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What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,488
United States Rank #7,401
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.86 days
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Average installed length: 276.84 days

SimpleOCR 3.1

What is SimpleOCR?  (from Meta Enterprises)

SimpleOCR is a free OCR application and royalty-free API for converting scanned images to editable formats like MS Word. Version 3.0 makes great improvements to version 2.5, and adds a tutorial, validation stage and CharacTell's unique handprint recognition (ICR) engine.


SimpleOCR 3.1 is a program developed by Meta Enterprises. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is SimpleOCR.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 24.14 MB (25,316,037 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 45% of users of SimpleOCR come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.simpleocr.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SimpleOCR
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\SIMPLE~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\SIMPLE~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 24.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SimpleOCR 3.1

Program executable:SimpleOCR.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\SimpleOCR\Bin\SimpleOCR.exe
Additional files:
  • BuzzTW32.dll (by BuzzSoft Ltd) - New Scanning DLL
  • buzztwlc.dll
  • DJTrain.dll
  • INKFILE.dll
  • InkServer.exe
  • InstSocr.exe (by CharacTell) - SimpleOCR- from paper to document
  • Justicr.dll
  • KadDrv.dll
  • Lfbmp12n.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - LEADTOOLS(r) DLL for Win32
  • Lfcmp12n.dll (by LEAD Technologies)
  • Lffax12n.dll
  • Lftif12n.dll
  • Ltfil12n.dll
  • ltkrn12n.dll
  • lttwn12n.dll
  • myshare.dll
  • SimpleOCR.exe
  • Swutils.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{D124A613-2DCA-41D4-BD97-2AA19C48545C}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove SimpleOCR?

You can uninstall SimpleOCR 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 SimpleOCR 3.1, 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 SimpleOCR.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.08%
Windows 10 22.14%
Windows Vista 10.34%
Windows XP 9.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.97%
Windows 7 Professional 12.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.11%
Windows 10 Home 7.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.76%
  France 8.66%
  United Kingdom 8.28%
  Germany 4.64%
  Netherlands 4.33%
  Canada 4.10%
  Belgium 2.36%
  Italy 2.13%
  Australia 2.05%
  MA 1.90%
  India 1.52%
  Spain 1.22%
  Switzerland 1.06%
  Brazil 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.71%
Dell 27.55%
Acer 13.69%
ASUS 8.28%
Toshiba 4.46%
Intel 3.98%
Lenovo 2.55%
Samsung 1.91%
American Megatrends 1.75%
Medion 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.52%
Dell Inspiron 545 3.26%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.90%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.90%
Dell XPS 8300 2.54%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.54%


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