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VersionDistribution 50.00% 33.33% 16.67%

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Dragon SDK Client Components

What is Dragon SDK Client Components?  (from Nuance Communications)

Dragon SDK Client includes everything needed to add cutting-edge speech recognition technology to any Windows-based application. The tools, libraries, and ActiveX components of the SDK make it possible to integrate the speech-recognition capabilities of Dragon NaturallySpeaking into any Windows application without usin...  Read more


Dragon SDK Client Components is a software program developed by Nuance Communications. The most common release is, 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. 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 setup package generally installs about 66 files and is usually about 98.95 MB (103,757,323 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP1). While about 94% of users of Dragon SDK Client Components come from the United States, it is also popular in PR.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nuance.com/for-developers/dragon/client-sdk/index.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nuance\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3C7009A5-F5AD-4B87-BCE8-12C7384E6EB5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 98.95 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dragon SDK Client Components

  • 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
  • audio.exe - Dragon Audio Setup Wizard Executable
  • ctfmngr.exe - Ctfmon manager
  • datacollector.exe - Data Collector Utility
  • formfiller.exe - Form Filler
  • mergemycmds.exe - MergeMyCmds
  • modmerge.exe - ModMerge
  • mycmdsxml2dat.exe - MyCmdsXml2Dat
  • 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
  • protectcmds.exe - ProtectCmds
  • savewave.exe - SaveWave
  • schedmgr.exe - Dragon NaturallySpeaking ACO Schedule Manager
  • tagent.exe - Dragon NaturallySpeaking AutoTranscribe Folder Agent
  • tutorial.exe - Tutorial
  • tutorial8.exe - Flash Tutorial
  • twovermsg.exe - Dragon NaturallySpeaking for Windows Utility
  • upgrade.exe - Upgrade Tool
  • upgrdmod.exe - Upgrade Models Tool
  • voctool.exe - Dragon NaturallySpeaking Vocabulary Tool
  • pp2textfilter.dll - PP2 Text Filter Module
  • ASRBridge.dll - PowerscribeSDK Core® (Bridge to DNS Engine)
  • PSCommonCore.dll - HSG CommonCore
  • PSCommonPowerscribe.dll - HSG Common Powerscribe Utility
  • PSPlayerEditors.dll - HSG Common PlayerEditors
  • SRGModule.dll - Command and Control Utility
  • iManInt.exe - Nuance PDF Products (iManage Integrator)
  • PDFReader.exe - Nuance PDF Reader
  • PowerscribeSDK.dll - PowerscribeSDK® (PowerscribeSDK APIs DLL)
  • PSAdminSDK.dll - PSAdminSDK APIs DLL
  • PSWordPlayerEditor.dll
  • pp2com.dll - PP2Com Module
  • PsSdkApiTests.dll - PsSdkApiTests
  • Powerscribe.exe - PowerScribe® (PowerScribe Workstation)
  • PowerscribeApi.exe - Powerscribe API
  • PowerscribeClientFramework.dll - PowerscribeClientFramework
  • PowerscribeDictationClient.dll - PowerscribeDictationClient
  • PowerscribeDictationClient.resources.dll
  • PowerscribeServerApi.dll - PowerscribeServerApi
  • PsSdkApi.dll - PsSdkApi
  • StatDXServerApi.dll - StatDxServerAPI
  • VocadaServerApi.dll - VocadaServerApi
  • pp2.dll - PP2 Module
  • Ereg.exe - SSEreg (Ereg)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PDFReader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{602BB12E-5F4F-4185-BC25-D3D8EAB53872}' (runs on registration).
  • datacollector.exe is scheduled as a task named 'NatSpeak Periodic Data Collection' (runs weekly on Fridays at 1:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Ereg.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Nuance PDF Reader-reminder.
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 'Ereg.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Nuance\PDF Reader\Ereg\Ereg.exe" -r "C:\ProgramData\Nuance\PDF Reader\Ereg\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 SDK Client Components?

You can uninstall Dragon SDK Client Components 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 SDK Client Components, 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 SDK Client Components.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 17%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Windows XP 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.12%
  PR 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
Toshiba 16.67%
Samsung 16.67%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 16.67%
Samsung 700Z3C/700Z5C 16.67%
HP-Pavilion NY545AA-ABA p... 16.67%
HP-Pavilion BK149AA-ABA s... 16.67%
HP Pavilion 06 D5468AT-AB... 16.67%
HP Z200 Workstation 16.67%

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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