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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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VersionDistribution 33.33% 33.33% 33.33%

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PrinterShare is a software program developed by Printer Anywhere. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 8 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows XP. While about 88% of users of PrinterShare come from the United States, it is also popular in Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\printershare
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D96709EB-2ED5-4368-BEC6-EFF660757D5B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PrinterShare

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • pipesvr.exe runs as a service named 'PrinterShare Helper service' (PrinterShareHelper) "PrinterShare Helper service is used to communitate between Zero session spooler service and user session Progress Dialog".

How do I remove PrinterShare?

Quickly and completely remove PrinterShare from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PrinterShare, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Vista (SP2) 33%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 33.33%
Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Austria 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
MSI 33.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv2700 Notebo... 33.33%
ASUSTeK Broadwater 33.33%


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