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Should I remove PL-2303 Vista Driver Installer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,551
United States Rank #3,761
Reach 0.1559%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.84 days
378.66 days >
Average installed length: 198.96 days


VersionDistribution 0.46% 64.58% 34.96%

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PL-2303 Vista Driver Installer

What is PL-2303 Vista Driver Installer?

This is the Prolific software driver and additional utilities required for managing and connecting the PL-2303 device for Windows Vista to the PC. Uninstalling this driver may cause the hardware to stop functioning properly (only remove this package if you no longer have the device connected to your PC).


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package is about 2.33 MB (2,441,344 bytes) when donwloaded.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Prolific\PL-2303 Vista Driver Installer
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E
Estimated size: 2.33 MB
Language: English

How do I remove PL-2303 Vista Driver Installer?

You can uninstall PL-2303 Vista Driver Installer 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 PL-2303 Vista Driver Installer, 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 PL-2303 Vista Driver Installer.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.31%
Windows 10 25.17%
Windows Vista 12.46%
Windows XP 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.62%
Windows 7 Professional 14.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.72%
Windows 10 Home 6.55%
Windows 8.1 4.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.14%
  Germany 10.28%
  France 4.99%
  Italy 4.28%
  United Kingdom 3.90%
  Canada 2.15%
  DZ 2.05%
  Brazil 2.02%
  MA 1.88%
  Mexico 1.83%
  Australia 1.42%
  Netherlands 1.23%
  Sweden 1.20%
  Spain 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.55%
Dell 23.35%
Acer 18.21%
ASUS 8.78%
Toshiba 5.20%
Lenovo 4.02%
Samsung 3.27%
Medion 2.14%
Intel 1.23%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.97%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.93%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.15%
ASUS All Series 2.52%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.37%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.23%


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