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Should I remove Virtual COM Port Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,928
United States Rank #22,020
Reach 0.0502%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.39 days
335.96 days >
Average installed length: 176.52 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.3.1 96.45%
1.00.0000 3.55%

Typically installed together

Virtual COM Port Driver

Overview

Virtual COM Port Driver is a software program developed by STMicroelectronics. The most common release is 1.3.1, 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 primary executable is named dpinst_x86.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 3.31 MB (3,470,060 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 20% of users of Virtual COM Port Driver come from France, it is also popular in Germany and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.st.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\STMicroelectronics\Software\Virtual COM Port Driver\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\8\Intel 32\IDriver.exe /M{9853299F-7AD8-4560-9896-60650BD8ACBF}
Estimated size: 3.31 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Virtual COM Port Driver

Program executable:dpinst_x86.exe
Name:Instalador de pacote de controladores (DPInst)
Instalador de pacote de controladores
Path:C:\Program Files\STMicroelectronics\Software\Virtual COM Port Driver\dpinst_x86.exe
MD5:30a0afee4aea59772db6434f1c0511ab

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DPInst_x86.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9D7E6BB6-D452-4E75-96F0-43F9D85FCFCE}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DPInst_x86.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\DPInst.exe'.

How do I remove Virtual COM Port Driver?

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Or, you can uninstall Virtual COM Port Driver 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 Virtual COM Port Driver, 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 Virtual COM Port Driver.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#8,928

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.10%
Windows 8 29.55%
Windows XP 7.10%
Windows Vista 5.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.77%
Windows 7 Professional 13.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.97%
Windows 8.1 9.97%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.98%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.43% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 20.43%
  Germany 14.47%
  Belgium 13.19%
  United States 8.37%
  Netherlands 8.23%
  Italy 7.23%
  United Kingdom 3.69%
  Spain 2.70%
  Russia 1.99%
  South Africa 1.99%
  Sweden 1.42%
  Canada 1.13%
  Finland 1.13%
  Czech Republic 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.40%
Acer 19.79%
Dell 15.89%
ASUS 13.28%
GIGABYTE 6.77%
Medion 6.51%
Samsung 4.69%
Toshiba 3.13%
Lenovo 2.86%
American Megatrends 1.82%
Intel 1.82%
Sahara 1.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.28%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.28%
ASUS All Series 3.74%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.14%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.14%
Acer Aspire 7750G 1.60%

Publisher URL: www.st.com

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