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PC Magazine RoboType 4

What is PC Magazine RoboType 4?  (from PC Magazine)

Are you a tech support specialist who has to type the same responses to questions over and over? Or perhaps you're a lawyer or business professional typing the same name throughout a document? You can always copy and paste, but that's clumsy and slow. RoboType solved this problem when it was first released in 1997 by...  Read more


PC Magazine RoboType 4 is a software program developed by PC Magazine. The most common release is 4.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named robotype.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 9.19 MB (9,632,585 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 83% of users of PC Magazine RoboType 4 come from the United States, it is also popular in South Africa and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcmag.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\RoboType\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\RoboType\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 9.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Magazine RoboType 4

Program executable:robotype.exe
RoboType 4
Path:C:\Program Files\pc magazine utilities\robotype\robotype.exe
Additional files:
  • Keyoti.RapidSpellMDict.dll (by Keyoti) - 115,000 Word US & UK Combined RapidSpell Lexicon +CAS
  • Keyoti.RapidSpell.NET2.dll (by Keyoti) - Keyoti RapidSpell Desktop .NET
  • Keyhook.dll (by Ziff Davis) - RoboType (RoboType Keyhook)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • updatedll.dll (by Ziff Davis Publishing) - Update Dll
  • System.Data.SQLite.dll - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RoboType.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FC2A10D6-A17B-4FD5-8986-D43BD799BB94}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • RoboType.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RoboType' and executes as "C:\Program Files\RoboType\RoboType.exe" /startwithwindows.

How do I remove PC Magazine RoboType 4?

Quickly and completely remove PC Magazine RoboType 4 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PC Magazine RoboType 4 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 PC Magazine RoboType 4, 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 PC Magazine RoboType 4.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 8 27%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.73%
Windows 8 27.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.36%
Windows 7 Professional 27.27%
Windows 10 Pro 9.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 9.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  South Africa 6.67%
  Canada 6.67%
  France 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.29%
Dell 23.53%
Acer 17.65%
Samsung 11.76%
American Megatrends 5.88%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6610f 18.75%
Samsung QX311/QX411/QX412... 12.50%
HP-Pavilion BK424AA-ABA H... 6.25%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1297c 6.25%
HP EliteBook 8570p 6.25%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 6.25%

Publisher URL: www.pcmag.com


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