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Should I remove HP Business Card Reader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,102
United States Rank #15,884
Reach 0.0207%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 153.68 days
908.83 days >
Average installed length: 477.52 days


VersionDistribution 6.37% 21.81% 57.60% 10.78% 3.43%

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HP Business Card Reader

What is HP Business Card Reader?

The HP Business Card Reader Software scans a business card and imports or exports the information digitally.


HP Business Card Reader is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 bcs.exe. The software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 62.36 MB (65,390,030 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 34% of users of HP Business Card Reader come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Hewlett-Packard.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HP Business Card Reader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{FD8234FF-A70D-4632-B146-F41AB37C0B24}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 62.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Business Card Reader

Program executable:bcs.exe
Business Card Scan
Path:C:\Program Files\HP Business Card Reader\bcs.exe
Additional files:
  • cv100.dll (by Intel) - Intel® Open Source Computer Vision Library (The vision component of OpenCV)
  • cxcore100.dll (by Intel) - The core component of OpenCV
  • PostImgProDLL.dll - ImgProDl Dynamic Link Library
  • WRFMaker.dll - WRFMaker Dynamic Link Library (WRFMaker DLL)
  • Exp2SA.dll - Exp2SA Dynamic Link Library (Exp2SA DLL)
  • AEObj.dll - AEObj Dynamic Link Library (AEObj DLL)
  • LFBMP13N.DLL (by LEAD Technologies) - LEADTOOLS(r) DLL for Win32
  • LFCMP13N.DLL (by LEAD Technologies)
  • ltkrn13n.dll
  • libguide40.dll - Guide Run-time Library (Guide Runtime Library)
  • WordCorrector.dll
  • ImgProDLL.dll
  • olexlsf.dll (by SM Software) - OLE XLSFile
  • AELib.dll (by PenPower) - AELib
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • bcsfunc.dll
  • bcsinter.dll
  • BiosCheck.dll
  • capture.dll
  • Chicony_CMT.dll
  • foundation.dll
  • image.dll
  • noirstyle.dll
  • WAPIO.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • bcs.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B12AF30E-1E85-4D17-AD73-79B675F6D0C6}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HP Business Card Reader?

You can uninstall HP Business Card 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 HP Business Card 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 HP Business Card Reader.

Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.75%
Windows 10 11.03%
Windows XP 1.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 81.19%
Windows 10 Pro 7.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.22%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.72%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.99%
Microsoft Windows XP 0.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.04%
  Germany 4.47%
  Italy 4.47%
  Switzerland 4.04%
  Belgium 3.19%
  Netherlands 2.98%
  France 2.55%
  Norway 2.55%
  Canada 2.55%
  New Zealand 2.34%
  United Kingdom 2.34%
  Finland 2.13%
  Australia 2.13%
  Sweden 2.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 98.50%
ASUS 0.75%
Acer 0.50%
Dell 0.25%
Common models
HP EliteBook 8440p 22.75%
HP EliteBook 8540w 17.00%
HP EliteBook 8540p 12.50%
HP EliteBook 2540p 11.25%
HP EliteBook 8740w 9.50%
HP ProBook 6540b 8.50%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com


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