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Should I remove Smart Card Reader Installer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,382
Reach 0.0076%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.1.9.1111 0.94%
1.1.9.0923 99.06%

Typically installed together

Smart Card Reader Installer

Overview

Smart Card Reader Installer is a program developed by Costar Electronics. The most used version is 1.1.9.0923, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 2.14 MB (2,244,644 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 85% of users of Smart Card Reader Installer come from Taiwan, it is also popular in Belgium and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Costar Electronics Inc\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{EBF7D73C-A1C1-4B33-BEEC-894E06839AA8}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0404
Estimated size: 2.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Smart Card Reader Installer

  • DPInst.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • revcon.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DPInst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9D7E6BB6-D452-4E75-96F0-43F9D85FCFCE}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DPInst.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\DPInst.exe'.

How do I remove Smart Card Reader Installer?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista 1%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#25,382

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.98%
Windows XP 17.92%
Windows 8 11.32%
Windows Vista 3.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.36%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.92%
Windows 7 Professional 10.38%
Windows 8.1 5.66%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.19% of installs come from Taiwan
Which countries install it?
  Taiwan 85.19%
  Belgium 4.63%
  United States 3.70%
  Spain 3.70%
  China 1.85%
  Croatia 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.85%
ASUS 28.36%
GIGABYTE 16.42%
American Megatrends 8.96%
Dell 7.46%
Hewlett-Packard 5.97%
MSI 2.99%
Common models
ASUSTeK K55VM 2.74%
ACER Aspire M1641 2.74%
Acer Aspire V3-471G 2.74%
TOSHIBA PORTEGE R830 1.37%
TOSHIBA PORTEGE M800 1.37%
Acer Aspire M5700 1.37%

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