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2013.0.0.0 7.84%
2012.0.0.0 19.61%
2011.0.0.0 43.14%
2010.0.0.0 29.41%

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Ready Reference CD

What is Ready Reference CD?  (from Encyclopaedia Britannica)

Encyclopaedia Britannica, the world`s standard since 1768, is now easier to use and more accessible than ever. Britannica Ready Reference CD-ROM condenses 25,000 articles from the renowned 32-volume print set onto one CD-ROM to create an incomparably practical and powerful tool. Whether you`re seeking homework help, sa...  Read more


Ready Reference CD is a software program developed by Encyclopaedia Britannica. The most common release is 2011.0.0.0, 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. 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 airtel_logo_screensaver.exe. The setup package generally installs about 49 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 62% of users of Ready Reference CD come from India, it is also popular in the United States and United Arab Emirates.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.britannica.com/other/readyreference/win
Help link: support.britannica.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Britannica 11.0
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Britannica 11.0\Ready Reference CD\Uninstall_Ready Reference CD\Uninstall Ready Reference CD.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Ready Reference CD

Program executable:airtel_logo_screensaver.exe
Additional files:
  • 7zip.exe
  • awt.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 U11 (Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition binary)
  • axbridge.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - ActiveX Bridge for JavaBeans(TM)
  • BCDUtil.dll
  • cmm.dll (by Eastman Kodak Company) - KODAK DIGITAL SCIENCE Java CMM
  • dcpr.dll
  • deploy.dll - Java(TM) Deployment Library
  • dictionary.exe - starter Application (starter MFC Application)
  • dt_shmem.dll
  • dt_socket.dll
  • eula.dll - EULA
  • fontmanager.dll
  • hpi.dll
  • hprof.dll
  • InstallFreeRARExtractFrog.exe (by Philipp Winterberg) - Free RAR Extract Frog Installer
  • instrument.dll
  • ioser12.dll
  • j2pkcs11.dll - Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0
  • jaas_nt.dll
  • java.dll
  • java.exe
  • java_crw_demo.dll
  • javacpl.exe - Java(TM) Control Panel
  • javaw.exe
  • JavaWebStart.dll - Java(TM) Web Start ActiveX Control
  • javaws.exe - Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
  • jawt.dll
  • JdbcOdbc.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jpeg.dll
  • jpicom32.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in COM Library
  • jpiexp32.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in for Internet Explorer
  • jpinscp.dll
  • jpioji.dll
  • jpishare.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in Share Library
  • jsound.dll
  • jsoundds.dll
  • jucheck.exe - Java(TM) Update Checker
  • jusched.exe
  • keytool.exe
  • kinit.exe
  • klist.exe
  • ktab.exe
  • management.dll
  • net.dll
  • nio.dll
  • starter.exe
  • tray.dll (by JDesktop Integration Components (JDIC) Project) - JDesktop Integration Components (JDIC) (JDesktop Integration Components binary)
  • vlc-1.1.5-win32.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • starter.exe is scheduled as a task named 'elevated_starter_1~AMITLU0.1~NATIRB2~ARGORPC'.
  • jusched.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Java Update Scheduler' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00).
  • dictionary.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7DB2CD7-85E7-4846-8452-E8C434326E64}' (runs on registration).
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\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • javaw.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%ProgramFiles%\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\javaw.exC:*:enableC:Sun Java (v1.5.0_11) JavaW'.
  • java.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%ProgramFiles%\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\java.exC:*:enableC:Sun Java (v1.5.0_11)'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:206.14 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002312841%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00014247%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00008882%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Ready Reference CD?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Automatically starts? 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 74.51%
Windows 8 11.76%
Windows Vista 9.80%
Windows XP 3.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.69%
Windows 7 Home Basic 13.73%
Windows 7 Professional 9.80%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.82% of installs come from India
Which countries install it?
  India 61.82%
  United States 12.73%
  United Arab Emirates 12.73%
  Kuwait 3.64%
  Qatar 1.82%
  Switzerland 1.82%
  Philippines 1.82%
  Canada 1.82%
  Ireland 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.65%
Dell 30.61%
Acer 12.24%
Sony 10.20%
Lenovo 8.16%
Toshiba 4.08%
ASUS 2.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.38%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 4.26%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 4.26%
Dell Inspiron N4010 4.26%
ASUSTeK K53SD 2.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite C640 2.13%

Publisher URL: www.britannica.com


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