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Should I remove Canon IJ Scan Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #276
United States Rank #286
Reach 2.0791%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.27 days
538.83 days >
Average installed length: 283.11 days


VersionDistribution 0.01% 0.25% 0.01% 1.00% 0.00% 0.15% 3.92% 4.48%
1.1.2 0.00% 1.97% 1.03% 2.28% 10.50%
1.0.1 0.00%

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Canon IJ Scan Utility

What is Canon IJ Scan Utility?

Canon IJ Scan Utility is the required scan and printer drivers as well as configuration and management utilities that comes with various Canon mutli-function devices. This utility also installed the network management tools used to connect the printer/scanner to the network.


The most used version is, with over 14% 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. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is scanutility.exe. The software installer includes 66 files and is usually about 5.84 MB (6,122,312 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: usa.canon.com/cusa/office/standard_display/Scanner_BundledSoftware
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Canon\IJ Scan Utility
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Canon\IJ Scan Utility\MAINT.exe" /UninstallRemove C:\Program Files\Canon\IJ Scan Utility\uninst.ini
Estimated size: 5.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Canon IJ Scan Utility

Program executable:scanutility.exe
Name:Canon IJ Scan Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\canon\ij scan utility\scanutility.exe
Additional files:
  • CNHMCA.dll - Canon Device Dependent Informations for Scanner Library
  • MAINT_OCR.exe - Canon IJ Scan Utility OCR Dictionary Uninstaller
  • MAINT.exe - Canon IJ Scan Utility Uninstaller
  • uinstrsc.dll
  • SETEVENT.exe - Canon IJ Scan Utility SETEVENT
  • MAPI.exe - Canon IJ Scan Utility MAPI
  • CNPE.dll - ScanUtility PDF Editor
  • IHE.dll - Canon IJ Scan Utility
  • ISE.dll
  • SU_IMG.dll
  • SUALMLIB.dll
  • SUCMLIB.dll
  • UIC.dll
  • CNCLID32.dll - Canon LangSelect Loc
  • CNCLID33.dll
  • CNCLID34.dll
  • cnpacnoc.dll - Rosetta Stone Engine (cn_ocr)
  • cnpactoc.dll - ct_ocr
  • cnpajaoc.dll - cnjapaoc
  • cnpakroc.dll - cnpakroc
  • cocr.dll - Cocr
  • PDFEDITOR.exe - Canon IJ PDF Editor
  • CNCLID.dll - Canon LangSelect
  • SU_ARA.dll - ScanUtility (ScanUtility Resources)
  • SU_BGR.dll
  • SU_CHS.dll
  • SU_CHT.dll
  • SU_CSY.dll
  • SU_DAN.dll
  • SU_DEU.dll
  • SU_ELL.dll
  • SU_ENU.dll
  • SU_ESP.dll
  • SU_ETI.dll
  • SU_FIN.dll
  • SU_FRA.dll
  • SU_HRV.dll
  • SU_HUN.dll
  • SU_IND.dll
  • SU_ITA.dll
  • SU_JPN.dll
  • SU_KOR.dll
  • SU_LTH.dll
  • SU_LVI.dll
  • SU_NLD.dll
  • SU_NOR.dll
  • SU_PLK.dll
  • SU_PTB.dll
  • SU_ROM.dll
  • SU_RUS.dll
  • SU_SKY.dll
  • SU_SLV.dll
  • SU_SVE.dll
  • SU_THA.dll
  • SU_TRK.dll
  • SU_UKR.dll
  • cnpapgmg.dll - IR-SDK (cnpapgmg)
  • cnpasecu.dll - cnpasecu
  • pafcv2.dll - pafcv2
  • rdd20.dll - rdd20

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SCANUTILITY.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C0422B8C-F880-4878-AEE1-92B2351824CE}' (runs on registration).
  • SETEVENT.exe runs as a service named 'Russian Canon IJ Scan Utility register event' (CIJSRegister) "Russian Enables scanning from the operation panel when printer or scanner is connected via USB.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SCANUTILITY.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Canon\IJ Scan Utility\SCANUTILITY.exe'.

How do I remove Canon IJ Scan Utility?

You can uninstall Canon IJ Scan Utility 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 Canon IJ Scan Utility, 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 Canon IJ Scan Utility.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.99%
Windows 7 42.99%
Windows Vista 3.67%
Windows XP 2.35%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.90%
Windows 10 Home 22.47%
Windows 8.1 12.35%
Windows 7 Professional 8.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.62%
Windows 10 Pro 7.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.85%
  Germany 9.14%
  United Kingdom 6.43%
  France 4.94%
  Italy 3.74%
  Canada 3.00%
  Netherlands 2.71%
  Australia 2.59%
  Austria 1.12%
  Belgium 1.11%
  Sweden 0.90%
  Japan 0.79%
  Spain 0.73%
  Norway 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.70%
Dell 19.12%
Acer 18.66%
ASUS 11.76%
Toshiba 7.71%
Lenovo 5.17%
Samsung 3.08%
Medion 2.34%
Intel 0.79%
MSI 0.69%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.95%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.02%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.80%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.69%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.10%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.03%

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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