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Should I remove Dial Dictate?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
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Dial Dictate

What is Dial Dictate?

The software may bundle additional potentially unwanted toolbars. - "During installation of this download you will be given the option to install closely related programs from the NCH Software suite. These are optional and you can select what you want depending on your requirements."

About  (from NCH Software)

This phone dictation system lets you, and other users, dial into a computer running DialDictate to record dictation. Record, replay, edit and manage files by pressing numbers on your telephone keypad. When you have completed a recording, DialDictate will send the dictation to your typist for transcription.
With Dial...  Read more


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named dialdictate.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 3.59 MB (3,765,683 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nch.com.au/dialdictate/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\DialDictate
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\DialDictate\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 3.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dial Dictate

Program executable:dialdictate.exe
Dial Dictate
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\dialdictate\dialdictate.exe
Additional files:
  • ddsetup_v4.25.exe - Dial Dictate
  • ddsetup_v4.26.exe
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • dialdictate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'dialdictateSevenDays' (Next runs on 30/4/2014 at 2:10 AM).
  • dialdictate.exe runs as a service named 'Dial Dictate' (DialDictateService) "Allows Dial Dictate to run in the background if required.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • dialdictate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DialDictate' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\DialDictate\dialdictate.exe" -logon.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:32.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003513689%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00021073%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00014064%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:97,744
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Dial Dictate?

Quickly and completely remove Dial Dictate from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Dial Dictate 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 Dial Dictate, 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 Dial Dictate.

Win 8 43%
Win 7 14%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 42.86%
Windows 7 42.86%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 14.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.00%
  Australia 20.00%
  Canada 10.00%
  United Kingdom 10.00%
  NC 10.00%
  New Zealand 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.57%
Acer 28.57%
Toshiba 14.29%
Lenovo 14.29%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P850 14.29%
LENOVO 28479XU 14.29%
Gigabyte EP45-DS3L 14.29%
Dell Vostro1510 14.29%
Dell MM061 14.29%
Acer Aspire V5-122P 14.29%

About NCH Software

NCH is a software development company tat primarily sells to individuals via their website.
Publisher URL: www.nchsoftware.com


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