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PaperPort 8.0

What is PaperPort?  (from ScanSoft, Inc)

PaperPort 8.0 lets everyone in a small business take control of their daily paper flow. PaperPort works with a scanner or multifunction machine to turn paper documents into electronic files, and helps manage them along with other electronic documents in one convenient, easy-to-use filing system. PaperPort's thumbnails ...  Read more


PaperPort 8.0 is a software program developed by ScanSoft, Inc. 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 113 files and is usually about 6.49 MB (6,808,064 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 72% of users of PaperPort come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.scansoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\scansoft\paperport
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AEF2D1F3-0696-11D5-8E6A-00C04F7FA234}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.49 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PaperPort 8.0

  • searchresults.ocx - SearchResults ActiveX Control Module
  • ppwebfolders.dll - PPWebFolders Dynamic Link Library (PPWebFolders DLL)
  • searchctrl.ocx - SearchCtrl ActiveX Control Module
  • dtengine.dll - dtSearch Text Retrieval Engine
  • ppnt2000.exe - ScanSoft PowerPoint 2000 Link
  • ppnt10.exe - ScanSoft PowerPoint10 Link (ScanSoft PowerPoint 10 Link)
  • thumb.dll - THUMB Dynamic Link Library (THUMB DLL)
  • cpuinf32.dll - Cpuinf32 Application
  • ppouploader.exe - SendDoc Application
  • blicectr.dll - Printer Driver (BliceCtr Application)
  • aolpub.exe - AOL Publisher (PaperPort AOL Publisher)
  • webpub.exe - Web Publisher (PaperPort Web Publisher)
  • appres.dll - PaperPort (PaperPort Resources)
  • dctool.ocx - PaperPort Digital Camera Tool
  • drivesup.dll - Support Services for PaperPort Driver
  • fldfindr.dll - Form Typer field finder
  • indexsearch.exe - PaperPort IndexSearch
  • initwain.exe - Reinitialize PaperPort TWAIN connection
  • maxcodec.dll - PaperPort Compressor-Decompressor
  • maxfix.exe - MaxFix
  • maxkernl.dll - PaperPort File & Rendering
  • maxlink3.dll - PaperPort API Services Library
  • maxlinkn.dll
  • maxnmgr.dll - PaperPort Annotations Manager
  • maxpref.dll - PaperPort Preferences
  • maxrast.dll - PaperPort Rendering
  • maxutil.dll - PaperPort Utilities Library
  • maxview.exe - ScanSoft Viewer
  • paprport.exe
  • ppauthor.dll - PaperPort Authorization DLL
  • ppdebug.exe - Debug Viewer
  • ppdeskvw.ocx - PaperPort Desktop View ActiveX Control
  • pperr.dll
  • ppexpimp.dll - PaperPort Import/Export
  • ppfldrvw.ocx - PaperPort Folder View ActiveX Control
  • ppfolder.dll - PaperPort Folder Object
  • pplinkbr.ocx - PaperPort LinkBar ActiveX Control
  • pplinks.exe - PaperPort Links Server
  • ppocrmg.exe - PaperPort OCR Manager
  • pppagevw.exe - Page View
  • pppgctl.ocx - PaperPort Page View ActiveX Control
  • ppprint.exe - PaperPort Print Manager
  • ppscandr.exe - ScanDirect
  • ppscanmg.exe - PaperPort Scan Manager
  • pptd40nt.exe - PaperPort Print to Desktop for NT
  • ppthumb.ocx - PaperPort Thumbnail ActiveX Control
  • ppver.dll - PaperPort Version Library
  • ppwebcap.exe - ScanSoft Web Capture
  • ppwebcph.dll - Web Capture Hook DLL
  • ptdntins.exe - Print Driver Installer
  • quiklink.dll - PaperPort Link Creation utility
  • scantool.ocx - PaperPort Scan Tool
  • smplsrch.dll - SimpleSearch
  • ssdtsrch.dll - PaperPort SimpleSearch dtSearch Engine
  • ssindexr.exe - SimpleSearch Indexer
  • tncache.dll - PaperPort Thumbnail Cache
  • viewer.exe
  • viewerj.exe
  • viewerjp.exe
  • viz_dll.dll - Quicken PaperPort plugin
  • vizodma.dll - ODMA

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • paprport.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PaperPort11AutoPlay' with the ProgID of 'PaperPort.AutoplayHandler' and the action verb 'open.
Scheduled Task
  • paprport.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F0B60759-769F-4386-864C-E23E88961F02}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • ppwebcap.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PPWebCap' and executes as C:\Program Files\Scansoft\PaperPort\PPWebCap.exe.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • pptd40nt.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PaperPort PTD' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Scansoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe".
  • indexsearch.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IndexSearch' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Nuance\PaperPort\IndexSearch.exe".
  • navbrowser.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PaperPort 8.0 Erinnerung zum Registrieren' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Scansoft\PaperPort\WebEreg\NAVBrowser.exe" -r "C:\Program Files\Scansoft\PaperPort\WebEreg\navLoad.ini".

How do I remove PaperPort?

You can uninstall PaperPort 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 PaperPort 8.0, 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 PaperPort.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.75%
Windows XP 23.38%
Windows 10 19.48%
Windows Vista 10.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 22.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.67%
Windows 7 Professional 9.33%
Windows 10 Home 8.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.70%
  Germany 7.55%
  Italy 3.77%
  France 2.83%
  United Kingdom 2.83%
  Netherlands 2.83%
  Australia 0.94%
  Canada 0.94%
  Switzerland 0.94%
  CW 0.94%
  Czech Republic 0.94%
  DK 0.94%
  Spain 0.94%
  MA 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.96%
Hewlett-Packard 28.26%
Acer 17.39%
American Megatrends 6.52%
Intel 4.35%
Compaq 2.17%
ASUS 2.17%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 570 3.39%
Dell XPS 8300 3.39%
Dell Vostro 200 1.69%
Dell Studio 1535 1.69%
Dell OptiPlex 760 1.69%

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