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Should I remove Verizon V CAST Media Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,510
United States Rank #6,268
Reach 0.0224%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.39 days
896.38 days >
Average installed length: 470.98 days

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Verizon V CAST Media Manager

What is Verizon V CAST Media Manager?  (from Verizon)

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Verizon V CAST Media Manager is a program developed by Verizon. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software installer includes 30 files and is usually about 152.77 MB (160,194,605 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 100% of users of Verizon V CAST Media Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\verizon v cast media manager
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Verizon V CAST Media Manager\uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 152.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Verizon V CAST Media Manager

  • uninstaller.exe (by Installation Program) - Setup
  • Setup.exe
  • V CAST Backup Scheduler.exe
  • verizon.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • verizon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F309EA66-44FB-4950-B43D-73CB3C080ECE}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • V CAST Backup Scheduler.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HLBackupScheduler' and executes as C:\Program Files\Verizon V CAST Media Manager\V CAST Backup Scheduler.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • verizon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Verizon V CAST Media Manager\verizon.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

V CAST Backup Scheduler.exe
Memory:5.13 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000181985%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000759%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001061%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,449
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:75 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Verizon V CAST Media Manager?

You can uninstall Verizon V CAST Media Manager 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 Verizon V CAST Media Manager, 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 Verizon V CAST Media Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.31%
Windows Vista 19.95%
Windows XP 8.84%
Windows 10 5.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.91%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.35%
Windows 7 Professional 9.59%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.34%
Windows 10 Home 2.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.61%
  Brazil 0.13%
  France 0.13%
  Russia 0.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.77%
Dell 32.78%
Toshiba 13.25%
Acer 8.28%
Intel 1.99%
ASUS 1.99%
American Megatrends 1.66%
Gateway 1.66%
Sony 1.32%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.86%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.39%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 4.90%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.94%
Dell Studio 540 2.45%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.45%

Publisher URL: www.verizon.com


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