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Average installed length: 210.96 days


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Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs

What is Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs?

DLLs for internationalized domain name support, Unicode normalization, and mitigation support for spoofing identity threats. Also included are the Unicode normalization APIs IsNormalizedString and NormalizeString, which are used by the mitigation APIs.

About  (from Microsoft)

The "Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs" download includes several API functions to convert an IDN to different representations, as well as several API functions specifically intended to allow applications to mitigate some of the security risks presented by this technology. The functions IdnToAscii, IdnToUn...  Read more


The software installer includes 32 files and is usually about 232.83 MB (244,139,311 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\LANDesk\LDClient\
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstallIDNMitigationAPIs$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
Estimated size: 232.83 MB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs?

You can uninstall Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs 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 Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs, 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 Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs.

Win XP 76%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 97.46%
Windows 7 1.27%
Windows Server 2003 0.63%
Windows Vista 0.32%
Windows 10 0.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 98.99%
Windows 7 Professional 0.68%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 0.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.09%
  Germany 17.01%
  France 4.69%
  Brazil 3.23%
  Spain 3.23%
  Italy 3.23%
  India 2.93%
  Australia 2.64%
  Iran 2.35%
  Poland 2.35%
  United Kingdom 2.35%
  Canada 1.76%
  MA 1.47%
  Slovenia 1.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.95%
American Megatrends 16.77%
Sahara 9.58%
Intel 8.98%
Hewlett-Packard 8.38%
Acer 7.19%
Toshiba 5.39%
Compaq 1.80%
Apple 1.20%
MSI 1.20%
Common models
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 4.24%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 3.39%
Acer Aspire one 2.54%
ASUSTeK 1005HA 2.54%
ASUSTeK 1000HD 1.69%

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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