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Should I remove IOGEAR Printer Sharing Switch?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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IOGEAR Printer Sharing Switch


IOGEAR Printer Sharing Switch is a software program developed by IOGEAR. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 1.48 MB (1,552,915 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 97% of users of IOGEAR Printer Sharing Switch come from the United States, it is also popular in DK and BG.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IOGEAR Auto Printer Sharing Switch\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IOGEAR Auto Printer Sharing Switch\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by IOGEAR Printer Sharing Switch

  • AutoPrt.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • hid.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System (Hid User Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AutoPrt.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FEC9385E-B66D-4994-904D-C1D82B77FD29}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AutoPrt.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AP Sharing Switch' which loads as C:\Program Files\IOGEAR Auto Printer Sharing Switch\AutoPrt.exe.

How do I remove IOGEAR Printer Sharing Switch?

You can uninstall IOGEAR Printer Sharing Switch 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 IOGEAR Printer Sharing Switch, 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 IOGEAR Printer Sharing Switch.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 8%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.54%
Windows 10 20.51%
Windows Vista 10.26%
Windows XP 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.46%
Windows 7 Professional 17.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.69%
Windows 8.1 7.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.69%
Windows 10 Home 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.10%
  DK 1.45%
  BG 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.95%
Dell 21.62%
Toshiba 8.11%
Lenovo 8.11%
Acer 8.11%
Sony 5.41%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 5.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 2.63%
Sony VPCL224FX 2.63%
Sony VPCEB1QGX 2.63%
LENOVO 4177Q5U 2.63%
LENOVO 20236 2.63%


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