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Steinberg Cubase SX 3


Steinberg Cubase SX 3 is a software program developed by Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 cubasesx3.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 175.45 MB (183,971,147 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 53% of users of Steinberg Cubase SX 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steinberg.net
Installation folder: C:\music production\cubase sx 3
Uninstaller: "C:\Music Production\Cubase SX 3\Uninstall.exe" "C:\Music Production\Cubase SX 3\install.log"
Estimated size: 175.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Steinberg Cubase SX 3

Program executable:cubasesx3.exe
Name:Cubase SX for Windows
Cubase SX
Path:C:\Program Files\steinberg\cubase sx 3\cubasesx3.exe
Additional files:
  • VstDx.dll - VST DirectX Plug-in Wrapper for Cubase and Nuendo (VST DirectX Plug-in Wrapper)
  • mpeg2decoder.dll - Nuendo (MPEG Layer 1-2 Decoder)
  • open_cubasesx3_application_data_folder.exe - Open Cubase SX Data Folder
  • dac32.dll (by CASH) - Christoph Schmelnik's Digital Audio Copy for Win32 (Christoph Schmelnik's Digital Audio Copy 32 Bit Copy Engine)
  • enlv3260.dll (by RealNetworks) - RealProducer Live Broadcast DLL (32-bit) (RealProducer Live Broadcast DLL)
  • ogg.dll
  • pncrt.dll (by Real Networks, Inc) - RealPlayer/RealServer (Real Networks C/C++ Runtime Library)
  • pngu3266.dll (by RealNetworks) - RealPlayer (32-bit) (GUI Library)
  • REX Shared Library.dll (by Propellerhead Software AB) - n/a (REX Shared library)
  • rmbe3260.dll - RealNetworks RealProducer Build Engine (32-bit) (RealProducer Build Engine DLL)
  • rmme3260.dll - Merge for RealMedia Files (32-bit) (Merge for RealMedia Files DLL)
  • rmto3260.dll - RealNetworks RMTools SDK (32-bit) (RMTools SDK DLL)
  • TimeBandit.dll (by Spectral-Design) - TimeBandit
  • Uninstall.exe
  • vorbis.dll
  • vorbisenc.dll
  • vorbisfile.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • Cubasesx3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E287F749-733D-4BD9-9CAC-53646E4289AC}' (runs on registration).
  • Uninstall.exe runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Uninstall.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove Steinberg Cubase SX 3?

You can uninstall Steinberg Cubase SX 3 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 SX 3, 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 SX 3.

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win Vista (SP2) 4%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.00%
Windows 10 32.00%
Windows XP 20.00%
Windows Vista 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 20.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 10 Home 12.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.33%
Windows 8 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.63%
  Italy 10.53%
  Sweden 10.53%
  France 7.89%
  Canada 5.26%
  Russia 5.26%
  United Kingdom 2.63%
  Greece 2.63%
  Israel 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.32%
Dell 15.79%
Hewlett-Packard 15.79%
Sony 10.53%
ASUS 10.53%
Toshiba 5.26%
NEC 5.26%
Intel 5.26%
American Megatrends 5.26%
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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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