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Should I remove EDconnect8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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EDconnect8 is a program developed by The Department of Education. 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 42 files and is usually about 19.27 MB (20,200,831 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows XP. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\EDconnect8
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{78AB4384-86DF-4BCB-8801-213D0CCDF89D}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 19.27 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by EDconnect8

  • roboex32.dll (by eHelp) - RoboHELP for WinHelp 9 (RoboHELP Extensions for WinHelp)
  • OT60as.dll (by Stingray Software) - Objective Toolkit (Objective Toolkit DLL - Release Ver.)
  • OSC60as.dll (by Stingray Software) - Objective Studio (Objective Studio Common DLL - Release Ver.)
  • og70as.dll (by ClassWorks) - Objective Grid (ObjGrid DLL Shared Library - Release Version)
  • EDconn8.exe - EDconnect (EDconn8 Application)
  • T4api.exe - EDConn8 (T4API COM Interface)
  • broker.dll
  • btdao.dll
  • btftp.dll
  • btmboxdb.dll
  • btmepit.dll
  • btnls.dll
  • btnlsmsgs.dll
  • btpop3.dll
  • btsecure.dll
  • btsmtp.dll
  • btsnmp.dll
  • btsocket.dll
  • btthread.dll
  • bttools.dll
  • btxml.dll
  • commpr32.dll
  • cpsql.dll
  • inmsgp32.dll
  • mdndb.dll
  • outmsgp32.dll
  • pthread.dll
  • readconfig.dll
  • relay.dll
  • rimport.dll
  • router.dll
  • slogmsg.dll
  • smime_core.dll
  • smime_impl.dll
  • sqlapi.dll
  • ssockapi.dll
  • tdclientd.dll
  • tdclients.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • EDconn8.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\EDconnect8\EDconn8.exe'.

How do I remove EDconnect8?

You can uninstall EDconnect8 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 EDconnect8, 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 EDconnect8.

Win Vista (SP2) 33%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 33.33%
Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Business 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 Enterprise 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 33.33%
ASUS 33.33%
Common models
HP EliteDesk 705 G1 SFF 33.33%
Dell OptiPlex 960 33.33%
ASUSTeK CM5571 33.33%


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