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Should I remove Canon Camera Access Library?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,761
United States Rank #6,404
Reach 0.0655%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 181.83 days


VersionDistribution 44.71% 55.29%

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Canon Camera Access Library

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What is Canon Camera Access Library?

Canon Camera Access Library is installed with various Canon printers and mutifunction devices and is part of the standard software installation. It provides functionality to connect and interface with the connected device.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is calmain.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 891.38 KB (912,776 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.usa.canon.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\File comuni\Canon\UIW\\Uninst.exe" "C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\Uninst.ini"
Estimated size: 891.38 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Canon Camera Access Library

Program executable:calmain.exe
Canon Camera Access Library 8
Path:C:\Program Files\canon\cal\calmain.exe
Additional files:
  • CanonPtpIpForI.dll - CAP CanonPtpIpForI (CanonPtpIpForI)
  • CustomInstall.dll - CALServer (Custom module for CALServer installer/uninstaller)
  • CALWLESS.exe - Canon Camera Access Library 8

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • CALMAIN.exe runs as a service named 'CCALib8' (CCALib8).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.03 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001046840%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00006380%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004088%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Canon Camera Access Library?

Quickly and completely remove Canon Camera Access Library from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Canon Camera Access Library 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 Canon Camera Access Library, 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 Canon Camera Access Library.

Win XP 91%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 94.71%
Windows 7 4.50%
Windows 10 0.71%
Windows Vista 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 95.34%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.04%
Windows 7 Professional 1.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.41%
Windows 8.1 0.25%
Windows 10 Home 0.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.09%
  Germany 9.79%
  Canada 4.86%
  United Kingdom 4.21%
  France 3.11%
  Italy 2.98%
  Israel 2.53%
  Australia 2.40%
  Iran 1.62%
  Netherlands 1.43%
  India 1.17%
  Poland 1.04%
  Finland 0.97%
  Spain 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.45%
Intel 15.33%
American Megatrends 14.31%
Hewlett-Packard 10.51%
Sahara 5.40%
Acer 3.36%
Toshiba 3.21%
ASUS 1.75%
Lenovo 0.58%
Common models
Dell Computer Dimension 8... 2.41%
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 2.41%
Micro-Star MS-7529 2.07%

About Canon

Canon is a manufacture of imaging and optical products, including cameras, camcorders, photocopiers, steppers and computer printers.
Publisher URL: www.canon.com


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