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7% remove it93% keep it
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2009.0.0.0 50.00%
2008.0.0.0 50.00%

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Family Encyclopedia

What is Family Encyclopedia?  (from Encyclopaedia Britannica)

The Family Encyclopedia from Britannica brings a world of information directly to your computer screen. Whether you're wondering who placed the first signature on The Declaration of Independence or how much a rhinoceros really weighs, the Family Encyclopedia is your home and office one-stop information re- source - ...  Read more


Family Encyclopedia is a software program developed by Encyclopaedia Britannica. The most common release is 2009.0.0.0, 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 setup package generally installs about 43 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows XP. While about 94% of users of Family Encyclopedia come from the United States, it is also popular in India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.britannica.com
Help link: support.britannica.com
Installation folder: C:\Britannica 8.0
Uninstaller: "C:\Britannica 8.0\Family Encyclopedia\Uninstall_Family Encyclopedia\Uninstall Family Encyclopedia.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Family 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
  • JdbcOdbc.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jpeg.dll
  • jpicom32.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in COM Library
  • jpiexp32.dll - Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 U14 (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
  • klist.exe
  • qtcheck.dll
  • starter.exe
  • tray.dll (by JDesktop Integration Components (JDIC) Project) - JDesktop Integration Components (JDIC) (JDesktop Integration Components binary)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • starter.exe is scheduled as a task named 'elevated_starter_1~AMITLU0.1~NATIRB2~ARGORPC'.
  • dictionary.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7DB2CD7-85E7-4846-8452-E8C434326E64}' (runs on registration).
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 Family Encyclopedia?

Quickly and completely remove Family 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 Family 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 Family 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 Family Encyclopedia.

Win Vista (SP2) 33%
Win 7 (SP1) 17%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows XP 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.12%
  India 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 60.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Gateway 20.00%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 980 25.00%
Dell Inspiron 530s 25.00%
Dell Inspiron 530 25.00%
BIOSTAR Group TH55B HD 25.00%

Publisher URL: www.britannica.com


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