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Should I remove Canon Solution Menu EX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #434
United States Rank #539
Reach 1.4560%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.84 days
850.78 days >
Average installed length: 447.02 days

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Canon Solution Menu EX

What is Canon Solution Menu EX?  (from Canon)

Canon Solution Menu EX immediately starts the manuals or application software that allows you to print album or calendar easily, or scan photos and documents. It is a convenient control centre for your printer, scanner or All-In-One.


Canon Solution Menu EX is a software program developed by Canon. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 programs's main executable is cnsemain.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 37.33 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 7.91 MB (8,294,015 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 43% of users of Canon Solution Menu EX come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: software.canon-europe.com/software/0040858.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Canon\Solution Menu EX
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Canon\Solution Menu EX\uninst.exe" /UninstallRemove C:\Program Files\Canon\Solution Menu EX\uninst.ini
Estimated size: 7.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Canon Solution Menu EX

Program executable:cnsemain.exe
Name:Canon Solution Menu EX
Path:C:\Program Files\canon\solution menu ex\cnsemain.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Canon Solution Menu lets you get straight to the function of your device that you need. Canon Solution Menu can immediately start the manuals or application software that allows you to print album or calendar easily, or scan photos and...
Additional files:
  • CNMPU.DLL - Canon Inkjet Printer Driver for Microsoft Windows (Inkjet Port Utility module)
  • uninst.exe - Canon Solution Menu EX Uninstaller
  • uinstrsc.dll - Canon IJ Utility Uninstaller (UINSTRSC)
  • CNSEACNF.EXE - Canon Solution Menu EX (Canon Solution Menu EX Residence Config)
  • CNSELNCR.EXE - Canon Solution Menu EX Launcher
  • CNSEULNC.EXE - Canon Solution Menu EX Update Launcher
  • CNSEUPDT.EXE - Canon Solution Menu EX Updater
  • MainDLL.dll - Canon IJ TIM Main DLL
  • PreparationDLL.dll - Canon IJ TIM Pre DLL
  • CCL.DLL - CANON Utilities CCL
  • CNMLC.DLL - cnmlc

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CNSEMAIN.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{DFFBE6A8-7CA8-42EE-812A-0F25CAF4E59B}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • CNSEMAIN.EXE is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CNSEMAIN.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CanonSolutionMenuEx' which loads as C:\Program Files\Canon\Solution Menu EX\CNSEMAIN.EXE /logon.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CNSEMAIN.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Canon\Solution Menu EX\CNSEMAIN.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:37.33 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0184001578%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00462756%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01377260%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:21.5 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:29 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:3.14 MB
Total CPU:0.0001046334%
Kernel CPU:0.00004497%
User CPU:0.00005966%
CPU cycles/sec:66,692
I/O reads/min:460 Bytes

How do I remove Canon Solution Menu EX?

You can uninstall Canon Solution Menu EX 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 Solution Menu EX, 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 Solution Menu EX.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.51%
Windows 10 19.63%
Windows Vista 7.28%
Windows XP 5.57%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.52%
Windows 7 Professional 10.45%
Windows 10 Home 6.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.49%
  Germany 15.14%
  United Kingdom 5.31%
  France 4.26%
  Canada 3.36%
  Australia 2.82%
  Netherlands 2.67%
  Italy 2.49%
  Belgium 1.49%
  Austria 1.27%
  Sweden 1.04%
  Japan 0.99%
  India 0.92%
  Thailand 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.95%
Dell 21.66%
Acer 18.49%
ASUS 9.04%
Toshiba 7.74%
Medion 3.74%
Samsung 2.69%
Lenovo 2.47%
Intel 1.60%
American Megatrends 1.14%
Common models
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HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.12%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.56%
ASUS All Series 2.66%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.23%

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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