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Should I remove Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition with SP1 - ENU?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,689
United States Rank #13,172
Reach 0.0193%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.06 days
31.22 days >
Average installed length: 16.40 days

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Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition with SP1 - ENU

What is Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition with SP1 - ENU?  (from Microsoft)

Use Visual C# 2008 Express Edition to quickly create Windows applications that deliver the highest quality, rich user experiences. See how this new version enables you to create cool, fun features that build on the latest technologies, including WPF, WCF and LINQ. Designed for the unique needs of the new application De...  Read more


Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition with SP1 - ENU is a software program developed by Microsoft. 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 vcsexpress.exe. The setup package generally installs about 100 files and is usually about 113 MB (118,487,596 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 48% of users of Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition with SP1 - ENU come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

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 C# 2008 Express Edition with SP1 - ENU\setup.exe
Estimated size: 113 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition with SP1 - ENU

Program executable:vcsexpress.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft visual studio 9.0\common7\ide\vcsexpress.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.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.ServicesProxy.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Silverlight.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.TemplateWizard.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ToolBoxControlInstaller.dll
  • 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
  • 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
  • dumpbin.exe - Microsoft® Linker Stub
  • editbin.exe
  • lib.exe
  • link.exe - Microsoft® Incremental Linker
  • linkui.dll - Microsoft® Incremental Linker UI Resources
  • 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.VisualC.STLCLR.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ConfigurationUI.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Converters.Interop.dll - Conversion Interop Assembly
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.CSharp.Options.dll - Visual C#® Options
  • 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.Oracle.dll - Visual Studio Data Oracle Provider

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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 C# 2008 Express Edition with SP1 - ENU?

You can uninstall Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition with SP1 - 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 C# 2008 Express Edition with SP1 - 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 C# 2008 Express Edition with SP1 - ENU.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.16%
Windows 10 13.95%
Windows XP 12.37%
Windows Vista 10.26%
Windows Server 2003 0.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.62%
Windows 7 Professional 15.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.40%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.12%
Windows 8.1 3.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.18%
  United Kingdom 8.78%
  Brazil 5.35%
  Israel 4.28%
  Canada 3.00%
  Netherlands 2.57%
  India 2.36%
  Germany 1.93%
  Australia 1.50%
  Italy 1.28%
  Poland 1.28%
  Romania 1.28%
  Sweden 1.28%
  Turkey 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.31%
Hewlett-Packard 26.89%
Acer 17.23%
ASUS 6.72%
Toshiba 5.88%
Intel 3.78%
Samsung 2.94%
American Megatrends 1.26%
Common models
Acer Extensa 5235 9.15%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.05%
Positivo Positivo Mobile 3.05%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.44%
Micro-Star MS-7529 2.44%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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