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WhiteSmoke Writer V8


WhiteSmoke Writer V8 is a software program developed by WhiteSmoke. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 11.18 MB (11,719,043 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 82% of users of WhiteSmoke Writer come from the United States, it is also popular in Poland and United Kingdom.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: WhiteSmoke Ltd.
URL: www.grammatix.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\whitesmoke writer v8
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WhiteSmoke Writer V8\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 11.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WhiteSmoke Writer V8

  • Uninstall.exe - WhiteSmoke Writer V8
  • Grammatix.exe - WhiteSmoke Writer
  • OutlookAddIn.dll - WhiteSmoke (Outlook Addin DLL)
  • WordAddIn.dll - Word Addin DLL
  • ssce5532.dll (by Wintertree Software) - Sentry Spelling-Checker Engine for Windows (Sentry Spelling-Checker Engine)
  • WSSearch.dll
  • EasyHttp.dll
  • LogViewer.exe
  • ResourceDLL.dll
  • SvcSetup.exe
  • Utils.dll
  • WhiteSmokeSvc.exe
  • atl110.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2012 (ATL Module for Windows)
  • msvcp110.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msvcr110.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • WhiteSmokeSvc.exe runs as a service named 'WhiteSmokeSvc' (WhiteSmokeSvc).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Grammatix.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WhiteSmoke Writer' and executes as C:\Program Files\WhiteSmoke Writer V8\Grammatix.exe.

How do I remove WhiteSmoke Writer?

You can uninstall WhiteSmoke Writer 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 WhiteSmoke Writer V8, 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 WhiteSmoke Writer.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 10 20%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows 10 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.82%
  Poland 9.09%
  United Kingdom 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 60.00%
Acer 20.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Common models
Packard Bell EasyNote TK8... 20.00%
HP-Pavilion NM737AA-AKD p... 20.00%
HP ENVY TS m6 Sleekbook 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 420-1000t 20.00%
ASUSTeK K55A 20.00%

About (from WhiteSmoke)

WhiteSmoke is a world-leading company in the field of English writing technologies, with a focus on products that enhance and correct grammar, spelling, and writing style.
Publisher URL: www.whitesmoke.com


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