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VersionDistribution 30.98% 7.98% 0.92% 16.56% 5.21% 7.06% 31.29%

ElsterFormular 2008/2009


ElsterFormular 2008/2009 is a program developed by Steuerverwaltung des Bundes und der Länder. 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 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 77 files and is usually about 158.86 MB (166,576,532 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 90% of users of ElsterFormular 2008/2009 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.elsterformular.de
Help link: www.faq.elster.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ElsterFormular\2008-2009
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0
Estimated size: 158.86 MB
Language: German

Program filesFiles installed by ElsterFormular 2008/2009

  • rsapem32.dll (by SECUNET AG) - GDtrust Library SDK Enterprise for Win32 (GDtrust Library Enterprise)
  • icudt40.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuin40.dll (by IBM and others) - IBM ICU I18N DLL
  • icuio40.dll - IBM ICU I/O DLL
  • icuuc40.dll - IBM ICU Common DLL
  • e_signer.dll (by secunet Security Networks AG) - Elster Sicherheitskomponente Client
  • db2nds.dll (by © Bayerisches Landesamt für Steuern) - Elster Rich Client (ERiC) (db2nds DLL)
  • ericanm.dll (by Bayerisches Landesamt für Steuern) - eric Anmeldesteuer DLL
  • ericapi.dll (by Bayerisches Landesamt für Steuern) - eric api dll
  • ericbasis.dll - eric basis DLL
  • ericcrypt.dll - ericcrypt DLL
  • ericdata.dll - eric data DLL
  • ericio.dll - ericio DLL
  • ericplugin.dll (by Bayerisches Landesamt f�r Steuern) - Pluginframework
  • ericprint.dll - eric print DLL
  • erictransfer.dll - eric transfer DLL
  • ericutil.dll - eric utility DLL
  • ericxml.dll - eric xml DLL
  • tm98.dll - TeleModul Schnittstelle
  • tmcrypt.dll - tmcrypt DLL
  • tmdoc.dll - tmdoc DLL
  • tmget.dll - tmget DLL
  • Elfo2008.exe (by LFD Thüringen) - ElsterFormular 2008 (ElsterFormular 2008/2009)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • compr32.dll (by Giesecke & Devrient) - EADI compress (compr32)
  • fa_xml.dll (by Olaf Stüben) - fa_xml Module (Komprimierung, Verschlüsselung und HTTP-Übertragung von XML-Daten)
  • erustart.exe (by Finanzverwaltung der Länder) - erustart (ElsterFormular)
  • libiconv2.dll (by GNU ) - LibIconv (LibIconv: convert between character encodings)
  • bds2f80.exe (by Finanzverwaltung der Länder) - BDS2F80
  • hints.dll - Hinweis
  • elfobv.dll - ElFoBV
  • F80EF.exe - F80EF
  • adam.exe - adam
  • eva.dll - EVA
  • QtCore4.dll (by Trolltech ASA) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Trolltech ASA)
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • elfoStarter2008.exe
  • integritaetsPruefer.exe
  • liblog4cpp.dll
  • libz.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • elfoStarter2008.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{362B006B-3C3C-4B73-A338-A4D8D2E712B9}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • elfoStarter2008.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ElsterFormular\2008-2009\elfoStarter2008.exe'.

How do I remove ElsterFormular 2008/2009?

You can uninstall ElsterFormular 2008/2009 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 ElsterFormular 2008/2009, 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 ElsterFormular 2008/2009.

Win Vista (SP2) 35%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 37.42%
Windows 7 32.52%
Windows XP 27.91%
Windows 10 1.84%
Windows Server 2003 0.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 34.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 27.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.02%
Windows 7 Professional 3.72%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.97% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 89.97%
  United States 7.37%
  Austria 1.47%
  Colombia 0.29%
  Belgium 0.29%
  Switzerland 0.29%
  Netherlands 0.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 31.28%
Dell 13.41%
Acer 12.85%
Intel 7.82%
Hewlett-Packard 7.26%
American Megatrends 6.15%
Sahara 5.59%
Toshiba 5.03%
Samsung 2.79%
Lenovo 1.68%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 9.68%
MEDIONPC MS-7255 5.16%
MEDIONPC MS-7318 3.23%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.58%


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