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Should I remove Windows Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,557
United States Rank #40,155
Reach 0.0038%

Versions

VersionDistribution
20090115.021447 55.56%
20081206.175942 44.44%

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Windows Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1

Overview

Windows Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 20090115.021447, 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. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. 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 iexplore.exe. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 5.68 MB (5,951,200 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows XP. While about 41% of users of Windows Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 come from Iran, it is also popular in the United States and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/ie
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\internet explorer
Uninstaller: "C:\WINXPSP3\ie8\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
Estimated size: 5.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1

Program executable:iexplore.exe
Name:Windows® Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer
Path:C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
MD5:96279d6bfcacd8d9faad28bbb769d1bf
Additional files:
  • pdm.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Process Debug Manager)
  • ExtExport.exe - Windows® Internet Explorer (Internet Explorer ImpExp FF exporter)
  • hmmapi.dll - Microsoft HTTP Mail Simple MAPI
  • iecompat.dll - Internet Explorer Compatibility Data
  • iedvtool.dll - Internet Explorer Developer Tools
  • iedw.exe - IE Crash Detection
  • ieproxy.dll - IE ActiveX Interface Marshaling Library
  • IEShims.dll - Internet Explorer Compatibility Shims
  • jsdbgui.dll - Script Debugger
  • jsdebuggeride.dll - JScript Debugger IDE
  • JSProfilerCore.dll - IE Dev Toolbar JScript Profiler
  • jsprofilerui.dll - Script Profiler
  • xpshims.dll - Internet Explorer Compatibility Shims for XP
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client
  • custsat.dll - custsat

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • iexplore.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PIXACO' with the ProgID of 'PIXACO.Browse.Upload' and the action verb 'open.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • iedvtool.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Developer Tools' with a class of {1A6FE369-F28C-4AD9-A3E6-2BCB50807CF1}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • iexplore.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {8c5a024c-7a50-45d5-89ca-bbd0fb4cabfd}.
Scheduled Task
  • iexplore.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PlayMillion6' (Next runs on 28/06/2015 at 17:28).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • iexplore.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Kiosk StartPage.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • iexplore.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Internet Explorer' and executes as C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe.
  • hmmapi.dll is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Windows Live Hotmail' and executes as C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\hmmapi.dll.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • iexplore.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'download_eSync27' which loads as iexplore.exe httC://core.ident.com/eSyncDownload.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • iexplore.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IE' which loads as C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • iexplore.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE'.
  • ExtExport.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ExtExport.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

iexplore.exe
Memory:107.31 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1024412280%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.06779402%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.03464721%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:321
70 average
I/O reads/min:769.29 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:269.37 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Windows Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Windows Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 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 Windows Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1, 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 Windows Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1.

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HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#34,557

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 100.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.58% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 40.58%
  United States 36.23%
  Germany 2.90%
  Slovenia 1.45%
  South Africa 1.45%
  Taiwan 1.45%
  Australia 1.45%
  India 1.45%
  Greece 1.45%
  Spain 1.45%
  Croatia 1.45%
  Czech Republic 1.45%
  Slovakia 1.45%
  Egypt 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
GIGABYTE 46.88%
Dell 18.75%
American Megatrends 12.50%
Sahara 6.25%
Toshiba 3.13%
Sony 3.13%
Lenovo 3.13%
Gateway 3.13%
ASUS 3.13%
Common models
GBT AWRDACPI 7.89%
ECS G41T-M16 5.26%
NVIDIA AWRDACPI 5.26%
Gateway E-4000 ... 2.63%
VIAK8_ AWRDACPI 2.63%
VIA PT880-8237 2.63%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com

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