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3% remove it97% keep it
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System Tray Audio Device Switcher


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 primary executable is named SoundCardSwitcher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 2 files. 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 55% of users of System Tray Audio Device Switcher come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\STADS
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\STADS\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\STADS\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)

Program filesFiles installed by System Tray Audio Device Switcher

Program executable:SoundCardSwitcher.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\STADS\SoundCardSwitcher.exe
Additional files:
  • SoundCardSwitcher.exe (by Elmo's Mud Wrestling Club) - SoundCardSwitcher

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{D124A613-2DCA-41D4-BD97-2AA19C48545C}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove System Tray Audio Device Switcher?

You can uninstall System Tray Audio Device Switcher 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 System Tray Audio Device Switcher, 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 System Tray Audio Device Switcher.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win XP 7%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.28%
Windows 10 44.83%
Windows XP 6.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.24%
Windows 10 Home 13.79%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.34%
Windows 7 Professional 10.34%
Windows 8.1 6.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.55%
  France 9.09%
  Germany 6.06%
  United Kingdom 6.06%
  South Africa 3.03%
  Latvia 3.03%
  Finland 3.03%
  Australia 3.03%
  Spain 3.03%
  DK 3.03%
  Italy 3.03%
  Hungary 3.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Lenovo 15.00%
Dell 10.00%
Samsung 10.00%
Sahara 5.00%
Acer 5.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 11.11%
LENOVO 80QH 11.11%
Wortmann_AG TERRA_PC 5.56%
LENOVO 1068AHU 5.56%
HP-Pavilion KC856AA-UUW m... 5.56%
Samsung RC420/RC520/RC720 5.56%


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