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What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,132
United States Rank #25,978
Reach 0.0082%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.78 days
377.07 days >
Average installed length: 198.12 days


4.35 30.86%
4.34 2.47%
4.33 1.23%
4.32 5.56%

Other programs by NCH Software

Express Talk

What is Express Talk?  (from NCH Software)

Express Talk works like a computer telephone. Call from your PC to any other computer with a softphone installed. Additional signup with a VoIP service provider to use express talk to call regular telephone numbers as well.


Express Talk is a software program developed by NCH Software. The most common release is 4.35, with over 51% 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 primary executable is named talk.exe. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 3.47 MB (3,635,502 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 34% of users of Express Talk come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nch.com.au/talk/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Talk
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Talk\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 3.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Express Talk

Program executable:talk.exe
Express Talk
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\talk\talk.exe
Additional files:
  • talksetup_engl_v4.28.exe - ExpressTalk (Express Talk)
  • talksetup_v4.23.exe
  • talksetup_v4.25.exe
  • talksetup_v4.26.exe
  • talksetup_v4.27.exe
  • talksetup_v4.28.exe
  • talksetup_v4.30.exe
  • talksetup_v4.32.exe
  • talksetup_v4.33.exe
  • talksetup_v4.34.exe
  • talksetup_v4.35.exe
  • uninst.exe
  • talksetup_v4.20.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • talk.exe is scheduled as a task named 'talkShakeIcon' (Next runs on 1/1/0001 at 12:00 AM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • talk.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Talk' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\NCH Software\Program Files\Talk\talk.exe" -logon.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • talk.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Talk' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Talk\talk.exe" -logon.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • talk.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Talk\talk.exe'.

How do I remove Express Talk?

You can uninstall Express Talk 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 Talk, 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 Talk.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.73%
Windows 10 25.93%
Windows XP 9.88%
Windows Vista 2.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.78%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 10.49%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.17%
Windows 8 Pro 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.27%
  Iran 7.30%
  Germany 7.30%
  United Kingdom 6.74%
  Canada 5.06%
  Netherlands 3.93%
  Australia 3.37%
  Spain 3.37%
  India 2.25%
  Philippines 2.25%
  MA 1.69%
  Hungary 1.69%
  Colombia 1.12%
  France 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.18%
Hewlett-Packard 18.18%
Acer 16.36%
Medion 6.36%
Toshiba 6.36%
ASUS 5.45%
Lenovo 3.64%
American Megatrends 1.82%
Intel 1.82%
Sahara 1.82%
MSI 1.82%
Common models
MEDION H61H2-LM3 3.92%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.94%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.96%
Dell Inspiron 5537 1.96%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 1.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 1.96%

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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