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What is edict.exe?

Part of Microsoft Encarta Dictionaries by Microsoft

What is it?

Encarta allows you to double-click any given word as a method of bringing up the dictionary. Typically, there are restrictions to this functionality (to prevent the dictionary from opening when you double-click in restricted areas) in photo credits, captions, and titles.
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How does edict.exe run?

Process - edict.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. edict.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does edict.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - edict.exe is registered with the run identifier 'E09AXLRD_536128' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Encarta\Encarta Premium DVD 2009\EDICT.EXE" -m' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the edict.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of edict.exe users, 33.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is edict.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00092% CPU9227.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
27.85 MB RAM129.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 5 /min0.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
168 GDI objects112.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft encarta\encarta premium dvd 2009\edict.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft Encarta Dictionaries?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Microsoft Encarta Dictionaries.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: edict.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Encarta Dictionaries
Description: Microsoft Encarta Dictionaries
Version: 16.0.0.0606
Size: 342.77 KB
Original file name: EDICT.EXE

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 5/4/2006
Expiration date: 5/10/2007

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0020734635%
Privileged CPU: 0.0011506755%
User CPU: 0.00092278806481%
Privileged CPU time: 1201.21 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
CPU cycle count: 815,160,381
CPU cycle count /min: 9,976,030
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 224.32 MB
Peak committed memory: 238.78 MB
Paged memory: 27.85 MB
Peak paged memory: 28.41 MB
Paged system memory: 376.09 KB
Non-paged system memory: 33.85 KB
Working set memory: 11.34 MB
Peak working set memory: 32.25 MB
Min working set memory: 10.9 MB
Private memory: 27.85 MB
Page faults: 20,577
Page faults /min: 30
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2,036
Read operations /min: 4
Total read transfer: 7 MB
Read transfer /min: 10.69 KB
Total write operations: 26
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 227.05 KB
Write transfer /min: 381 Bytes
Total other operations: 9,367
Other operations /min: 16
Total other transfer: 59.62 KB
Other Transfer /min: 96 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 168
Peak GDI objects: 176
USER objects: 98
Peak USER objects: 110
Resources
Handle count average: 580
Thread count average: 12
Thread resource averages
wow64.dll
wow64.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Etudes\Microsoft Encarta 2007 - Études DVD\EDICT.EXE" -m
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Encarta\Encarta Premium DVD 2007\EDICT.EXE" -m

Startup files (user) run details

Name: L07FXLRD_10187848
Command: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Etudes\Microsoft Encarta 2007 - Études DVD\EDICT.EXE" -m

Image hashes

MD5: 554bdeb0453e42c5cac7e7181e74e246
SHA-1: 7defeacedbcecd15bd3fd2ad88b740423a902dc9
SHA-256: 614ae4ed337f8721a5eab8172573295e364c90510fe5b2161d7d48a3a55ea715

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
comctl32.dll
comdlg32.dll
gdi32.dll
gdiplus.dll
kernel32.dll
mfc80.dll
msvcp80.dll
msvcr80.dll
ole32.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
urlmon.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
wininet.dll
winmm.dll
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