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Should I remove Express Dictate?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,983
United States Rank #8,436
Reach 0.0313%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.71 days
581.49 days >
Average installed length: 305.53 days


5.75 1.94%
5.72 19.61%
5.67 3.57%
5.66 12.32%

Other programs by NCH Software

Express Dictate

What is Express Dictate?

From the EULA: " During installation of this download you will be given the option to install closely related programs from the NCH Software suite. These are optional and you can select what you want depending on your requirements."

About  (from NCH Software)

Express Dictate is a computer-based dictaphone that lets you dictate using your computer or a portable recorder. You can then send your recordings to your typist or assistant by e-mail, Internet, or over your computer network. Express Dictate includes features such as automatic editing, voice-activated recording, and d...  Read more


The most common release is 5.72, with over 31% 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 primary executable is named express.exe. The setup package generally installs about 37 files and is usually about 2.32 MB (2,429,279 bytes).
Express Dictate has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nchsoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Express
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Express\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 2.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Express Dictate

Program executable:express.exe
Express Dictate
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\express\express.exe
Additional files:
  • edsetup_v5.48.exe - ExpressDictate (Express Dictate)
  • edsetup_v5.49.exe
  • edsetup_v5.53.exe
  • edsetup_v5.54.exe
  • edsetup_v5.55.exe
  • edsetup_v5.58.exe
  • edsetup_v5.60.exe
  • edsetup_v5.61.exe
  • edsetup_v5.62.exe
  • edsetup_v5.63.exe
  • expresssetup_v5.65.exe
  • expresssetup_v5.66.exe
  • expresssetup_v5.67.exe
  • expresssetup_v5.72.exe
  • expresssetup_v5.75.exe
  • uninst.exe
  • edsetup_v5.33.exe
  • edsetup_v5.35.exe
  • edsetup_v5.36.exe
  • edsetup_v5.41.exe
  • edsetup_v5.42.exe
  • edsetup_v5.45.exe
  • hookappcommand.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • express.exe is scheduled as a task named 'expressShakeIcon' (Next runs on 3/01/2022 at 9:22 AM).

How do I remove Express Dictate?

You can uninstall Express Dictate 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 Express Dictate, 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 Express Dictate.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.07%
Windows 10 13.78%
Windows XP 9.40%
Windows Vista 8.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.07%
Windows 7 Professional 11.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.32%
Windows 8.1 5.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.08%
  United Kingdom 4.23%
  Canada 4.10%
  Germany 3.48%
  Australia 2.74%
  India 2.74%
  France 2.24%
  Italy 2.24%
  Netherlands 1.99%
  Israel 1.37%
  Belgium 1.12%
  Mexico 0.87%
  Philippines 0.87%
  Brazil 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.63%
Dell 24.14%
Acer 16.75%
Toshiba 11.58%
ASUS 4.68%
Intel 2.96%
Lenovo 2.96%
Samsung 1.97%
Medion 1.72%
Gateway 0.99%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.70%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.70%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.59%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.07%
Acer Aspire 5740 2.07%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.07%

About NCH Software

NCH is a software development company tat primarily sells to individuals via their website.
Publisher URL: www.nchsoftware.com


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