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Should I remove ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,729
United States Rank #6,485
Reach 0.1103%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.13 days
210.38 days >
Average installed length: 110.54 days


12.1.733 0.05%
12.1.625 2.16%
12.1.609 9.02%
12.1.595 0.92%
12.1.573 1.70%
12.1.531 1.52%
12.1.426 25.21%
12.0.501 59.43%

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ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional

What is ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional?  (from ABBYY Software House)

ABBYY FineReader® 12 Professional OCR accurately converts paper and image documents into editable formats including Microsoft Office and searchable PDF – enabling you to reuse their content, archive them more efficiently and retrieve more quickly. FineReader eliminates the need to retype documents and ensures that im...  Read more


ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional is a software program developed by ABBYY Software House. The most common release is 12.0.501, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 primary executable is named NetworkLicenseServer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 163 files and is usually about 736.25 KB (753,924 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 30% of users of ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: finereader.abbyy.com/professional
Help link: go.abbyy.com/?Product=FR&ParentProduct=Finereader&MajorVersion=12&Target=OnlineHelp&Source=Install&Language=1033&Version=12.0.501&Edition=Professional
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ABBYY FineReader 12\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F12000FE-0001-0000-0000-074957833700}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 736.25 KB

Program filesFiles installed by ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional

Program executable:NetworkLicenseServer.exe
Name:ABBYY Licensing
ABBYY network license server
Path:C:\Program Files\ABBYY FineReader 12\NetworkLicenseServer.exe
Additional files:
  • $$ProductLicensing.dll - ABBYY Licensing (ABBYY Product Licensing component)
  • 1ProductLicensing.dll
  • NetworkLicenseServer.exe - ABBYY network license server
  • ProductLicensing1.dll - Resource DLL
  • ProductLicensing2.dll
  • ProductLicensing7.dll
  • ProductLicensingShared.dll
  • DL100ACE.dll (by Datalogics(tm)) - APDFL 10.1.0PlusP2b (Adobe Color Engine for Adobe(r) PDF Library)
  • DL100AdobeXMP.dll (by Datalogics(tm)) - Adobe XMP Toolkit
  • DL100AGM.dll - Adobe Graphics Manager for Adobe(r) PDF Library
  • DL100ARE.dll - Adobe Raster Express Library for Adobe(tm) PDF Library
  • DL100AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE 8 Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native)
  • DL100BIB.dll - Bravo Interface Binder for Adobe(r) PDF Library
  • DL100BIBUtils.dll - Bravo Interface Binder Utilities for Adobe(r) PDF Library
  • DL100CoolType.dll - CoolType Typography Engine for Adobe(r) PDF Library.
  • DL100JP2KLib.dll - JPEG 2000 encoder/decoder for the Adobe(r) PDF Library
  • DL100PDFL.dll - Core Adobe(r) PDF Library
  • AbbyySTI.exe - ABBYY FineReader (ABBYY STI event handling utility)
  • AbbyyZlib.dll - ABBYY Zlib component
  • ABInstallTools.dll - InstallTools
  • AInfo.exe - ABBYY information collect utility
  • AInfo0.dll
  • AInfo1.dll
  • AInfo14.dll
  • AInfo15.dll
  • AInfo16.dll
  • AInfo17.dll
  • AInfo2.dll
  • AInfo20.dll
  • AInfo22.dll
  • AInfo23.dll
  • AInfo24.dll
  • AInfo26.dll
  • AInfo27.dll
  • AInfo3.dll
  • AInfo4.dll
  • AInfo5.dll
  • AInfo6.dll
  • AInfo62.dll
  • AInfo63.dll
  • AInfo64.dll
  • AInfo65.dll
  • AInfo7.dll
  • AInfo8.dll
  • AInfo9.dll
  • Awl.dll - ABBYY Windows Library
  • BackgroundExecutor.dll - ABBYY Background Executor
  • Barcode.dll - Barcode Recognition DLL
  • Bonus.ScreenshotReader.exe - ABBYY ScreenshotReader
  • DjvuLib.dll - DjvuLib DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Bonus.ScreenshotReader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5592D821-7B80-45E2-A189-A095DEB6989E}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Bonus.ScreenshotReader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Bonus.SSR.FR12.
  • NetworkLicenseServer.exe runs as a service named 'ABBYY FineReader 12 PE Licensing Service' (ABBYY.Licensing.FineReader.Professional.12.0) "This service is required for the operation of the ABBYY FineReader 12 licensing mechanism.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Bonus.ScreenshotReader.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Bonus.SSR.FR12' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ABBYY FineReader 12\Bonus.ScreenshotReader.exe" /autorun.

How do I remove ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional?

You can uninstall ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional.

Win 10 57%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 57.08%
Windows 7 39.61%
Windows XP 2.53%
Windows Vista 0.74%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.41%
Windows 10 Pro 16.98%
Windows 10 Home 12.58%
Windows 7 Professional 9.48%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.28%
  Germany 11.25%
  Italy 7.87%
  Russia 6.79%
  United Kingdom 3.67%
  UA 2.75%
  France 2.75%
  Netherlands 2.71%
  Turkey 2.12%
  Poland 2.12%
  Brazil 1.50%
  Sweden 1.50%
  Romania 1.46%
  Greece 1.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.48%
Acer 19.97%
ASUS 19.10%
Dell 14.00%
Lenovo 6.14%
Toshiba 3.37%
Samsung 2.42%
Intel 1.56%
American Megatrends 0.95%
MSI 0.95%
Medion 0.86%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.24%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.67%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.98%
Dell XPS 8700 2.29%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.29%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.06%

About ABBYY Software House

ABBYY is a software developer that provides optical character recognition, document capture and language software.
Publisher URL: www.abbyy.com

comments1 comment

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user comment
emeritusover a year ago
Better than Omnipage. Makes smaller, searchable files than Adobe Acrobat. I scan documents with FineReader instead of using my printer's scan program which, despite of its easy interface, produces much bigger pdf files without OCR:ing them.