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Should I remove TextAloud?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,142
United States Rank #11,225
Reach 0.0354%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.79 days
436.28 days >
Average installed length: 229.23 days


2.0 100.00%

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What is TextAloud?  (from NextUp Technologies)

TextAloud is the leading text to speech program, available with exciting premium voices (including several languages) from ATT Natural Voices, Acapela Group, and Nuance for the best in computer speech for your PC. TextAloud uses voice synthesis to convert text into spoken audio. Listen or your PC or create MP3 or WMA f...  Read more


TextAloud is a software program developed by NextUp Technologies. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft 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). 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 TextAloudMP3.exe. The setup package generally installs about 54 files and is usually about 8.71 MB (9,135,445 bytes). 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 38% of users of TextAloud come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nextup.com/textaloud
Help link: nextup.com/TextAloud/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TextAloud\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\TextAloud\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 8.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TextAloud

Program executable:TextAloudMP3.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\TextAloud\TextAloudMP3.exe
Additional files:
  • sapi5audio.dll - TextAloud (Sapi5Audio Module)
  • TAForIE.dll - TextAloud Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • TAForIE64.dll
  • TAForIEBroker.exe
  • TAForOE.dll - TextAloud Toolbar for Outlook Express / Windows Mail
  • TextAloudMP3.exe
  • TAForOELoader.exe - TextAloud Toolbar Loader for Outlook Express / Windows Mail
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • AppCloserProject.exe
  • bass.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASS
  • bassenc.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASSenc
  • InstallFirefoxExtension.exe
  • lame_enc.dll
  • pdftotext.exe
  • TAContextMenu.dll
  • TAForOutlook.dll
  • unins001.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • TAContextMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'TextAloud' with a class of {BF31B0FB-AE0E-488F-BFD6-416FA2F9915F}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • TAForIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'TextAloud' with the class of {F053C368-5458-45B2-9B4D-D8914BDDDBFF}.
Scheduled Task
  • TextAloudMP3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EBCB5174-E724-4662-A417-DB88B53F2A5A}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • TextAloudMP3.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TextAloud' and executes as C:\Program Files\TextAloud\TextAloudMP3.exe -auto.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • TAForOELoader.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TAForOE Loader' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TextAloud\TAForOELoader.exe" /background.

How do I remove TextAloud?

You can uninstall TextAloud 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 TextAloud, 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 TextAloud.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by TextAloud you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.12%
Windows 10 23.67%
Windows XP 8.03%
Windows Vista 5.88%
Windows Server 2003 0.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.87%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.51%
Windows 7 Professional 10.26%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.05%
Windows 10 Pro 3.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.17%
  Mexico 8.61%
  Italy 7.71%
  Argentina 6.04%
  Brazil 5.91%
  Spain 5.14%
  Colombia 4.11%
  Peru 3.08%
  United Kingdom 2.44%
  Chile 1.67%
  Venezuela 1.67%
  Ecuador 1.16%
  Australia 1.03%
  Canada 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.23%
Acer 22.77%
Dell 16.23%
ASUS 6.54%
Toshiba 5.76%
Samsung 4.45%
Lenovo 3.66%
Intel 3.66%
American Megatrends 1.05%
Sahara 1.05%
Common models
INTEL DG31PR 3.68%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.63%
Intel Corporation Intel p... 2.63%
Acer Aspire V5-572P 2.11%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.11%
ASUS All Series 2.11%

Publisher URL: www.nextup.com


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