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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,970
United States Rank #4,605
Reach 0.1030%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.09 days
386.18 days >
Average installed length: 202.91 days

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Microsoft Reader

What is Microsoft Reader?  (from Microsoft)

Microsoft Reader is designed to make your onscreen reading experience as close as possible to reading a printed book. In addition, it adds active reading capabilities, instant access to content, and a personal library. Features include high-resolution ClearType and an add-on dictionary, as well as the ability to book...  Read more


Microsoft Reader is a software program developed by Microsoft. 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 primary executable is named msreader.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 2.5 MB (2,622,613 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 48% of users of Microsoft Reader come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft reader
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B6F7DBE7-2FE2-
Estimated size: 2.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Reader

Program executable:msreader.exe
Name:Microsoft® Reader
Microsoft Reader
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft reader\msreader.exe
Additional files:
  • ebriched.dll - Microsoft RichEdit Control, version 4.5 (Rich Text Edit Control, v4.5)
  • dmgr.dll - Microsoft® DAS Client Components (Microsoft DRM Component)
  • codec_common.dll - Microsoft® Reader (Microsoft Reader Audible Support File)
  • EBOOKFX.dll - Microsoft Reader Component
  • EBWebCon.dll - Microsoft Reader Connectivity Component
  • EBWebHst.exe
  • EBWebShp.dll
  • faccess.dll
  • flash_image.dll
  • headers_dll.dll
  • imgdecmp.dll
  • mshyph2.dll - Microsoft Reader Hyphenation Engine
  • msls31.dll - Microsoft Reader Line Services
  • player_dll.dll
  • prog_tree.dll
  • streams_lib.dll
  • MSReaderSetup.exe - Microsoft Reader
  • aud_file.dll (by Audible) - AudibleManager 3.1.2 (aud_int)
  • d_Aud1.dll (by Audible) - CodecsImpl DLL
  • utils.dll - utils_dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • msreader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{38CAEE07-D715-4476-89EB-F4A917BCCFAD}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Microsoft Reader?

You can uninstall Microsoft 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 Microsoft 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 Microsoft Reader.

Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.91%
Windows 10 14.47%
Windows XP 13.09%
Windows Vista 10.43%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.15%
Windows 7 Professional 10.01%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.98%
Windows 10 Home 4.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.28%
  Italy 6.05%
  Canada 4.65%
  Germany 4.41%
  United Kingdom 4.13%
  France 3.93%
  Australia 3.05%
  India 2.69%
  Turkey 1.76%
  Netherlands 1.60%
  Spain 1.08%
  Sweden 0.92%
  Belgium 0.84%
  Romania 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.97%
Dell 24.19%
Acer 15.83%
Toshiba 7.83%
ASUS 6.07%
Samsung 2.81%
Lenovo 2.37%
American Megatrends 2.20%
Intel 1.85%
Sahara 1.23%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.15%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.32%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.83%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.40%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.40%
Dell XPS 8300 2.18%


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