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2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,460
United States Rank #29,176
Reach 0.1021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 235.83 days
1102.36 days >
Average installed length: 579.21 days


6.0.577 100.00%

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e-tax 2012

What is e-tax 2012?  (from Australian Taxation Office)

Every year the online tax return at Etax.com.au is upgraded, making it easier than ever. For 2012, there's a new live refund estimate plus more help & support than ever. Lodging your return at Etax means you have the confidence your return was done correctly and checked by a qualified account who lodged it directly to...  Read more


e-tax 2012 is a program developed by Australian Taxation Office. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 39 files and is usually about 8.94 MB (9,369,600 bytes). acrobatupdater.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 Vista (SP2). While about 94% of users of e-tax 2012 come from Australia, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.etax.com.au/etax-2012
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\etax2012\help\etax
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B0F1B02F-47A6-411D-A38B-E44CC7F53CCC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.94 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by e-tax 2012

  • acroiehelper.dll (by Adobe Systems) - AcroIEHelper Library (Adobe PDF Helper for Internet Explorer)
  • acropdf.dll (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe PDF Browser Control (PDF Browser Control)
  • pdfshell.dll - Adobe PDF Shell Extension (PDF Shell Extension)
  • acrobatupdater.exe - Adobe Acrobat Updater
  • acroiehelpershim.dll - AcroIEHelperShim Library
  • adobe_updater.exe - Adobe Updater
  • adobearm.exe - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
  • adobearmhelper.exe - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager Helper
  • adobeextractfiles.dll - Adobe Extract Files Library
  • adobeupdater.exe
  • adobeupdaterinstallmgr.exe - Adobe Updater Install Manager
  • checkmodules.js
  • content_cache.js
  • detection.exe (by Husdawg) - System Requirements Lab Detection
  • dom.js
  • etax2012.exe - etax 2012 (e-tax 2012)
  • etaxhelp.exe
  • index.js
  • interop.detectionlib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'DetectionLib'.
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • loadcontents.js
  • loadpage.js
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • navigator.js
  • openinparent.js
  • popwindow.js
  • readerupdater.exe - Adobe Reader Updater
  • redirect.js
  • sbscse.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows SBS 2011 Standard Client Deployment SBSCSE
  • search.js
  • searchfiles.js
  • searchindex.js
  • srldetect_cyri_5.0.7.0.dll (by Husdawg) - System Requirements Lab
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • standalonefuncts.js
  • tocstate.js
  • vmem.dll
  • wz_tooltip.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • acroiehelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper' with the class of {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}.
  • acroiehelpershim.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Adobe PDF Link Helper' with the class of {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} (AcroIEHelperStub).
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • adobeupdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe online update program' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00 AM).
  • adobearm.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager (optimized)' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 12:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • adobearm.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe ARM.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • adobeupdater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AdobeUpdater' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater5\AdobeUpdater.exe".
  • adobe_updater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AdobeUpdater6' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater6\Adobe_Updater.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • adobearm.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe ARM' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • adobeupdater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater5\AdobeUpdater.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.01 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019665217%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00084429%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00112224%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:488,444
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:4.95 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:396 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove e-tax 2012?

Quickly and completely remove e-tax 2012 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall e-tax 2012 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 e-tax 2012, 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 e-tax 2012.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by e-tax 2012 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.18%
Windows Vista 10.54%
Windows XP 7.26%
Windows 8 5.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.79%
Windows 7 Professional 12.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.02%
Windows 10 Home 1.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.80% of installs come from Australia
Which countries install it?
  Australia 93.80%
  United States 2.07%
  United Kingdom 0.71%
  New Zealand 0.50%
  Canada 0.28%
  Germany 0.21%
  Japan 0.21%
  Malaysia 0.21%
  Philippines 0.21%
  Singapore 0.21%
  Switzerland 0.14%
  FJ 0.14%
  Hong Kong 0.14%
  India 0.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.75%
Dell 19.60%
Toshiba 15.30%
Acer 12.05%
ASUS 10.27%
Samsung 2.73%
Intel 2.10%
American Megatrends 0.73%
Lenovo 0.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 12.35%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.75%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 2.75%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.55%
ASUSTeK K52F 1.96%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.96%


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