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Should I remove VoiceOver Kit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,562
United States Rank #1,247
Reach 0.5162%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.48 days
958.08 days >
Average installed length: 503.40 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.43.128.3 7.14%
1.42.128.0 80.72%
1.40.128.0 9.21%
1.30.128.0 2.00%
1.20.128.0 0.91%
1.10.128.1 0.01%

Typically installed together

VoiceOver Kit

What is VoiceOver Kit?  (from Apple)

Enabling VoiceOver for iPod allows you to hear the names of songs, artists, and playlists spoken when listening to content on your iPod. If you have the Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic or the In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic, you can also use VoiceOver to navigate playlists.

Overview

VoiceOver Kit is a software program developed by Apple. The most common release is 1.42.128.0, 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 iPodVoiceOver.dll. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 41.81 MB (43,843,360 bytes). The installed file iPodUpdaterExt.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 56% of users of VoiceOver Kit come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apple.com
Help link: www.apple.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iTunes\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{6B4AD1A9-E73A-4184-9D6B-072F8A3C5EBA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 41.81 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VoiceOver Kit

Program module:iPodVoiceOver.dll
Name:Apple iPod Speech Library
Path:C:\Program Files\iTunes\iPodVoiceOver.dll
MD5:b859da427f90bf7de8b23c1ab287d2e8
Additional files:
  • iPodVoiceOver.dll - Apple iPod Speech Library
  • iPodUpdaterExt.dll - iPod Universal Updater (iPod Universal Updater Module)
  • ITDetector.ocx - ITDetector Module
  • iTunes.dll - iTunes
  • iTunes.exe
  • iTunesAdmin.dll - iTunes Administrative DLL
  • iTunesHelper.dll - iTunesHelper DLL
  • iTunesHelper.exe - iTunesHelper
  • iTunesMiniPlayer.dll - iTunes Miniplayer DLL
  • iTunesOutlookAddIn.dll - iTunes Outlook Add-in
  • iTunesPhotoProcessor.dll - iTunes Photo Processor
  • iTunesPhotoProcessor.exe
  • gnsdk_dsp.dll (by Gracenote) - Gracenote SDK (Gracenote SDK component)
  • gnsdk_musicid.dll (by Gracenote)
  • gnsdk_sdkmanager.dll
  • gnsdk_submit.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • iTunes.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'iTunesShowSongsOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'iTunes.ShowSongsOnCD' and the action verb 'showsongs.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • iTunes.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F45DBF0F-4AF0-4279-B8AF-AAA51DD50D48}' (runs on registration).
  • iTunesHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C5B82BCA-CBC2-4325-9ADF-26AA4C9C40D6}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • iTunes.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named launch itunes.
  • iTunesHelper.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named iTunesHelper.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • iTunesHelper.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'iTunesHelper' and executes as "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe".
  • iTunes.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'iTunes' and executes as C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • iTunesHelper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'iTunesHelper' which loads as "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe".
  • iTunes.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'iTunes' which loads as C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • iTunes.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe'.
  • iTunesHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe'.
Network connections
  • iTunes.exe connects to 17.173.66.49 (17.173.66.49 port 443).
  • iTunes.exe connects to 96.17.10.103 (port 80).
  • iTunes.exe connects to 17.154.66.69 (port 443).
  • iTunes.exe connects to 17.173.66.48 (port 443).
  • iTunes.exe connects to a23-67-253-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (23.67.253.160 port 80).
  • iTunes.exe connects to 17.173.66.16 (17.173.66.16 port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

iTunes.exe
Total CPU:0.0936756219%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.04089448%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.05278114%
0.015104% average
iTunesHelper.exe
Memory:3.85 MB
Total CPU:0.0000956145%
Kernel CPU:0.00005833%
User CPU:0.00003728%
CPU cycles/sec:30,071
I/O reads/min:10 Bytes

How do I remove VoiceOver Kit?

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

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,562

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.87%
Windows Vista 17.97%
Windows 8 12.68%
Windows XP 7.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.34%
Windows 7 Professional 7.12%
Windows 8.1 3.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.60%
  United Kingdom 6.35%
  Germany 5.14%
  Canada 4.52%
  France 3.63%
  Australia 2.50%
  Italy 2.23%
  Brazil 1.89%
  Spain 1.30%
  Mexico 1.29%
  Japan 1.29%
  Netherlands 1.11%
  Belgium 0.87%
  India 0.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.16%
Dell 28.11%
Acer 14.88%
Toshiba 9.13%
ASUS 6.06%
GIGABYTE 4.05%
Samsung 2.85%
Intel 2.05%
Lenovo 2.00%
American Megatrends 1.07%
Sony 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.14%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.91%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.90%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.46%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.62%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.62%

About Apple

Apple designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer programs, and personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.apple.com

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