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4% remove it96% keep it
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VersionDistribution 16.67% 16.67% 16.67% 50.00%

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PrinterAnywhere is a program developed by Printer Anywhere. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 1.34 MB (1,402,880 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 70% of users of PrinterAnywhere come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\printeranywhere
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FD3D7AD9-5058-44C3-A16A-44AA1758427E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.34 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PrinterAnywhere

  • pa_g.dll - Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Operating System (PrinterAnywhere)
  • pa_ui.dll - Windows 2000
  • pa_inet.dll - PrinterAnywhere (PrinterAnywhere driver Communication Library)
  • paconsole.exe - PrinterAnywhere Console
  • ps5ui.dll (by Microsoft) - PostScript Driver User Interface
  • pscript5.dll (by Microsoft) - PostScript Printer Driver

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • paconsole.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PrinterAnywhere\paConsole.exe'.

How do I remove PrinterAnywhere?

You can uninstall PrinterAnywhere 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 PrinterAnywhere, 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 PrinterAnywhere.

Win XP 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.00%
  India 10.00%
  Netherlands 10.00%
  Germany 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
American Megatrends 16.67%
Sahara 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Common models
Dell Studio 1535 25.00%
HP d530 SFF(PB049US) 25.00%
Gigabyte P55-UD3R 25.00%
ACER Aspire 1700 25.00%


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