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2% remove it98% keep it
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VersionDistribution 48.03% 2.36% 49.61%

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Reference Manager 12 Professional Edition

What is Reference Manager 12 Professional Edition?  (from Thomson Reuters)

Powerful bibliographic solution for work groups, networks and collaborative projects. Search online databases, organize references easily and watch a bibliography appear as it's being written. Link references to full-text articles, PDF files, graphics, related records and Web pages. Perform key operations across databa...  Read more


Reference Manager 12 Professional Edition is a program developed by Thomson Reuters. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is rm12.exe. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 39.66 MB (41,587,548 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 37% of users of Reference Manager 12 Professional Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in DK and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.refman.com
Help link: www.refman.com/support/rmsupport.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Reference Manager 12\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{8BCAC105-C501-41F9-AED1-587024ABCA8C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 39.66 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Reference Manager 12 Professional Edition

Program executable:rm12.exe
Name:Reference Manager for Windows
Reference Manager Version 12.0.0 (Bld 2401)
Path:C:\Program Files\reference manager 12\rm12.exe
Additional files:
  • BkwrAPI.dll - Reference Manager for Windows (Z39.50 Remote Database Searching)
  • IFE.exe - Import Filter Editor
  • Omnivis.dll - Omnivis Visualization Support
  • RefManConfig.exe - Reference Manager Configuration Utility
  • WebDbAPI.dll - Web Database Searching
  • Configure DataViz.exe - Data Visualization Configuration Utility
  • SSCE5432.dll (by Wintertree Software) - Sentry Spelling-Checker Engine for Windows (Sentry Spelling-Checker Engine)
  • INETWH32.DLL (by Blue Sky Software) - Blue Sky Software - INETWH32 (INETWH32)
  • xerces-c_2_8.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C Version 2.8.0 (Shared Library for Xerces-C Version 2.8.0)
  • QueryArray.dll
  • Risxtd.exe
  • WiseUpdt.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RM12.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F82E7247-5C1F-4124-9E22-DAE07A6D2ECE}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Reference Manager 12 Professional Edition?

You can uninstall Reference Manager 12 Professional Edition 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 Reference Manager 12 Professional Edition, 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 Reference Manager 12 Professional Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.20%
Windows 10 24.41%
Windows XP 7.09%
Windows Vista 6.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.60%
Windows 7 Professional 17.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.32%
Windows 7 Enterprise 8.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.99%
  DK 9.59%
  Netherlands 7.53%
  Germany 6.85%
  Brazil 4.11%
  Italy 4.11%
  United Kingdom 4.11%
  Canada 3.42%
  Belgium 2.74%
  Switzerland 2.74%
  Spain 2.05%
  Israel 2.05%
  Saudi Arabia 2.05%
  France 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.59%
Acer 16.09%
Hewlett-Packard 13.79%
ASUS 13.79%
Lenovo 9.20%
Toshiba 8.05%
Intel 3.45%
Sony 3.45%
Medion 1.15%
Samsung 1.15%
American Megatrends 1.15%
Packard Bell 1.15%
Common models
ASUSTeK UL30A 2.02%
Dell Inspiron N4010 2.02%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 2.02%
Acer Aspire E1-571 2.02%
HP Pavilion dv3 Notebook ... 2.02%

Publisher URL: thomsonreuters.com


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