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Oxford English Explanatory Dictionary

What is Oxford English Explanatory Dictionary?  (from Paragon Software)

The Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary (OALD) is a world best-seller. It is now available as an app, with the full A-Z dictionary, real voice (not text to speech) audio, and My View to customize your screen. It has been developed by the same editors from Oxford University Press who created the printed dictionary, work...  Read more


Oxford English Explanatory Dictionary is a program developed by Paragon Software. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is oxford.exe. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 56.76 MB (59,520,167 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 24% of users of Oxford English Explanatory Dictionary come from India, it is also popular in NG and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.paragon-software.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Paragon Software\Oxford\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{05E73DD3-7D9E-4913-AF70-219EB395E4B7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 56.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Oxford English Explanatory Dictionary

Program executable:oxford.exe
Name:Oxford Dictionary
Path:C:\Program Files\Paragon Software\Oxford\oxford.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • oxford.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Oxford Dictionary' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Paragon Software\Oxford\oxford.exe" /tray.

How do I remove Oxford English Explanatory Dictionary?

You can uninstall Oxford English Explanatory Dictionary 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 Oxford English Explanatory Dictionary, 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 Oxford English Explanatory Dictionary.

Win 7 (SP1) 37%
Win XP 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.65%
Windows 10 31.33%
Windows XP 6.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 36.14%
Windows 7 Professional 10.84%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.43%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.02%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.86% of installs come from India
Which countries install it?
  India 23.86%
  NG 19.32%
  United States 18.18%
  ET 4.55%
  Netherlands 4.55%
  United Arab Emirates 3.41%
  United Kingdom 3.41%
  Pakistan 3.41%
  GH 2.27%
  KE 2.27%
  Malaysia 2.27%
  Philippines 2.27%
  BD 1.14%
  Indonesia 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.85%
Dell 27.27%
Acer 21.21%
Lenovo 7.58%
Intel 4.55%
ASUS 3.03%
Gateway 1.52%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.90%
Dell Inspiron N4050 3.90%
Acer Aspire E1-431 2.60%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.60%
HP 620 2.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.60%

About Paragon Software

Paragon Software (aquired by MicroProse) was a video games developer that released titles may platforms including the PC.
Publisher URL: www.paragon-software.com


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