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Mavis Beacon Deluxe - 25th Anniv. Ed.

What is Mavis Beacon Deluxe - 25th Anniv. Ed.?  (from Broderbund)

Mavis Beacon provides a customized learning experience that combines individualized lessons, practice sessions, and games that hone your typing skills and take your potential to the next level. Hundreds of practice sessions, tests, and games build essential keyboarding skills and help you maintain them. Use detailed re...  Read more

Overview

Mavis Beacon Deluxe - 25th Anniv. Ed. is a program developed by Broderbund. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 MavisBeacon.exe. The software installer includes 34 files and is usually about 99.78 MB (104,628,063 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 90% of users of Mavis Beacon Deluxe - 25th Anniv. Ed. come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Broderbund.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Broderbund\Mavis Beacon Deluxe - 25th Anniversary Edition\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{757CC236-67FF-421E-A2B5-3C0C8B76E625}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 99.78 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Mavis Beacon Deluxe - 25th Anniv. Ed.

Program executable:MavisBeacon.exe
Name:Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Deluxe - 25th Anniversary Edition
Path:C:\Program Files\Broderbund\Mavis Beacon Deluxe - 25th Anniversary Edition\MavisBeacon.exe
MD5:fe64751e296bb8c9f39549d794f0e7d3
Additional files:
  • MavisBeacon.exe - Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Deluxe - 25th Anniversary Edition
  • bass.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASS
  • AddSpeedMenuSkin.exe (by SlySoft) - AnyDVD (AnyDVD Speedmenu skin installation tool)
  • ADvdDiscHlp64.exe - AnyDVD 64bit helper
  • Almutens.exe (by Esoteric Technologies) - Dignity/Almuten Editor (Almuten Editor)
  • AnyDVD.exe (by SlySoft) - AnyDVD Application
  • AnyDVDtray.exe
  • AnyDVD-uninst.exe
  • AttribSecN.exe (by Matrix Software) - AttribSecN
  • Designer.exe (by Esoteric Technologies) - Solar Fire
  • ETConv.exe
  • FILEFIND.exe - FileFind
  • MatrixUpd.exe (by Matrix Software, Inc) - MatrixUpd
  • Mnuedit.exe
  • Partedit.exe - Arabic Parts Editor
  • pdfEditWheel.exe (by Matrix) - EditWheel
  • Pgdesign.exe - Page Designer
  • Plntrium.exe
  • ProdReg.exe (by Matrix Software) - ProdReg
  • RegAct.exe (by Matrix Software, Inc) - RegAct
  • RevokeLic.exe - RevokeLic
  • Rulredit.exe
  • SerialNr.exe - SerialNr
  • Setup.exe - Solar Fire Gold Patch Update
  • Sfinterp.exe - Interpretations Editor
  • Solarmap.exe - Solar Maps (Main Application Module)
  • solfire.exe - Solar Fire Gold
  • Staredit.exe - Fixed Stars Editor
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • Unwise.exe
  • Vocation.exe (by AstroWin - Allen Edwall) - Vocation
  • WStarExpDemo.exe (by Matrix) - WStarExp
  • WStarExpOpt.exe - WStarExpOpt
  • zuma.exe - Zuma Deluxe (Zuma)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • Unwise.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • zuma.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D7D4FE74-626D-404B-80A4-DBD31701951C}' (runs on registration).
  • solfire.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A351BF40-2E56-403F-A387-EA6133A91749}' (runs on registration).
  • AnyDVD.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{552EE5D3-25A6-4416-8B84-C27570729714}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • Unwise.exe runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • AnyDVD.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AnyDVD' and executes as "C:\Program Files\SlySoft\AnyDVD\AnyDVD.exe".
  • AnyDVDtray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AnyDVD' and executes as C:\Program Files\SlySoft\AnyDVD\AnyDVDtray.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Unwise.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

ADvdDiscHlp64.exe
Memory:2.7 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00000734%
0.016088% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,401
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:20 Bytes
435.61 KB average

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 7 2%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.91%
Windows 8 20.00%
Windows Vista 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.36%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 10 Home 8.18%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.18%
Windows 8.1 6.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.23%
  Canada 7.47%
  Australia 1.72%
  ZW 0.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.25%
Dell 32.50%
Acer 18.75%
GIGABYTE 3.75%
Samsung 3.75%
ASUS 2.50%
Toshiba 2.50%
Common models
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.97%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.97%
Compaq-Presario AY030AA-A... 1.98%
Acer Aspire 7551 1.98%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.98%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 1.98%

About Broderbund

Brøderbund Software (now owned by The Learning Company) is an American maker of video games, educational software and The Print Shop productivity tools.
Publisher URL: www.broderbund.com

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