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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,243
United States Rank #30,633
Reach 0.6491%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.73 days
611.55 days >
Average installed length: 321.32 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
17.1.7.20160205 0.04%
17.1.18829 0.05%
17.0.4.20160106 0.16%
17.0.18598 0.07%
16.3.17800 0.45%
16.3.170.20151019 0.18%
16.2.24.20150630 0.75%
16.2.17437 1.11%
16.1.20150424 1.82%
16.1.20150309 5.36%
16.1.16835 1.87%
16.1.16483 9.47%
16.0.20150211 3.21%
16.0.20150120 0.55%
16.0.20150113 6.33%
16.0.16151 5.60%
16.0.15910 2.48%
15.3.20141106 1.21%
15.3.20141009 0.57%
15.3.15181 0.01%
15.3.14949 1.54%
15.2.20140326 7.78%
15.2.14508 0.12%
15.2.13992 2.24%
15.1.20140312 0.22%
15.1.13904 5.53%
15.0.20140212 2.46%
15.0.20140117 1.16%
15.0.20140114 0.54%
15.0.13587 0.94%
15.0.13345 1.00%
15.0.13315 0.34%
14.4.20130909 1.77%
14.4.12044 1.07%
14.3.20130522 2.97%
14.3.11574 2.79%
14.2.20130517 0.04%
14.2.11561 0.08%
14.1.20130301 4.10%
14.1.11318 4.43%
14.0.0.10960 4.23%
14.0.0.10899 3.42%
13.4.1.10296 0.68%
13.4.0.10136 0.32%
13.3.0.9066 1.90%
13.2.0.8623u 0.19%
13.2.0.8623p 1.19%
13.2.0.8623k 0.33%
13.2.0.8623 0.16%
13.1.1.8531u 0.13%
13.1.1.8531p 0.46%
86 versions

Other programs by Landesfinanzdirektion Thüringen

ElsterFormular

What is ElsterFormular?  (from Landesfinanzdirektion Thüringen)

With ElsterFormular you your tax return at the PC and complete the data-encrypted and transmitted with MAGPIE via Internet to the tax administration. ElsterFormular Ausfüll is a pure software , which does not include any tax advisory functions. The program is available for the years 2009 to 2012 (and 2010 to 2013 as re...  Read more

Overview

ElsterFormular is a program developed by Landesfinanzdirektion Thüringen. The most used version is 16.1.16483, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is ElsterFormular-13.1.1.8531p.exe. The software installer includes 68 files and is usually about 127.28 MB (133,465,108 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 98% of users of ElsterFormular come from Germany, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.elster.de/elfo_home.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ElsterFormular
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ElsterFormular\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 127.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ElsterFormular

Program executable:ElsterFormular-13.1.1.8531p.exe
Path:C:\Klaus\Finanzamt\Elster2011\ElsterFormular-13.1.1.8531p.exe
MD5:f74045aa78999412e77ace411c691c8a
Additional files:
  • install_runtime.exe - ElsterFormular - MSRuntime (Installiert die Microsoft Runtime Bibliotheken)
  • hilfepica.exe
  • hotlineTool.exe
  • integritaetspruefer.exe
  • installationsverwaltung.exe
  • pica.exe
  • bds2f80.exe (by Finanzverwaltung der Länder) - BDS2F80 (ElsterFormular)
  • ericprozess.exe
  • erustart.exe (by Finanzverwaltung der Länder) - erustart
  • F80EF.exe - F80EF
  • gmp.dll
  • eSigner.dll (by secunet Security Networks AG) - Elster Sicherheitskomponente Client
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ericapi.dll (by Bayerisches Landesamt für Steuern) - Elster Rich Client (ERiC) (eric api dll)
  • ericbasis.dll (by Bayerisches Landesamt für Steuern) - eric basis DLL
  • ericcrypt.dll - ericcrypt DLL
  • ericplugin.dll - Pluginframework
  • ericprint.dll - eric print DLL
  • erictransfer.dll - eric transfer DLL
  • ericxml.dll - eric xml DLL
  • log4cpp.dll (by Bastiaan Bakker, LifeLine Networks bv) - Log library for C++ (Log library for C++ DLL)
  • eva.dll - EVA
  • hints.dll - Hinweis
  • vcredist_x86_2008_sp1.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Setup)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Digia Plc) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • ericxerces.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C++ Version 3.1.1 (Shared Library for Xerces-C++ Version 3.1.1)
  • libEGL.dll
  • qca2.dll - qca
  • QtCLucene4.dll (by Digia Plc)
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtHelp4.dll - Help (Help application framework.)
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtSql4.dll
  • QtSvg4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • QtXmlPatterns4.dll
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • bdiff.dll - BDiff
  • ericbasis2.dll
  • ericctrl.dll - eric control DLL
  • ericctrl2.dll
  • ericplugin2.dll
  • ericprint2.dll
  • erictools.dll - eric tools DLL
  • ericutil.dll - eric utility DLL
  • ericxml2.dll
  • icudt48.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuin48.dll (by The ICU Project) - ICU I18N DLL
  • icuuc48.dll - ICU Common DLL
  • libGLESv2.dll
  • qca.dll
  • Qt5CLucene.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt5
  • Qt5Core.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • integritaetspruefer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A232B16F-6961-4E59-9272-ED3C0AB5DF60}' (runs on registration).
  • pica.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C6786246-A8F1-44D6-84A7-3D793915EA57}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • pica.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ElsterFormular\bin\pica.exe'.

How do I remove ElsterFormular?

Quickly and completely remove ElsterFormular from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ElsterFormular 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 ElsterFormular, 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 ElsterFormular.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,243

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.54%
Windows 8 20.78%
Windows Vista 6.85%
Windows XP 6.82%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.19%
Windows 7 Professional 12.33%
Windows 8.1 10.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.80%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.61% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 97.61%
  United Kingdom 0.36%
  France 0.31%
  Austria 0.30%
  United States 0.30%
  Netherlands 0.17%
  Spain 0.14%
  Switzerland 0.08%
  Belgium 0.07%
  Finland 0.06%
  Thailand 0.06%
  Czech Republic 0.04%
  DK 0.04%
  Sweden 0.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 29.11%
Acer 21.45%
Dell 11.57%
Hewlett-Packard 10.18%
GIGABYTE 7.79%
ASUS 7.33%
Samsung 4.76%
Lenovo 2.85%
American Megatrends 1.99%
Intel 1.55%
Sahara 1.41%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 5.60%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 5.56%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.80%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.91%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.69%
ASUS All Series 2.52%

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