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7% remove it93% keep it
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ioMediaCenter is a software program developed by I-O DATA DEVICE, INC. The most common release is, 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 1.78 MB (1,865,728 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 50% of users of ioMediaCenter come from Japan, it is also popular in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\i-o data\iomediacenter\iomcedevicesetting
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{33A333E7-30C5-4DC6-BD72-D79291000000}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.78 MB
Language: Japanese (Japan)

Program filesFiles installed by ioMediaCenter

  • iomcedeviceservice.exe - ioMceDeviceService
  • iomcedevicewatch.exe - ioMceDeviceWatch
  • nxp716xdiag64.dll (by NXP Semiconductors Japan) - NXP Customer Experience Tools (SAA716x Diagnostics Shell)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • iomcedevicewatch.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ioMceDeviceWatch' which loads as C:\Program Files\I-O DATA\ioMediaCenter\ioMceDeviceSetting\ioMceDeviceWatch.exe.

How do I remove ioMediaCenter?

You can uninstall ioMediaCenter 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 ioMediaCenter, 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 ioMediaCenter.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 10 20%
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 80.00%
Windows 10 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 10 Pro 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from Japan
Which countries install it?
  Japan 50.00%
  United States 50.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
NEC 50.00%
Alienware 50.00%

Publisher URL: www.iodata.com


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