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Should I remove Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Screen Capture Codec?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,054
United States Rank #1,819
Reach 0.3165%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.67 days
491.68 days >
Average installed length: 258.34 days


4.0.4276.0 18.21%
4.0.3210.0 0.71%
4.0.3205.0 19.54%
4.0.1653.0 3.42%
4.0.1651.0 29.63%
4.0.1639.0 28.49%

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Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Screen Capture Codec

What is Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Screen Capture Codec?  (from Microsoft)

Expression Encoder's approachable user interface gives designers, editors and producers the ability to generate gorgeous VC-1 encoded content wrapped in a Silverlight experience. Encode a wide array of file formats, produce live events using a wide range of simple to use profile presets. Encode a wide array of video fi...  Read more


Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Screen Capture Codec 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 689.95 KB (706,504 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 55% of users of Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Screen Capture Codec come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75064
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75066
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Encoder 4\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F9EC30D1-F688-4708-9850-CB5120074AAA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 689.95 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Screen Capture Codec

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 Screen Capture Codec?

You can uninstall Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Screen Capture Codec 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 Screen Capture Codec, 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 Screen Capture Codec.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.86%
Windows 10 33.82%
Windows Vista 2.74%
Windows XP 2.51%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.13%
Windows 7 Professional 13.95%
Windows 8.1 7.80%
Windows 10 Home 6.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.58%
  United Kingdom 5.56%
  Germany 5.13%
  Canada 3.54%
  Australia 2.23%
  Italy 2.11%
  France 2.04%
  Netherlands 1.66%
  Spain 1.30%
  Turkey 1.20%
  Sweden 0.97%
  India 0.94%
  Japan 0.88%
  Belgium 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.96%
Dell 25.20%
Acer 13.00%
ASUS 10.34%
Toshiba 6.51%
Lenovo 4.46%
Samsung 2.95%
Intel 1.59%
MSI 0.63%
Medion 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.75%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.90%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.01%
ASUS All Series 4.36%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.99%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.34%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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