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Science Detective Beginning

What is Science Detective Beginning?  (from The Critical Thinking Co)

Science Detective® uses topics and skills drawn from national science standards to prepare students for more advanced science courses and new assessments that measure reasoning, reading comprehension, and writing in science.

First, students read lessons that include a variety of charts, tables, and graphs. Then,...  Read more


Science Detective Beginning is a software program developed by The Critical Thinking Co. The most common release 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 primary executable is named TCTCUpdater.exe. The installed file TCTCUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 88% of users of Science Detective Beginning come from the United States, it is also popular in Philippines.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.criticalthinking.com/science-detective-beginning.html
Help link: www.CriticalThinking.com
Installation folder: C:\Users\Public\Critical Thinking Software\Science Detective Beginning
Uninstaller: "C:\Users\Public\Critical Thinking Software\Science Detective Beginning\UninstallerData\Uninstaller.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Science Detective Beginning

Program executable:TCTCUpdater.exe
Path:C:\Users\Public\Critical Thinking Software\Science Detective Beginning\TCTCUpdater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • TCTCUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Automatic Updates Checking for Science Detective Beginning' (runs weekly on Sundays at 9:30 PM).

How do I remove Science Detective Beginning?

Quickly and completely remove Science Detective Beginning from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Science Detective Beginning 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 Science Detective Beginning, 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 Science Detective Beginning.

Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
Windows 7 (SP1)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Philippines 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 33.33%
Acer 33.33%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6-2108p 33.33%
ECS A55F-M3 33.33%
Dell Inspiron 1525 33.33%


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