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Should I remove Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,130
United States Rank #4,833
Reach 0.0597%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.10 days
828.92 days >
Average installed length: 435.53 days


10.50.654 0.17%
10.50.650 0.26%
10.10.400 0.09%
10.10.304 0.17%
10.10.300 3.49%
10.10.0 80.95%
10.0.600 0.34%
10.0.200 11.73%
10.0.0 2.81%

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10

What is Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10?  (from Nuance Communications)

With Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Standard, a user can talk to the computer and watch the spoken words instantly appear in documents, email and instant messages. Users can even surf the Web just by speaking. Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 turns voice into text three times faster than typing, and it delivers up to 99% accur...  Read more


Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 is a program developed by Nuance Communications. The most used version is 10.10.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 76 files and is usually about 1.27 MB (1,327,467 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 69% of users of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking
Help link: www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking10\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E7712E53-7A7F-46EB-AA13-70D5987D30F2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10

  • adminsvr.dll - Dragon NaturallySpeaking (Dragon NaturallySpeaking Administration Server)
  • assistant.exe - Accuracy Assistant
  • au10rdeu.dll - Dragon Audio Setup Wizard DEU Resources
  • au10renx.dll - Dragon Audio Setup Wizard ENX Resources
  • au10resp.dll - Dragon Audio Setup Wizard ESP Resources
  • au10rfra.dll - Dragon Audio Setup Wizard FRA Resources
  • au10rita.dll - Dragon Audio Setup Wizard ITA Resources
  • au10rnld.dll - Dragon Audio Setup Wizard NLD Resources
  • audio.exe - Dragon Audio Setup Wizard Executable
  • audiowiz.dll - Dragon Audio Setup Wizard
  • chartp.dll - Chart Parser DLL
  • ctfmngr.exe - Ctfmon manager
  • ctxaudio.dll - Citrix Audio Server Component
  • datacollector.exe - Data Collector Utility
  • dd10axa.dll - Dragon NaturallySpeaking MSAA Support DLL
  • dd10axa_x64.dll
  • dd10edit.dll - Dragon NaturallySpeaking Edit Controls Support DLL
  • dd10enum.dll - Dragon SR Enumerator DLL
  • dd10gldt.dll - Dragon NaturallySpeaking Global Dictation DLL
  • dd10hook.dll - Dragon NaturallySpeaking Hook DLL
  • dd10hook_x64.dll
  • dd10midl.dll - Dragon NaturallySpeaking MIDL DLL
  • dd10midl_x64.dll
  • dd10oem.dll - Dragon NaturallySpeaking OEM DLL
  • dd10rdeu.dll - German Resources
  • dd10rdeu_x64.dll
  • dd10renx.dll - Unified English Resources
  • dd10renx_x64.dll
  • dd10resp.dll - Spanish Resources
  • dd10resp_x64.dll
  • dd10rfra.dll - French Resources
  • dd10rfra_x64.dll
  • dd10rita.dll - Italian Resources
  • dd10rita_x64.dll
  • dd10rnld.dll - Dutch Resources
  • dd10rnld_x64.dll
  • dd10sapi.dll - Dragon NaturallySpeaking SAPI MIDL DLL
  • dd10scrp.dll - Dragon NaturallySpeaking Script Compiler DLL
  • dd10shrd.dll - Dragon NaturallySpeaking Shared DLL
  • dd10shrd_x64.dll
  • dd10slme.dll - Dragon NaturallySpeaking SmartLME
  • dd10srvr.dll - Dragon NaturallySpeaking SAPI DLL
  • dd10trob.dll - Dragon NaturallySpeaking Trouble DLL
  • dgncomp.dll - Dragon's Shared Application Support DLL
  • dgnexcel.dll - NatSpeak MS Excel Compatibility Module
  • dgniedct.dll - HTML Dictation Compatibility Module
  • dgnmycmds.dll - NatSpeak MyCommands Implementaion Module
  • dgnmycmds_deu.dll - NatSpeak MyCommands Implementation Module Deu Resources
  • dgnmycmds_enx.dll - NatSpeak MyCommands Implementation Module Enx Resources
  • dgnmycmds_esp.dll - NatSpeak MyCommands Implementation Module Ita Resources
  • formfiller.exe - Form Filler
  • mergemycmds.exe - MergeMyCmds
  • modmerge.exe - ModMerge
  • natlink.exe - NatLink module
  • natspeak.exe - Dragon NaturallySpeaking for Windows
  • nsadmin.exe - NS Admin Tool
  • nsadminw.exe - NaturallySpeaking Administration
  • nsbrowse.exe - Dragon NaturallySpeaking Command Browser
  • savewave.exe - SaveWave
  • schedmgr.exe - Dragon NaturallySpeaking ACO Schedule Manager
  • tagent.exe - Dragon NaturallySpeaking AutoTranscribe Folder Agent

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • datacollector.exe is scheduled as a task named 'NatSpeak Periodic Data Collection' (runs weekly on Fridays at 01:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Ereg.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DNS7reminder.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • ctfmngr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Nuance.ctfmngr' which loads as C:\Program Files\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking10\Program\ctfmngr.exe /restore.
  • Ereg.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DNS7reminder' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking11\Ereg\Ereg.exe" -r "C:\ProgramData\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking11\Ereg.ini.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • datacollector.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking10\Program\datacollector.exe'.

How do I remove Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10?

You can uninstall Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 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 Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10, 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 Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.20%
Windows 10 15.39%
Windows Vista 13.35%
Windows XP 10.97%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.85%
Windows 7 Professional 15.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.13%
Windows 10 Home 5.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.64%
  United Kingdom 5.36%
  Italy 5.12%
  Germany 4.63%
  Canada 3.71%
  France 3.41%
  Spain 1.28%
  Netherlands 1.16%
  Belgium 0.97%
  Australia 0.91%
  Mexico 0.67%
  Argentina 0.61%
  Ireland 0.37%
  Austria 0.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.81%
Hewlett-Packard 31.22%
Acer 12.37%
Toshiba 8.39%
ASUS 5.01%
Intel 3.39%
American Megatrends 1.62%
Gateway 0.74%
Samsung 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.32%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.71%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.74%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.44%
Dell Dell XPS420 2.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.44%

About Nuance Communications

Nuance provides speech and imaging applications for businesses and consumers whose products focus on server & embedded speech recognition, telephone call steering systems, automated telephone directory services, medical transcription software & systems, optical character recognition software, and desktop imaging software.
Publisher URL: www.nuance.com


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