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1% remove it99% keep it
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Panasonic Communications Utility

What is Panasonic Communications Utility?  (from Panasonic)

The Communications Utility software uses devices connected to the network to scan documents and receives the scanned image date on a computer. The Communications Utility software uses devices connected to the network to scan documents and receives the scanned image date on a computer.


Panasonic Communications Utility is a software program developed by Panasonic. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 1.36 MB (1,426,741 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 41% of users of Panasonic Communications Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Taiwan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.panasonic.com/business/office/home.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panasonic\Panasonic-DMS\Port Controller\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{DEA90EEC-CA16-4092-9604-25B2ACC5273B}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0409
Estimated size: 1.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Panasonic Communications Utility

  • pdms_dm.dll - Document Manager (Document Manager API)
  • CP_API.DLL - Scan to Printer (cp_api)
  • MfpAdReg.dll - MfpAdReg
  • MfpLpd.dll - MfpLpd DLL
  • MfpConfig.exe - MfpConfig
  • MfpNsSet.exe - MfpNsSet
  • Mfpscdl.exe - MFPSCDL
  • MonApi.dll - MonApi

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Mfpscdl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9FFB2644-76CA-4269-8838-84DCED3B6950}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Mfpscdl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Panasonic\Panasonic-DMS\Port Controller\Mfpscdl.exe'.

How do I remove Panasonic Communications Utility?

You can uninstall Panasonic Communications Utility 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 Panasonic Communications Utility, 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 Panasonic Communications Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 38%
Win XP 5%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 42.62%
Windows XP 36.07%
Windows 10 13.11%
Windows Vista 8.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 36.07%
Windows 7 Professional 21.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.84%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.84%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.33%
  Italy 12.00%
  Taiwan 6.67%
  Indonesia 5.33%
  India 4.00%
  South Africa 2.67%
  Mexico 2.67%
  Greece 2.67%
  Spain 2.67%
  Iran 2.67%
  Germany 2.67%
  Canada 2.67%
  Vietnam 1.33%
  France 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.65%
Dell 22.45%
Acer 14.29%
Intel 8.16%
Lenovo 6.12%
ASUS 4.08%
Toshiba 4.08%
American Megatrends 4.08%
Medion 2.04%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 780 4.17%
VIA P4M266-8235 2.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500D 2.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 2.08%
Dell Latitude E6500 2.08%
Dell Latitude E5410 2.08%

Publisher URL: www.panasonic.com


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