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Steinberg The Grand 2

What is Steinberg The Grand 2?  (from Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH)

The Grand 2 offers the fantastic sound and indescribable playability of a top flight concert grand piano. Delivering the breathtakingly realistic aural and dynamic qualities of a concert piano, The Grand 2 is the a must have VST instrument for any pianist looking for an alternative to the real thing. This updated versi...  Read more


Steinberg The Grand 2 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 setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 21.43 MB (22,471,265 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 57% of users of Steinberg The Grand 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steinberg.net
Help link: www.steinberg.net/ProductPage_Support.asp?Product_ID=2180
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vstplugins\the grand 2
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Vstplugins\The Grand 2\Uninstall.exe" "C:\Program Files\Vstplugins\The Grand 2\Install.log"
Estimated size: 21.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Steinberg The Grand 2

  • TheGrand2.dll - The Grand 2 (VST Plug-In)
  • TheGrand2.exe - VSTiPlayer
  • SteinbergKeyActivation.exe - Steinberg Key Activation
  • Uninstall.exe
  • Register DXi.exe - HALionPlayer Registration
  • TheGrand2ReWire.dll - HALion (ReWire Device DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (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'.

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Or, you can uninstall Steinberg The Grand 2 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Steinberg The Grand 2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 The Grand 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 25%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  Australia 14.29%
  Germany 14.29%
  Italy 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 33.33%
Common models
MSI MS-7599 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 61... 33.33%
Gigabyte EP35-DS4 33.33%

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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