Forge User Interface Library
  • frgvid.dll - Sound Forge Video Library
  • smdkapi.dll - Sony MXF Development Kit (SMDK Dynamic Link Library)
  • sonymvd2pro_xp.dll - Sony Software Codec DLL Pro XP
  • sony4vem.dll
  • sonymvd4.dll - Sony Software Codec DLL
  • errorreport.dll (by Sony Creative Software) - Sony Creative Software Error Reporting Component
  • createminidumpx86.exe (by Sony Creative Software) - Sony Creative Software Error Reporting Client (Error Reporting Minidump file creator)
  • errorreportclient.exe
  • errorreportlauncher.exe - Error Reporting client launcher
  • applicationregistration.exe - Sony ApplicationRegistration (Sony Application Registration Utility)
  • prsconfig.exe (by Sony Creative Software Inc) - Problem Reporting Service (Problem Reporting Service Configurator)
  • sfpublish.dll - Sony Publishing Component
  • sfmarket2.dll - Sony Marketing Component
  • opcpcmimporter.dll - OpcPcmImporter Module
  • sftutor.dll - Sony Tutor Component
  • fargo.pdd.dll - Sony CD Architect (CD Architect Fargo Signature Printer Module)
  • sfcd.cdd.dll - Sony Combined CD Driver Module
  • sfcdfs.dll
  • sfcdix.dll - Sony CD Interface (Sony CD/CDR Interface Library)
  • sfcdsim.cdd.dll - CD Architect CDR Simulator Module
  • sfld.ldd.dll - Sony Combined Loader Driver Module
  • sfldsim.ldd.dll - CD Architect Autoloader Simulator Module
  • sfprnsim.pdd.dll - CD Architect CD Printer Simulator Module
  • sfdvd.dll - Sony DVD Library
  • sfscsi.dll - Sony SCSI Module
  • sfspti.dll - Sony SPTI Module
  • sfvstserver.exe - Sony VST Wrapper
  • sfvstwrap.dll
  • sfapprw.dll - Sony S4RW (Sony S4RW Component)
  • forge100.batch.dll (by Sony Creative Software Inc) - Batch Engine
  • forge100.script.dll
  • sfvstproxystubx86.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • forge100.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E12F2CF6-FA3B-4A06-8A61-7874D75560EC}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • forge100.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sony\Sound Forge Pro 10.0\Forge100.exe'.

How do I remove Sound Forge Pro?

You can uninstall Sound Forge 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 Sound Forge Pro 10.0, 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 Sound Forge Pro.

Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.33%
Windows 10 21.18%
Windows XP 7.41%
Windows Vista 2.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.59%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.13%
Windows 7 Professional 13.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.30%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.94%
Windows 10 Pro 3.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.97%
  Brazil 12.29%
  France 4.59%
  Argentina 4.34%
  United Kingdom 4.00%
  Russia 3.28%
  Italy 2.65%
  Spain 2.15%
  Canada 2.10%
  India 2.06%
  RS 1.85%
  Mexico 1.73%
  Germany 1.60%
  Australia 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.99%
Dell 18.70%
Acer 16.43%
ASUS 13.14%
Lenovo 5.22%
Toshiba 4.13%
Samsung 3.96%
Intel 2.86%
American Megatrends 1.10%
Sahara 0.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.25%
Positivo Positivo MO... 5.05%
ASUS All Series 4.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.88%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.40%
HP G42 Notebook PC 2.16%

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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