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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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Across Lite 2.0


Across Lite 2.0 is a software program developed by Literate Software Systems. 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 primary executable is named acrossl.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 1.08 MB (1,135,113 bytes). 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 95% of users of Across Lite come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.litsoft.com/across/alite/support/win
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Litsoft\Across Lite 2.0
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\Litsoft\ACROSS~1.0\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files1\Litsoft\ACROSS~1.0\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 1.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Across Lite 2.0

Program executable:acrossl.exe
Name:Across Crossword Products
Across Lite
Path:C:\Program Files\Litsoft\Across Lite 2.0\acrossl.exe
Additional files:
  • acl2setup.exe - Across Lite 2.0 Program Installer
  • aclsetup.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove Across Lite?

You can uninstall Across Lite 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Across Lite 2.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Across Lite.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.46%
Windows Vista 17.82%
Windows 10 14.85%
Windows XP 12.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.39%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.12%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows 8.1 6.06%
Windows 10 Home 5.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.09%
  Canada 3.07%
  Australia 0.61%
  Germany 0.61%
  India 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.75%
Hewlett-Packard 37.50%
Acer 8.75%
Toshiba 5.00%
Sahara 2.50%
Gateway 2.50%
American Megatrends 1.25%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.22%
Dell Latitude E6400 2.22%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.22%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.22%
Dell Vostro 220 Series 2.22%
VelocityMicro VelocityMic... 1.11%


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