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6% remove it94% keep it
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1.02.20:20(2013-07-11) 17.65%
1.02.15:14 23.53%
1.02.06:03 52.94%

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Direct Printing Utility


Direct Printing Utility is a software program developed by Samsung Electronics. The most common release is 1.02.06:03, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 3.88 MB (4,067,234 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 33% of users of Direct Printing Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\direct printing utility
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Direct Printing Utility\Uninst.exe
Estimated size: 3.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Direct Printing Utility

  • DirectPrtUtil.exe - Direct Printing Utility
  • uninstall.exe
  • ShellExt.dll - ShellExt Module (Direct Pringting Utility Shell Extension Module)
  • ShellExt64.dll
  • SecSNMP.dll - SNMPManager
  • ssMUID64.dll - Samsung (Samsung MUI DLL)
  • ssMUIDLL.dll
  • DPUShortcutResource.dll
  • InstallHelper.dll
  • Uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DirectPrintingMenuExt' with a class of {3D03F9A2-4911-4be5-A77B-C6B966A8E454}.
  • ShellExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DirectPrintingMenuExt' with a class of {3D03F9A2-4911-4be5-A77B-C6B966A8E454}.

How do I remove Direct Printing Utility?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 41%
Win XP 6%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.94%
Windows 8 35.29%
Windows XP 11.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 35.29%
Windows 10 Pro 17.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.76%
Windows 8.1 11.76%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.88%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Italy 14.29%
  France 9.52%
  Portugal 9.52%
  Nicaragua 4.76%
  South Africa 4.76%
  Mexico 4.76%
  Israel 4.76%
  OM 4.76%
  Canada 4.76%
  United Kingdom 4.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 41.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Toshiba 8.33%
American Megatrends 8.33%
Sahara 8.33%
Common models
Dell Precision T1650 7.14%
Dell OptiPlex 390 7.14%
PTLTD_ 671 7.14%
Acer Aspire E5-721 7.14%
Dell OptiPlex 990 7.14%
HP Pro 3125 Microtower PC 7.14%

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics which is part of the Samsung Group produces a wide range of printers for both consumers and business use, including mono-laser printers, color laser printers, multifunction printers, and enterprise-use high-speed digital multifunction printer models.
Publisher URL: www.samsung.com


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