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Should I remove PrinterShare?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,205
United States Rank #13,536
Reach 0.0118%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.78 days
790.10 days >
Average installed length: 415.13 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Typically installed together

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PrinterShare 2.3.06


PrinterShare 2.3.06 is a software program developed by Printer Anywhere. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 3 files and is usually about 2.34 MB (2,454,528 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 67% of users of PrinterShare come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\printershare\lang
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{7239791B-F20F-4816-8AC3-89AB8A1AEDA6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.34 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PrinterShare 2.3.06

  • paconsole.exe - PrinterAnywhere (PrinterAnywhere Console)
  • paprogress.exe
  • msidefer.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • paconsole.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PrinterShare' and executes as C:\Program Files\PrinterShare\paConsole.exe -minimized.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • paconsole.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PrinterShare\paConsole.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.99 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009859768%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00036308%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00062290%
0.015104% average

How do I remove PrinterShare?

You can uninstall PrinterShare 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 PrinterShare 2.3.06, 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 PrinterShare.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? 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 70.39%
Windows 10 13.30%
Windows XP 8.58%
Windows Vista 7.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.96%
Windows 7 Professional 16.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.26%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.65%
Windows 8 Pro 2.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.30%
  Germany 4.72%
  Italy 2.83%
  Sweden 2.52%
  United Kingdom 1.89%
  Israel 1.57%
  Australia 1.26%
  Belgium 1.26%
  Canada 1.26%
  France 1.26%
  Indonesia 0.94%
  Japan 0.94%
  Malaysia 0.94%
  Thailand 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.87%
Hewlett-Packard 25.35%
Acer 11.27%
Toshiba 8.45%
ASUS 4.93%
Medion 3.52%
Intel 2.82%
Samsung 2.82%
NEC 1.41%
American Megatrends 1.41%
Common models
ASUSTeK CM5570 2.65%
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 2.65%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.65%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.77%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.77%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 1.77%


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