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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #46,994
Reach 0.0018%


3.2.042 24.00%
3.2.041 24.00%
3.2.040 12.00%
3.2.039 4.00%
3.2.038 4.00%
3.2.007 32.00%

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What is CardOS API?  (from Siemens)

The CardOS API product family offers powerful integration software for the use of CardOS smart cards and security tokens in a variety of standard applications. CardOS API enables efficient user-friendly and simple implementation of smart cards for user authentication, data encryption and creation of digital signatures ...  Read more


CardOS API is a software program developed by Siemens. The most common release is 3.2.007, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named siecacst.exe. The setup package generally installs about 32 files and is usually about 3.24 MB (3,393,267 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 41% of users of CardOS API come from Spain, it is also popular in Germany and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.siemens.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Siemens
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A096AD5E-C135-42DF-9FFC-A056A94DE778}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x000a -removeonly
Estimated size: 3.24 MB
Language: Spanish

Program filesFiles installed by CardOS API

Program executable:siecacst.exe
Name:Siemens CardOS API
Certstore Application
Path:C:\Program Files\siemens\cardos api\bin\siecacst.exe
Additional files:
  • CardView.exe - Siemens CardOS API - Viewer (PKCS#11 CardOS API - Viewer Application)
  • chkSCreg.exe - Siemens CardOS API (Smart Card registry conflict checking utility)
  • siecapin.exe - PKCS#11 Change/Unblock PIN Application

How do I remove CardOS API?

Quickly and completely remove CardOS API from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall CardOS API 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CardOS API, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 CardOS API.

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win Vista (SP2) 16%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.00%
Windows 8 24.00%
Windows XP 16.00%
Windows Vista 16.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 16.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.00%
Windows 7 Professional 16.00%
Windows 8.1 16.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.38% of installs come from Spain
Which countries install it?
  Spain 41.38%
  Germany 17.24%
  United States 17.24%
  Slovakia 10.34%
  Italy 6.90%
  Belgium 3.45%
  Netherlands 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Dell 16.67%
Toshiba 11.11%
American Megatrends 11.11%
Lenovo 5.56%
Medion 5.56%
Common models
Packard Bell imedia L4875 9.09%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 4.55%
HP-Pavilion VS281AA-ABE p... 4.55%
HP EliteBook 8560p 4.55%
Dell Latitude E5510 4.55%
Sun Microsystems Ultra 24 4.55%

Publisher URL: www.siemens.com


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