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4% remove it96% keep it
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10.0.40219 44.53%
10.0.30319 55.47%

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Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express - ESN

What is Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express - ESN?  (from Microsoft)

Visual Studio 2010 gives you a free set of tools for putting your ideas into action. Create great applications for phone, cloud, mobile, desktop, and Web—all the while familiarizing yourself with the Visual Studio IDE. Build custom applications in Visual Basic, a fast and easy way to create .NET Framework-based Windows...  Read more


Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express - ESN is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 10.0.30319, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 programs's main executable is vbexpress.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 229.81 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 54 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 20% of users of Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express - ESN come from Spain, it is also popular in the United States and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/products/visual-studio-express-products
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=133405
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express - ESN\setup.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express - ESN

Program executable:vbexpress.exe
Name:Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010
Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft visual studio 10.0\common7\ide\vbexpress.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • MakeZipExe.exe - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2010
  • vshost.exe
  • vshost32.exe
  • vshost32-clr2.exe
  • vshost-clr2.exe
  • VSIXInstaller.exe
  • DDConfigCA.exe - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft DDConfig Custom Action)
  • DeleteTemp.exe - Visual Studio Delete Temp Util
  • mspdbsrv.exe - Microsoft® Program Database
  • msvsmon.exe - Visual Studio Remote Debugging Monitor
  • setup.exe - Archivo ejecutable del kit de herramientas de integración del conjunto de programas
  • StorePID.exe - Microsoft Product Activation
  • UserControlTestContainer.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework (.NET Framework UserControl Test Container)
  • compluslm.dll - Complus Library Manager Package
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DebuggerProxy.dll - Microsoft Visual Studio Internal Debugging Proxy/Stub
  • iisresolver.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.ConnectionUI.Dialog.dll - Microsoft Data Connection UI Dialog
  • Microsoft.Data.ConnectionUI.dll - Microsoft Data Connection UI
  • Microsoft.Data.Entity.Design.BootstrapPackage.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Entity.Design.DatabaseGeneration.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Entity.Design.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Entity.Design.EntityDesigner.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Entity.Design.Package.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Schema.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Schema.resources.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Schema.ScriptDom.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Schema.ScriptDom.resources.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Schema.ScriptDom.Sql.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Schema.ScriptDom.Sql.resources.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Schema.Sql.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Schema.Sql.resources.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Schema.Utilities.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Schema.Utilities.resources.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Tools.VSXmlDesignerBase.dll
  • Microsoft.Data.Tools.XmlDesignerBase.dll
  • Microsoft.SqlServerCe.Client.dll - Microsoft SQL Server Compact (Microsoft.SqlServerCe.Client)
  • Microsoft.SqlServerCe.Enumerator.dll - Microsoft.SqlServerCe.Enumerator
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.CompilerHostObjectsProxy.dll - Microsoft VisualStudio Compiler HostObjects Proxy 10.0
  • 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.Debugger.dll
  • msvbprj.dll - Visual Basic Project DLL
  • msvbprjUI.dll - Archivo DLL de proyecto de Visual Basic

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • vbexpress.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\vbexpress.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:229.81 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019127802%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00101507%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00089771%
0.015104% average
Memory:24.09 MB
User CPU:0.00009761%
Memory:18.66 MB
Total CPU:0.0001750403%
Kernel CPU:0.00011011%
User CPU:0.00006493%

How do I remove Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express - ESN?

You can uninstall Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express - ESN 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 2010 Express - ESN, 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 2010 Express - ESN.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.12%
Windows 10 23.91%
Windows XP 5.80%
Windows Vista 2.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.68%
Windows 7 Professional 15.44%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.71%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.88%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.14% of installs come from Spain
Which countries install it?
  Spain 20.14%
  United States 15.83%
  Mexico 15.11%
  Colombia 10.79%
  Argentina 10.07%
  Venezuela 6.47%
  Ecuador 5.04%
  Guatemala 3.60%
  Peru 2.88%
  El Salvador 2.88%
  Paraguay 2.16%
  Chile 1.44%
  France 1.44%
  Brazil 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.66%
Acer 22.58%
Dell 18.28%
Toshiba 7.53%
ASUS 5.38%
Lenovo 5.38%
Intel 4.30%
Samsung 4.30%
Sony 3.23%
Common models
ECS H61H2-MV 2.08%
ASUSTeK CM6731_CM6431_CM6... 2.08%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.08%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.08%
HP 1000 Notebook PC 2.08%
Sony SVE1511MFXS 2.08%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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