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4% remove it96% keep it
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2008.0.0.0 92.00%
2007.0.0.0 8.00%

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Concise Encyclopedia

What is Concise Encyclopedia?  (from Encyclopaedia Britannica)

From the editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica comes the thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Britannica's most popular publication worldwide. Comprehensive and engaging, the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia contains 28,000 articles, accompanied by colorful photographs, diagrams, maps, and flags. This accessible ...  Read more


Concise Encyclopedia is a program developed by Encyclopaedia Britannica. The most used version is 2008.0.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 53 files and is usually about 27.62 MB (28,956,982 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 61% of users of Concise Encyclopedia come from India, it is also popular in the United States and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.britannica.com
Help link: support.britannica.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Britannica 8.0
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Britannica 8.0\Concise Encyclopedia\Uninstall_Concise Encyclopedia\Uninstall Concise Encyclopedia.exe"
Estimated size: 27.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Concise Encyclopedia

  • awt.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 U11 (Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition binary)
  • axbridge.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - ActiveX Bridge for JavaBeans(TM)
  • BCDUtil.dll
  • cmm.dll (by Eastman Kodak Company) - KODAK DIGITAL SCIENCE Java CMM
  • dcpr.dll
  • deploy.dll - Java(TM) Deployment Library
  • dictionary.exe - starter Application (starter MFC Application)
  • dt_shmem.dll
  • dt_socket.dll
  • eula.dll - EULA
  • fontmanager.dll
  • hpi.dll
  • hprof.dll
  • instrument.dll
  • ioser12.dll
  • j2pkcs11.dll - Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0
  • jaas_nt.dll
  • java.dll
  • java.exe
  • java_crw_demo.dll
  • javacpl.exe - Java(TM) Control Panel
  • javaw.exe
  • JavaWebStart.dll - Java(TM) Web Start ActiveX Control
  • javaws.exe - Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
  • jawt.dll
  • jcov.dll
  • JdbcOdbc.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jpeg.dll
  • jpicom32.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in COM Library
  • jpicpl32.exe
  • jpiexp32.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in for Internet Explorer
  • jpins4.dll
  • jpins6.dll
  • jpins7.dll
  • jpinscp.dll
  • jpinsp.dll (by JavaSoft / Sun Microsystems) - Java Plug-in (Java Plug-in 1.4.2_08 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper))
  • jpioji.dll
  • jpishare.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in Share Library
  • jsound.dll
  • jsoundds.dll
  • jucheck.exe - Java(TM) Update Checker
  • jusched.exe
  • keytool.exe
  • kinit.exe
  • klist.exe
  • ktab.exe
  • msvcrt.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (Microsoft (R) C Runtime Library)
  • net.dll
  • openHtml.exe
  • qtcheck.dll
  • starter.exe
  • tray.dll (by JDesktop Integration Components (JDIC) Project) - JDesktop Integration Components (JDIC) (JDesktop Integration Components binary)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • starter.exe is scheduled as a task named 'elevated_starter_1~AMITLU0.1~NATIRB2~ARGORPC'.
  • jusched.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Java Update Scheduler' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00).
  • dictionary.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7DB2CD7-85E7-4846-8452-E8C434326E64}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • jusched.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SunJavaUpdateSched' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • javaw.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%ProgramFiles%\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\javaw.exC:*:enableC:Sun Java (v1.5.0_11) JavaW'.
  • java.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%ProgramFiles%\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\java.exC:*:enableC:Sun Java (v1.5.0_11)'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:206.14 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002312841%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00014247%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00008882%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Concise Encyclopedia?

Quickly and completely remove Concise Encyclopedia from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Concise Encyclopedia 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Concise Encyclopedia, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Concise Encyclopedia.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows Vista 12.00%
Windows 8 4.00%
Windows XP 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 36.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 24.00%
Windows 7 Professional 12.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.00%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.71% of installs come from India
Which countries install it?
  India 60.71%
  United States 14.29%
  Australia 3.57%
  Germany 3.57%
  Canada 3.57%
  United Arab Emirates 3.57%
  Egypt 3.57%
  Poland 3.57%
  United Kingdom 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.09%
Dell 21.74%
Hewlett-Packard 13.04%
Sony 13.04%
Toshiba 4.35%
Lenovo 4.35%
Intel 4.35%
ASUS 4.35%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 10.53%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 5.26%
Sony VPCEH15EN 5.26%
Sony VPCEB1AGG 5.26%
Sony SVE15113ENB 5.26%
Packard Bell EasyNote TJ7... 5.26%

Publisher URL: www.britannica.com


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