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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,586
United States Rank #2,674
Reach 0.4269%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.79 days
613.38 days >
Average installed length: 322.29 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Typically installed together

Other programs by MAGIX AG


What is Text-To-Speech-Runtime?

Text-To-Speech-Runtime is included with MAGIX Music Maker and provides the ability to translate text to speech withing the software as an effect.

About  (from MAGIX AG)

Experience and enjoy an exciting and wide range of voices, very different from each other: voices that interpret and read content with meaning and emotion, voices with accents, voices of celebrities, voices that surprise by their naturalness, voices made to tell stories, custom-made voices to develop a brand’s audio ...  Read more


Text-To-Speech-Runtime is a software program developed by MAGIX AG. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named sapisvr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 28.3 MB (29,675,520 bytes). The installed file softwareupdate.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 29% of users of Text-To-Speech-Runtime come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.magix.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\microsoft shared\speech
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7B3F0113-E63C-4D6D-AF19-111A3165CCA2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 28.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Text-To-Speech-Runtime

Program executable:sapisvr.exe
Name:Microsoft® Windows(TM) Operating System
Path:C:\Program Files\gemeinsame dateien\microsoft shared\speech\sapisvr.exe
Additional files:
  • spttseng.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Windows(TM) Operating System (SAPI 5)
  • sapi.dll (by Microsoft)
  • spcommon.dll - Microsoft® Speech Engine (Microsoft Speech SR/TTS Common Library)
  • spcplui.dll
  • adblockplus32.dll (by Adblock Plus) - Adblock Plus (Adblock Plus Module)
  • adblockplusengine.exe (by Eyeo GmbH) - Adblock Plus Engine
  • basecamp.exe (by GARMIN) - BaseCamp (BaseCamp Application)
  • basecamp.resources.dll (by GARMIN) - BaseCamp Czech
  • exiv2.dll
  • google.gdata.client.dll (by Google) - Google GData Client Libraries (Google Data API Core Library)
  • google.gdata.extensions.dll (by Google) - Google Data API Extensions Library
  • google.gdata.photos.dll - Google Data API Picasa Library
  • hpdevicedetection.dll (by Hewlett-Packard) - HP Diagnostics Program - Product Identification (HPDeviceDetection Library)
  • hpediag.dll (by Hewlett-Packard) - HP eDiagnostic Support Objects (Diagnostic objects for HP eDiags)
  • hpscanui.dll (by Hewlett-Packard Co) - HP Digital Imaging (HPScanUI)
  • hpscripting.dll - HPScripting
  • hpufunction.dll - HP Software Update (HP Update Functions)
  • hpwucli.exe - HP Software Update Client
  • hpwuschd2.exe - hpwuSchd Application
  • itircl54.dll - Microsoft (R) Infotech Technology Library (Microsoft® InfoTech IR Local DLL)
  • msitss.dll - Microsoft(R) Infotech Information Storage System Library (Microsoft® InfoTech Storage System Library)
  • rulesengine.dll - HPRulesEngine (HP Rules Processing Engine)
  • slimdrivers.exe (by SlimWare Utilities) - SlimDrivers
  • softwareupdate.dll - HP Update Client (HP Update Resources)
  • unicows.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 95, Windows (R) 98, and Windows (R) Millennium Operating Systems (Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Win9x Systems (MSLU))
  • xerceslib.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C++ Version 3.1.1 (Shared Library for Xerces-C++ Version 3.1.1)
  • zlibwapi.dll - ZLib.DLL (zlib data compression and ZIP file I/O library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • adblockplus32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Adblock Plus for IE Browser Helper Object' with the class of {FFCB3198-32F3-4E8B-9539-4324694ED664}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • hpwucli.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A636E097-6E06-41C8-8FDA-F0CCBD98A66A}' (runs on registration).
  • hpwuschd2.exe is scheduled as a task named 'hpwuSchd2' (runs monthly on Sundays at 12:48).
  • slimdrivers.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SlimDrivers Scan' (runs weekly on Mondays at 3:00 AM).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • hpwuschd2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HP Software Update_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
  • slimdrivers.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SlimDrivers Startup.
Startup File (User Run)
  • slimdrivers.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SlimDrivers' and executes as "C:\Program Files\SlimDrivers\SlimDrivers.exe" -boot.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • hpwucli.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'HPSoftwareUpdate' which loads as C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWUCli.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • hpwuschd2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HP Software Update' which loads as "C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • hpwucli.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\HP\HP Software Update\HPWUCli.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:77.91 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0270622071%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00782169%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01924052%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:696,203
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:4.53 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:25.4 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.43 MB
Total CPU:0.0000382782%
Kernel CPU:0.00001618%
User CPU:0.00002210%
Memory:8.09 MB
Total CPU:0.0085841372%
Kernel CPU:0.00516644%
User CPU:0.00341770%
CPU cycles/sec:593,447
I/O reads/min:57 Bytes
I/O writes/min:130 Bytes

How do I remove Text-To-Speech-Runtime?

You can uninstall Text-To-Speech-Runtime 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 Text-To-Speech-Runtime, 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 Text-To-Speech-Runtime.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Text-To-Speech-Runtime you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.39%
Windows 10 32.97%
Windows XP 4.85%
Windows Vista 4.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.68%
Windows 8.1 9.79%
Windows 10 Home 8.62%
Windows 7 Professional 8.07%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.57%
  Germany 24.77%
  Italy 5.57%
  France 5.34%
  United Kingdom 4.29%
  Netherlands 3.68%
  Canada 2.44%
  Austria 2.17%
  Belgium 1.56%
  Spain 1.25%
  Australia 1.05%
  Sweden 1.01%
  Switzerland 0.87%
  India 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.10%
Acer 18.84%
Dell 12.88%
ASUS 11.33%
MSI 11.01%
Medion 4.87%
Toshiba 4.00%
Lenovo 3.18%
Samsung 3.00%
American Megatrends 0.94%
Common models
ASUSTeK ET2220I 4.55%
ASUS All Series 4.32%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.03%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.68%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.21%
ASUSTeK P1801 2.92%

Publisher URL: www.magix.com


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