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TaxACT 2007 Preparer's - 1040 Edition


TaxACT 2007 Preparer's - 1040 Edition is a software program developed by 2nd Story Software. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named Unta07.exe. The setup package generally installs about 70 files and is usually about 59.86 MB (62,768,623 bytes). The installed file mcdatupdate.dll 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 users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 97% of users of TaxACT 2007 Preparer's - 1040 Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Colombia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.taxact.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\2nd Story Software\TaxACT 2007 Preparer's - 1040 Edition
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\2NDSTO~1\TAXACT~4\Unta07.exe C:\Program Files1\2NDSTO~1\TAXACT~4\Install.log
Estimated size: 59.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TaxACT 2007 Preparer's - 1040 Edition

Program executable:Unta07.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\2nd Story Software\TaxACT 2007 Preparer's - 1040 Edition\Unta07.exe
Additional files:
  • TaxAct07.exe - TaxACT 2007 (TaxACT Application)
  • Cacalc.dll - Calculation Module
  • FedCalc.dll
  • Fedprint.dll - Print Module
  • Gacalc.dll
  • Iacalc.dll
  • Incalc.dll
  • Kscalc.dll
  • Mdcalc.dll
  • Micalc.dll
  • Mncalc.dll
  • necalc.dll
  • Nycalc.dll
  • Ohcalc.dll
  • Orcalc.dll
  • sccalc.dll
  • Wicalc.dll
  • 2007AutoUpd.exe
  • 2007StDl.exe
  • 2007Upd.exe
  • CompatibilityTester.exe (by McAfee) - McAfee Deep Defender (McAfee Patmos Compatibility Tester Application)
  • Dynapdf.dll (by DynaForms) - DynaPDF 2.0
  • instprog.dll (by McAfee) - McAfee SecurityCenter (McAfee Installation Progress Notification Library)
  • mcagent.dll - McAfee Integrated Security Platform
  • McAPExe.exe - McAfee Access Protection
  • McBootDelayStartSvc.dll - McAfee Zero Boot Impact (McAfee Boot Delay Start Service)
  • McCloudAPI.dll - McCloudAPI (McAfee SOAP Helper)
  • mccontextust.dll - Contextual Uninstall Shim
  • McCtxMenuFrmWrk.dll - McAfee ContextMenu Framework
  • mcdatupdate.dll - McAfee Update Manager Plugin
  • McDBMgr.dll - McAfee Log Database Manager
  • McGsShm.dll - McAfee General Settings Shim Layer
  • mcinfo.exe - McAfee SecurityCenter Instrumentation
  • mcinstru.dll - McAfee Instrumentation
  • McInstru.exe - McAfee OC Instrumentation
  • McIPTShm.dll - McAfee MSC IPT Shim
  • McLogShm.dll - Pearl History And Log Shim
  • mclwapi.dll - McAfee Lighweight API
  • mcmigrator.exe - McAfee Migration Tool
  • mcmispps.dll - McAfee MISP Proxy Stub DLL
  • mcmschlp.dll - McAfee McMscHlp DLL
  • mcmscins.dll
  • McMscShm.dll - McAfee MSC Shim Layer
  • mcmscsub.dll - McAfee Services
  • mcmscui.dll
  • mcmscver.dll - McMSCVer
  • mcoemmgr.exe - McAfee Oem Module (McAfee OEM Manager)
  • mcoemres.dll - McAfee Customization Override DLL
  • mcprlalt.dll - MISP Alert Library
  • mcprlres.dll - McAfee Localized Resource DLL
  • McPrsShm.dll - Pearl Personalization Shim
  • McPrtMgrPlugin.dll
  • McSnIePl64.dll - McAfee MSC IE plugin DLL
  • mcsvrcnt.exe - McAfee Server Content
  • mcsync.exe - Synchronization Application
  • McTelemetryAPI.dll - Telemetry API Library
  • mcuicfg.dll
  • mcuihost.exe - McAfee UI Host
  • mcuinshm.dll - Pearl Uninstaller Shim
  • mcuninst.exe - Uninstaller Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • McCtxMenuFrmWrk.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'McCtxMenuFrmWrk' with a class of {CCA9EFD3-29ED-430A-BA6D-E6BBFF0A60C2}.
  • McAPExe.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee AP Service' (McAPExe) "McAfee AP Service".

How do I remove TaxACT 2007 Preparer's - 1040 Edition?

You can uninstall TaxACT 2007 Preparer's - 1040 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 TaxACT 2007 Preparer's - 1040 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 TaxACT 2007 Preparer's - 1040 Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win XP 6%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.82%
Windows 10 23.53%
Windows Vista 11.76%
Windows XP 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.29%
Windows 7 Professional 23.53%
Windows 8.1 17.65%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.88%
Windows 10 Home 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.67%
  Colombia 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.71%
Acer 21.43%
ASUS 14.29%
Toshiba 7.14%
Samsung 7.14%
Hewlett-Packard 7.14%
Gateway 7.14%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P875 6.67%
Samsung DP700A3D/DM700A3D... 6.67%
HP-Pavilion FQ425AAR-ABA ... 6.67%
HP-Pavilion AY614AA-ABA p... 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2330 6.67%
Gateway GT5468 6.67%

About (from 2nd Story Software, Inc.)

2nd Story Software specializes in tax preparation software and Web-based services.
Publisher URL: www.taxact.com


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