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Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition - DEU

What is Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition - DEU?  (from Microsoft)

Express Edition products are designed for hobbyists, students, and novice developers. As such, they lack the full breadth of features found in higher-end Visual Studio. The user interfaces are significantly streamlined to ensure that extraneous features do not interfere with the learning process. If you're a gamer who ...  Read more


Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition - DEU is a program developed by Microsoft. 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 main program executable is vbexpress.exe. The software installer includes 74 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 72% of users of Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition - DEU come from Germany, it is also popular in Austria and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/products/visual-studio-express-products
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=96782
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition - DEU\setup.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition - DEU

Program executable:vbexpress.exe
Name:Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008
Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft visual studio 9.0\common7\ide\vbexpress.exe
Additional files:
  • iisresolver.dll - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2008
  • MakeZipExe.exe
  • Microsoft.Data.Entity.Design.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Entity.Design.EntityDesigner.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Entity.Design.Package.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Tools.XmlDesignerBase.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualBasic.UpgradeSnippet.Dll
  • Microsoft.VisualBasic.UpgradeWizard.Dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Debugger.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExportTemplate.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.HostingProcess.Utilities.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.HostingProcess.Utilities.Sync.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ORDesigner.Dsl.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ORDesigner.DslPackage.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.TemplateWizard.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ToolBoxControlInstaller.dll
  • vshost.exe
  • vshost32.exe
  • cl.exe - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C/C++ Compiler Driver)
  • compluslm.dll - Complus Library Manager Package
  • cvtres.exe - Microsoft® Resource File To COFF Object Conversion Utility
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DeleteTemp.exe - Visual Studio Delete Temp Util
  • dumpbin.exe - Microsoft® Linker Stub
  • editbin.exe
  • guidgen.exe - Microsoft ® GUIDGEN Application
  • install.exe - External Installer
  • lib.exe
  • link.exe - Microsoft® Incremental Linker
  • Microsoft.Data.ConnectionUI.Dialog.dll - Microsoft Data Connection UI Dialog
  • Microsoft.Data.ConnectionUI.dll - Microsoft Data Connection UI
  • Microsoft.VisualBasic.UpgradeEngineInterface.Dll - Interop Assembly for VB Upgrade
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ConfigurationUI.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Converters.Interop.dll - Conversion Interop Assembly
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Compatibility.dll - Visual Studio Data Compatibility
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.dll - Visual Studio Data Framework
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Host.dll - Visual Studio Data Host
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Interop.dll - Visual Studio Data Framework Interop Assembly
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Package.dll - Visual Studio Data Package
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Providers.Common.dll - Visual Studio Data Providers Common
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Providers.SqlServer.dll - Visual Studio Data SQL Server Provider
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.DataTools.dll - Visual Database Tools
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.DataTools.Interop.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ProjectConverters.DLL - Visual Studio Project Converters
  • ml.exe - Microsoft® Macro Assembler
  • ml64.exe - Microsoft® Macro Assembler (x64)
  • mspdbsrv.exe - Microsoft® Program Database
  • msvbprj.dll - Visual Basic Project DLL
  • msvbprjUI.dll
  • nmake.exe - Microsoft® Program Maintenance Utility
  • pgocvt.exe - Microsoft® Profile Guided Optimization Database to Object Converter
  • pgomgr.exe - Microsoft® Profile Guided Optimization Merge Utility
  • pgosweep.exe - Microsoft® Profile Guided Optimization Count Sweep Utility
  • resToResX.exe - Visual Studio .NET Res-To-ResX Converter
  • setup.exe - Ausführbare Datei für den Suiteintegrations-Toolkit
  • vcbuild.exe - Visual C++ Project Builder Resource DLL
  • Microsoft.SqlServerCe.Client.dll - Microsoft SQL Server Compact (Microsoft.SqlServerCe.Client)
  • Microsoft.SqlServerCe.Enumerator.dll - Microsoft.SqlServerCe.Enumerator
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.VSPEnumerator.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.vspManagementUI.dll - Management Studio Dialogs

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • vshost32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D469E8D5-841C-4D41-8466-10EF84594B2F}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition - DEU?

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  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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition - DEU, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition - DEU.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.01%
Windows 10 15.49%
Windows XP 9.86%
Windows Vista 5.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.03%
Windows 7 Professional 19.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.86%
Windows 8.1 4.23%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.83% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 71.83%
  Austria 5.63%
  Netherlands 5.63%
  United States 5.63%
  Thailand 2.82%
  Turkey 2.82%
  AZ 1.41%
  Switzerland 1.41%
  France 1.41%
  Saudi Arabia 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.03%
Dell 16.22%
Acer 13.51%
Medion 8.11%
Sahara 8.11%
Samsung 5.41%
Lenovo 5.41%
Intel 5.41%
American Megatrends 2.70%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 5.26%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.51%
IBM IBM IntelliStation M ... 3.51%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 1.75%
Sony VPCEC3L1E 1.75%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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