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What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,491
United States Rank #1,268
Reach 0.4571%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.39 days
719.61 days >
Average installed length: 378.10 days


VersionDistribution 27.23% 12.14% 19.95% 40.28% 0.40%

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Canon Utilities CameraWindow

What is Canon Utilities CameraWindow?  (from Canon)

Owners of Canon digital compact cameras with wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) function can also transfer images to an iPhone/iPod touch/iPad wirelessly. After downloading the "Canon CameraWindow" app (Free of charge*) from Appleā€™s App Store, you can easily transfer your high quality photos and videos shot with your Canon camera to...  Read more


Canon Utilities CameraWindow is a program developed by Canon. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is cameralauncher.exe. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 2.3 MB (2,416,946 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 56% of users of Canon Utilities CameraWindow come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.usa.canon.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Canon\CameraWindow\CameraWindowLauncher
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Canon\UIW\\Uninst.exe" "C:\Program Files\Canon\CameraWindow\CameraWindowLauncher\Uninst.ini"
Estimated size: 2.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Canon Utilities CameraWindow

Program executable:cameralauncher.exe
Name:Canon Utilities CameraWindow
Path:C:\Program Files\canon\camerawindow\camerawindowlauncher\cameralauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • CALIB.dll - Canon Camera Access Library (CAL Client Library)
  • STIReg_DVC.dll - Canon Utilities STIReg_DVC (STIReg_DVC)
  • comndlg.dll - Canon Digital Camera (Canon Digital Camera User Interface)
  • CustomInstall.dll - CameraWindow (Custom module for CameraWindow installer/uninstaller)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • CameraLauncher.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'CanonCW50PicturesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'Cw50.AutoplayHandler' and the action verb 'open.
Scheduled Task
  • CameraLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9E283342-5CC3-4366-8724-94DEA5C9929D}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Canon Utilities CameraWindow?

You can uninstall Canon Utilities CameraWindow 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 Utilities CameraWindow, 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 Utilities CameraWindow.

Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.53%
Windows Vista 17.50%
Windows 10 14.87%
Windows XP 10.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.52%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.90%
Windows 7 Professional 9.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.95%
Windows 10 Home 6.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.80%
  Germany 9.55%
  Canada 5.23%
  United Kingdom 4.65%
  France 2.54%
  Australia 2.52%
  Italy 2.43%
  Netherlands 1.95%
  Belgium 1.20%
  Israel 1.05%
  Finland 1.02%
  Sweden 0.92%
  Japan 0.89%
  Austria 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.35%
Hewlett-Packard 27.77%
Acer 11.88%
Toshiba 6.93%
ASUS 4.49%
Intel 3.48%
Medion 3.28%
American Megatrends 1.62%
Lenovo 1.38%
Samsung 1.13%
Sahara 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.37%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.07%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.20%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.57%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.32%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.27%

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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