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5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,813
United States Rank #14,193
Reach 0.0215%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.09 days
327.10 days >
Average installed length: 171.87 days


12.0 84.67%
11.0 14.86%
9.0 0.47%

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CambridgeSoft Activation Client


CambridgeSoft Activation Client is a software program developed by CambridgeSoft. The most common release is 12.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 179 files and is usually about 63.15 MB (66,216,233 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 40% of users of CambridgeSoft Activation Client come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cambridgesoft.com
Help link: www.cambridgesoft.com/services
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CambridgeSoft\ChemOffice2010\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E773E0B9-6ABE-4F9E-816C-56B2DD8613B9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 63.15 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by CambridgeSoft Activation Client

  • CambridgeSoft.BioAssay.PTMUI.dll - CambridgeSoft Plate Template Manager (CambridgeSoftPTM)
  • CambridgeSoft.BioAssay.PTMBusinessObjects.dll - CambridgeSoft PTM Business Objects (CambridgeSoftPTMBiz)
  • CambridgeSoft.BioAssay.Reporting.dll - CambridgeSoft Report Generator (CambridgeSoftReporting)
  • NPCDPMGH32.DLL - McGraw-Hill ChemDraw (McGraw Hill Chemdraw Plugin
  • CambridgeSoft.ChemOffice.ChemDrawExcelAddIn.dll - ChemDraw for Excel (ChemDrawExcel 12)
  • ChemDrawExcelShim.dll - ChemDrawExcelShim (COM Shim for ChemDraw Excel addin)
  • BackupRestoreDB.exe - BackupRestoreDB
  • BioAssayModules.ocx - BioAssayModules
  • ENClientConfig.exe - ENClientConfig
  • Activate.exe - CS ChemScript (CambridgeSoft ChemScript.Net Activate)
  • CambridgeSoft.ChemScript12.dll - CambridgeSoft ChemScript.NET
  • CFWord.exe - ChemBioFinder (ChemBioFinder for Office
  • Chem3DCtl12.OCX - Chem3D Plugin (Chem3D Plugin
  • ChemFinder.exe - ChemBioFinder Std/Pro/Ultra
  • CSCombi12.dll - CS Combi-Chem Library
  • CSCombiConst11.dll
  • CSMol12.ocx - CSMol ActiveX Control Module
  • MolServer12.dll - MolServer Structure Engine DLL
  • MolServerConst11.dll
  • SVGConverter.exe - SVGConverter
  • CambridgeSoft.ChemOffice.ChemPropPro.dll - ChemOffice (COEA Chemical Property)
  • CambridgeSoft.ChemOffice.ChemPropStd.dll - COEA Physical Property
  • CambridgeSoft.ChemOffice.CLogPDriver.dll - COEA CLogP
  • CambridgeSoft.ChemOffice.DriverShared.dll - CS COEA Driver Shared
  • CambridgeSoft.ChemOffice.GamessDriver.dll - COEA GAMESS Driver
  • CambridgeSoft.ChemOffice.GaussianDriver.dll - Gaussian Driver
  • CambridgeSoft.ChemOffice.JaguarDriver.dll - COEA Jaguar Driver
  • CambridgeSoft.ChemOffice.MolTopology.dll - COEA Molecular Topology
  • CambridgeSoft.ChemOffice.MopacDriver.dll - MOPAC Driver
  • ENContainer.exe - E-Notebook
  • ENotebook.exe
  • Online12.dll - Online DLL
  • SetupDB.exe - ENotebookDBSetupDB
  • CambridgeSoft.Inventory.AttachDB.exe - Inventory (InventoryDBSetup)
  • CambridgeSoft.Inventory.BackupRestoreDB.exe - InventoryDBBackupRestore
  • CambridgeSoft.Inventory.DeployMolServerDBO.exe - DeployMolServerDBO
  • CambridgeSoft.Inventory.LoaderSupport.exe - InventoryDBUpdateForExcelLoader
  • CambridgeSoft.Inventory.RegenerateStructureFile.exe - RegenerateStructureFiles
  • CambridgeSoft.Inventory.SetupDB.exe
  • CambridgeSoft.Inventory.UpdateDBSchema.exe - InventoryDBUpdate
  • Chem3D.exe - ChemBio3D (ChemBio3D Ultra
  • CSGamess.exe - CS GAMESS (CS GAMESS
  • ExcelInvLoader.exe - InventoryExcelLoader
  • Inventory.exe - InventoryManagerUI
  • BioAssay.exe - BioAssay (BioAssay UI)
  • CambridgeSoft.BioAssay.AttachDB.exe - BioAssayDBSetup
  • CambridgeSoft.BioAssay.BackupRestoreDB.exe - BioAssayDBBackupRestore
  • CambridgeSoft.BioAssay.DAL.dll - BioAssayDAL
  • CambridgeSoft.BioAssay.Extension.dll - BioAssayExternal
  • CambridgeSoft.BioAssay.Login.dll - BioAssayLoginControl
  • CambridgeSoft.BioAssay.Types.dll - BioAssay Types
  • CambridgeSoft.BioAssay.UpdateDBSchema.exe - BioAssayDBUpdate
  • CambridgeSoft.BioAssay.Utility.dll - BioAssay Utility Classes
  • ChemDraw.exe - ChemDraw (ChemDraw Ultra
  • ChemDrawCtl12.dll - ChemDraw Pro Control
  • ChemDrawCtlConst11.dll
  • ChemDrawCtlMGH12.dll - McGraw Hill Chemdraw Control
  • NPCDN32.DLL - ChemDraw Net Plugin
  • NPCDP32.DLL - ChemDraw Pro Plugin
  • npChem3DPlugin.dll - Bio3D (Bio3D Net

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Google Chrome Plugins
  • NPCDPMGH32.DLL is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPCDPMGH32.dll'.
  • NPCDN32.DLL is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npcdn32.dll'.
  • NPCDP32.DLL is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npcdp32.dll'.
  • npChem3DPlugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npChem3DPlugin.dll'.
4 Mozilla Plugins
  • NPCDPMGH32.DLL is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'ChemDrawMGH Plugin' with a plugin key of '@mcgrawhill.com/ChemDrawMGH,version=12.0' for all users of the PC.
  • NPCDN32.DLL is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'ChemDraw Plugin' with a plugin key of '@cambridgesoft.com/ChemDraw,version=12.0' for all users of the PC.
  • NPCDP32.DLL is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'ChemDraw Plugin' with a plugin key of '@cambridgesoft.com/ChemDraw,version=12.0' for all users of the PC.
  • npChem3DPlugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Chem3D Plugin' with a plugin key of '@cambridgesoft.com/Chem3D,version=12.0' for all users of the PC.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ChemDraw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CambridgeSoft\ChemOffice2010\ChemDraw\ChemDraw.exe'.
  • Chem3D.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CambridgeSoft\ChemOffice2010\Chem3D\Chem3D.exe'.

How do I remove CambridgeSoft Activation Client?

You can uninstall CambridgeSoft Activation Client 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 CambridgeSoft Activation Client, 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 CambridgeSoft Activation Client.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by CambridgeSoft Activation Client you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.21%
Windows 10 27.36%
Windows Vista 6.60%
Windows XP 2.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.31%
Windows 7 Professional 12.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.79%
Windows 10 Home 7.08%
Windows 8.1 6.60%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.08%
  Germany 5.52%
  Canada 5.11%
  United Kingdom 4.70%
  Taiwan 4.50%
  Brazil 3.68%
  Italy 3.48%
  India 3.27%
  France 2.66%
  Spain 2.04%
  Netherlands 1.84%
  Belgium 1.43%
  Malaysia 1.23%
  Portugal 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.08%
Hewlett-Packard 20.07%
ASUS 18.73%
Acer 14.38%
Samsung 8.03%
Toshiba 5.35%
Lenovo 4.68%
Intel 1.34%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.38%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.13%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.50%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.50%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.88%
ASUS All Series 1.88%


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