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Should I remove Actron Scanning Suite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,885
United States Rank #9,990
Reach 0.0111%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 89.50 days
680.65 days >
Average installed length: 357.63 days


4.003.0000 1.83%
4.000.0025 81.19%
1.3.0 16.97%

Actron Scanning Suite


Actron Scanning Suite is a program developed by Actron. The most used version is 4.000.0025, 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. 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 installer includes 21 files and is usually about 11.27 MB (11,812,618 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 97% of users of Actron Scanning Suite come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.spx.com
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\Scanning Suite\Actron\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{1956e9f5-6f4b-4fc3-b6f4-5869d06d95e9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.27 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Actron Scanning Suite

  • LaunchPad.exe (by SPX) - LaunchPad
  • PrintCapture.exe (by SPX) - PrintCapture Application (ScanningSuite PrintCapture Component)
  • ScanLoader.exe - ProgramLoader (Device Software Programming Application)
  • ScanToolWizard.dll - ScanToolWizard
  • spxview.exe
  • AdbeRdr60_enu_full.exe (by Netopsystems AG) - Netopsystems FEAD Recomposer
  • ftbusui.dll (by FTDI) - FTDIChip CDM Drivers (FTDI USB Serial Converter Property Page Provider)
  • ftcserco.dll (by FTDI) - FTDI VCP CoInstaller
  • ftd2xx.dll - FTD2XX Dynamic Link Library
  • ftd2xx64.dll
  • ftlang.dll - FTDI Multi-Lingual Property Page Text Library
  • ftserui2.dll - FTDI Virtual COM Port Property Page Provider

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • LaunchPad.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C19203C1-7CB6-455A-8538-ADD88DDE7FC4}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • LaunchPad.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LaunchPad.exe' which loads as C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Scanning Suite\Actron\LaunchPad\LaunchPad.exe /s.

How do I remove Actron Scanning Suite?

You can uninstall Actron Scanning Suite 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 Actron Scanning Suite, 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 Actron Scanning Suite.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.08%
Windows 10 29.68%
Windows Vista 8.68%
Windows XP 4.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.81%
Windows 10 Home 14.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.23%
Windows 7 Professional 9.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.44%
Windows 8.1 6.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.33%
  Australia 0.80%
  Canada 0.80%
  Austria 0.27%
  Venezuela 0.27%
  Japan 0.27%
  United Kingdom 0.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.34%
Dell 27.59%
Acer 13.10%
Toshiba 12.41%
ASUS 5.52%
Lenovo 2.76%
Intel 2.07%
Sony 1.38%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.79%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.31%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1267c 2.48%
ASUSTeK U56E 1.65%
Dell OptiPlex 320 ... 1.65%
Dell Latitude E6430 1.65%


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