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Should I remove CardMinder?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,926
United States Rank #2,733
Reach 0.1045%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.44 days
662.03 days >
Average installed length: 347.85 days


V5.3L40 2.62%
V5.3L30 4.08%
V5.3L20 1.46%
V5.3L10 3.74%
V5.2L21 5.44%
V5.2L20 4.27%
V5.2L10 0.05%
V5.1L21 9.32%
V5.1L20 0.78%
V5.1L10 1.60%
V5.0L20 0.19%
V5.0L10 7.19%
V4.1L52 4.37%
V4.1L50 10.25%
V4.1L40 16.17%
V4.1L30 0.44%
V4.1L20 3.11%
V4.1L10 20.01%
V4.0L11 3.35%
V4.0L10 1.55%

Typically installed together


What is CardMinder?

PFU CardMinder can automatically extract the contact information from business cards and direct it to popular contact management software such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Act, Goldmine or an Excel file. CardMinder software automatically finds and gathers information from the different fields on business cards including Name, Company, Department, Job Title, Address, Postal Code, Phone Number, Fax Number, Email Address and more. ScanSnap’s multi-page double sided feeder allows you to quickly scan stacks of business cards and capture both the front and back sides.

About  (from PFU LIMITED)

CardMinder can direct the contact information to your existing contact management software. Supported applications include Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, ACT! and Goldmine. CardMinder can also output to an Excel file for easy importing into custom database applications or mail merge applications. CardMinder inclu...  Read more


The most used version is v4.1l10, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 cardentry.exe. The software installer includes 52 files and is usually about 1013 KB (1,037,312 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pfu.fujitsu.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PFU\ScanSnap\CardMinder
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D4F2AFD3-0167-4464-B92F-78AB6DA8A0AA}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 UNINSTALL -remo
Estimated size: 1013 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by CardMinder

Program executable:cardentry.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\pfu\scansnap\cardminder\cardentry.exe
Additional files:
  • CardCloudConfig.dll - CardCloudConfig Dynamic Link Library (CardCloudConfig)
  • CardImageMerge.dll - CardImageMerge Dynamic Link Library (CardImageMerge)
  • CardSeparator.dll - CardSeparator Dynamic Link Library (CardSeparator DLL)
  • CardFileView.dll - CardFileView Dynamic Link Library (CardFileView DLL)
  • CardItemForm.dll - CardItemForm Dynamic Link Library (CardItemForm)
  • CardWndCmmn.dll - CardWndCmmn Dynamic Link Library (CardWndCmmn)
  • Act16_Plug.dll - Act16_Plug Dynamic Link Library (Act16_plug DLL)
  • CardCommon.dll - CardCommon Dynamic Link Library (CardCommon)
  • CardConfig.dll - CardConfig Dynamic Link Library (CardConfig)
  • CardDialog.dll - CardDialog Dynamic Link Library (CardDialog DLL)
  • CardExport.dll - CardExport Dynamic Link Library (CardExport)
  • CardFinder.dll - CardFinder Dynamic Link Library (CardFinder)
  • CardTabBar.dll - CardTabBar Dynamic Link Library (CardTabBar)
  • Act9_Plug.dll - Act9_Plug Dynamic Link Library (Act9_plug DLL)
  • CardPrint.dll - CardPrint Dynamic Link Library (CardPrint)
  • CardTwain.dll - CardTwain Dinamic Link Library (CardTwain DLL)
  • act_plug.dll (by PFU) - act_plug Dynamic Link Library (act_plug DLL)
  • Act16Lib.dll - Act16Lib Dynamic Link Library (Act16Lib)
  • CardData.dll - CardData Dynamic Link Library (CardData)
  • CardHook.dll - CardHook Dynamic Link Library (CardHook)
  • CardPath.dll - CardPath Dynamic Link Library (CardPath DLL)
  • Act9Lib.dll - Act9Lib Dynamic Link Library (Act9Lib)
  • CardMsg.dll - CardMsg Dynamic Link Library (CardMsg)
  • CardLauncher.exe - CardMinder Viewer
  • CardRegRunOff.exe
  • CardLaunDone.exe
  • CardOptimize.exe
  • CardPassword.exe
  • CardRegClear.exe (by PFU)
  • CardRegRunOn.exe
  • CardStartUp.exe
  • BCGCBPRO1030u80.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd) - BCGControlBar Professional Dynamic Link Library (BCGControlBar Professional DLL)
  • BCGCBProResCHS.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd)
  • BCGCBProResCHT.dll
  • BCGCBProResDEU.dll
  • BCGCBProResESP.dll
  • BCGCBProResFRA.dll
  • BCGCBProResITA.dll
  • BCGCBProResJPN.dll
  • BCGCBProResKOR.dll
  • BCGCBProResPTG.dll
  • BCGCBProResRUS.dll
  • BCGPStyle2007Aqua1030.dll (by BCGSoft Co Ltd) - BCGSoft Office 2007 Style (Office 2007 (Aqua) style resource library)
  • BCGPStyle2007Luna1030.dll (by BCGSoft Co Ltd) - Office 2007 (Blue) style resource library
  • BCGPStyle2007Obsidian1030.dll - Office 2007 (Black) style resource library
  • BCGPStyle2007Silver1030.dll - Office 2007 (Silver) style resource library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CardLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Launch Card Viewer 853' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • CardLauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 17.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.73 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001568499%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005434%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00010251%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:19,020
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:5 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove CardMinder?

You can uninstall CardMinder 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 CardMinder, 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 CardMinder.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Server 2003 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.99%
Windows 10 36.21%
Windows Vista 2.42%
Windows XP 2.33%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.66%
Windows 7 Professional 24.61%
Windows 10 Home 10.42%
Windows 10 Pro 8.07%
Windows 8.1 7.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.27%
  Germany 3.81%
  Canada 3.59%
  United Kingdom 2.03%
  Japan 1.26%
  France 0.87%
  Netherlands 0.84%
  Italy 0.74%
  Australia 0.58%
  Spain 0.45%
  Switzerland 0.42%
  Brazil 0.39%
  Taiwan 0.32%
  Singapore 0.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 41.26%
Hewlett-Packard 25.46%
Acer 8.15%
Toshiba 5.97%
ASUS 4.96%
Lenovo 4.62%
Intel 1.85%
Samsung 1.68%
Sony 0.67%
Medion 0.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.41%
Dell XPS 8700 5.06%
ASUS All Series 4.71%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.66%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.97%
Dell XPS 8500 2.62%

About (from PFU LIMITED)

Interests are rising for the integrated management of hardcopy and electronic documents as the e-Document Act and the Personal Information Protection Act have been implemented and the Japanese version of the SOX Act is being examined for legislation.
Publisher URL: www.pfu.fujitsu.com


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