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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 18

What is Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 18?  (from Broderbund)

Typing software with new graphics, new games and more intuitive interfact that will make learning to type easier and more exciting than ever. The Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, Version 18 teaches you to type in a fun and interactive way. Finish your work quickly, save valuable time, and achieve maximum productivity with ...  Read more


Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 18 is a program developed by Broderbund. 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 MavisBeacon.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 90.79 MB (95,201,568 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 91% of users of Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 18 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Broderbund.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Broderbund\Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 18\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5B049B61-0684-460E-A5F2-5EC314590344}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 90.79 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 18

Program executable:MavisBeacon.exe
Name:Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 20
Path:C:\Program Files\Broderbund\Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 18\MavisBeacon.exe
Additional files:
  • MavisBeacon.exe - Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 20
  • bass.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASS

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MavisBeacon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F262D320-F5A4-48AE-8798-3E20002BA417}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 18?

You can uninstall Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 18 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 Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 18, 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 Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 18.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.55%
Windows 10 25.00%
Windows Vista 15.91%
Windows XP 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.15%
Windows 10 Home 9.85%
Windows 8.1 9.85%
Windows 7 Professional 6.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.32%
  Canada 5.48%
  United Kingdom 0.91%
  Singapore 0.91%
  Australia 0.46%
  LR 0.46%
  TT 0.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.04%
Dell 26.60%
Toshiba 12.77%
Acer 11.70%
Lenovo 4.26%
ASUS 3.19%
Gateway 3.19%
Intel 2.13%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 3.48%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.48%
Hewlett-Packard 700-209 3.48%
Acer Aspire X3400 1.74%
Compaq-Presario AY030AA-A... 1.74%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.74%

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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