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Scan Manager 5.2

What is Scan Manager?

Scan Manager 5.2 contains the necessary software and hardware drivers to connect the scanner to the various ScanSoft products.


Scan Manager 5.2 is a program developed by ScanSoft, Inc. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 41 files and is usually about 751 KB (769,024 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 31% of users of Scan Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.scansoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft sync framework\v1.0\runtime\x86
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E0A1559B-9886-11D4-8D06-0050DA284A39}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 751 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Scan Manager 5.2

  • abssm.dll (by Microsoft) - Messenger (Windows Live Messenger Address Book Syncronization Module)
  • adblockplus32.dll (by Adblock Plus) - Adblock Plus (Adblock Plus Module)
  • adblockplusengine.exe (by Eyeo GmbH) - Adblock Plus Engine
  • audiodevmon.exe (by M-Audio) - MIDISPORT Audio Device Monitor
  • contact.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Live Contact Services
  • contactsux.dll - Windows Live Contact User Experience Module
  • custsat.dll - custsat
  • dfsr.dll - Messenger File Replication
  • driverreplacer.exe (by M-Audio) - M-Audio Driver Replacer
  • fsshext.8.5.1302.1018.dll - Messenger File Sharing Shell Extensions
  • htc.dll - Windows Live Call (Windows Live Call Hover to Call Module)
  • invcleanup.exe (by Autodesk)
  • invcleanupres.dll (by Autodesk) - InvCleanupRes
  • lcapi.dll - LC (LC User Agent DLL)
  • lcres.dll - LC Resource DLL
  • livecall.exe
  • lmcdata.dll - Windows Live Messenger Data Module
  • messengerclient.dll - Windows Live Messenger (MessengerClient)
  • msgrapp.8.5.1302.1018.dll - Windows Live Messenger Protocol Handler
  • msgsc.8.5.1302.1018.dll - Windows Live Messenger Service
  • msgslang.8.5.1302.1018.dll - Windows Live Messenger Language Specific Resources
  • msgsres.dll - Windows Live Messenger Non Language Specific Resources
  • msgswcam.dll - Messenger WebCam Library
  • msncore.dll - Microsoft CoreXT (Windows Live Client Code Module)
  • msnmsgr.exe - Windows Live Messenger
  • pcsexeps.dll - Windows Live Call SDK (Windows Live Call SDK Public Stub)
  • psmsong.8.5.1302.1018.dll - Windows Live Messenger Music Status Plugin
  • rtmpltfm.dll - Microsoft Real Time Media Communication Platform (Microsoft Real Time Media Stack)
  • softphone.dll - Windows Live Call Softphone
  • softphoneps.dll - Windows Live Call Softphone Public Stub
  • softphoneres.dll - Ressursmodul for Windows Live Call
  • usnsvc.exe - Messenger Sharing USN Journal Reader Service
  • usnsvcps.dll
  • wmaecdmort.dll
  • wmp8stub.dll
  • wmv9vcm.dll - Windows Media Video 9 VCM

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • adblockplus32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Adblock Plus for IE Browser Helper Object' with the class of {FFCB3198-32F3-4E8B-9539-4324694ED664}.
2 Services
  • audiodevmon.exe runs as a service named 'MIDISPORT Audio Device Monitor' (MIDISPORTAudioDevMon) "Manages device settings and hot plugging for M-Audio MIDISPORT devices.".
  • usnsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Servicio Lector del diario USN de Carpetas para compartir de Messenger' (usnjsvc) "Servicio instalado por Messenger para habilitar escenarios para compartir".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • msnmsgr.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe'.
  • livecall.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Windows Live\Messenger\livecall.exe'.
  • invcleanup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2013\Uninstall Tool\InvCleanup.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.82 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000072621%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000545%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000182%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:661
8,062,084 average
Memory:1.85 MB
Total CPU:0.0000187822%
Kernel CPU:0.00000757%
User CPU:0.00001121%
CPU cycles/sec:1,434

How do I remove Scan Manager?

You can uninstall Scan Manager 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 Scan Manager 5.2, 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 Scan Manager.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Scan Manager 5.2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win XP 44%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 47.29%
Windows 7 26.71%
Windows Vista 23.83%
Windows 10 2.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 47.62%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.15%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.36%
Windows 7 Professional 7.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.23%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.74%
  Germany 19.42%
  France 7.77%
  Australia 6.15%
  Italy 5.50%
  United Kingdom 5.50%
  Canada 4.21%
  Spain 1.94%
  New Zealand 1.62%
  Netherlands 1.62%
  Sweden 1.29%
  Indonesia 1.29%
  Malaysia 1.29%
  Chile 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.82%
Hewlett-Packard 15.60%
Sahara 10.64%
Intel 10.64%
Toshiba 7.09%
Acer 6.38%
American Megatrends 5.67%
ASUS 3.55%
Medion 2.84%
Samsung 1.42%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.13%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.31%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.48%
Dell Dell DXP061 1.65%
Dell Dell DXP051 1.65%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.65%

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