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Should I remove ArcGIS ArcReader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #41,249
United States Rank #38,574
Reach 0.0023%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.32 days
570.08 days >
Average installed length: 299.53 days


9.3.3000 28.89%
9.3.1770 33.33%
9.2.1500 2.22%
9.2.1420 2.22%
9.2.1324 17.78%
9.1.722 8.89% 6.67%

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ArcGIS ArcReader

What is ArcGIS ArcReader?  (from Environmental Systems Research Institute)

ArcReader is a free, easy-to-use desktop mapping application that allows users to view, explore, and print maps and globes. Anyone with ArcReader can view high-quality interactive maps authored by a high-level ArcGIS for Desktop product and published with the ArcGIS Publisher extension. View, navigate, and print publis...  Read more


ArcGIS ArcReader is a program developed by Environmental Systems Research Institute. The most used version is 9.3.1770, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is ArcReader.exe. The software installer includes 73 files and is usually about 524.43 KB (537,016 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 46% of users of ArcGIS ArcReader come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcreader
Help link: support.esri.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Support\ESRI.exe" msiexec.exe /i {7E6618B7-F401-46DE-98CA-E5B5B9C07BCD}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 524.43 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ArcGIS ArcReader

Program executable:ArcReader.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\bin\ArcReader.exe
Additional files:
  • aiarcres.dll - ARC/INFO
  • aibase.dll - aibase.dll library for ARC/INFO
  • aifeat.dll - aifeat.dll library for ARC/INFO
  • aigridio.dll - aigridio.dll library for ARC/INFO
  • aisdtslist.exe
  • aisdtsp2a.exe
  • aisdtsr2g.exe
  • aishape.dll - aishape.dll library for ARC/INFO
  • aitopo.dll
  • AfCore.dll (by ESRI) - ArcGIS (AfCore DLL)
  • AfUtil.dll (by ESRI) - AfUtil DLL
  • AIExporter.dll - AIExporter
  • ArcWebCommon.dll - ArcWebCommon DLL
  • ArcWebGeocoding.dll - ArcWebGeocoding DLL
  • ArcWebLib.dll - ArcWebLib DLL
  • ArcWebMap.dll - ArcWebMap DLL
  • ArcWebReporting.dll - ArcWebReporting DLL
  • ArcWebRouting.dll - ArcWebRouting DLL
  • ArcWebSpatialQuery.dll - ArcWebSpatialQuery DLL
  • ArcWebSupport.dll - ArcWebSupport DLL
  • ARSettingsPropPages.dll

How do I remove ArcGIS ArcReader?

You can uninstall ArcGIS ArcReader 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 ArcGIS ArcReader, 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 ArcGIS ArcReader.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.11%
Windows XP 26.67%
Windows 10 13.33%
Windows Vista 8.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.73%
Windows 7 Professional 13.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.82%
Windows 8.1 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.30%
  Iran 7.41%
  Italy 7.41%
  United Kingdom 5.56%
  South Africa 3.70%
  Spain 3.70%
  Germany 3.70%
  Canada 3.70%
  Colombia 1.85%
  Belgium 1.85%
  ZM 1.85%
  Australia 1.85%
  Sri Lanka 1.85%
  DZ 1.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.39%
Dell 12.20%
Lenovo 12.20%
Toshiba 12.20%
American Megatrends 9.76%
Acer 7.32%
Samsung 4.88%
Sony 4.88%
Gateway 2.44%
ASUS 2.44%
Intel 2.44%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite L675D 2.63%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C670-11... 2.63%
LENOVO 946152F 2.63%
Gateway E-6000 ... 2.63%

About Environmental Systems Research Institute

Esri is a supplier of Geographic Information System software and geodatabase management applications and uses the name ArcGIS to refer to its suite of GIS software products.
Publisher URL: www.esri.com


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