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Should I remove Aldec Active-HDL Student Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #49,303
United States Rank #44,701
Reach 0.0016%


2013 68.18%
2011 31.82%

Aldec Active-HDL Student Edition


Aldec Active-HDL Student Edition is a program developed by Aldec. The most used version is 2013, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is avhdl.exe. The software installer includes 90 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 65% of users of Aldec Active-HDL Student Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in PS and Poland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.aldec.com
Help link: www.aldec.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Programs\Active-HDL Student
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0E6D6218-457F-42BD-8966-78F692D4A06A}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Aldec Active-HDL Student Edition

Program executable:avhdl.exe
Additional files:
  • AcadImport.dll - AcadImport Module
  • acdb.dll
  • acdb_datamodels.dll
  • acdb_mapping.dll
  • acdb_offlinecontrol.dll
  • acdb_report.dll
  • acdb_simulation.dll
  • acomp.dll
  • ActivePlugin.dll
  • AdbWrapper.dll
  • aboost_date_time-vc90-mt-p-1_48.dll
  • aboost_filesystem-vc90-mt-p-1_48.dll
  • aboost_prg_exec_monitor-vc90-mt-p-1_48.dll
  • aboost_program_options-vc90-mt-p-1_48.dll
  • aboost_regex-vc90-mt-p-1_48.dll
  • aboost_serialization-vc90-mt-p-1_48.dll
  • aboost_signals-vc90-mt-p-1_48.dll
  • aboost_system-vc90-mt-p-1_48.dll
  • aboost_thread-vc90-mt-p-1_48.dll
  • aboost_unit_test_framework-vc90-mt-p-1_48.dll
  • aboost_wserialization-vc90-mt-p-1_48.dll
  • addsc.exe
  • akernel.dll - akernel (Assertions Kernel)
  • aldec_matlab_cosim.dll
  • aldec_rc.dll
  • aldecpli.dll
  • Aldecui32.dll - Active-HDL (Aldec User Interface Library)
  • aperl.dll - Perl Interface
  • asdb2macro.exe
  • asdbman.exe
  • asdbServer.exe

How do I remove Aldec Active-HDL Student Edition?

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Or, you can uninstall Aldec Active-HDL Student Edition 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 Aldec Active-HDL Student Edition, 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 Aldec Active-HDL Student Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 5%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.55%
Windows 8 45.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.73%
Windows 7 Professional 18.18%
Windows 8 13.64%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.64%
Windows 8 Pro 9.09%
Windows 7 Starter 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.52%
  PS 6.45%
  Poland 6.45%
  Brazil 3.23%
  Belgium 3.23%
  Romania 3.23%
  Spain 3.23%
  Germany 3.23%
  Saudi Arabia 3.23%
  United Kingdom 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 18.18%
Acer 18.18%
Toshiba 18.18%
Lenovo 13.64%
ASUS 9.09%
MSI 9.09%
Sony 4.55%
Samsung 4.55%
Dell 4.55%
Common models
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 ... 9.52%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 4.76%
LENOVO 3537A14 4.76%
ASUSTeK N56VZ 4.76%
Acer Aspire V5-571G 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite U945 4.76%

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Danover a year ago
If you have Aldec HDL 9.2, is there any need for 9.1? I'm assuming no.