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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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United States Rank #20,233
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2010.11.22.01 100.00%

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Home and Business Lawyer

What is Home and Business Lawyer?  (from Broderbund)

Home & Business Lawyer v4 is the complete & easy do-it-yourself legal software solution. The affordable way to take care of legal issues so you can prepare professionally-written, legally-approved forms on your time. Home & Business Lawyer includes a comprehensive set of complementary tools and resources that help you ...  Read more


Home and Business Lawyer is a program developed by Broderbund. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 hbl.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 80.28 MB (84,183,289 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 98% of users of Home and Business Lawyer come from the United States, it is also popular in Colombia and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.broderbund.com/p-220-home-business-lawyer.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\broderbund\home and business lawyer
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Broderbund\Home and Business Lawyer\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 80.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Home and Business Lawyer

Program executable:hbl.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\broderbund\home and business lawyer\hbl.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe - Home and Business Lawyer
  • dlplay.dll (by Datalode) - Datalode Agent Display Engine
  • dlcomp.dll (by Datalode) - Datalode Compression Engine
  • dlcrypt.dll - Datalode Security Engine
  • dlkrnl.dll - Datalode Agent Kernel
  • encore_reg.exe (by DataLode) - RealConnect Agent (RealConnect Agent Application)
  • UpdateDLL.dll (by Acendi Systems) - Update Library
  • libeay32.dll
  • ssleay32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HBL.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DA86C0AE-30DC-408F-9FD7-BE784CC80E87}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • encore_reg.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named '20090604' and executes as C:\Program Files\Broderbund\Home and Business Lawyer\encore_reg.exe /r "C:\Program Files\Broderbund\Home and Business Lawyer\encore_reg.rpd".

How do I remove Home and Business Lawyer?

You can uninstall Home and Business Lawyer 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 Home and Business Lawyer, 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 Home and Business Lawyer.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.97%
Windows 10 36.51%
Windows XP 6.35%
Windows Vista 3.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.68%
Windows 10 Home 17.46%
Windows 7 Professional 9.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.35%
Windows 8 6.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.06%
  Colombia 0.97%
  Germany 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.86%
Dell 17.54%
Acer 14.04%
Toshiba 5.26%
American Megatrends 3.51%
Samsung 3.51%
Sony 1.75%
Gateway 1.75%
ASUS 1.75%
Common models
Gateway ZX4300 6.78%
Gigabyte G41M-ES2L 5.08%
Dell XPS 8500 3.39%
Dell Vostro 230 3.39%
Hewlett-Packard p6751c 3.39%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2220t 3.39%

About Broderbund

Brøderbund Software (now owned by The Learning Company) is an American maker of video games, educational software and The Print Shop productivity tools.
Publisher URL: www.broderbund.com


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