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5% remove it95% keep it
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United States Rank #10,342
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 136.14 days

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Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition - ENU

What is Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition - ENU?  (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 - ENU is a software 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 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 vbexpress.exe. The setup package generally installs about 165 files and is usually about 86.8 MB (91,015,770 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 37% of users of Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition - ENU come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and United Kingdom.

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 - ENU\setup.exe
Estimated size: 86.8 MB

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

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:
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ServiceModel.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® Extensions for Windows® Workflow Foundation
  • 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.JScript.AuthoringServices.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualBasic.UpgradeExtensions.Dll
  • Microsoft.VisualBasic.UpgradeSnippet.Dll
  • Microsoft.VisualBasic.UpgradeWizard.Dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.CSharp.Services.Language.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.DataDesign.SyncDesigner.Dsl.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.DataDesign.SyncDesigner.DslPackage.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
  • Microsoft.WizardFramework.dll - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2005
  • Microsoft.WizardFrameworkVS.dll
  • vshost.exe
  • vshost32.exe
  • atlprov.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (ATL Attribute Provider)
  • atlprovui.dll
  • bscmake.exe - Microsoft® Browse Information Maintenance Utility
  • bscmakeui.dll - Microsoft® Browse Information Maintenance Utility Errors/Warnings/Messages
  • c1.dll - Microsoft® Visual C Compiler Front End
  • c1ast.dll
  • c1xx.dll - Microsoft® Visual C++ Compiler Front End
  • c1xxast.dll
  • c2.dll - Microsoft® 386 Compiler Back End
  • cl.exe - Microsoft® C/C++ Compiler Driver
  • clui.dll - Microsoft® C/C++ Compiler Driver Satellite Resource DLL
  • compluslm.dll - Complus Library Manager Package
  • Compsvcspkg.dll - Visual Studio Component Services DLL
  • compsvcspkgui.dll
  • cpde.dll - CLR Debug Engine
  • cscompee.dll - Visual C#® Expression Evaluator
  • csformatui.dll - Visual C#® Formatting Options
  • cvtres.exe - Microsoft® Resource File To COFF Object Conversion Utility
  • cvtresui.dll - Microsoft® Resource File To COFF Object Conversion Utility Errors/Warnings/Messages
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DevCfg.dll - Device Configuration Package
  • devenv.exe - Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • DirControl.dll - Visual C++ Directory Picker Control
  • DirControlUI.dll - Visual C++ Directory Picker Control UI
  • dirprj.dll - Visual Studio Directory Project DLL
  • dirprjui.dll - Visual Studio Directory Project Resource DLL
  • dumpbin.exe - Microsoft® Linker Stub
  • editbin.exe
  • encmgr.dll - Edit-and-Continue Manager
  • guidgen.exe - Microsoft ® GUIDGEN Application
  • gutils.dll - Windows Diff Graphic Utilities
  • lib.exe
  • link.exe - Microsoft® Incremental Linker
  • linkui.dll - Microsoft® Incremental Linker UI Resources

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • vshost32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D469E8D5-841C-4D41-8466-10EF84594B2F}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • devenv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:387.43 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001787327%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009792%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00008082%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:49,956,968
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:496.77 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:208.38 KB
105.02 KB average

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

You can uninstall Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition - ENU 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 Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition - ENU, 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 Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition - ENU.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.53%
Windows 10 25.73%
Windows XP 7.52%
Windows Vista 5.10%
Windows Server 2003 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.66%
Windows 7 Professional 11.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.50%
Windows 10 Home 4.92%
Windows 8.1 4.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.73%
  Brazil 6.23%
  United Kingdom 5.80%
  India 4.51%
  Egypt 3.44%
  Saudi Arabia 2.79%
  Canada 2.47%
  Australia 2.36%
  Italy 2.26%
  France 2.15%
  Philippines 2.04%
  MA 1.61%
  Malaysia 1.50%
  United Arab Emirates 1.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.53%
Dell 22.00%
Acer 15.48%
Toshiba 7.74%
ASUS 7.13%
Lenovo 4.48%
Samsung 4.07%
Intel 3.26%
American Megatrends 0.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.06%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.44%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.82%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.42%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.42%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.61%

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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