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Should I remove Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,938
United States Rank #1,881
Reach 0.2017%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.68 days
787.02 days >
Average installed length: 413.52 days


11.72.300 0.10%
11.70.300 0.30%
11.70.250 0.40%
11.50.100 71.60%
11.0.310 0.03%
11.0.304 0.63%
11.0.300 0.58%
11.0.200 26.36%

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11

What is Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11?  (from Nuance Communications)

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 Home provides a whole new way to interact with a PC--using speech instead of a keyboard and mouse. Just say words and they appear on the computer screen--three times faster than typing--with no typos! Tell your PC what to do and it obeys your commands. Dragon understands what users say and h...  Read more


Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 is a program developed by Nuance Communications. The most used version is 11.50.100, 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 programs's main executable is natspeak.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 297.88 MB of memory. The software installer includes 78 files and is usually about 2.45 MB (2,567,124 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 73% of users of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking
Help link: www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking11\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{EFFA53BC-8C04-2E21-3D90-A13B1697B0CA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11

Program executable:natspeak.exe
Name:Dragon NaturallySpeaking
Dragon NaturallySpeaking for Windows
Signed by:Nuance Communications
Path:C:\Program Files\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking11\Program\natspeak.exe
(From the publisher) “Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five times faster...”
Additional files:
  • ctfmngr.exe - Dragon NaturallySpeaking (Ctfmon manager)
  • 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
  • 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
  • dgncompmngr.dll - Compatibility Module Manager
  • dgnexcel.dll - NatSpeak MS Excel Compatibility Module
  • dgnfacebook.dll - Dragon Facebook Library
  • 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
  • dnsspregister.exe - Dragon Smart Phone Registration
  • dnsspserver.exe - Dragon Smart Phone Server
  • formfiller.exe - Form Filler
  • mergemycmds.exe - MergeMyCmds
  • modmerge.exe - ModMerge
  • natlink.exe - NatLink module
  • nsadmin.exe - NS Admin Tool
  • nsadminw.exe - NaturallySpeaking Administration
  • nsbrowse.exe - Dragon NaturallySpeaking Command Browser
  • savewave.exe - SaveWave

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NatSpeak.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B54AA09E-70D7-44F0-B60D-DBAEA8A2D010}'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Ereg.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
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\NaturallySpeaking11\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.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:297.88 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1306099753%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.06274958%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.06786040%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11?

You can uninstall Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 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 11, 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 11.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.55%
Windows 10 18.79%
Windows Vista 6.21%
Windows XP 4.43%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.12%
Windows 7 Professional 14.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.21%
Windows 10 Home 5.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.95%
Windows 8.1 4.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.52%
  Germany 4.90%
  Italy 4.44%
  United Kingdom 3.85%
  France 3.62%
  Canada 2.64%
  Australia 1.53%
  Netherlands 1.23%
  Japan 0.57%
  Belgium 0.45%
  Spain 0.45%
  Mexico 0.29%
  Austria 0.25%
  South Africa 0.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.83%
Dell 27.67%
Acer 12.08%
ASUS 8.25%
Toshiba 8.25%
Lenovo 3.21%
Intel 2.04%
Samsung 1.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.58%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.93%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.93%
Dell XPS 8300 3.10%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.17%

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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