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What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #49,273
United States Rank #48,584
Reach 0.0015%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.09 days
474.55 days >
Average installed length: 249.34 days


2.13 3.45%

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Web Dictate

What is Web Dictate?

The software may bundle additional potentially unwanted toolbars. - "During installation of this download you will be given the option to install closely related programs from the NCH Software suite. These are optional and you can select what you want depending on your requirements."

About  (from NCH Software)

Web Dictate is an Internet dictation system that allows users to record, edit and send dictation from any Java enabled web browser on Windows or Mac OS X computers.
This web based dictation server is ideal for large organizations such as schools, hospitals and laboratories where computers are not assigned or for com...  Read more


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. 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 webdictate.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 1.85 MB (1,939,052 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nch.com.au/webdictate/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\WebDictate
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\WebDictate\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 1.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Web Dictate

Program executable:webdictate.exe
Name:Web Dictate
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\webdictate\webdictate.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe - Web Dictate
  • websetup_v2.01.exe
  • websetup_v2.04.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • webdictate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'webdictateShakeIcon' (Next runs on 1/19/2016 at 6:46 PM).
  • webdictate.exe runs as a service named 'Web Dictate' (WebDictateService) "Allows Web Dictate to run in the background if required.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • webdictate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WebDictate' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\WebDictate\webdictate.exe" -logon.

How do I remove Web Dictate?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.31%
Windows 10 10.34%
Windows XP 6.90%
Windows Vista 3.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.43%
Windows 7 Professional 17.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.14%
Windows 10 Home 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.14%
  Australia 9.30%
  Canada 6.98%
  Germany 4.65%
  Argentina 2.33%
  Spain 2.33%
  France 2.33%
  United Kingdom 2.33%
  Ireland 2.33%
  IQ 2.33%
  Italy 2.33%
  Lithuania 2.33%
  Sweden 2.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 18.52%
Dell 14.81%
Toshiba 7.41%
Lenovo 7.41%
Sony 3.70%
Medion 3.70%
Intel 3.70%
Common models
Gigabyte M68MT-S2 11.54%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500D 3.85%
Sony VPCEC2S0E 3.85%
MEDION E7216 3.85%
LENOVO 28479XU 3.85%

About NCH Software

NCH is a software development company tat primarily sells to individuals via their website.
Publisher URL: www.nchsoftware.com


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