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VersionDistribution 33.33% 66.67%

Editor in Chief Beginning


Editor in Chief Beginning is a program developed by The Critical Thinking Co. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is TCTCUpdater.exe. TCTCUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 88% of users of Editor in Chief Beginning come from the United States, it is also popular in Singapore.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.CriticalThinking.com
Installation folder: C:\Users\Public\Critical Thinking Software\Editor in Chief Beginning
Uninstaller: "C:\Users\Public\Critical Thinking Software\Editor in Chief Beginning\UninstallerData\Uninstaller.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Editor in Chief Beginning

Program executable:TCTCUpdater.exe
Path:C:\Users\Public\Critical Thinking Software\Editor in Chief Beginning\TCTCUpdater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • TCTCUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Automatic Updates Checking for Editor in Chief Beginning' (runs monthly on Tuesdays at 9:47 PM).

How do I remove Editor in Chief Beginning?

You can uninstall Editor in Chief Beginning 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 Editor in Chief Beginning, 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 Editor in Chief Beginning.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 33%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.67%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Singapore 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
Sahara 33.33%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6430 33.33%
Dell Inspiron 1764 33.33%


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