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What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,374
United States Rank #5,375
Reach 0.1210%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.12 days
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Average installed length: 296.39 days

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FreeOCR v4.2

What is FreeOCR?  (from Softi Software)

FreeOCR is a free Optical Character Recognition Software for Windows and supports scanning from most Twain scanners and can also open most scanned PDF's and multi page Tiff images as well as popular image file formats. FreeOCR outputs plain text and can export directly to Microsoft Word format. Free OCR uses the latest...  Read more


FreeOCR v4.2 is a program developed by Softi Software. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 FreeOCR.exe. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 34.88 MB (36,573,646 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 10. While about 36% of users of FreeOCR come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\FreeOCR\
Uninstaller: "C:\FreeOCR\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 34.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FreeOCR v4.2

Program executable:FreeOCR.exe
Additional files:
  • tesseract.exe - Tesseract-OCR (Tesseract command-line OCR engine)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • AxInterop.ImageEnXLibrary.dll
  • cbsidlm-tr1_11-FreeOCR-ORG-10717191.exe
  • ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit.dll (by Component Factory) - Krypton Toolkit (ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit)
  • Declaration de copropriete 2.docx
  • DynamicWebTwainCtrl.dll (by Dynamsoft) - DynamicWebTwainCtrl Module
  • FreeOCR with NVDA.docx
  • FreeOCR.exe - FreeOCR
  • FreeOCR_r4.2_SETUP.exe - FreeOCR Setup
  • freeocr_setup.exe
  • Interop.DYNAMICWEBTWAINCTRLLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'DYNAMICWEBTWAINCTRLLib'.
  • Interop.ImageEnXLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ImageEnXLibrary'.
  • Interop.QuickPDFAX0721.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'QuickPDFAX0721'.
  • QuickPDFAX0721.dll (by Debenu) - Quick PDF Library ActiveX Edition
  • Updater.exe (by Microsoft) - WindowsApplication1

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FreeOCR.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8C5EF24-6438-48D2-8D86-0387CEFF8950}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • tesseract.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Tesseract-OCR' and executes as C:\Program Files\Tesseract-OCR\tesseract.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 v4.2, 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) 61%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.49%
Windows 10 23.19%
Windows XP 6.96%
Windows Vista 5.32%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.69%
Windows 7 Professional 14.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.49%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.03%
Windows 8.1 6.65%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.00%
  Germany 21.15%
  Italy 6.44%
  France 5.40%
  United Kingdom 5.40%
  Canada 2.42%
  Belgium 1.82%
  Netherlands 1.75%
  Australia 1.71%
  Poland 1.45%
  Spain 1.12%
  Austria 1.04%
  India 0.97%
  Switzerland 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.92%
Dell 22.03%
Acer 13.85%
ASUS 10.23%
Medion 8.50%
Toshiba 4.01%
Samsung 3.78%
Intel 2.99%
Lenovo 2.20%
American Megatrends 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.93%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.52%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.11%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.89%
MEDION MS-7797 2.25%
MEDION MS-7800 1.64%


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