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6% remove it94% keep it
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Free NaturalReader

What is Free NaturalReader?  (from NaturalSoft Limited)

The free version allows you to experience listening to any text on your PC. Free version uses excellent naturally sounding voices to convert any text into spoken words. It can also convert any written text into audio files such as MP3 or WAV for your CD player or iPod. Integrate convenient add-in toolbars into MS Word,...  Read more


Free NaturalReader is a program developed by NaturalSoft Limited. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. 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 main program executable is FreeReader.exe. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 11.33 MB (11,875,551 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 67% of users of Free NaturalReader come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.naturalreaders.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NaturalSoft\FreeVersion90\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{1F2DF2C6-08F7-40BD-8E85-D16CB436E7F0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.33 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Free NaturalReader

Program executable:FreeReader.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\NaturalSoft\FreeVersion90\FreeReader.exe
Additional files:
  • NaturalReader Demo.exe - NaturalReader Free Version
  • FreeReader.exe - NaturalReader
  • Regdllnew.exe - Regdllnew
  • actskin4.ocx - ActiveSkin Module
  • comctl32.ocx (by Microsoft) - COMCTL (Windows Common Controls ActiveX Control DLL)
  • comdlg32.ocx (by Microsoft) - CMDIALOG (CMDialog ActiveX Control DLL)
  • msinet.ocx - Microsoft Internet Transfer Control (Microsoft Internet Transfer Control DLL)
  • msttsl.exe - Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Operating System (Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor)
  • Richtx32.ocx - RichText
  • sapi.dll - Microsoft® Windows(TM) Operating System (SAPI 5)
  • sapisvr.exe - SAPISVR 5
  • spcommon.dll - Microsoft® Speech Engine (Microsoft Speech SR/TTS Common Library)
  • spcplui.dll
  • tabctl32.ocx - TabCtl32 Object Library (TABCTL32 OLE Control DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • comdlg32.ocx is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {9F01D864-E34E-46A0-927D-9C78EF4B723D}.
Scheduled Task
  • NaturalReader Demo.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AF6FBD23-C9F2-486F-B6C2-7395056896D2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FreeReader.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NaturalSoft\FreeVersion90\FreeReader.exe'.

How do I remove Free NaturalReader?

You can uninstall Free NaturalReader 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 Free NaturalReader, 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 Free NaturalReader.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Free NaturalReader you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.24%
Windows Vista 17.00%
Windows XP 11.07%
Windows 10 8.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.84%
Windows 7 Professional 9.64%
Windows 10 Home 3.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.44%
  United Kingdom 7.20%
  Canada 3.46%
  Australia 2.31%
  Israel 2.31%
  India 2.02%
  Brazil 1.15%
  France 1.15%
  Mexico 1.15%
  Germany 1.15%
  Spain 0.86%
  Netherlands 0.86%
  Croatia 0.86%
  BD 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.35%
Dell 26.47%
Acer 11.18%
Toshiba 10.00%
ASUS 4.12%
Intel 2.94%
Gateway 1.76%
Lenovo 1.76%
American Megatrends 1.18%
Common models
HP G72 Notebook PC 3.23%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.42%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.42%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.42%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.42%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.42%

About (from NaturalSoft Limited)

NaturalSoft Ltd. was founded in Vancouver, BC Canada. Our mission is to deliver superior speech solutions for personal computers and portable devices.
Publisher URL: www.naturalreaders.com


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