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Should I remove EPSON Port Communication Service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,294
United States Rank #13,484
Reach 0.0230%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.84 days
142.68 days >
Average installed length: 74.97 days


3.20.0 0.88%
3.19.0 0.22%
3.18.0 0.22%
3.17.0 3.74%
3.16.0 1.98%
3.15.0 4.19%
3.13.0 1.32%
3.12.0 13.66%
3.10.2 3.96%
3.10.0 5.51%
3.9.0 10.79%
3.8.0 0.22%
3.6.0 31.50%
3.4.3 0.22%
3.4.2 10.13%
3.3.0 1.32%
3.2.0 9.69%
3.1.0 0.44%

Typically installed together

Other programs by SEIKO EPSON

EPSON Port Communication Service

What is EPSON Port Communication Service?  (from SEIKO EPSON)

The EPSON Advanced Printer Driver (hereafter referred to as APD) is a Windows driver for EPSON TM printers and customer displays. Built into a POS, it allows the TM printer to be monitored using the Status API.


EPSON Port Communication Service is a software program developed by SEIKO EPSON. The most common release is 3.6.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 1.2 MB (1,262,592 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 40% of users of EPSON Port Communication Service come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.epson.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\epson\portcommunicationservice
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{60DFA6C2-23BA-4E2B-87C7-1BA200F17160}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.2 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by EPSON Port Communication Service

  • bluetoothio.dll - EPSON Port Communication Service
  • devicecontrollog.exe
  • devicecontrolloglibrary.dll
  • ethernetdhcpio.dll
  • ethernetio31.dll
  • parallelio31.dll
  • pcsif.dll
  • pcsvc.exe
  • portconfig.dll
  • portconnector31.dll
  • replace.dll
  • serialio31.dll
  • usbio31.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • devicecontrollog.exe runs as a service named 'EPSON Device Control Log Service' (EPSON_Device_Control_Log_Service).
  • pcsvc.exe runs as a service named 'EPSON Port Communication Service' (EPSON_Port_Communication_Service).

How do I remove EPSON Port Communication Service?

You can uninstall EPSON Port Communication Service 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 EPSON Port Communication Service, 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 EPSON Port Communication Service.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Server 2003 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.74%
Windows 10 36.34%
Windows XP 7.71%
Windows Vista 1.98%
Windows Server 2003 0.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 28.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.51%
Windows 10 Pro 7.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.52%
Windows 10 Home 6.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.45%
  Italy 6.62%
  France 5.10%
  Spain 3.78%
  United Kingdom 3.02%
  Canada 2.84%
  Mexico 2.84%
  Brazil 2.46%
  India 2.08%
  Thailand 1.89%
  South Africa 1.70%
  Germany 1.70%
  Colombia 1.70%
  Portugal 1.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.08%
Dell 27.82%
ASUS 13.16%
Acer 13.16%
Lenovo 4.89%
Intel 1.88%
American Megatrends 1.50%
Samsung 1.13%
MSI 1.13%
Toshiba 0.75%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 3020 3.25%
ASUS All Series 2.60%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.60%
Dell OptiPlex 390 1.95%
HP rp5800 1.95%
HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF 1.95%


Seiko Epson Corporation commonly known as Epson, is an electronics company that manufacturers computer printers, information and imaging related equipment and manufactures inkjet, laser printers, scanners, desktop computers, business, multimedia and home theatre projectors, industrial automation equipment, point of sale docket printers and cash registers, laptops, integrated circuits, LCD components and other associated electronic components.
Publisher URL: www.epson.com


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