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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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Merriam-Webster's English Explanatory Dictionary


Merriam-Webster's English Explanatory Dictionary is a program developed by Paragon Software. The most used version is 6.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is run.exe. The setup package is about 26.17 MB (27,443,134 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 67% of users of Merriam-Webster's English Explanatory Dictionary come from the United States, it is also popular in TN and Philippines.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Paragon Software\Merriam-Webster 6\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4BBF72C2-56A5-405A-B0F3-13CEFFCD8829}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 26.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Merriam-Webster's English Explanatory Dictionary

Program executable:run.exe
Name:MultiLex Dictionary
Path:C:\Program Files\Paragon Software\Merriam-Webster 6\run.exe
Additional files:
  • mw.exe - Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • run.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Merriam-Webster 6' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Paragon Software\Merriam-Webster 6\run.exe" /tray.
  • mw.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Merriam-Webster 6' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Paragon Software\Merriam-Webster 6\mw.exe" /tray.

How do I remove Merriam-Webster's English Explanatory Dictionary?

You can uninstall Merriam-Webster's English Explanatory 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's English Explanatory 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's English Explanatory Dictionary.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 33%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Se7en Titan 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Enterprise 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  TN 16.67%
  Philippines 16.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
Dell 33.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 33.33%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 33.33%
Dell Inspiron N5010 33.33%

About Paragon Software

Paragon Software (aquired by MicroProse) was a video games developer that released titles may platforms including the PC.
Publisher URL: www.paragon-software.com


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