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4% remove it96% keep it
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SmartCard Reader Driver Installation


SmartCard Reader Driver Installation is a program developed by Alcor Micro. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 572.33 KB (586,061 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 54% of users of SmartCard Reader Driver Installation come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alcormicro.com
Help link: www.alcormicro.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\EmvSmartCardReader\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B294CCF0-E37F-499A-B514-E39436FD88E0}\setup.exe -runfromtemp
Estimated size: 572.33 KB

Program filesFiles installed by SmartCard Reader Driver Installation

  • BePCSC.exe - Alcor Micro, Corp. BePCSC (BePCSC)
  • DelBkGrndExe.exe - Alcor Micro DelBkGrndExe (DelBkGrndExe)
  • Uninstaller.exe - Uninstaller Application (Uninstal Application)
  • Installer.exe - Installer Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BePCSC.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BePCSC' which loads as C:\Program Files\EmvSmartCardReader\BePCSC.exe.

How do I remove SmartCard Reader Driver Installation?

You can uninstall SmartCard Reader Driver Installation 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 SmartCard Reader Driver Installation, 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 SmartCard Reader Driver Installation.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.59%
Windows 10 23.77%
Windows Vista 1.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 35.25%
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.97%
Windows 10 Pro 7.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.56%
Windows 10 Home 5.74%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.09%
  Italy 10.69%
  Belgium 3.77%
  Canada 3.77%
  Portugal 3.14%
  Germany 3.14%
  France 2.52%
  Norway 2.52%
  Spain 1.89%
  Jamaica 1.89%
  United Kingdom 1.89%
  Taiwan 1.26%
  Israel 1.26%
  Iran 1.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 51.58%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Toshiba 7.37%
Dell 5.26%
Acer 5.26%
Samsung 3.16%
Lenovo 3.16%
Medion 1.05%
Alienware 1.05%
Common models
ASUSTeK B53J 13.76%
ASUSTeK B53F 12.84%
ASUSTeK B43J 7.34%
ASUSTek B43F 7.34%
Samsung 700Z3A/700Z4A/700... 2.75%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 1.83%

About (from Alcor Micro Corp.)

Established in 1996, Alcor Micro Corporation is a Taiwan based, fabless IC Design Company with operations located globally.
Publisher URL: www.alcormicro.com


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