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Should I remove EPSON Printer Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,371
United States Rank #1,083
Reach 0.5875%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.62 days
726.27 days >
Average installed length: 381.60 days

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EPSON Printer Software

What is EPSON Printer Software?

EPSON Printer Software included various features to enhance the usability of an EPSON printer. Features include Epson EasyPrint, EPSON Easy Photo Print, EPSON Print CD, and the Print Plug-In.

About  (from SEIKO EPSON)

EPSON EasyPrintModule
Epson EasyPrint is the easiest way to print from an application directly to your printer. With Epson EasyPrint, you don't have to select your print settings from the Epson printer driver. Instead, the most important Epson print settings are embedded right into your software's Print screen. EPS...  Read more

Overview

It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named EPUPDATE.EXE. The setup package generally installs about 250 files and is usually about 14.63 MB (15,345,515 bytes). The installed file EPUPDATE.EXE is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.epson.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3
Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EPUPDATE.EXE /R
Estimated size: 14.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by EPSON Printer Software

Program executable:EPUPDATE.EXE
Name:Epson Printer Driver Setup
Epson Printer Driver Setup for x64
Path:C:\Program Files\epson\printerdrivertemp\spr280\EPUPDATE.EXE
MD5:74f4a35c10858d5f4f1aba01fbe4cc8c
Additional files:
  • E_FAIRCAL.DLL - EPSON Inkjet Printer Utility (E_H5UIA7)
  • E_FAIRHJE.DLL - E_H6UIR7
  • E_FBA6ACL.DLL - EPSON Bi-directional Printer (EBAPI6 x86)
  • E_FBA6AIP.DLL - EBAPI6
  • E_FBAP9LA.DLL - Ebapi5
  • E_FBL6AIP.DLL - EbpBidi6
  • EBAPI4.DLL
  • EBPBIDI.DLL
  • E_FAUDCAL.DLL - EPSON Color Printing System (E_DAUDF1)
  • E_FAUDHJE.DLL - Epson Color Printing System
  • E_FBR0CLP.DLL - E_DBRSB4
  • E_FCONACL.DLL - E_DCON04
  • E_FCONALA.DLL
  • E_FDSPACL.DLL - E_DDSP30
  • E_FDSPALA.DLL
  • E_FGRC9LA.DLL - EPIPGI20
  • E_FHM0ACL.DLL - E_DHMM41
  • E_FHM0CLP.DLL - E_DHMM69
  • E_FHT0ACL.DLL - E_DHT304
  • E_FHT0CLP.DLL - E_DHA750
  • E_FJBCALA.DLL - E_DJB721
  • E_FMAI1ALA.DLL - E_DMAI30
  • E_FMW0ALA.DLL - E_DUMWD4
  • E_FPREALA.EXE - Epson Preview EXE
  • E_FPRUALA.DLL - Epson Preview UI DLL
  • E_FSR0ALA.DLL - E_DSA0DE
  • EPUPDATE.EXE - Epson Printer Driver Setup (Epson Printer Driver Setup for x86)
  • E_FABRALA.DLL - EPSON Status Monitor 3
  • E_FABRCFE.DLL
  • E_FABRCLP.DLL
  • E_FABRHJE.DLL
  • E_FAMTCAL.EXE
  • E_FAMTCEA.EXE
  • E_FAPRALA.DLL
  • E_FAPRCFE.DLL
  • E_FAPRCLP.DLL
  • E_FAPRHJE.DLL
  • E_FARNAIP.EXE
  • E_FARNCFE.EXE
  • E_FARNHJE.EXE
  • E_FASKACL.DLL
  • E_FASKCAL.DLL
  • E_FASKHJE.DLL
  • E_FASRALA.DLL
  • E_FASRCFE.DLL
  • E_FASRCLP.DLL
  • E_FASRHJE.DLL
  • E_FATIALA.EXE
  • E_FATICFE.EXE
  • E_FATICLP.EXE
  • E_FATIHJE.EXE
  • E_FBCSACL.EXE
  • EPSET32.DLL - EPSON Printer Driver (EPSON Printer Driver DLL)
  • E_DUPA20.EXE - EPSON Driver Update
  • E_FHUTACL.EXE - EPUTY287EXE
  • E_FHUTCLP.EXE
  • E_DATO46.EXE - 4649.exe
  • E_DUPA2E.DLL - E_DUPA2E
  • E_FASOCFE.DLL - E_S40SO7
  • E_FASOCLP.DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • E_FATICFE.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'EPSON Stylus CX9400Fax Series' and executes as C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATICFA.EXE /FU "C:\DOCUME~1\user\Local Settings\Temp\E_S67.tmp" /EF "HKCU".
  • E_FATICAL.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'EPSON Stylus DX4400 Series' and executes as C:\WINDOWS.0\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATICAE.EXE /FU "C:\DOCUME~1\user\LocalS~1\Temp\E_S2E5.tmp" /EF "HKCU".
  • E_FATIHJE.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'EPSON SX130 Series (Kopie 1)' and executes as C:\WINXP\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIHJE.EXE /FU "C:\WINXP\TEMP\E_S3.tmp" /EF "HKCU".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • E_FAMTCAL.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\WINXP\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FAMTAIE.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

E_FARNHJE.EXE
Memory:13.55 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000079638%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000386%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000410%
0.015104% average

How do I remove EPSON Printer Software?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 8 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.31%
Windows 8 15.56%
Windows Vista 13.60%
Windows XP 8.47%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.32%
Windows 7 Professional 11.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.44%
Windows 8.1 4.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.43%
  United Kingdom 15.85%
  Canada 3.51%
  Australia 2.84%
  Indonesia 1.59%
  DZ 1.27%
  Russia 0.91%
  Brazil 0.84%
  Germany 0.83%
  Italy 0.75%
  Thailand 0.74%
  France 0.67%
  Croatia 0.65%
  Spain 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.96%
Hewlett-Packard 25.27%
Acer 15.79%
GIGABYTE 7.55%
Toshiba 6.37%
ASUS 6.05%
Intel 2.90%
Samsung 2.69%
American Megatrends 2.00%
Lenovo 1.89%
Gateway 0.80%
Sahara 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.86%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.38%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.20%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.27%
ASUS All Series 3.09%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.41%

About SEIKO EPSON

Seiko Epson Corporation commonly known as Epson, is an electronics company that manufacturers computer printers, information and imaging related equipment and manufactures inkjet, laser printers, scanners, desktop computers, business, multimedia and home theatre projectors, industrial automation equipment, point of sale docket printers and cash registers, laptops, integrated circuits, LCD components and other associated electronic components.
Publisher URL: www.epson.com

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