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Should I remove Steinberg Cubase 5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,470
United States Rank #8,579
Reach 0.1181%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.44 days
544.06 days >
Average installed length: 285.86 days


5.5.3 1.16%
5.5.2 0.17%
5.5.1 0.13%
5.5.0 0.09%
5.1.2 19.25%
5.1.1 0.60%
5.1.0 75.20%
5.0.1 0.34%
5.0.0 3.05%

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Steinberg Cubase 5

What is Steinberg Cubase 5?

Audio/MIDI DAW Software with Unlimited Audio and MIDI Tracks, Over 60 Plug-ins, and 8 Virtual Instruments.

About  (from Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH)

You'll have the right tools for practically any audio or multimedia task when you use Steinberg Cubase 7 as your DAW. From tracking bands and mixing albums, to creative sound design and electronic music production and even scoring, Sweetwater is continually impressed with how flexible and powerful Cubase software is. H...  Read more


Steinberg Cubase 5 is a program developed by Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. The most used version is 5.1.0, 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 main program executable is Cubase5.exe. The software installer includes 175 files and is usually about 612.62 KB (627,320 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 19% of users of Steinberg Cubase 5 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: service.steinberg.de/goto.nsf/show/home_gb
Help link: service.steinberg.de/goto.nsf/show/support_gb
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steinberg\Cubase 5\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{4A19D6AC-ADE0-4A07-80FF-9C9812C45557}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 612.62 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Steinberg Cubase 5

Program executable:Cubase5.exe
Name:Cubase for Windows
Path:C:\Program Files\Steinberg\Cubase 5\Cubase5.exe
Additional files:
  • cubase5.exe - Cubase for Windows (Cubase)
  • omffilter.dll - OMF Import/Export-Filter Plugin (OMF FilterPlugin)
  • mp3audiohandler.dll - MPEG 1 Layer 3 (Fraunhofer) (Audio-Codec Plug-In)
  • vstplugmanager.dll - VST 2.x Plug-In Manager
  • datube.dll - DaTube Tube Processor (VST 2.4 Plug-In)
  • wmaaudiohandler.dll - Windows Media Audio
  • sd2audiohandler.dll - SoundDesigner II
  • mpeg2decoderaudiohandler.dll - MPEG 1 Layer 2
  • smptegenerator.dll - SMPTEGenerator
  • surroundpan.dll - SurroundPanner
  • bitcrusher.dll - Cubase/Nuendo (VST Plug-In)
  • chopper.dll
  • ringmodulator.dll - RingModulator
  • testgenerator.dll - TestGenerator
  • stepdesigner.dll - StepDesigner (MIDI Effect Plug-In)
  • tranceformer.dll - Tranceformer
  • grungelizer.dll - grungelizer
  • mixconvert.dll - MixConvert
  • mixconvert-control room.dll
  • multiscope.dll - MultiScope
  • stepfilter.dll - StepFilter
  • metalizer.dll - Metalizer
  • midi gate.dll - Midi Gate
  • monologue.dll - Monologue (Monophonic Virtual Analog Synthesizer)
  • oggvorbisaudiohandler.dll - OggVorbis
  • embracer.dll - Embracer (Pad Synthesizer VSTi)
  • mix6to2.dll - Mix6To2
  • baios.dll - BAIOS (Basic Audio Input Output System)
  • tonic.dll - Tonic (Tonic, Virtual Analogue Filter and Bird-Call Simulator)
  • tbb.dll (by Intel) - Threading Building Blocks (Threading Building Blocks library)
  • eacdll.dll - EAC Dynamic Link Library
  • rex shared library.dll (by Propellerhead Software AB) - n/a (REX Shared library)
  • pulseosc.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • cubase5.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D1B56719-0478-4F38-B8E6-4FFBDBFE92CB}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • cubase5.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steinberg\Cubase 5\Cubase5.exe'.

How do I remove Steinberg Cubase 5?

You can uninstall Steinberg Cubase 5 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 Steinberg Cubase 5, 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 Steinberg Cubase 5.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.73%
Windows 10 31.87%
Windows XP 3.44%
Windows Vista 2.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.45%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.57%
Windows 7 Professional 10.38%
Windows 10 Home 7.49%
Windows 8.1 6.80%
Windows 10 Pro 4.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.37%
  Italy 9.02%
  France 8.10%
  Germany 6.05%
  United Kingdom 5.97%
  Spain 3.59%
  Netherlands 3.30%
  Sweden 2.71%
  Argentina 2.50%
  Israel 2.46%
  Brazil 2.13%
  Canada 2.00%
  Russia 1.88%
  Mexico 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.51%
Acer 16.60%
ASUS 16.45%
Dell 13.28%
Toshiba 6.19%
Samsung 4.23%
Lenovo 4.15%
Intel 1.43%
MSI 1.13%
American Megatrends 0.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.13%
ASUS All Series 6.30%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.35%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.13%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.17%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.96%

About Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Steinberg is a musical software and equipment company tat mainly produces music recording, arranging and editing software as used in digital audio workstations and VSTi software synthesizers.
Publisher URL: www.steinberg.net


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