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18% remove it82% keep it
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3.1.2 57.14%
3.0 42.86%

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RoboType PC Magazine

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What is RoboType PC Magazine?  (from Ziff Davis Media)

Are you a tech support specialist who has to type the same responses to questions over and over? Or perhaps you're a lawyer or business professional typing the same name throughout a document? You can always copy and paste, but that's clumsy and slow. RoboType solved this problem when it was first released in 1997 by...  Read more


RoboType PC Magazine is a program developed by Ziff Davis Media. The most used version is 3.1.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 robotype.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 671.44 KB (687,556 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows XP. While about 95% of users of RoboType PC Magazine come from the United States, it is also popular in Poland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2380508,00.asp
Help link: discuss.pcmag.com/pcmag
Installation folder: C:\documents and settings\robotype
Uninstaller: "C:\Documents and Settings\RoboType\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 671.44 KB

Program filesFiles installed by RoboType PC Magazine

Program executable:robotype.exe
RoboType 4
Path:C:\documents and settings\robotype\robotype.exe
Additional files:
  • RTHook.dll - RoboType (Support DLL for RoboType.exe)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RoboType.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FC2A10D6-A17B-4FD5-8986-D43BD799BB94}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • RoboType.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Start RoboType.
Startup File (User Run)
  • RoboType.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RoboType' and executes as "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\RoboType\RoboType.exe" /startwithwindows.

How do I remove RoboType PC Magazine?

Quickly and completely remove RoboType (PC Magazine) from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall RoboType PC Magazine 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program RoboType (PC Magazine), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 RoboType PC Magazine.

Win 10 43%
Win 7 (SP1) 29%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 42.86%
Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 7 28.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 28.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 8 Pro 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.24%
  Poland 4.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.00%
Lenovo 20.00%
Intel 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Common models
LENOVO 343522U 25.00%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 25.00%
Dell Latitude 6430U 25.00%
Dell Inspiron 530 25.00%

About Ziff Davis Media

Ziff Davis is a publisher and Internet company that has primarily published computer and technology related magazines, and its growing number of websites, spun off from its magazines, have established Ziff Davis as an Internet Information company.
Publisher URL: www.ziffdavis.com


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