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Should I remove FreeOCR?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,877
United States Rank #9,031
Reach 0.0368%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 427.59 days
1418.55 days >
Average installed length: 745.34 days


3.0 100.00%

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FreeOCR 3.0

What is FreeOCR?  (from Softi Software)

FreeOCR is a totaly free Scan and OCR program it very accurate and uses the open source Tesseract OCR Engine. It is very easy to use and supports opening multipage Tiff and PDF documents. The extracted text can be edited and exported to your word processor.


FreeOCR 3.0 is a program developed by Softi Software. 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 main program executable is FreeOCR.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 3.04 MB (3,189,129 bytes). Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 48% of users of FreeOCR come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FreeOCR
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files3\TARMAI~1\{108A3~1\Setup.exe /remove /q0
Estimated size: 3.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FreeOCR 3.0

Program executable:FreeOCR.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\FreeOCR\FreeOCR.exe
Additional files:
  • Interop.ImageEnXLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ImageEnXLibrary'.
  • FreeOCR.exe - FreeOCR.net
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • AxInterop.ImageEnXLibrary.dll
  • ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit.dll (by Component Factory) - Krypton Toolkit (ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit)
  • DynamicWebTwainCtrl.dll (by Dynamsoft) - DynamicWebTwainCtrl Module
  • Interop.DYNAMICWEBTWAINCTRLLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'DYNAMICWEBTWAINCTRLLib'.
  • Interop.QuickPDFAX0717.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'QuickPDFAX0717'.
  • Interop.QuickPDFAX0721.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'QuickPDFAX0721'.
  • QuickPDFAX0721.dll (by Debenu) - Quick PDF Library ActiveX Edition
  • tesseract.exe
  • Updater.exe (by Microsoft) - WindowsApplication1

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FreeOCR.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{512DD319-BF60-4D48-8685-053D2287ACC1}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FreeOCR.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\FreeOCR\FreeOCR.exe'.

How do I remove FreeOCR?

You can uninstall FreeOCR 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 FreeOCR 3.0, 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 FreeOCR.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.25%
Windows Vista 12.67%
Windows XP 11.98%
Windows 10 5.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.62%
Windows 7 Professional 14.60%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.40%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.48%
Windows 10 Home 1.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.32%
  Germany 15.44%
  United Kingdom 5.70%
  Canada 3.80%
  Italy 3.47%
  Belgium 2.91%
  France 2.46%
  Netherlands 2.01%
  Australia 1.79%
  Switzerland 0.89%
  India 0.89%
  Austria 0.78%
  DK 0.78%
  Poland 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.46%
Hewlett-Packard 22.90%
Acer 15.01%
Toshiba 5.85%
Intel 4.33%
Medion 3.82%
ASUS 2.80%
Samsung 2.29%
American Megatrends 1.78%
Lenovo 1.27%
Sahara 1.27%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.31%
Dell Inspiron 580 2.87%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.87%
Acer Aspire X3950 1.91%
Acer Aspire 5740 1.91%
Dell Inspiron 530s 1.91%


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