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Reading Detective A1


Reading Detective A1 is a program developed by The Critical Thinking Co. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is TCTCUpdater.exe. TCTCUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.CriticalThinking.com
Installation folder: C:\Users\Public\Critical Thinking Software\Reading Detective A1
Uninstaller: "C:\Users\Public\Critical Thinking Software\Reading Detective A1\UninstallerData\Uninstaller.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Reading Detective A1

Program executable:TCTCUpdater.exe
Path:C:\Users\Public\Critical Thinking Software\Reading Detective A1\TCTCUpdater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • TCTCUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Automatic Updates Checking for Reading Detective A1' (runs weekly on Sundays at 10:09 PM).

How do I remove Reading Detective A1?

Quickly and completely remove Reading Detective A1 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Reading Detective A1 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 Reading Detective A1, 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 Reading Detective A1.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 8.1 50.00%

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?
ASUS 50.00%
Dell 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Common models
ASUSTeK G750JX 25.00%
ASUSTeK X200CA 25.00%
Dell XPS 8300 25.00%
eMachines EL1331 25.00%


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