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8% remove it92% keep it
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Global Rank #14,889
United States Rank #9,947
Reach 0.0189%


11.0.8173.0 86.02%
11.0.7969.0 0.81%
11.0.6361.0 0.27%
11.0.5614.0 12.90%

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Microsoft Office Publisher 2003


Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 11.0.8173.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. The main program executable is Office 2003 Editions 60 Day Trial.exe. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 534.53 KB (547,363 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 70% of users of Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MS Office\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{91190409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 534.53 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Office Publisher 2003

Program executable:Office 2003 Editions 60 Day Trial.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 2003 Editions 60 Day Trial.exe
Additional files:
  • MSOSTYLE.DLL - Microsoft Office Shared input style property library. (Microsoft Office IME Shared property library.)
  • PROFLWIZ.EXE - Microsoft Office Save My Settings/Profile Wizard
  • DSITF.DLL - Microsoft Office Document Update Utility Proxy
  • IEAWSDC.DLL - Microsoft Office Template and Media Control (Microsoft Office 2003 component)
  • DSSM.EXE - Microsoft Office Document Update Utility
  • AUTHZAX.DLL - Microsoft Office Authorization Control
  • MSODCW.DLL - Microsoft Office Disk Cleanup Wizard
  • MSOAUTH.DLL - MSN Communities Publishing Support (Web services authentication)
  • 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
  • PUBENV.DLL - Microsoft Publisher for Windows (Support DLL for Microsoft Publisher for Windows)
  • MSOCF.DLL - Microsoft Office Client Frame
  • MSOCFU.DLL - Microsoft Office Client Frame Utilities
  • REFIEBAR.DLL - Research Library Explorer Bar (Allows you to use the Research Library and its collection of information services from Microsoft Internet Explorer)
  • MCPS.DLL - Microsoft Clip Organizer (Media Catalog Proxy/Stub)
  • MSTORDB.EXE - Media Catalog Object
  • MSTORE.EXE - Clip Organizer
  • AW.DLL - Microsoft Office 2003
  • CDLMSO.DLL - Microsoft CDL
  • MSPUB.EXE - Microsoft Office Publisher
  • MSWEBCAP.DLL - Microsoft Web Capture Extension
  • NPOFFICE.DLL - Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • OWSCLT.DLL - Microsoft SharePoint Extensions
  • OWSSUPP.DLL - Microsoft SharePoint Client Support
  • PRTF9.DLL - Microsoft Office Publisher RTF Converter
  • PTXT9.DLL - Microsoft Office Publisher TXT Converter
  • PUBCONV.DLL - Microsoft Office Publisher Converter
  • PUBTRAP.DLL - Microsoft Office Publisher Trapping
  • STSUPLD.DLL - Microsoft Office Multiple Upload
  • REFEDIT.DLL - RefEdit Object 1.0
  • HLP95EN.DLL - Microsoft Office (Microsoft Office WinHelp Utility DLL)
  • GDIPLUS.DLL - Microsoft GDI+
  • BIDI32.DLL - Bidi32 (BIDI32 DLL)
  • MULTIQ.DLL - PKM (PKM executable)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPOFFICE.DLL is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPOFFICE.DLL'.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • REFIEBAR.DLL installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called '&Research' with a class of {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • REFIEBAR.DLL is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.

How do I remove Microsoft Office Publisher 2003?

You can uninstall Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 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 Office Publisher 2003, 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 Office Publisher 2003.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.06%
Windows 10 18.55%
Windows XP 14.52%
Windows Vista 8.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.01%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.09%
Windows 7 Professional 11.38%
Windows 10 Home 7.32%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.96%
Windows 8.1 5.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.44%
  United Kingdom 8.45%
  Australia 3.45%
  Germany 2.30%
  France 2.11%
  Canada 2.11%
  Italy 1.92%
  New Zealand 1.34%
  Jordan 0.96%
  South Africa 0.77%
  Netherlands 0.77%
  DK 0.77%
  Belgium 0.58%
  Norway 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.83%
Hewlett-Packard 30.00%
Acer 14.58%
Toshiba 8.75%
American Megatrends 3.33%
ASUS 2.50%
Lenovo 2.08%
Intel 1.67%
Samsung 1.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.55%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.25%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.25%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.25%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.60%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 2.60%

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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