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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,882
United States Rank #31,278
Reach 0.0056%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.53 days
104.08 days >
Average installed length: 54.69 days


VersionDistribution 5.45% 3.64% 62.73% 2.73% 25.45%

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Studio 8

What is Studio 8?  (from Pinnacle Systems)

From Your Camcorder to Your PC-The first part of creating great movies on your PC is capturing your footage, and Pinnacle Studio Version 8 makes that easier than ever! simply hook up your camcorder to your PC and let Pinnacle Smart Capture do the work. You'll see thumbnails of each recorded scene and can drag and drop ...  Read more


Studio 8 is a program developed by Pinnacle Systems. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is studio.exe. The software installer includes 44 files and is usually about 210.43 MB (220,656,903 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 33% of users of Studio 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pinnaclesys.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Pinnacle\Studio 8
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{53EF6570-21A4-
Estimated size: 210.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Studio 8

Program executable:studio.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Pinnacle\Studio 8\programs\studio.exe
Additional files:
  • LaunchList.exe - Pinnacle Systems LaunchList (used to launch a list of OEM installation programs)
  • PopUpMsg.exe - PopUpMsg Application
  • bender.sys - Pinnacle AV/DV2
  • DC10plusHardwareInstall.exe - Studio DC10 Hardware Install
  • MP20HardwareInstall.exe - Pinnacle MP20 Hardware Install
  • PPE111.EXE - PPE Install
  • StudioAVDVHardwareInstall.exe - Studio AV/DV Hardware Install
  • PCLEBendPCI.exe (by InstallShield Software) - InstallShield (R) (InstallShield (R) Setup Launcher)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • LaunchList.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LaunchList' which loads as C:\Program Files\Pinnacle\Studio 8\LaunchList.exe.

How do I remove Studio 8?

You can uninstall Studio 8 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 Studio 8, 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 Studio 8.

Win 7 (SP1) 38%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 39.64%
Windows XP 37.84%
Windows 10 17.12%
Windows Vista 5.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 38.18%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.18%
Windows 8.1 8.18%
Windows 7 Professional 6.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.06%
  Germany 24.19%
  France 8.87%
  Italy 8.06%
  United Kingdom 5.65%
  Netherlands 4.03%
  Belgium 3.23%
  Spain 3.23%
  Czech Republic 1.61%
  Singapore 0.81%
  Russia 0.81%
  Sweden 0.81%
  New Zealand 0.81%
  Portugal 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.37%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Acer 11.11%
ASUS 11.11%
Medion 9.26%
American Megatrends 7.41%
Intel 5.56%
Samsung 5.56%
Toshiba 3.70%
Gateway 1.85%
Lenovo 1.85%
Common models
Dell XPS 8700 3.26%
MEDION P6630 2.17%
Micro-Star MS-6728 2.17%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.17%

About Pinnacle Systems

Pinnacle (acquired by American company Avid Technology) is a manufacturer of digital video hardware and software for the broadcast market as well as consumers.
Publisher URL: www.pinnaclesys.com


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