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8% remove it92% keep it
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Average installed length: 182.82 days


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Silicon Laboratories CP210x VCP Drivers for Windows 7

What is Silicon Laboratories CP210x VCP Drivers for Windows 7?  (from Silicon Laboratories)

The CP210x USB to UART Bridge Virtual COM Port (VCP) drivers are required for device operation as a Virtual COM Port to facilitate host communication with CP210x products. These devices can also interface to a host using the USBXpress direct access driver.


Silicon Laboratories CP210x VCP Drivers for Windows 7 is a program developed by Silicon Laboratories. The software installer includes 55 files and is usually about 2.85 MB (2,990,501 bytes). POIbaseUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 55% of users of Silicon Laboratories CP210x VCP Drivers for Windows 7 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.silabs.com
Installation folder: C:\SiLabs\MCU\CP210x\Windows_7
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D4DA5C12-E481-4192-BE65-1AFAF1720E4E}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 2.85 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Silicon Laboratories CP210x VCP Drivers for Windows 7

  • CP210xVCPInstaller.exe - DriverInstaller Application (Driver Installation Utility)
  • bszip.dll (by BigSpeedSoft) - BigSpeed Zip DLL
  • buhlqs_de.exe (by TeamViewer GmbH)
  • cdcheck.exe
  • clucene-contribs-lib.dll
  • clucene-core.dll
  • clucene-shared.dll
  • CommRS232.dll
  • CP210x_VCP_Win2K_XP_S2K3.exe (by Macrovision) - InstallShield (Setup.exe)
  • CP210x_VCP_Win7.exe (by Macrovision)
  • DataConvertDll.dll - DataConvertDll Dynamic Link Library (DataConvertDll DLL)
  • DataFunLibWrapper.dll
  • documentformat.openxml.dll (by Microsoft) - Open XML Format SDK 2.0 (DocumentFormat.OpenXml)
  • ericapi.dll (by Bayerisches Landesamt für Steuern) - Elster Rich Client (ERiC) (eric api dll)
  • ericbasis.dll (by Bayerisches Landesamt für Steuern) - eric basis DLL
  • ericcrypt.dll - ericcrypt DLL
  • ericplugin.dll - Pluginframework
  • ericprint.dll - eric print DLL
  • erictransfer.dll - eric transfer DLL
  • ericutil.dll - eric utility DLL
  • ericxml.dll - eric xml DLL
  • esigner.dll (by secunet Security Networks AG) - Elster Sicherheitskomponente Client
  • exiftool.exe
  • ezTour_DL.exe
  • FlashLibWrapper.dll
  • gdiplus.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+
  • iconv.dll (by Free Software Foundation) - libiconv: character set conversion library (LGPLed libiconv for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • icudt48.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuin48.dll (by The ICU Project) - ICU I18N DLL
  • icuuc48.dll - ICU Common DLL
  • KMLImport.dll (by United Navigation GmbH) - KML Import Tool
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libxml2.dll
  • log4cpp.dll (by Bastiaan Bakker, LifeLine Networks bv) - Log library for C++ (Log library for C++ DLL)
  • msvcp100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll
  • ngmndl.dll
  • PL2303_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v10518.exe
  • POIbase.exe (by POIbase powered by: pocketnavigation.de GmbH POICON navigating GmbH) - POIbase
  • POIbaseTray.exe - TrayMenu Application (TrayMenu MFC Application)
  • POIbaseUpdater.exe - EroNaviUpdater
  • POIFileAccess_win32.dll (by Falk Marco Polo Interactive) - POIFileAccess-DLL
  • qt3supportrs48.dll (by Digia Plc) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • qtcorers48.dll (by Digia Plc)
  • qtguirs48.dll
  • qtnetworkrs48.dll
  • qtscriptrs48.dll
  • qtsqlrs48.dll
  • SCDBAPI.dll
  • SetProxy.exe - SetProxy
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • uninst.exe
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

How do I remove Silicon Laboratories CP210x VCP Drivers for Windows 7?

You can uninstall Silicon Laboratories CP210x VCP Drivers for Windows 7 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 Silicon Laboratories CP210x VCP Drivers for Windows 7, 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 Silicon Laboratories CP210x VCP Drivers for Windows 7.

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.46%
Windows 10 14.36%
Windows XP 0.69%
Windows Vista 0.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.72%
Windows 7 Professional 18.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.21%
Windows 10 Home 4.46%
Windows 8.1 3.37%
Windows 10 Pro 3.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.03% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 55.03%
  United States 17.45%
  Austria 3.23%
  Japan 2.40%
  Canada 1.94%
  Switzerland 1.94%
  Australia 1.75%
  United Kingdom 1.75%
  France 1.57%
  Netherlands 1.57%
  Czech Republic 1.11%
  Italy 1.11%
  Poland 0.92%
  Taiwan 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 24.87%
Hewlett-Packard 18.04%
Dell 16.64%
Acer 16.64%
ASUS 6.65%
Intel 3.15%
Lenovo 2.10%
Samsung 1.23%
Toshiba 1.23%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.28%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 4.66%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 4.04%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.04%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.11%
MEDIONPC MS-7713 2.80%

Publisher URL: www.silabs.com


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