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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,317
United States Rank #1,329
Reach 0.2780%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.22 days
655.36 days >
Average installed length: 344.34 days


12.53.350 0.07%
12.52.350 0.41%
12.51.350 0.22%
12.51.204 0.04%
12.51.000 0.09%
12.50.350 0.24%
12.50.000 63.29%
12.00.430 0.04%
12.00.101 0.41%
12.00.100 35.19%

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12

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What is Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12?  (from Nuance Communications)

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 speech recognition software ignites new levels of personal productivity and convenience by enabling you to interact with your PC by voice. Dictate or modify documents, spreadsheets and presentations, manage e-mail, search the web, post to Facebook and Twitter, and more. Launch applications, ...  Read more


Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 is a software program developed by Nuance Communications. The most common release is 12.50.000, 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. The primary executable is named natspeak.exe. The setup package generally installs about 72 files and is usually about 3.17 MB (3,319,754 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 79% of users of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking
Help link: www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking12\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{D5D422B9-6976-4E98-8DDF-9632CB515D7E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12

Program executable:natspeak.exe
Name:Dragon NaturallySpeaking
Dragon NaturallySpeaking for Windows
Path:C:\Program Files\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking12\natspeak.exe
Additional files:
  • 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
  • capdab.dll - M.D. Assist (CAPD) Application Broker
  • ctfmngr.exe - Ctfmon manager
  • ctxaudio.dll - Citrix Audio Server Component
  • datacollector.exe - Data Collector Utility
  • dd10axa.dll - Dragon NaturallySpeaking MSAA Support 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
  • dd10midl.dll - Dragon NaturallySpeaking MIDL DLL
  • dd10oem.dll - Dragon NaturallySpeaking OEM DLL
  • dd10rdeu.dll - German Resources
  • dd10renx.dll - Unified English Resources
  • dd10resp.dll - Spanish Resources
  • dd10rfra.dll - French Resources
  • dd10rita.dll - Italian Resources
  • dd10rnld.dll - Dutch Resources
  • dd10sapi.dll - Dragon NaturallySpeaking SAPI MIDL DLL
  • dd10scrp.dll - Dragon NaturallySpeaking Script Compiler DLL
  • dd10shrd.dll - Dragon NaturallySpeaking Shared 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
  • dgnee.exe - Nuance Dragon Easter Egg
  • dgnexcel.dll - NatSpeak MS Excel Compatibility Module
  • dgnexcel_x64.dll
  • dgniedct.dll - HTML Dictation Compatibility Module
  • dnsspregister.exe - Dragon Smart Phone Registration
  • dragon_support_packager.exe - Nuance Dragon Support Packager
  • formfiller.exe - Form Filler
  • itutorial.exe - Interactive Tutorial
  • 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
  • schedmgr.exe - Dragon NaturallySpeaking ACO Schedule Manager
  • tagent.exe - Dragon NaturallySpeaking AutoTranscribe Folder Agent
  • tutorial8.exe - Dragon NaturallySpeaking Tutorial
  • twovermsg.exe - Dragon NaturallySpeaking for Windows Utility
  • upgrade.exe - Upgrade Tool
  • upgrdmod.exe - Upgrade Models Tool
  • cxhiddev.dll - PowerscribeSDK Core® (Microphone Citrix Support Utility)
  • cpres.dll - Copy Protection (CP (All languages) resource dll)
  • dgncounter.dll - NatSpeak (Dragon Data Collection Counter Library)
  • dgnfacebook.dll - Dragon Facebook Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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\NaturallySpeaking12\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\NaturallySpeaking12\Ereg\Ereg.exe" -r "C:\ProgramData\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking12\Ereg.ini".

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Or, you can uninstall Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 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 Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12, 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 Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.32%
Windows 10 45.33%
Windows Vista 2.46%
Windows XP 1.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.05%
Windows 8.1 18.87%
Windows 7 Professional 12.77%
Windows 10 Home 8.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.43%
Windows 8 5.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.95%
  Germany 4.13%
  United Kingdom 3.53%
  Canada 2.48%
  France 2.00%
  Australia 1.71%
  Italy 1.58%
  Netherlands 0.65%
  Belgium 0.54%
  Spain 0.43%
  South Africa 0.29%
  Mexico 0.27%
  India 0.26%
  New Zealand 0.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.25%
Dell 20.23%
Acer 10.14%
Toshiba 7.38%
ASUS 6.75%
Lenovo 3.11%
Samsung 2.22%
Intel 1.14%
Common models
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 24.74%
HP ENVY m6 Sleekbook 7.18%
HP ENVY TS m6 Sleekbook 6.88%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.19%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.79%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.21%

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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