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2012/03/17 23:15:21 (permalink)
 
I was looking in my "Programs and Features" in Windows 7 to see what programs I have installed. I recognized all of them, except for ESN SONAR. Anyone know what that is?

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Re:What is "ESN SONAR"? 2012/03/17 23:25:08 (permalink)
I believe that is part of the application for BF3. Something to smooth out the connectivity for the Battlelog from all appearances. There is a FAQ on the Battlefield 3 sites about it. Appears related to the VoIP portion.
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Re:What is "ESN SONAR"? 2012/03/17 23:29:54 (permalink)
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I believe that is part of the application for BF3. Something to smooth out the connectivity for the Battlelog from all appearances. There is a FAQ on the Battlefield 3 sites about it.


After Googling it, I see now it's a program that runs in the background. I didn't even know that program was installed. I guess it runs in the background while playing BF3? I hope it's not using too much resources while it's running in the background. I don't recall being asked to install it while installing BF3.
 
Also under description in the "Programs" it says it's a Social Software. That's what got me worried in the first place.

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Re:What is "ESN SONAR"? 2012/03/17 23:35:06 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
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scaryone

I believe that is part of the application for BF3. Something to smooth out the connectivity for the Battlelog from all appearances. There is a FAQ on the Battlefield 3 sites about it.


After Googling it, I see now it's a program that runs in the background. I didn't even know that program was installed. I guess it runs in the background while playing BF3? I hope it's not using too much resources while it's running in the background. I don't recall being asked to install it while installing BF3.
 
Also under description in the "Programs" it says it's a Social Software. That's what got me worried in the first place.


 
It's part of the voice chat portion of BF3. In order for that to work through the game client it would have to be running in the background. Shouldn't be all that much but you can check your task manager and see how much in resources it needs to run. From all the threads I have seen the EA Battlelog needs for it to be there (it's registered as a BF3 plugin). There is a thread here about removing it but since I don't have BF3 I would be cautious about those instructions.

 
  

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Re:What is "ESN SONAR"? 2012/03/17 23:37:54 (permalink)
 
I better just leave it. Don't want to mess anything up, and have to spend all that time reinstalling the game. Anyway, thanks for your help!       

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Re:What is "ESN SONAR"? 2012/03/17 23:38:37 (permalink)
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I better just leave it. Don't want to mess anything up, and have to spend all that time reinstalling the game. Anyway, thanks for your help!       

 
Not a problem. Enjoy the game!

 
  

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Re:What is "ESN SONAR"? 2012/11/21 12:20:15 (permalink)
I wasn't aware that BF3 had a VoIP feature. Can anyone tell me how to get it working? There is nothing about it anywhere in the options menu. 
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Re:What is "ESN SONAR"? 2012/11/26 13:08:20 (permalink)
BF3 VoIP works only with your party and you make parties through battlelog.  ENS Sonar got installed when you installed the Battlelog browser plugin.


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Re:What is "ESN SONAR"? 2012/11/26 22:00:16 (permalink)
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BF3 VoIP works only with your party and you make parties through battlelog.  ENS Sonar got installed when you installed the Battlelog browser plugin.


Got it. Thank you Sir.     ;)

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Re:What is "ESN SONAR"? 2015/11/28 08:18:56 (permalink)
I don't have Battlefield2-3=4-or hardline and it installed on my pc without me knowing. I unstalled it and everything still work great.
 
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Re:What is "ESN SONAR"? 2015/11/28 10:12:59 (permalink)
 Just did a fresh win 10 install and reinstall BF4 no other games installed and it's in my task manager just an fyi.

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Re:What is "ESN SONAR"? 2015/11/28 10:43:09 (permalink)
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I don't have Battlefield2-3=4-or hardline and it installed on my pc without me knowing. I unstalled it and everything still work great.
 




Maybe another program uses that feature besides BF. That's my guess, since you had it without the game.

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Re:What is "ESN SONAR"? 2015/11/29 15:42:07 (permalink)
My fault I meant to say I (have) BF 2-3-4and Hardline. I did uninstall ESN Sonar and everything still works great. Sorry for any confusion on previous post.
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Re:What is "ESN SONAR"? 2015/11/29 20:26:03 (permalink)
mdj1973
My fault I meant to say I (have) BF 2-3-4and Hardline. I did uninstall ESN Sonar and everything still works great. Sorry for any confusion on previous post.



No problem. I was under the impression that VOIP wouldn't work without ESN Sonar. I don't know what to think now.      ;)

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Re:What is "ESN SONAR"? 2015/11/30 01:10:17 (permalink)
WOW I just went through my system and ESN Sonar is still there? Weird I uninstalled it about 2 months ago thinking it was causing my BF4 to screen freeze and crash on me. Only program I seen that I didn't put in. I now want to go and find out what it is ESN Sonar does and how did it reinstall on my pc? Maybe when I installed BF Hardline it reinstalled on me didn't check for it until now. If you find out anything please let me know and I will do the same? Confused on this now myself. :( Oh well I guess it's not hurting anything and all my games seem to run fine. I just don't like programs on my pc that I didn't put there or know what they do.:}
 
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Re:What is "ESN SONAR"? 2015/11/30 18:54:34 (permalink)
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WOW I just went through my system and ESN Sonar is still there? Weird I uninstalled it about 2 months ago thinking it was causing my BF4 to screen freeze and crash on me. Only program I seen that I didn't put in. I now want to go and find out what it is ESN Sonar does and how did it reinstall on my pc? Maybe when I installed BF Hardline it reinstalled on me didn't check for it until now. If you find out anything please let me know and I will do the same? Confused on this now myself. :( Oh well I guess it's not hurting anything and all my games seem to run fine. I just don't like programs on my pc that I didn't put there or know what they do.:}
 




I'm glad you posted this. Now I'm Unconfused again. So the game installs it. Like I was told before. So that's the answer.     :P

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Re:What is "ESN SONAR"? 2015/12/02 05:36:50 (permalink)
I can't find it anywhere on my system. I know I'd seen it somewhere once but it's gone now. IDK if I should feel lucky or left out since I've seen posts complaining that ESN Sonar can activate your webcam's Mic and snoop on you without your knowing about it. Just to be safe I unplug my webcam before I play Battlefield 3 or 4 since I can get rather excited after the same player kills me repeatedly in the same match. 


 
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