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Should I remove Sound Forge Pro?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,125
United States Rank #9,357
Reach 0.0598%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.77 days
376.84 days >
Average installed length: 198.00 days


11.0.299 15.28%
11.0.293 8.83%
11.0.272 17.66%
11.0.234 58.23%

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Sound Forge Pro 11.0


Sound Forge Pro 11.0 is a program developed by Sony. The most used version is 11.0.234, 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 installer includes 44 files and is usually about 662.55 KB (678,451 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 31% of users of Sound Forge Pro come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonycreativesoftware.com
Help link: www.sonycreativesoftware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Sound Forge Pro 11.0\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A376BDE2-EE3D-11E2-AA13-F04DA23A5C58}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 662.55 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Forge Pro 11.0

  • Forge110.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
  • 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
  • FileIOSurrogate.exe - Sony Creative Software File I/O surrogate (File I/O surrogate (not visible))
  • ApplicationRegistration.exe - Sony ApplicationRegistration (Sony Application Registration Utility)
  • PRSConfig.exe (by Sony Creative Software Inc) - Problem Reporting Service (Problem Reporting Service Configurator)
  • sfmarket2.dll - Sony Marketing Component
  • OpcPcmImporter.dll - OpcPcmImporter Module
  • ffplugsk32.dll - File Format Kernel
  • 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
  • gnsdk_correlates.dll (by Gracenote) - Gracenote SDK (Gracenote SDK component)
  • gnsdk_dsp.dll (by Gracenote)
  • gnsdk_link.dll
  • gnsdk_manager.dll
  • gnsdk_musicid.dll
  • gnsdk_musicid_file.dll
  • gnsdk_musicid_match.dll
  • gnsdk_playlist.dll
  • gnsdk_submit.dll
  • gnsdk_video.dll
  • eula.dll - Sony EULA (Sony EULA dialog)
  • sfapprw.dll - Sony S4RW (Sony S4RW Component)
  • FileIOProxyStubx86.dll
  • Forge110.Batch.dll (by Sony Creative Software Inc) - Batch Engine
  • Forge110.Script.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Forge110.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D1CC4932-1FFF-4C2A-ADC1-02B8599A70B8}' (runs on registration).

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 11.0, 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.

Win 10 47%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.55%
Windows 10 46.94%
Windows XP 0.34%
Windows Vista 0.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.98%
Windows 7 Professional 11.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.71%
Windows 10 Pro 10.03%
Windows 8.1 6.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.43%
  Brazil 11.04%
  Italy 3.63%
  United Kingdom 3.40%
  Russia 2.93%
  France 2.86%
  Germany 2.86%
  Canada 2.55%
  India 2.39%
  Spain 2.16%
  Australia 1.93%
  Argentina 1.93%
  Mexico 1.85%
  Netherlands 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.02%
Dell 19.43%
ASUS 15.10%
Acer 14.65%
Lenovo 6.43%
Samsung 4.19%
Intel 2.69%
Toshiba 2.69%
Alienware 1.05%
Medion 0.60%
MSI 0.60%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.48%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.48%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.41%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.41%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.07%
Dell XPS 8700 1.72%

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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