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Should I remove Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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1.6.6 28.00%
1.6.5 40.00%
1.6.4 12.00%
1.6.0 20.00%

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Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver


Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver is a software program developed by Yamaha. The most common release is 1.6.5, 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. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 6.49 MB (6,801,095 bytes). 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 56% of users of Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Yamaha\FWDriver\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{755036CF-6EC8-48E3-A193-B3434E8A4F59}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 6.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver

  • yfwasio64.dll - Yamaha Steinberg FW ASIO Driver x64 Edition
  • yfwasio32.dll - Yamaha Steinberg FW ASIO Driver
  • yfwtray.exe - yfwtray (Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver Tray Program)
  • yfwcpl.exe - yfwcpl (Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver Control Panel)
  • yfwcm.exe - yfwcm (Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver Connection Manager)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • yfwtray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'yfwtray' which loads as C:\Program Files\Yamaha\FWDriver\yfwtray.exe.
  • yfwcm.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'yfwcm' which loads as C:\Program Files\Yamaha\FWDriver\yfwcm.exe.

How do I remove Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver?

You can uninstall Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver 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 Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver, 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 Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win XP 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.00%
Windows 10 40.00%
Windows Vista 4.00%
Windows XP 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 10 Pro 20.83%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 8.1 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%
Windows 10 Home 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.56%
  Canada 8.33%
  Germany 5.56%
  Poland 5.56%
  Hong Kong 2.78%
  Brazil 2.78%
  Belgium 2.78%
  Switzerland 2.78%
  Australia 2.78%
  Portugal 2.78%
  Czech Republic 2.78%
  Italy 2.78%
  United Kingdom 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 17.65%
Hewlett-Packard 17.65%
ASUS 11.76%
Acer 11.76%
Sahara 5.88%
Medion 5.88%
Lenovo 5.88%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.76%
HP EliteBook 2560p 5.88%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 5.88%
Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 5.88%
Gigabyte EX58-UD3R 5.88%
ASUSTeK K52Jc 5.88%

Publisher URL: usa.yamaha.com


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