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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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Versions

VersionDistribution
2008.0.0.0 100.00%

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Encyclopaedia Britannica 2008 Ultimate Reference Suite

What is Encyclopaedia Britannica 2008 Ultimate Reference Suite?

Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite is an encyclopaedia that contains over 100,000 articles, an atlas, around 35,000 media files (images, video and audio) and a dictionary and thesaurus based on Merriam-Webster.

Overview

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 42 files and is usually about 3.68 MB (3,856,477 bytes).

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\Encyclopaedia Britannica 2008 Ultimate Reference Suite\Uninstall_Encyclopaedia Britannica 2008 Ultimate Reference Sui
Estimated size: 3.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Encyclopaedia Britannica 2008 Ultimate Reference Suite

  • 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
  • JdbcOdbc.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jpeg.dll
  • jpicom32.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in COM Library
  • jpiexp32.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in for Internet Explorer
  • jpinscp.dll
  • 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
  • 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

java.exe
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

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 8 4%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.85%
Windows XP 29.63%
Windows 8 18.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 29.63%
Windows 7 Professional 7.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.41%
Windows 10 Home 3.70%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.44%
  France 11.11%
  Canada 8.33%
  Australia 2.78%
  BD 2.78%
  Belgium 2.78%
  Brazil 2.78%
  Switzerland 2.78%
  United Kingdom 2.78%
  Iran 2.78%
  IS 2.78%
  Italy 2.78%
  Korea 2.78%
  Netherlands 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.82%
ASUS 18.18%
Acer 13.64%
GIGABYTE 9.09%
Dell 9.09%
Intel 9.09%
Toshiba 4.55%
Sony 4.55%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C665 4.76%
Sony VGN-SR45G_B 4.76%
MSI MS-7788 4.76%
innotek GmbH VirtualBox 4.76%
HP-Pavilion VS201AA-ABF H... 4.76%
HP-Pavilion NY591AA-ABA p... 4.76%

Publisher URL: www.britannica.com

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