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Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008


Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 is a program developed by Microsoft. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. 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 72 files and is usually about 69.34 MB (72,707,256 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 20% of users of Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 come from the United States, it is also popular in Indonesia and India.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=96782
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008\install.exe
Estimated size: 69.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008

  • cscompmgd.dll - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2005
  • Microsoft.JScript.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualBasic.Compatibility.Data.dll
  • al.exe - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Assembly Linker command line tool)
  • alink.dll - Assembly Linker
  • csc.exe - Visual C# Command Line Compiler
  • cscomp.dll - Visual C#® Compiler
  • cvtres.exe - Microsoft® Resource File To COFF Object Conversion Utility
  • diasymreader.dll - Dia based SymReader
  • Microsoft.VisualC.Dll - Microsoft® Visual C++ Metadata
  • regtlibv12.exe - Visual Studio RegTLib
  • Accessibility.dll - Microsoft® .NET Framework (.NET Framework)
  • AdoNetDiag.dll
  • AppLaunch.exe - Microsoft .NET ClickOnce Launch Utility
  • aspnet_compiler.exe
  • aspnet_filter.dll - Microsoft ASP.NET ISAPI Filter DLL
  • aspnet_isapi.dll - Microsoft ASP.NET ISAPI Shim DLL
  • Aspnet_perf.dll - Microsoft ASP.NET Performance Counter DLL
  • aspnet_rc.dll
  • aspnet_regbrowsers.exe
  • aspnet_regiis.exe
  • aspnet_regsql.exe
  • aspnet_state.exe - Microsoft ASP.NET State Server
  • aspnet_wp.exe
  • AspNetMMCExt.dll
  • CasPol.exe - Microsoft .NET Framework CAS Policy Manager
  • CORPerfMonExt.dll - Microsoft Common Language Runtime - Performance Counter DLL
  • Culture.dll - Microsoft Globalization Support
  • CustomMarshalers.dll - Microsoft .NET Framework Custom Marshalers
  • dfdll.dll - Application Deployment Shell Support
  • dfsvc.exe
  • dw20.exe - Microsoft .NET Error Reporting Shim
  • EventLogMessages.dll
  • fusion.dll - Assembly manager
  • gacutil.exe - Microsoft (R) .NET Framework Global Assembly Cache Utility
  • IEExec.exe - Microsoft IE Execute shell
  • IEExecRemote.dll - Microsoft IE Remote shell
  • IEHost.dll - Microsoft IE hosting interface
  • IIEHost.dll - IE Remoting Interface
  • ilasm.exe - Microsoft .NET Framework IL assembler
  • InstallUtil.exe - .NET Framework installation utility
  • InstallUtilLib.dll - Managed Installer Object
  • ISymWrapper.dll - Microsoft .NET Runtime Managed Symbol Wrappers
  • Microsoft.Build.Conversion.dll
  • Microsoft.Build.Engine.dll
  • Microsoft.Build.Framework.dll
  • Microsoft.Build.Tasks.dll
  • Microsoft.Build.Utilities.dll
  • Microsoft.Build.VisualJSharp.dll - Microsoft Visual J#® 2005 (MSBuild Tasks for Microsoft Visual J#® 2005)
  • MmcAspExt.dll - Microsoft ASP.NET Support DLL
  • mscorjit.dll - Microsoft .NET Runtime Just-In-Time Compiler
  • mscorlib.dll - Microsoft Common Language Runtime Class Library
  • mscorpe.dll - Microsoft .NET Runtime PE File Generator
  • mscorsvc.dll - .NET Runtime Optimization Service
  • mscorsvw.exe
  • mscorwks.dll - Microsoft .NET Runtime Common Language Runtime - WorkStation
  • ngen.exe - Microsoft Common Language Runtime native compiler
  • sbscmp20_mscorlib.dll - Microsoft .NET Framework v1.0 compatibility
  • System.configuration.dll
  • System.Data.dll
  • System.Data.SqlXml.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • mscorlib.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object with the class of {61e0ef7a-9bc0-45ea-9b2f-f3e9f02692bd}.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • mscorlib.dll is installed as an Explorer Bar within Internet Explorer using the class {5802D092-1784-4908-8CDB-99B6842D353D}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • mscorlib.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {726b41b7-8f98-4ad6-8a76-c42e26438824}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • mscorlib.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer Toolbar with the class of {fe704bf8-384b-44e1-8cf2-8dbeb3637a8a}.
2 Services
  • aspnet_state.exe runs as a service named 'Usuga stanu ASP.NET' (aspnet_state) "Zapewnia obsug pozaprocesowych stanw sesji platformy ASP.NET. Jeli ta usuga zostanie zatrzymana, dania pozaprocesowe nie zostan przetworzone. Jeli usuga zostanie wyczona, adna jawnie zalena od niej usuga nie zostanie uruchomiona.".
  • mscorsvw.exe runs as a service named '.NET Runtime Optimization Service v2.0.50727_X86' (clr_optimization_v2.0.50727_32) "Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN".
Startup File (User Run)
  • AppLaunch.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'System backup' and executes as C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\AppLaunch.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AppLaunch.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HKLM' which loads as C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\AppLaunch.exe.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • csc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\csc.exe'.
  • cvtres.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\cvtres.exe'.
  • AppLaunch.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\AppLaunch.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:16.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000841686%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00006386%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002030%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:14,914,222
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:159.3 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:159.46 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:2.12 MB
Total CPU:0.0015158666%
Kernel CPU:0.00066894%
User CPU:0.00084692%
I/O reads/min:1021 Bytes
I/O writes/min:129 Bytes
Memory:137.85 MB
Total CPU:0.0003592508%
Kernel CPU:0.00007604%
User CPU:0.00028322%

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  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:
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Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.63%
Windows XP 16.40%
Windows 8 8.47%
Windows Vista 3.70%
Windows Server 2003 0.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.52%
Windows 7 Professional 22.07%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.31%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.79%
Windows 8 Pro 2.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.25%
  Indonesia 16.50%
  India 15.00%
  United Kingdom 3.25%
  BD 3.00%
  Germany 3.00%
  Australia 2.50%
  Iran 2.50%
  DZ 2.00%
  Philippines 1.75%
  Argentina 1.50%
  Canada 1.50%
  Egypt 1.50%
  Mexico 1.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.61%
Hewlett-Packard 22.75%
Acer 13.73%
Intel 11.16%
ASUS 8.58%
Lenovo 3.86%
Toshiba 3.00%
Sahara 1.29%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 3.33%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.50%
ASUS All Series 1.67%
Dell Inspiron N4050 1.67%
ASUSTeK K42F 1.67%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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