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What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
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VersionDistribution 12.50% 75.00% 12.50%


What is WhiteSmokeWriter?  (from WhiteSmoke)

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WhiteSmokeWriter is a software program developed by WhiteSmoke. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named WhiteSmokeSvc.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 6.98 MB (7,318,976 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 64% of users of WhiteSmokeWriter come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Germany.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Known to include offers within the setup
WhiteSmokeWriter has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: WhiteSmoke Ltd.
URL: www.whitesmokeenglishwriting.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\whitesmokewriter
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WhiteSmokeWriter\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 6.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WhiteSmokeWriter

Program executable:WhiteSmokeSvc.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\whitesmokewriter\WhiteSmokeSvc.exe
Additional files:
  • Grammatix.exe - WhiteSmoke Writer
  • Uninstall.exe
  • 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)
  • EasyHttp.dll
  • LogViewer.exe
  • ResourceDLL.dll
  • SvcSetup.exe
  • Utils.dll
  • WhiteSmokeSvc.exe

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\WhiteSmokeWriter\Grammatix.exe.

How do I remove WhiteSmokeWriter?

You can uninstall WhiteSmokeWriter 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 WhiteSmokeWriter, 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 WhiteSmokeWriter.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 10 25%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 10 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 37.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.50%
Windows 10 Home 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.29%
  Australia 7.14%
  Germany 7.14%
  DK 7.14%
  Canada 7.14%
  United Kingdom 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Lenovo 50.00%
Common models
LENOVO 2912W89 20.00%
LENOVO 1066AWU 20.00%
ECT A_M_I 20.00%
Dell XPS 8500 20.00%
Dell Inspiron 5323 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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