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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,861
United States Rank #5,883
Reach 0.0629%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 476.47 days
1017.54 days >
Average installed length: 534.64 days


12.0.6612.1000 0.24%
12.0.6215.1000 84.91%
12.0.4518.1014 14.85%

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Microsoft Expression Web

What is Microsoft Expression Web?  (from Microsoft)

The proliferation of rich interactive web applications across the cloud and mobile devices continues to create new opportunities for creative design and development. As these technologies evolve, Microsoft is committed to providing best-in-class tools for building modern applications. In support of these industry trend...  Read more


Microsoft Expression Web is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 12.0.6215.1000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named EXPRWD.EXE. The setup package generally installs about 179 files and is usually about 610.13 KB (624,776 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 54% of users of Microsoft Expression Web come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/expression
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" /uninstall WEBDESIGNER /dll ESETUP.DLL
Estimated size: 610.13 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Expression Web

Program executable:EXPRWD.EXE
Name:Microsoft Expression
Microsoft Expression Web
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Web Designer\EXPRWD.EXE
Additional files:
  • MSOSTYLE.DLL - Microsoft Office Shared input style property library. (Microsoft Office IME Shared property library.)
  • Microsoft.Windows.Design.dll - Windows Presentation Foundation Design Time Library
  • sldlext.dll - DownLevel Software Licensing Client Extension Dll
  • USP10.DLL - Microsoft(R) Uniscribe Unicode script processor (Uniscribe Unicode script processor)
  • DSITF.DLL - Microsoft Office Document Update Utility Proxy
  • IEAWSDC.DLL - Microsoft Office Template and Media Control (2007 Microsoft Office component)
  • DSSM.EXE - Microsoft Office Document Update Utility
  • MSOCFU.DLL - Microsoft Office Client Frame Utilities
  • SuperPreview.exe - Microsoft Expression Web 3 SuperPreview
  • AUTHZAX.DLL - Microsoft Office Authorization Control
  • MSODCW.DLL - Microsoft Office Disk Cleanup Wizard
  • ImportSrv.exe - Microsoft Expression Media Importer
  • Setup.exe - Microsoft Expression Studio Setup
  • OIS.EXE - Microsoft Office Picture Manager
  • OISAPP.DLL - Microsoft Office Picture Manager App
  • oisctrl.dll - Microsoft Office Picture Manager Launcher Control
  • OISGRAPH.DLL - Microsoft Office Picture Manager Graphics
  • DSETUP.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll - Microsoft® DirectX für Windows® (DirectX-Setup (32 Bit))
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • MSOCF.DLL - Microsoft Office Client Frame
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • REFIEBAR.DLL - Research Library Explorer Bar (Allows you to use the Research Library and its collection of information services from Microsoft Internet Explorer)
  • CDLMSO.DLL - 2007 Microsoft Office system (Microsoft CDL)
  • CLVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office Help Viewer
  • HLP95EN.DLL - Microsoft Office WinHelp Utility DLL
  • Media.exe - Microsoft Expression Media 2
  • MediaLib.dll - Microsoft Expression Media Support Library
  • MediaQTLib.dll
  • NAME.DLL - Name ActiveX Control
  • NPOFF12.DLL - Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • OART.DLL - Microsoft OfficeArt
  • OARTCONV.DLL - Microsoft OfficeArt Converter
  • OFFOWC.DLL - Microsoft Office XP Web Components
  • OWSCLT.DLL - Microsoft SharePoint Extensions
  • OWSSUPP.DLL - Microsoft SharePoint Client Support
  • PsdImaging.dll - Microsoft Expression Imaging (Expression Imaging)
  • STSLIST.DLL - Microsoft Office Access Web Datasheet Component
  • STSUPLD.DLL - Microsoft Office Multiple Upload
  • Wordconv.exe - Word Converter
  • XSetup.exe - Microsoft Expression Encoder (Microsoft Expression Encoder Setup)
  • msproof6.dll - Natural Language Components (Proofing Services)
  • nlsdata0000.dll - Microsoft Neutral Natural Language Server Data and Code
  • NLSDATA0007.DLL - Microsoft German Natural Language Server Data and Code
  • NLSDATA0009.DLL - Microsoft English Natural Language Server Data and Code
  • NLSDATA000A.DLL - Microsoft Spanish Natural Language Server Data and Code
  • NLSDATA000C.DLL - Microsoft French Natural Language Server Data and Code
  • NLSLEXICONS0007_SP.dll
  • NLSLEXICONS0009_SP.dll
  • NLSMODELS0007.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Media.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'Microsoft.ExpressionMedia' with the ProgID of 'Microsoft.ExpressionMedia.AutoPlay' and the action verb 'AutoPlay.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPOFF12.DLL is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPOFF12.DLL'.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • REFIEBAR.DLL is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
Scheduled Task
  • ExpressionWeb.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{15A9D6EC-C745-4051-B82E-58240B97BB95}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ExpressionWeb.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Web 4\ExpressionWeb.exe'.
  • Media.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Media 2\Media.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.04 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002742022%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00010717%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00016703%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Microsoft Expression Web?

You can uninstall Microsoft Expression Web 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 Web, 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 Web.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Microsoft Expression Web you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.92%
Windows 10 23.29%
Windows Vista 9.02%
Windows XP 6.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.57%
Windows 7 Professional 12.41%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.73%
Windows 10 Home 5.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.36%
  Canada 6.20%
  United Kingdom 5.49%
  Germany 2.65%
  Italy 2.45%
  Netherlands 1.81%
  Australia 1.61%
  India 1.29%
  Romania 1.23%
  MA 1.16%
  Philippines 1.16%
  Sweden 1.10%
  Belgium 1.03%
  France 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.19%
Hewlett-Packard 25.07%
Acer 13.57%
Toshiba 9.00%
ASUS 5.96%
Intel 3.46%
Samsung 2.35%
Lenovo 1.94%
American Megatrends 0.83%
Sony 0.55%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.08%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.49%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.86%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 2.54%
ASUS All Series 2.54%
Dell XPS 8300 2.22%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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