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United States Rank #40,179
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2014.0.0.0 3.70%
2012.0.0.0 3.70%
2011.0.0.0 3.70%
2010.0.0.0 22.22%
2009.0.0.0 66.67%

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Student and Home Edition

What is Student and Home Edition?  (from Encyclopaedia Britannica)

Encyclopaedia Britannica Student & Home Edition provides detailed articles and comprehensive learning tools to help students excel in school. From math and science, to foreign language and social studies homework is completed with greater accuracy. Written by notable experts, Encyclop√¶dia Britannica is the most trusted...  Read more


Student and Home Edition is a program developed by Encyclopaedia Britannica. The most used version is 2009.0.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 42 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 57% of users of Student and Home Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in India and NG.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.britannica.com
Help link: support.britannica.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Britannica 10.0
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Britannica 10.0\Student and Home Edition\Uninstall_Student and Home Edition\Uninstall Student and Home Edition.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Student and Home Edition

  • awt.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 U14 (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
  • 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
  • starter.exe
  • tray.dll (by JDesktop Integration Components (JDIC) Project) - JDesktop Integration Components (JDIC) (JDesktop Integration Components binary)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • starter.exe is scheduled as a task named 'elevated_starter_1~AMITLU0.1~NATIRB2~ARGORPC'.
  • 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_03\bin\jusched.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • javaw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\javaw.exe'.
  • 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 Student and Home Edition?

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Or, you can uninstall Student and Home Edition 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 Student and Home Edition, 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 Student and Home Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista (SP2) 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.26%
Windows 8 22.22%
Windows XP 11.11%
Windows Vista 7.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%
Windows 8 Single Language 7.41%
Windows 8.1 7.41%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.82%
  India 11.36%
  NG 6.82%
  DZ 4.55%
  Canada 4.55%
  TT 2.27%
  Brazil 2.27%
  GY 2.27%
  Portugal 2.27%
  BD 2.27%
  Israel 2.27%
  United Arab Emirates 2.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.62%
Dell 23.08%
Toshiba 15.38%
Acer 11.54%
Lenovo 7.69%
ASUS 3.85%
Samsung 3.85%
Common models
Dell Computer Dimension 8... 4.17%
BIOSTAR Group A780L3C 4.17%
MSI MS-7751 4.17%
HP 630 Notebook PC 4.17%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.17%

Publisher URL: www.britannica.com


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