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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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Global Rank #5,260
United States Rank #5,741
Reach 0.0945%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.23 days
567.17 days >
Average installed length: 298.01 days

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger - ENU

What is Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger - ENU?

The Visual Studio remote debugger enables you to run, debug, profile, and test a Windows Store app that is running on one device from a second computer that is running Visual Studio. Running on a remote device can be especially effective when the Visual Studio computer does not support functionality that is specific to Windows Store apps, such as touch, geo-location, and physical orientation.


Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 rdbgwiz.exe. The setup package generally installs about 106 files and is usually about 27.83 MB (29,181,665 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

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 Studio 2008 Remote Debugger - ENU\install.exe
Estimated size: 27.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger - ENU

Program executable:rdbgwiz.exe
Name:Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008
Visual Studio Remote Debugger Configuration Wizard
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\rdbgwiz.exe
Additional files:
  • WDE.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® Extensions for Windows® Workflow Foundation (Workflow Debug Engine)
  • 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.VisualStudio.DataDesign.SyncDesigner.Dsl.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.DataDesign.SyncDesigner.DslPackage.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Debugger.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExportTemplate.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.TemplateWizard.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ToolBoxControlInstaller.dll
  • vsdiag_regwcf.exe
  • vsdiag_regwcf.resources.dll
  • atlprov.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (ATL Attribute Provider)
  • atlprovui.dll
  • AvVsPkDH.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio Application Verifier Debug Helper
  • 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
  • c1xx.dll - Microsoft® Visual C++ Compiler Front End
  • 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
  • install.exe - External Installer
  • install.res.1033.dll - UI Wrapper Resource DLL
  • install.res.1036.dll
  • install.res.3082.dll - Archivo DLL de recursos del contenedor de la interfaz de usuario
  • lib.exe
  • link.exe - Microsoft® Incremental Linker
  • linkui.dll - Microsoft® Incremental Linker UI Resources
  • mcee.dll - MC++ Expression Evaluator
  • Microsoft.Data.ConnectionUI.Dialog.dll - Microsoft Data Connection UI Dialog
  • Microsoft.Data.ConnectionUI.dll - Microsoft Data Connection UI
  • Microsoft.VisualC.STLCLR.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ConfigurationUI.dll
  • 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
  • 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.Runtime.Impl.dll - Managed Debugger In-process Helper DLL
  • ml.exe - Microsoft® Macro Assembler
  • mpishim.exe - MPISHIM

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • msvsmon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{76BD6EE4-8B20-4DBE-A2C1-88021F218913}' (runs on registration).
  • msvsmon.exe runs as a service named 'Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger' (msvsmon90) "Allows members of the Administrators group to remotely debug server applications using Visual Studio 2008. Use the Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugging Configuration Wizard to enable this service.".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • devenv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe'.
  • msvsmon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\Remote Debugger\x86\msvsmon.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 Studio 2008 Remote Debugger - ENU?

You can uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger - 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 Studio 2008 Remote Debugger - 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 Studio 2008 Remote Debugger - ENU.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.25%
Windows 10 23.08%
Windows Vista 1.34%
Windows Server 2003 0.27%
Windows XP 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 25.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.01%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.62%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.36%
Windows 10 Pro 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.51%
  India 6.34%
  Iran 3.24%
  United Kingdom 2.69%
  Canada 2.59%
  Brazil 2.13%
  France 1.94%
  Italy 1.90%
  Germany 1.62%
  Israel 1.53%
  Netherlands 1.44%
  Australia 1.30%
  Turkey 1.30%
  Belgium 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.57%
Hewlett-Packard 23.97%
Acer 11.39%
ASUS 10.04%
Lenovo 4.98%
Toshiba 4.22%
Samsung 3.29%
Intel 2.78%
Sony 0.68%
Alienware 0.59%
MSI 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.15%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.56%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.16%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.96%
Dell Latitude E6520 2.37%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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