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What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #461
United States Rank #561
Reach 1.3871%
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.83 days
585.11 days >
Average installed length: 307.43 days

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Canon Utilities Solution Menu

What is Canon Utilities Solution Menu?  (from Canon)

The solution menu lets you get straight to the function of your device that you need. Supported Models: MX370series, MX430series, MX510series, E600series, MX710series, MX890series.


Canon Utilities Solution Menu is a program developed by Canon. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 cnslmain.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 2.95 MB of memory. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 3.01 MB (3,153,154 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 44% of users of Canon Utilities Solution Menu come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.usa.canon.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\canon\solutionmenu
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Canon\SolutionMenu\uninst.exe uninst.ini uinstrsc.dll
Estimated size: 3.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Canon Utilities Solution Menu

Program executable:cnslmain.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\canon\solutionmenu\cnslmain.exe
Additional files:
  • uinstrsc.dll - Canon UINSTRSC (UINSTRSC)
  • uninst.exe - Canon UNINST (UNINST)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • CNSLMAIN.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{D094C386-5205-424F-9A54-41A934EF54F3}' (runs on registration).
  • uninst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A19ED618-DD00-4089-B4F9-90D3D368CF6D}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • CNSLMAIN.EXE is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CanonSolutionMenu_Reg_HKLMRun.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CNSLMAIN.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CanonSolutionMenu' which loads as C:\Program Files\Canon\SolutionMenu\CNSLMAIN.exe /logon.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CNSLMAIN.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Canon\SolutionMenu\CNSLMAIN.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.95 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002282306%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018377%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004446%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Canon Utilities Solution Menu?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.61%
Windows 10 21.89%
Windows Vista 11.71%
Windows XP 7.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.41%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.61%
Windows 7 Professional 9.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.72%
Windows 10 Home 6.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.81%
  Germany 13.25%
  United Kingdom 4.93%
  France 3.61%
  Canada 3.34%
  Australia 3.20%
  Netherlands 2.72%
  Italy 2.63%
  Indonesia 1.93%
  Austria 1.32%
  Belgium 1.23%
  Japan 1.05%
  Sweden 1.05%
  Philippines 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.89%
Dell 23.98%
Acer 18.45%
ASUS 7.40%
Toshiba 7.13%
Medion 3.46%
Lenovo 2.36%
Samsung 2.22%
Intel 1.72%
American Megatrends 1.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.64%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.08%
ASUS All Series 3.14%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.86%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.76%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.36%

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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