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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,910
United States Rank #35,281
Reach 0.0030%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 234.38 days
1056.25 days >
Average installed length: 554.98 days


2014.0.0.0 6.78%
2013.0.0.0 3.39%
2012.0.0.0 42.37%
2011.1.0.0 13.56%
2011.0.0.0 1.69%
2010.0.0.0 13.56%
2009.0.0.0 16.95%
2008.0.0.0 1.69%

Other programs by Encyclopaedia Britannica

Deluxe Edition


Deluxe Edition is a software program developed by Encyclopaedia Britannica. The most common release is 2012.0.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 84 files and is usually about 3.8 MB (3,985,180 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 43% of users of Deluxe Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and South Africa.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.britannica.com
Help link: support.britannica.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Britannica 9.0
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Britannica 9.0\Deluxe Edition\Uninstall_Deluxe Edition\Uninstall Deluxe Edition.exe"
Estimated size: 3.8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Deluxe Edition

  • adsltv.exe (by adsl TV / FM) - adsl TV
  • adsltv-r.exe (by adsl TV / FM)
  • awt.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 U11 (Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition binary)
  • axbridge.dll (by JavaSoft / Sun Microsystems) - JavaSoft / Sun Microsystems -- Java(TM) Plug-in (Java Plug-in pour Internet Explorer)
  • bass.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASS
  • BCDUtil.dll
  • cg.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA Cg Runtime (Cg Core Runtime Library)
  • cgD3D10.dll (by NVIDIA) - Cg D3D10 Runtime Library
  • cgD3D8.dll - Cg D3D8 Runtime Library
  • cgD3D9.dll - Cg D3D9 Runtime Library
  • cgGL.dll - Cg GL Runtime Library
  • ChromeSetup.exe (by Google) - Google Update (Google Update Setup)
  • cmm.dll (by Eastman Kodak Company) - KODAK DIGITAL SCIENCE Java CMM
  • dcpr.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • deploy.dll - Java(TM) Deployment Library
  • dictionary.exe - starter Application (starter MFC Application)
  • dt_shmem.dll
  • dt_socket.dll
  • eula.dll - EULA
  • Flight.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Flight (Flight Application)
  • fmod_event.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex EventSystem
  • fmod_event_net.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex Net EventSystem
  • fmodex.dll - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • fontmanager.dll
  • Game.dll
  • Game.exe
  • GarminExpress.exe (by Garmin Ltd or its subsidiaries) - Garmin Express
  • gnsdk_dsp.dll (by Gracenote) - Gracenote SDK (Gracenote SDK component)
  • gnsdk_musicid.dll (by Gracenote)
  • gnsdk_sdkmanager.dll
  • gnsdk_submit.dll
  • hpi.dll
  • hprof.dll
  • install_flashplayer11x32ax_gtbd_chrd_dn_aih.exe (by Solid State Networks) - Adobe Flash Player Installer
  • instrument.dll
  • Interop.WindowsInstaller.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WindowsInstaller'.
  • ioser12.dll
  • ITDetector.ocx (by Apple) - ITDetector Module
  • iTunes.dll (by Apple) - iTunes
  • iTunes.exe
  • iTunes64Setup.exe - iTunes Installer
  • iTunesAdmin.dll - iTunes Administrative DLL
  • iTunesHelper.dll - iTunesHelper DLL
  • iTunesHelper.exe - iTunesHelper
  • iTunesOutlookAddIn.dll - iTunes Outlook Add-in
  • j2pkcs11.dll - Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0
  • jaas_nt.dll
  • java.dll
  • java.exe
  • java_crw_demo.dll
  • javacpl.exe - Java(TM) Control Panel
  • javaw.exe
  • JavaWebStart.dll - Java(TM) Web Start ActiveX Control
  • javaws.exe - Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
  • jawt.dll
  • JdbcOdbc.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jpeg.dll
  • jpicom32.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in COM Library
  • jpiexp32.dll (by JavaSoft / Sun Microsystems)
  • jpinscp.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • iTunes.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'iTunesShowSongsOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'iTunes.ShowSongsOnCD' and the action verb 'showsongs.
6 Scheduled Tasks
  • iTunes.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DCFF9066-C6DB-44CF-A61F-5894E959A8A0}' (runs on registration).
  • jusched.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 U11' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10.00).
  • starter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D8DCBEEF-1D49-41D1-A303-74357C555ECC}' (runs on registration).
  • adsltv.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1F7E66EF-BD22-484E-879E-7D0A828A6AE3}' (runs on registration).
  • ShouldIRemoveIt.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ShouldIRemoveIt' (runs monthly on Mondays at 11:00).
  • dictionary.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7DB2CD7-85E7-4846-8452-E8C434326E64}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • jusched.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SunJavaUpdateSched' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exe".
  • iTunesHelper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'iTunesHelper' which loads as "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe".
6 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • iTunes.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe'.
  • javaw.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%ProgramFiles%\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\javaw.exC:*:enableC:Sun Java (v1.5.0_11) JavaW'.
  • java.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%ProgramFiles%\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\java.exC:*:enableC:Sun Java (v1.5.0_11)'.
  • Flight.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Games\Microsoft Flight\Flight.exe'.
  • iTunesHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe'.
  • adsltv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\adslTV\adsltv.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:69 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010392057%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00048793%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00055128%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:10,566,053
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:659.04 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:20.24 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:4.72 MB
Total CPU:0.0008294882%
Kernel CPU:0.00052249%
User CPU:0.00030700%
CPU cycles/sec:44,559
I/O reads/min:59 Bytes
Memory:206.14 MB
Total CPU:0.0002312841%
Kernel CPU:0.00014247%
User CPU:0.00008882%

How do I remove Deluxe Edition?

You can uninstall Deluxe 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Deluxe Edition, 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 Deluxe Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.80%
Windows 10 16.95%
Windows Vista 8.47%
Windows XP 6.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.37%
Windows 7 Professional 15.25%
Windows 10 Home 10.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.78%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.06%
  Germany 11.11%
  South Africa 8.33%
  United Kingdom 8.33%
  France 6.94%
  Israel 5.56%
  Australia 4.17%
  India 2.78%
  Belgium 1.39%
  Costa Rica 1.39%
  Russia 1.39%
  Sweden 1.39%
  Spain 1.39%
  Netherlands 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.00%
Hewlett-Packard 30.00%
Acer 12.50%
Intel 5.00%
ASUS 5.00%
Toshiba 5.00%
Lenovo 5.00%
Medion 2.50%
Packard Bell 2.50%
Gateway 2.50%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A210 1.92%
Micro-Star MS-7596 1.92%
HP-Pavilion NQ858AA-ABD a... 1.92%
HP-Pavilion KZ208AA-ABG m... 1.92%
HP Compaq dx2450 Microtow... 1.92%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1090t 1.92%

Publisher URL: www.britannica.com


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