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Should I remove Digital Media Reader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,807
United States Rank #4,105
Reach 0.0439%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.27 days
598.06 days >
Average installed length: 314.23 days


VersionDistribution 4.74% 74.34% 15.61% 4.28%
1.13 1.04%

Typically installed together

Digital Media Reader

What is Digital Media Reader?

This driver enables the PC to read and write to supported removable storage cards and is required to connect the reader the PC.

About  (from Alcor Micro)

This is a single chip integrated USB 2.0 multimedia card reader controller that enables PC/DVD/Printer to read/write various type of flash media cards. Flash media cards such as CF, SMC, XD, SD, MMC, Memory Stick are widely used in digital camera, cell phone, PDA and MP3 player to store digital photos and compressed mu...  Read more


Digital Media Reader is a software program developed by Alcor Micro. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named readericon45G.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 2.7 MB (2,826,673 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 96% of users of Digital Media Reader come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alcormicro.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\8\Intel 32\IDriver.exe /M{4AC55A61-BA20-4DF5-ABFF-8F4819E0C875} /l1033
Estimated size: 2.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Digital Media Reader

Program executable:readericon45G.exe
Name:Multimedia Card Reader
Path:C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exe
Additional files:
  • readericon45G.exe - Multimedia Card Reader (Sunkist)
  • shwicon2k.exe
  • shwiconEM.exe
  • IconRegistry.exe - AlcorMicro, Corp. IconRegistry EXE (IconRegistry EXE)
  • DREG.exe - WREG Application
  • DREG32.exe
  • MoveIconDll.exe
  • WREG.exe
  • WREG32.exe
  • WinInstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • shwicon2k.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SunKist' which loads as C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwicon2k.exe.
  • readericon45G.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'readericon' which loads as C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:754 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002333222%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00015348%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007984%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Digital Media Reader?

You can uninstall Digital Media Reader 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 Digital Media Reader, 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 Digital Media Reader.

Win Vista (SP2) 75%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 83.03%
Windows 7 9.47%
Windows XP 6.35%
Windows 10 1.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 67.44%
Windows Vista Home Basic 14.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.44%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.96%
  Canada 1.42%
  United Kingdom 0.88%
  Japan 0.54%
  Mexico 0.47%
  Germany 0.20%
  France 0.13%
  Australia 0.13%
  Switzerland 0.07%
  Spain 0.07%
  Israel 0.07%
  Jamaica 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Gateway 97.27%
Dell 0.78%
American Megatrends 0.52%
Hewlett-Packard 0.52%
ASUS 0.39%
Common models
eMachines ET1161-07 10.58%
eMachines ET1161-05 8.18%
Gateway GT5620 2.96%
Gateway T5246 2.40%
emachines T5224 2.26%
Gateway GM5626 2.26%

About (from Alcor Micro Corp.)

Established in 1996, Alcor Micro Corporation is a Taiwan based, fabless IC Design Company with operations located globally.
Publisher URL: www.alcormicro.com

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BuddyLover a year ago
Don't even know how it got on my computer. why would I want to install your program? Did it come as part of a package from another provider? Used the "Add/Remove Programs" but the it is still listed as a program on my computer. I don't trust any company that makes it difficult to remove their program and now you want me to DOWNLOAD ANOTHER PROGRAM TO UNINSTALL THE ONE I DON'T WANT IN THE FIRST PLACE. Give me a break, what do you want now, my bank account numbers, social security number .....