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2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,085
United States Rank #1,712
Reach 0.6504%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.26 days
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Average installed length: 360.59 days


1.0.0 100.00%

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MSXML4 Parser

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What is MSXML4 Parser?

Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) is a set of services that allow applications written in JScript, VBScript, and Microsoft development tools to build Windows-native XML-based applications. It supports XML 1.0, DOM, SAX, an XSLT 1.0 processor, XML schema support including XSD and XDR, as well as other XML-related technologies. MSXML4 was shipped as an independent, downloadable SDK targeted at Independent Software Vendors and third parties. It is an upgrade for, but not a replacement to MSXML3 as version 3 still provides legacy features. There is no 64-bit version offered, although the 32-bit version is supported for 32-bit processes on 64-bit operating systems. Versions 4 and 3 may be run concurrently.


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 cltmng.exe. The software installer includes 169 files and is usually about 1.07 MB (1,126,400 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/games
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft office\clipart\pub60cor
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{01501EBA-EC35-4F9F-8889-3BE346E5DA13}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.07 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by MSXML4 Parser

Program executable:cltmng.exe
Name:Search Protect
Path:C:\Program Files\searchprotect\searchprotect\bin\cltmng.exe
Additional files:
  • agentctl.dll - Microsoft Agent Control
  • agentsvr.exe - Microsoft Agent Server
  • aw.dll - Microsoft Office 2000 (Microsoft Office 2000 component)
  • blnmgr.dll
  • blnmgrps.dll
  • graph9.exe
  • hlp95en.dll - Microsoft Office (DLL de l'utilitaire WinHelp pour Microsoft Office)
  • msaccess.exe - Microsoft® Access (Microsoft Access for Windows)
  • msaexp30.dll - Microsoft Access Expression Builder DLL
  • mso9.dll
  • mso97fx.dll - Mso97FX (Microsoft Office 97 Notes F/X DLL)
  • msohev.dll
  • msohtmed.exe
  • refedit.dll - RefEdit Object 1.0
  • selfreg.dll - SelfReg (Self Registration DLL)
  • soa900.dll - MSAPP Export Support for Microsoft Access
  • excel.exe - Microsoft Excel for Windows
  • fpcntclt.dll - Microsoft® FrontPage® 2000 (Interface de l'éditeur du compteur d'accès Microsoft FrontPage)
  • fpcutl.dll - Microsoft FrontPage Client Utility Library
  • fpdb.dll - FrontPage Database Results Wizard
  • fpeditax.dll - Microsoft FrontPage Editor application file
  • frontpg.exe - Microsoft FrontPage application file
  • lfbmp90n.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - LEADTOOLS® DLL for Win32
  • lfcmp90n.dll (by LEAD Technologies)
  • lfeps90n.dll
  • lffax90n.dll
  • lfgif90n.dll
  • lfmsp90n.dll
  • lfpcd90n.dll
  • lfpcx90n.dll
  • lfpng90n.dll
  • lfras90n.dll
  • lftga90n.dll
  • lftif90n.dll
  • lfwmf90n.dll
  • ltdis90n.dll
  • ltfil90n.dll
  • ltimg90n.dll
  • ltkrn90n.dll
  • lttwn90n.dll
  • mdhelper.dll - Microsoft OLE DB for OLAP
  • msimport.exe - FrontPage Import Wizard
  • msowc.dll - Microsoft Office 2000 Web Components
  • osa9.exe
  • outllib.dll - Microsoft Outlook
  • outlook.exe
  • ows.dll - Microsoft Office Server Extensions
  • pdigraph.dll - Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows (Microsoft PowerPoint PDI Graph Converter)
  • powerpnt.exe
  • pp4x322.dll - Microsoft PowerPoint Translator
  • pp7x32.dll
  • vtidisc.exe - FrontPage Discussion Wizard
  • vtiform.exe - FrontPage Form Wizard
  • vtipres.exe - FrontPage Corporate Presence Wizard
  • winword.exe - Microsoft Word for Windows
  • agt0409.dll - Microsoft Agent International Dll
  • agt040c.dll - Dll internationale Microsoft Agent
  • fp98sadm.exe - Microsoft® FrontPage® (Microsoft FrontPage Server Administrator)
  • lvreg.dll - Composant de Microsoft Office 2000
  • mlshext.dll - Microsoft Exchange (Microsoft Shell Extension Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Mozilla Plugin
  • olkfstub.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Microsoft SharePoint Plug-in for Firefox' with a plugin key of '@microsoft.com/SharePoint,version=14.0' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • mspub.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A9932BF6-D282-43BF-8940-BF757F4985CE}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • directmail.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\sbt\dmm\directmail.exe'.
  • sbcmstrt.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\SBCMSTRT.EXE'.

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Or, you can uninstall MSXML4 Parser 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MSXML4 Parser, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 MSXML4 Parser.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by MSXML4 Parser you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 10 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.55%
Windows 10 23.45%
Windows XP 6.55%
Windows Vista 6.42%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.06%
Windows 7 Professional 8.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.40%
Windows 8.1 5.68%
Windows 10 Home 5.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.39%
  France 5.76%
  Germany 5.45%
  Brazil 4.76%
  United Kingdom 4.11%
  Canada 3.05%
  Australia 3.04%
  Italy 2.94%
  Mexico 2.47%
  India 2.38%
  Netherlands 2.25%
  Turkey 1.90%
  Spain 1.85%
  Argentina 1.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.22%
Acer 18.59%
Dell 18.33%
ASUS 12.60%
Toshiba 7.19%
Samsung 4.23%
Lenovo 3.51%
American Megatrends 1.34%
Intel 1.26%
MSI 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.59%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.75%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.42%
ASUS All Series 3.38%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.13%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.08%

About Microsoft Game Studios

Microsoft Studios is the video game production of Microsoft, responsible for the development and publishing of games for the Xbox and Games for Windows.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com/games


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