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Should I remove PaperPort?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,027
United States Rank #4,706
Reach 0.1015%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.87 days
645.28 days >
Average installed length: 339.05 days


9.02.0827 26.65%
9.02.0823 22.30%
9.02.0818 1.20%
9.02.0814 49.65%
9.02.0813 0.15%
9.02.0810 0.05%

Typically installed together

Other programs by ScanSoft, Inc


What is PaperPort?  (from ScanSoft, Inc)

Scan, organize, search, and share documents and photos quickly and easily from your home PC. Eliminate paper clutter, go green and organize your home office once and for all. The single greatest challenge to streamlining document-based processes is the three largely incompatible document formats — paper, Microsoft Offi...  Read more


PaperPort is a program developed by ScanSoft, Inc. The most used version is 9.02.0814, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is IndexSearch.exe. The software installer includes 117 files and is usually about 59.42 MB (62,310,065 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 48% of users of PaperPort come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: france.scansoft.com
Help link: www.scansoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A17EABB6-D0C6-44E5-820C-72DC7F495064}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 59.42 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PaperPort

Program executable:IndexSearch.exe
PaperPort IndexSearch
Path:C:\Paper Port\IndexSearch.exe
Additional files:
  • Cpuinf32.dll - Cpuinf32 Application
  • BliceCtr.dll - Printer Driver (BliceCtr Application)
  • appres.dll - PaperPort (PaperPort Resources)
  • DCTool.ocx - PaperPort Digital Camera Tool
  • drivesup.dll - Support Services for PaperPort Driver
  • EditStorage.dll - PaperPort Editor Page Cache
  • ImgRW.dll - PaperPort Image File Reading and Writing
  • IndexSearch.exe - PaperPort IndexSearch
  • initwain.exe - Reinitialize PaperPort TWAIN connection
  • ereg.exe - Ereg Application (Ereg MFC Application)
  • psmaxapi.dll - PerfectScan API (MAXAPI for PerfectScan API)
  • ximage3.dll - ScanSoft API (Image Processing Module for ScanSoft SDK)
  • xocr3.dll - OCR Module for ScanSoft SDK
  • xpage3b.dll - Page Management Module for ScanSoft SDK
  • xconv32.dll - Xconv32

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • IndexSearch.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IndexSearch' which loads as C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\IndexSearch.exe.
  • ereg.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'OP14 Reminder' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\EregEng\Ereg.exe" -r "C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\EregEng\ereg.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, 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) 44%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.17%
Windows XP 28.66%
Windows 10 12.56%
Windows Vista 12.56%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 28.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.45%
Windows 7 Professional 7.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.16%
Windows 10 Home 4.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.87%
  Germany 17.68%
  Canada 5.73%
  France 4.13%
  Australia 3.23%
  Italy 3.15%
  United Kingdom 3.11%
  Israel 1.68%
  Spain 1.27%
  Netherlands 1.10%
  New Zealand 0.98%
  Belgium 0.94%
  Sweden 0.86%
  Switzerland 0.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.12%
Hewlett-Packard 21.11%
Acer 15.12%
American Megatrends 6.08%
Intel 5.28%
Toshiba 5.10%
ASUS 4.47%
Sahara 3.40%
Medion 2.59%
Samsung 1.70%
Lenovo 1.25%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.51%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.51%
Dell Dell DM061 3.26%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.26%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.01%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.01%

Publisher URL: www.nuance.com


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