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VersionDistribution 72.48% 27.52%

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ABBYY FotoReader

What is ABBYY FotoReader?  (from ABBYY Software House)

This smart application will "read" the text on your digital photos and transform it into text files which you can edit and store on your PC. Instead of taking notes, making print copies or retyping the text yourself, let your camera and ABBYY FotoReader do the work! Have you ever thought that you can capture text from ...  Read more


ABBYY FotoReader is a software program developed by ABBYY Software House. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named sprint.exe. The setup package generally installs about 59 files and is usually about 237.68 MB (249,227,319 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 57% of users of ABBYY FotoReader come from Germany, it is also popular in United Kingdom and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.abbyy.com/fotoreader
Help link: go.abbyy.com/?Product=Express&Target=Support&Source=Install&Language=1036&Version= Edition
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ABBYY FotoReader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I {F9000000-0014-0000-0000-074957833700}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 237.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ABBYY FotoReader

Program executable:sprint.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\abbyy fotoreader\sprint.exe
Additional files:
  • AbbyySTI.exe - ABBYY FineReader (Abbyy STI application)
  • Barcode.dll - Barcode Recognition DLL
  • Bonus.ScreenshotReader.exe - ABBYY ScreenshotReader
  • DA.dll - Document analysis core
  • Engine.dll - FineReader Engine
  • Engine0.dll - Resource DLL
  • Engine1.dll
  • Engine13.dll
  • Engine14.dll
  • Engine15.dll
  • Engine16.dll
  • Engine17.dll
  • Engine2.dll
  • Engine23.dll
  • Engine24.dll
  • Engine26.dll
  • Engine3.dll
  • Engine5.dll
  • Engine6.dll
  • Engine63.dll
  • Engine64.dll
  • Engine65.dll
  • Engine7.dll
  • EngineRes.dll
  • Export.dll - Export DLL
  • FineUI.dll - FineReader FineUI
  • FineUI0.dll
  • FineUI1.dll
  • FineUI13.dll
  • FineUI14.dll
  • FineUI15.dll
  • FineUI16.dll
  • FineUI17.dll
  • FineUI2.dll
  • FineUI23.dll
  • FineUI24.dll
  • FineUI26.dll
  • FineUI3.dll
  • FineUI5.dll
  • FineUI6.dll
  • FineUI7.dll
  • FineUIRes.dll
  • Image.Codec.Ccitt.dll - CCITT Compression Codec
  • Image.Codec.Jbig2.dll - JBIG2 Compression Codec
  • Image.Codec.Jpeg.dll - JPEG Compression Codec
  • Image.Codec.Lzw.dll - Lempel-Ziv-Welch Compression Codec
  • Image.Codec.Packbits.dll - Packbits Compression Codec
  • Image.Codec.Zip.dll - Deflate (Zip) Compression Codec
  • Image.Format.Bmp.dll - Windows Bitmap File Format Handler
  • Image.Format.Gif.dll - GIF File Format Handler
  • Image.Format.Jbig2.dll - JB2 File Format Handler
  • Image.Format.Jpeg.dll - JPEG File Format Handler
  • Image.Format.Jpeg2k.dll - JPEG 2000 File Format Handler
  • Image.Format.Pcx.dll - ZSoft PCX/DCX File Format Handler
  • Image.Format.Png.dll - PNG File Format Handler
  • FineObj.dll - Fine Objects Classes Library (Unicode version) (FineObjects Classes Library Core)
  • Awl.dll - ABBYY Windows Library (ABBYY Windows Library Core)
  • FineNet.dll - FineNet Library
  • AbbyyZlib.dll - Licensing (ABBYY Zlib component)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • Bonus.ScreenshotReader.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ABBYY Screenshot Reader Bonus' and executes as "C:\Program Files\ABBYY FotoReader\Bonus.ScreenshotReader.exe" -autorun.

How do I remove ABBYY FotoReader?

You can uninstall ABBYY FotoReader 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 FotoReader, 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 FotoReader.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.55%
Windows 10 27.52%
Windows Vista 6.42%
Windows XP 5.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.53%
Windows 7 Professional 12.84%
Windows 10 Pro 7.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.34%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 57.14%
  United Kingdom 11.61%
  United States 8.04%
  France 7.14%
  Belgium 3.57%
  Austria 1.79%
  Switzerland 1.79%
  Italy 1.79%
  Sweden 1.79%
  Australia 0.89%
  Canada 0.89%
  DK 0.89%
  Greece 0.89%
  Ireland 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 30.77%
Medion 21.15%
Dell 17.31%
American Megatrends 11.54%
Hewlett-Packard 3.85%
Samsung 3.85%
Toshiba 3.85%
Alienware 1.92%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7616 7.79%
MEDION MS-7797 2.60%
MEDIONPC MS-7621 2.60%
wortmann MOBILE 1540 1.30%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 1.30%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 1.30%

About ABBYY Software House

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


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