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4% remove it96% keep it
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Merriam-Webster Dictionary


Merriam-Webster Dictionary is a program developed by Fogware. 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 Dictionary.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 1.17 GB (1,252,766,909 bytes). updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. 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 Merriam-Webster Dictionary come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Merriam-Webster 4.0
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Merriam-Webster 4.0\setup.exe
Estimated size: 1.17 GB

Program filesFiles installed by Merriam-Webster Dictionary

  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary.exe - Merriam-Webster's Platform (Dictionary.exe)
  • setup.exe - Merriam-Webster Installer
  • updater.exe - Name
  • fwmwawhk.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5599986D-6537-4262-92A7-35E49DFAF9DD}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Merriam-Webster Dictionary?

You can uninstall Merriam-Webster Dictionary 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 Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 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 Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Server 2003 1%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.25%
Windows 10 19.83%
Windows XP 4.96%
Windows Vista 4.13%
Windows Server 2003 0.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.98%
Windows 7 Professional 14.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.79%
Windows 10 Home 4.13%
Windows 8 4.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.72%
  India 1.55%
  Iran 1.55%
  Colombia 1.03%
  Italy 1.03%
  Philippines 1.03%
  China 0.52%
  France 0.52%
  Malaysia 0.52%
  Russia 0.52%
  TN 0.52%
  Turkey 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.18%
Dell 28.41%
Toshiba 6.82%
Acer 5.68%
ASUS 4.55%
Lenovo 4.55%
Alienware 1.14%
Gateway 1.14%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.74%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.87%
Dell Latitude D630 1.87%
Dell Precision WorkSt... 1.87%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.87%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.87%


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