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4% remove it96% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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essentials is a software program developed by Eastman Kodak Company. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 setup package generally installs about 54 files and is usually about 160.3 MB (168,089,572 bytes). The installed file KodakAiOUpdater.exe 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 XP. While about 75% of users of essentials come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kodak\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{BE94C681-68E2-4561-8ABC-8D2E799168B4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 160.3 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by essentials

  • EKAiO2SDK.dll - KODAK AiO Printer Driver (Status Monitor SDK for KODAK AiO Printer (32-Bit Intel(R) Pentium(TM) 4 Optimized Build))
  • EKIJ5000SDK.dll
  • AiOHostDirector.exe - KODAK AiO Host Director
  • EKAiOHostService.exe - EKAiOHostService Module (EKAiOHostService Module for Kodak AiO Printers)
  • AiOHomeCenter.exe - KODAK AiO Home Center
  • EKKeyGenerator.exe - EKKeyGenerator
  • Helper.exe - Interpolation Helper Process
  • HRIntp.Interop.dll - HRIntp.Interop
  • AiOPrinterTools.exe - KODAK Printer Tools
  • GetX64DeviceCapabilities.exe - KODAK Home Center (GetX64DeviceCapabilities)
  • CommonControls.dll - KODAK Essentials (CommonControls)
  • EKAiO2FAXD.exe
  • EKAiO2MUI.exe
  • EKAiO2PRE.exe
  • EKIJ5000MUI.exe
  • EKIJ5000PRE.exe
  • Inkjet.AdminUtility.exe
  • Kodak.Statistics.exe
  • KodakAiOUpdater.exe
  • NetworkPrinter64Util.exe
  • NetworkPrinterDiscovery.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AiOHomeCenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BF078962-F43D-4F4B-86DF-2D3969B79A27}' (runs on registration).
  • EKAiOHostService.exe runs as a service named 'Kodak AiO Network Discovery Service' (Kodak AiO Network Discovery Service).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • EKAiO2MUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'EKAIO2StatusMonitor' which loads as C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EKAiO2MUI.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • AiOHomeCenter.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Kodak\AiO\Center\AiOHomeCenter.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.18 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002809876%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00011499%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00016599%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:206,057
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:214 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove essentials?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win XP 17%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.33%
Windows XP 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Starter 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.00%
  United Kingdom 16.67%
  Germany 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Dell 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Common models
Samsung 300V3A/300V4A/300... 20.00%
HP Z210 Workstation 20.00%
eveshamvale MS-7267 20.00%
Dell Inspiron 1012 20.00%
Acer Aspire E1-571 20.00%

About Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak is an imaging and photographic equipment, materials and services company.
Publisher URL: www.kodak.com


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