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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,834
Reach 0.0057%


VersionDistribution 0.90% 99.10%

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Smart Card Reader Installer

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Smart Card Reader Installer is a program developed by Costar Electronics. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 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 4 files and is usually about 2.14 MB (2,244,644 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 82% of users of Smart Card Reader Installer come from Taiwan, it is also popular in the United States and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Costar Electronics Inc\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{EBF7D73C-A1C1-4B33-BEEC-894E06839AA8}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0404
Estimated size: 2.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Smart Card Reader Installer

  • DPInst.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • revcon.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DPInst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9D7E6BB6-D452-4E75-96F0-43F9D85FCFCE}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DPInst.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\DPInst.exe'.

How do I remove Smart Card Reader Installer?

Quickly and completely remove Smart Card Reader Installer from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Smart Card Reader Installer 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 Smart Card Reader Installer, 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 Smart Card Reader Installer.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.57%
Windows XP 17.12%
Windows 10 11.71%
Windows Vista 3.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.27%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.27%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 8.1 5.45%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.46% of installs come from Taiwan
Which countries install it?
  Taiwan 82.46%
  United States 6.14%
  Belgium 4.39%
  Spain 3.51%
  China 1.75%
  Japan 0.88%
  Croatia 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 30.00%
Acer 30.00%
American Megatrends 8.57%
Dell 7.14%
Hewlett-Packard 5.71%
MSI 2.86%
Common models
ACER Aspire M1641 2.67%
ASUS All Series 2.67%
ASUSTeK K55VM 2.67%
Acer Aspire V3-471G 2.67%


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