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8% remove it92% keep it
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Global Rank #9,692
United States Rank #9,588
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.72 days
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Average installed length: 225.71 days

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MSDN Library for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions


MSDN Library for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions is a program developed by Microsoft. 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 vbexpress.exe. The software installer includes 240 files and is usually about 603.18 MB (632,475,001 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 40% of users of MSDN Library for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=96782
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\MSDN Library for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions\install.exe
Estimated size: 603.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MSDN Library for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions

Program executable:vbexpress.exe
Name:Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008
Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition
Path:C:\Program Files\VB8\vbexpress.exe
Additional files:
  • unicows.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 95, Windows (R) 98, and Windows (R) Millennium Operating Systems (Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Win9x Systems (MSLU))
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ServiceModel.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® Extensions for Windows® Workflow Foundation
  • vbrun60sp6.exe - Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Operating System (Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor)
  • autoexpce.dll - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2008
  • iisresolver.dll
  • MakeZipExe.exe
  • Microsoft.Data.Entity.Design.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Entity.Design.EntityDesigner.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Entity.Design.Package.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Tools.XmlDesignerBase.dll
  • Microsoft.JScript.AuthoringServices.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualBasic.UpgradeExtensions.Dll
  • Microsoft.VisualBasic.UpgradeSnippet.Dll
  • Microsoft.VisualBasic.UpgradeWizard.Dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.CSharp.Services.Language.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.DataDesign.SyncDesigner.Dsl.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.DataDesign.SyncDesigner.DslPackage.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Debugger.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExportTemplate.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.HostingProcess.Utilities.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.HostingProcess.Utilities.Sync.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ImportProjectFolderWizard.Dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ORDesigner.Dsl.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ORDesigner.DslPackage.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.TemplateWizard.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ToolBoxControlInstaller.dll
  • Microsoft.WizardFramework.dll - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2005
  • Microsoft.WizardFrameworkVS.dll
  • vsdiag_regwcf.exe
  • vshost.exe
  • vshost32.exe
  • atlprov.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (ATL Attribute Provider)
  • atlprovui.dll
  • bscmake.exe - Microsoft® Browse Information Maintenance Utility
  • bscmakeui.dll - Microsoft® Browse Information Maintenance Utility Errors/Warnings/Messages
  • c1.dll - Microsoft® Visual C Compiler Front End
  • c1ast.dll
  • c1xx.dll - Microsoft® Visual C++ Compiler Front End
  • c1xxast.dll
  • c2.dll - Microsoft® 386 Compiler Back End
  • cl.exe - Microsoft® C/C++ Compiler Driver
  • clui.dll - Microsoft® C/C++ Compiler Driver Satellite Resource DLL
  • compluslm.dll - Complus Library Manager Package
  • Compsvcspkg.dll - Visual Studio Component Services DLL
  • compsvcspkgui.dll
  • cpde.dll - CLR Debug Engine
  • cscompee.dll - Visual C#® Expression Evaluator
  • csformatui.dll - Visual C#® Formatting Options
  • CustomText.1033.dll - J# UI Wrapper Resource DLL
  • cvtres.exe - Microsoft® Resource File To COFF Object Conversion Utility
  • cvtresui.dll - Microsoft® Resource File To COFF Object Conversion Utility Errors/Warnings/Messages
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DeleteTemp.exe - Visual Studio Delete Temp Util
  • DevCfg.dll - Device Configuration Package
  • devenv.exe - Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Dip.dll - VSD Device Integration Package
  • DirControl.dll - Visual C++ Directory Picker Control
  • DirControlUI.dll - Visual C++ Directory Picker Control UI
  • dirprj.dll - Visual Studio Directory Project DLL
  • dirprjui.dll - Visual Studio Directory Project Resource DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • vshost32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D469E8D5-841C-4D41-8466-10EF84594B2F}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • devenv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:387.43 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001787327%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009792%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00008082%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:49,956,968
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:496.77 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:208.38 KB
105.02 KB average

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Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.38%
Windows 8 18.04%
Windows Vista 8.86%
Windows XP 7.57%
Windows Server 2003 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.04%
Windows 7 Professional 15.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.36%
Windows 8.1 4.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.11%
  United Kingdom 6.73%
  Brazil 6.45%
  Canada 3.65%
  Saudi Arabia 3.51%
  India 2.52%
  Australia 2.10%
  Egypt 1.96%
  France 1.68%
  Mexico 1.54%
  Italy 1.40%
  Croatia 1.26%
  Philippines 1.26%
  Iran 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.81%
Hewlett-Packard 24.19%
Acer 17.47%
ASUS 7.80%
Toshiba 5.91%
Lenovo 5.11%
Intel 3.23%
Samsung 3.23%
American Megatrends 1.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.99%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.76%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.76%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.76%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.69%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.69%

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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