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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,790
United States Rank #13,415
Reach 0.0280%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.33 days
422.87 days >
Average installed length: 222.19 days


9.4 24.86% 0.54%
9.3 33.21% 0.36%
9.1 22.14% 0.36%
9.0 18.51%

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Studio 9

What is Studio 9?  (from Pinnacle Systems)

Pinnacle Studio version 9 is a PC-based, consumer video editing system and perfect for camcorder owners who would like to make more dynamic home movies. Studio delivers a stunning array of video editing features and makes it easier than ever to add titles, transitions, sound effects, and background music to your movies...  Read more


Studio 9 is a software program developed by Pinnacle Systems. The most common release is 9.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 studio.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 228.28 MB (239,368,058 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 35% of users of Studio 9 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pinnaclesys.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Pinnacle\Studio 9
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9
Estimated size: 228.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Studio 9

Program executable:studio.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Pinnacle\Studio 9\programs\studio.exe
Additional files:
  • LaunchList.exe - Pinnacle Systems LaunchList (used to launch a list of OEM installation programs)
  • InsMagic.dll - Pinnacle Systems InsMagic (InsMagic)
  • PopUpMsg.exe - PopUpMsg Application
  • PCLEBendPCI.exe (by InstallShield Software) - InstallShield (R) (InstallShield (R) Setup Launcher)
  • PPE115.exe (by InstallShield Software) - Setup.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{6768D28E-B6AC-49C5-988D-1DD310504E28}' (runs on registration).
  • LaunchList.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9E568473-254B-4689-A2F5-4B7FC42DBA76}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
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 10\LaunchList.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove Studio 9?

You can uninstall Studio 9 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 9, 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 9.

Win XP 50%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 52.80%
Windows 7 30.20%
Windows 10 11.03%
Windows Vista 5.97%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 52.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.71%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.52%
Windows 7 Professional 5.34%
Windows 10 Home 4.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.94%
  Germany 21.31%
  Italy 8.01%
  France 5.45%
  United Kingdom 3.69%
  Spain 2.56%
  Netherlands 2.24%
  Canada 1.76%
  Belgium 1.44%
  Sweden 1.12%
  Mexico 1.12%
  Brazil 0.96%
  Austria 0.96%
  Iran 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.93%
Intel 13.62%
American Megatrends 12.96%
Hewlett-Packard 12.29%
Acer 8.97%
ASUS 6.64%
Medion 5.65%
Sahara 2.33%
Toshiba 1.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.05%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.05%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.44%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.44%

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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