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Should I remove Microsoft Expression Encoder 4?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,309
United States Rank #1,988
Reach 0.2749%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.99 days
560.32 days >
Average installed length: 294.40 days


4.0.4276.0 19.47%
4.0.3210.0 0.72%
4.0.3205.0 21.91%
4.0.1651.0 32.28%
4.0.1639.0 25.62%

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Microsoft Expression Encoder 4

What is Microsoft Expression Encoder 4?  (from Microsoft)

Encode a wide array of video file formats, stream live from webcams and camcorders or screen capture your PC. Make simple edits to video files and enhance your media with overlays and advertising. Choose encoding settings, choose from a range of player templates and publish rich media experiences with Microsoft Silverl...  Read more


Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 4.0.1651.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named Encoder.exe. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 40.53 MB (42,496,662 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 56% of users of Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/expression/products/Encoder4_Overview.aspx
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75066
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Encoder 4\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Encoder 4\XSetup.exe" -x -AppLangIC:1033 "-manifesC:EncoderManifest.cab" "-sourcC:C:\Program Files\
Estimated size: 40.53 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Expression Encoder 4

Program executable:Encoder.exe
Name:Expression Encoder
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Encoder 4\Encoder.exe
Additional files:
  • sldlext.dll - DownLevel Software Licensing Client Extension Dll
  • Microsoft.Expression.Encoder.UtilitiesUI.dll - Microsoft.Expression.Encoder.UtilitiesUI
  • Microsoft.Expression.Encoder.CommonUI.dll - Microsoft.Expression.Encoder.CommonUI
  • Microsoft.Expression.Encoder.Project.dll - Microsoft.Expression.Encoder.Project
  • vc1ecore.dll - Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
  • Setup.exe - Microsoft Expression Encoder Setup
  • Encoder_es.exe - Microsoft Expression Encoder 4
  • XSetup.exe - Microsoft Expression Encoder
  • XSetupAct.dll - Microsoft Expression Encoder Setup Action File
  • XSetupLic.dll - Microsoft Expression Encoder Setup Licensing File
  • XSetupSqm.dll - Microsoft Expression Encoder Setup CEIP File
  • XSetupUI.dll - Microsoft Expression Encoder Setup User Interface
  • Microsoft.Windows.Design.Extensibility.dll - Microsoft® .NET Framework
  • Microsoft.Windows.Design.Interaction.dll
  • Microsoft.Expression.LicenseActivator.exe - Microsoft Expression (Microsoft Expression license Activation helper)
  • Microsoft.Expression.LicenseInstaller.dll - Microsoft Expression license installer
  • Microsoft.Expression.LicenseKeyInstaller.exe - Microsoft Expression license key installer
  • Microsoft.Expression.LicensePhoneActivator.exe
  • Encoder.exe - Expression Encoder (Encoder)
  • EncoderCore.dll - EncoderCore
  • Microsoft.Expression.Extensibility.dll - Extensibility (Microsoft Expression Framework)
  • Microsoft.Expression.Encoder.CoreUI.dll - Workspaces
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client
  • EEScreen.exe - Expression Encoder Screen Capture
  • Microsoft.Expression.Encoder.EEScreen.Codec.dll
  • Microsoft.Expression.Encoder.EEScreen.dll
  • Microsoft.Expression.Encoder.EncoderUI.dll - Expression Encoder
  • Microsoft.Expression.Encoder.Utilities2.dll
  • Microsoft.Expression.Licensing.dll - Microsoft Expression Licensing

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • EEScreen.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7D452D80-D50E-4F69-B491-FFC68733121E}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Microsoft Expression Encoder 4?

You can uninstall Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 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 Microsoft Expression Encoder 4, 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 Microsoft Expression Encoder 4.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.71%
Windows 10 34.05%
Windows Vista 2.73%
Windows XP 2.47%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.01%
Windows 7 Professional 13.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.09%
Windows 8.1 8.27%
Windows 10 Home 6.70%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.08%
  United Kingdom 5.62%
  Germany 5.03%
  Canada 3.65%
  Australia 2.38%
  Italy 2.05%
  France 1.77%
  Netherlands 1.55%
  Spain 1.28%
  India 0.92%
  Japan 0.89%
  Sweden 0.88%
  Belgium 0.70%
  Finland 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.21%
Dell 25.05%
Acer 13.00%
ASUS 10.62%
Toshiba 6.06%
Lenovo 4.75%
Samsung 3.03%
Intel 1.53%
Alienware 0.62%
MSI 0.59%
Medion 0.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.65%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.67%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.40%
ASUS All Series 4.59%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.15%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.34%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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