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Should I remove Microsoft Expression Design 2?

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Global Rank #31,645
United States Rank #20,783
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VersionDistribution
5.0.1379.0 100.00%

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Microsoft Expression Design 2

Overview

Microsoft Expression Design 2 is a software program developed by Microsoft. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. 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 primary executable is named Design.exe. The setup package generally installs about 139 files and is usually about 47.9 MB (50,223,543 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 70% of users of Microsoft Expression Design 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75064
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Design 2\Setup\XSetup.exe" -x -AppLangIC:1033 "-manifesC:DesignManifest.cab" "-sourcC:C:\Program Files\Microsof
Estimated size: 47.9 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Expression Design 2

Program executable:Design.exe
Microsoft Expression Design
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Design 2\Design.exe
MD5:a2ce9a44606aa3d1a07bba9162fe7344
Additional files:
  • MSOSTYLE.DLL - Microsoft Office Shared input style property library. (Microsoft Office IME Shared property library.)
  • Microsoft.Windows.Design.dll - Windows Presentation Foundation Design Time Library
  • sldlext.dll - DownLevel Software Licensing Client Extension Dll
  • DSITF.DLL - Microsoft Office Document Update Utility Proxy
  • IEAWSDC.DLL - Microsoft Office Template and Media Control (2007 Microsoft Office component)
  • DSSM.EXE - Microsoft Office Document Update Utility
  • MSOCFU.DLL - Microsoft Office Client Frame Utilities
  • AUTHZAX.DLL - Microsoft Office Authorization Control
  • MSODCW.DLL - Microsoft Office Disk Cleanup Wizard
  • ImportSrv.exe - Microsoft Expression Media Importer
  • OIS.EXE - Microsoft Office Picture Manager
  • OISAPP.DLL - Microsoft Office Picture Manager App
  • oisctrl.dll - Microsoft Office Picture Manager Launcher Control
  • OISGRAPH.DLL - Microsoft Office Picture Manager Graphics
  • DSETUP.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft® DirectX für Windows® (Microsoft DirectX-Setup)
  • MSOCF.DLL - Microsoft Office Client Frame
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • REFIEBAR.DLL - Research Library Explorer Bar (Allows you to use the Research Library and its collection of information services from Microsoft Internet Explorer)
  • CDLMSO.DLL - 2007 Microsoft Office system (Microsoft CDL)
  • CLVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office Help Viewer
  • HLP95EN.DLL - Microsoft Office WinHelp Utility DLL
  • INTLDATE.DLL
  • Media.exe - Microsoft Expression Media 2
  • MediaLib.dll - Microsoft Expression Media Support Library
  • MediaQTLib.dll
  • MSOHEV.DLL
  • MSOHEVI.DLL
  • MSOHTMED.EXE
  • NAME.DLL - Name ActiveX Control
  • NPOFF12.DLL - Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • OART.DLL - Microsoft OfficeArt
  • OARTCONV.DLL - Microsoft OfficeArt Converter
  • OFFOWC.DLL - Microsoft Office XP Web Components
  • OWSCLT.DLL - Microsoft SharePoint Extensions
  • OWSSUPP.DLL - Microsoft SharePoint Client Support
  • SAEXT.DLL
  • SEQCHK10.DLL
  • SETLANG.EXE
  • STSLIST.DLL - Microsoft Office Access Web Datasheet Component
  • Wordconv.exe - Word Converter
  • GraphicsCore.dll - Microsoft Expression Design
  • msproof6.dll - Natural Language Components (Proofing Services)
  • nlsdata0000.dll - Microsoft Neutral Natural Language Server Data and Code
  • XprView.dll - Microsoft Expression Design Shell Extension
  • XSetupUI.dll - Microsoft Expression Design Setup User Interface
  • XSetupUI.resources.dll
  • ExpressionWeb.exe - Microsoft Expression Web 4
  • fpacutl.dll - Microsoft Expression Web Utilities
  • fpcutl.dll - Microsoft Expression Web Client Utility Library
  • fpeditax.dll - Microsoft Expression Web Editor
  • fpnse.dll - Microsoft Expression Web Shell Namespace Extension
  • HostedIE6.dll - Microsoft (R) HTML Viewer
  • HtmlChkr.dll - Microsoft Markup Analysis Processor
  • Imgutil.dll - IE plugin image decoder support DLL
  • MediaShx.dll - Microsoft Expression Media
  • HostedIE7.dll - Microsoft Expression Web
  • MCPS.DLL - Microsoft Clip Organizer (Media Catalog Proxy/Stub)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Media.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'Microsoft.ExpressionMedia' with the ProgID of 'Microsoft.ExpressionMedia.AutoPlay' and the action verb 'AutoPlay.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPOFF12.DLL is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPOFF12.DLL'.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • REFIEBAR.DLL is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Scheduled Task
  • ExpressionWeb.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{15A9D6EC-C745-4051-B82E-58240B97BB95}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ExpressionWeb.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Web 4\ExpressionWeb.exe'.
  • Media.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Media 2\Media.exe'.

How do I remove Microsoft Expression Design 2?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Expression Design 2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Expression Design 2 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 Microsoft Expression Design 2, 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 Microsoft Expression Design 2.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 2%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#31,645

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.15%
Windows XP 16.92%
Windows Vista 9.23%
Windows 8 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.92%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.69%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.89%
  Germany 4.30%
  France 2.15%
  United Kingdom 2.15%
  Greece 2.15%
  Japan 2.15%
  Norway 2.15%
  Turkey 2.15%
  Austria 1.08%
  Canada 1.08%
  Egypt 1.08%
  Spain 1.08%
  Ireland 1.08%
  India 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.00%
Hewlett-Packard 14.00%
Acer 14.00%
Toshiba 10.00%
Intel 8.00%
GIGABYTE 6.00%
ASUS 6.00%
American Megatrends 4.00%
Sony 2.00%
Sahara 2.00%
Lenovo 2.00%
Gateway 2.00%
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About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com

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