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Derive 5


Derive 5 is a software program developed by Texas Instruments Inc. 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 dfw.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 5.46 MB (5,726,105 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 29% of users of Derive 5 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: education.ti.com/us/product/software/derive/features/derivesupport.html
Installation folder: C:\dfw5trial
Uninstaller: C:\DfW5Trial\undfw.exe
Estimated size: 5.46 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Derive 5

Program executable:dfw.exe
Name:Derive 5
Derive 5 Application
Additional files:
  • DfW5Lang.dll - Derive 5 (Derive 5 Dutch Resource DLL)
  • Rcg32.dll (by Sub Systems) - RTF Code Generator
  • undfw.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove Derive 5?

You can uninstall Derive 5 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 Derive 5, 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 Derive 5.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 15%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.85%
Windows 10 30.77%
Windows XP 15.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.46%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.38%
Windows 8 15.38%
Windows 10 Home 7.69%
Windows 7 Professional 7.69%
Windows 8.1 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.57% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 28.57%
  United States 28.57%
  Belgium 14.29%
  Australia 7.14%
  BO 7.14%
  Ireland 7.14%
  SN 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 18.18%
Medion 18.18%
Hewlett-Packard 18.18%
ASUS 9.09%
Toshiba 9.09%
Sony 9.09%
Intel 9.09%
Dell 9.09%
Common models
Acer Aspire E1-571 18.18%
Sony VPCEE3E0E 9.09%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 9.09%
Medion G24 9.09%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 9.09%

About Texas Instruments Inc

Texas Instruments, known as TI, develops and commercializes semiconductor and computer technology.
Publisher URL: www.ti.com


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