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VersionDistribution 20.00% 20.00% 20.00%
2.3.906.318 40.00%

NBPTS Tutorial and Demo


NBPTS Tutorial and Demo is a software program developed by Pearson VUE. The most common release is 2.3.906.318, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 100 files and is usually about 615 KB (629,760 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pearson vue\nbpts tutorial and demo\jre\lib\zi\america
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8E43B30B-B0C0-4FF0-83F4-6C1ECCB4927F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 615 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by NBPTS Tutorial and Demo

  • atl71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (ATL Module for Windows (Unicode))
  • awt.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U11 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • axbridge.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - ActiveX Bridge for JavaBeans(TM)
  • cmm.dll (by Eastman Kodak Company) - KODAK DIGITAL SCIENCE Java CMM
  • dcalc.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Windows(TM) Operating System (Windows Calculator application file)
  • dcpr.dll
  • deploy.dll - Java(TM) Deployment Library
  • deploytk.dll
  • disablemenu.dll - DisableMenu (Pearson VUE Athena Disable Menu)
  • dskernel2.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - LEADTOOLS Multimedia Filter Pack (LEAD DirectShow Kernel)
  • dt_shmem.dll
  • dt_socket.dll
  • eula.dll - EULA
  • externalapplication.dll - ExternalApplication (Pearson VUE Athena External Application Support)
  • externalitembridge.dll - External Dynamic Link Library
  • fontmanager.dll
  • hpi.dll
  • hprof.dll
  • htmlviewer.exe - Pearson VUE Tutorial and Demo
  • install.rdf
  • instrument.dll
  • ioser12.dll
  • izmjnicom.dll (by infoZoom) - jacoZoom Runtime
  • izmjnicomax.dll (by infoZoom) - IzmJniComAx Module
  • j2pcsc.dll
  • j2pkcs11.dll
  • jaas_nt.dll
  • java.dll
  • java.exe
  • java_crw_demo.dll
  • javacpl.exe - Java(TM) Control Panel
  • java-rmi.exe
  • javaw.exe
  • javaws.exe - Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
  • jawt.dll
  • jbroker.exe
  • jdbcodbc.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jkernel.dll
  • jli.dll
  • jp2iexp.dll
  • jp2launcher.exe
  • jp2native.dll
  • jp2ssv.dll
  • jpeg.dll
  • jpicom.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in COM Library
  • jpiexp.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in for Internet Explorer
  • jpinscp.dll
  • jpioji.dll
  • jpishare.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in Share Library
  • jqs.exe - Java(TM) Quick Starter Service
  • jqs_plugin.dll - Java(TM) Quick Starter binary
  • jqsnotify.exe
  • jsound.dll
  • jsoundds.dll
  • jucheck.exe - Java(TM) Update Checker
  • jureg.exe
  • jusched.exe
  • jvm.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 6u11 (Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM)
  • keytool.exe
  • kinit.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • jp2ssv.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper' with the class of {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9}.
  • jqs.exe runs as a service named 'JavaQuickStarterService'.
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\jre6\bin\jusched.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.95 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.2760655738%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.17377049%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.10229508%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:13.17 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:7.49 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.28 MB
Total CPU:0.0017969721%
Kernel CPU:0.00135762%
User CPU:0.00043935%
CPU cycles/sec:1,429
I/O reads/min:18 Bytes

How do I remove NBPTS Tutorial and Demo?

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Or, you can uninstall NBPTS Tutorial and Demo 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 NBPTS Tutorial and Demo, 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 NBPTS Tutorial and Demo.

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Win Vista (SP2) 40%
Win 7 20%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows Vista 40.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 40.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
Toshiba 20.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Common models
HP-Pavilion GS354AA-ABA a... 20.00%
ASUSTeK K52F 20.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L675 20.00%
Sony VPCEH1AFX 20.00%
Dell Inspiron 1721 20.00%


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