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Should I remove Starz Play?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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VersionDistribution 89.47% 5.26% 5.26%

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Starz Play


Starz Play is a program developed by Starz. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 32 files and is usually about 3.57 MB (3,741,696 bytes). StarzUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.starz.com/starzplay/faq/index.html
Help link: help.verizon.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\starzplay\content
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0D04A86B-2B25-41AB-99AF-F071B420D8D1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.57 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Starz Play

  • AxInterop.WMPLib.dll
  • BackgroundCopyManager.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'BackgroundCopyManager'.
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Interop.FlashAccessibility.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'FlashAccessibility'.
  • Interop.MSNETOBJLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'MSNETOBJLib'.
  • Interop.PortableDeviceApiLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'PortableDeviceApiLib'.
  • Interop.PortableDeviceClassExtension.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'PortableDeviceClassExtension'.
  • Interop.PortableDeviceTypesLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'PortableDeviceTypesLib'.
  • Interop.PortableDeviceWMDRMLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'PortableDeviceWMDRMLib'.
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • Interop.WMPLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • IStarzService.dll - IStarzService
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Microsoft.Msdn.Samples.BITS.dll (by Microsoft Developer Network) - BITS
  • msvcp71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • qt-mt335.dll (by Trolltech AS) - Qt
  • ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ShockwaveFlashObjects'.
  • SIDUtilities.dll
  • StarzBranding.dll - StarzBranding
  • StarzPlay.exe - StarzPlay
  • StarzPlayPlayer.exe - StarzPlayPlayer
  • StarzPlayPortableManager.exe - StarzPlayPortableManager
  • StarzPlayTray.exe - StarzTray
  • StarzPortable.dll - StarzPortable
  • StarzService.dll - StarzService.Manager
  • StarzService.Util.dll - StarzService.Util
  • StarzService.XmlSerializers.dll
  • StarzUpdater.exe - StarzUpdater
  • StarzUtil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • StarzUpdater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\StarzPlay\StarzUpdater.exe'.
  • StarzPlayTray.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\StarzPlay\StarzPlayTray.exe'.
  • StarzPlayPlayer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\StarzPlay\StarzPlayPlayer.exe'.
  • StarzPlay.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\StarzPlay\StarzPlay.exe'.

How do I remove Starz Play?

You can uninstall Starz Play 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 Starz Play, 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 Starz Play.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 10 5%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.37%
Windows Vista 42.11%
Windows XP 5.26%
Windows 10 5.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 42.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.11%
Windows 7 Professional 5.26%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.26%
Windows 10 Home 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.44%
Dell 27.78%
Acer 11.11%
Gateway 11.11%
Toshiba 5.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 10.53%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 5.26%
HP-Pavilion KJ379AA-ABA a... 5.26%
HP-Pavilion GN561AA-ABA a... 5.26%
HP-Pavilion GC671AA-ABA a... 5.26%
Hewlett-Packard s5-1014 5.26%


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