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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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VersionDistribution 16.67% 16.67% 33.33% 16.67% 16.67%



PrintMessenger is a program developed by Electronics for Imaging. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is dsfhost.exe. The software installer includes 32 files and is usually about 8.94 MB (9,378,064 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 93% of users of PrintMessenger come from the United States, it is also popular in France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.efi.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\EFI\PrintMessenger\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{721C0B3A-3E8E-445B-B81E-651699B87944}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PrintMessenger

Program executable:dsfhost.exe
Name:PrintMessenger dsfhost
Path:C:\Program Files\efi\printmessenger\dsfhost.exe
Additional files:
  • PMSupport.dll - Electronics for Imaging Inc. (UserAuth Dll Module)
  • pdfblizzard.dll - Cyclone PDF Utility Library
  • pdfclouds.dll
  • pdfeye.dll
  • pdfflurry.dll
  • pdfgale.dll
  • pdfsquall.dll
  • pdftyphoon.dll
  • pdfwind.dll
  • cwicc.dll - EFI ColorWise ICC Library
  • CFDW64R.exe - DisableWow64Redirection
  • duckpdf.exe
  • libefizlib.dll
  • libexpat.dll
  • libexpatw.dll
  • libtranslib.dll
  • pex.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • dsfhost.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DSFHost' which loads as C:\Program Files\EFI\PrintMessenger\dsfhost.exe.

How do I remove PrintMessenger?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win 8 17%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.33%
Windows 8 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 8.1 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.86%
  France 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Toshiba 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Medion 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 16.67%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 16.67%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 16.67%
Dell OptiPlex 9010 16.67%
Gateway DX4850 16.67%


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