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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,993
United States Rank #8,040
Reach 0.0277%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.74 days
434.72 days >
Average installed length: 228.41 days


VersionDistribution 1.12% 0.37% 0.19% 1.68% 0.19% 1.49% 0.37% 0.19% 1.68% 0.19% 2.80% 1.49% 0.37% 19.78% 0.37% 3.54% 1.31% 0.19% 33.40% 9.70% 6.72% 0.56% 1.68% 10.63%

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What is Software Operation Panel?

The Software Operation Panel is a software utility included with various Fujitsu scanners. It provides configuration and management actions to the device.


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 main program executable is fterguid.exe. The software installer includes 51 files and is usually about 1.35 MB (1,417,728 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pfu.fujitsu.com
Installation folder: C:\windows\twain_32\fjscan32\sop
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6623AA80-69BE-4D39-852B-329DDE843FB5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.35 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Software Operation Panel

Program executable:fterguid.exe
Name:FTErGuid Application
PFU FTErGuid Application
Additional files:
  • ftlnsop.exe - Fujitsu Scanner Utility for Microsoft Windows (Event message receiver/reflector for fujitsu scanner drivers.)
  • ftlog.exe
  • ftwatch.dll - FTWATCH DLL
  • fjlaunch.exe - FUJITSU Scanner Control Center (FJLaunch)
  • diagtool.dll - DiagTool Dynamic Link Libraly (DiagTool DLL)
  • diagtool0401.dll
  • diagtool0404.dll
  • diagtool0407.dll
  • diagtool040a.dll
  • diagtool040c.dll
  • diagtool0410.dll
  • diagtool0416.dll
  • diagtool0419.dll
  • diagtool041f.dll
  • diagtool0804.dll
  • diagtool0411.dll
  • wnaupi32.dll - Scanner Driver DLL (ASPI) (Scanner Driver DLL (NT SCSI))
  • fjlaunch0401.dll - Software Operation Panel
  • fjlaunch0404.dll
  • fjlaunch0407.dll
  • fjlaunch040a.dll
  • fjlaunch040c.dll
  • fjlaunch0410.dll
  • fjlaunch0411.dll
  • fjlaunch0412.dll
  • fjlaunch0416.dll
  • fjlaunch0419.dll
  • fjlaunch041f.dll
  • fjlaunch0804.dll
  • mfdetector.dll
  • diagtool0412.dll
  • ftscinfo.dll - PFU LIMITED FtScInfo (FtScInfo)
  • crtdmprc.exe - crtdmprc
  • ippi4cmt.dll - IPPI4CMT
  • ftscinfo.exe - FtTest (FtTest MFC)
  • fied0404.dll (by FUJITSU) - FUJITSU TWAIN (FUJITSU TWAIN 32bit Data Source)
  • fied0407.dll (by FUJITSU)
  • fied0409.dll
  • fied040c.dll
  • fied0410.dll
  • fied0411.dll
  • fied0412.dll
  • fied0416.dll
  • fied0419.dll
  • fied0c0a.dll
  • fiedolut.dll
  • fjtwcm64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ftlnsop.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FtLnSOP_setup' which loads as C:\WINDOWS\Twain_32\Fjscan32\SOP\FtLnSOP.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:724 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000286748%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002348%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000520%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Software Operation Panel?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.42%
Windows 10 27.24%
Windows XP 5.04%
Windows Vista 1.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 45.28%
Windows 10 Pro 9.06%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.09%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.27%
  United Kingdom 3.97%
  Italy 2.88%
  Germany 2.88%
  Saudi Arabia 1.78%
  France 1.51%
  Brazil 1.23%
  Canada 1.23%
  United Arab Emirates 0.96%
  Spain 0.96%
  Australia 0.82%
  Indonesia 0.68%
  India 0.68%
  Austria 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 46.02%
Hewlett-Packard 26.14%
Lenovo 7.10%
Acer 5.68%
ASUS 3.98%
Intel 2.56%
Toshiba 1.99%
Sony 0.85%
Sahara 0.85%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 7010 6.31%
Dell OptiPlex 790 4.95%
Dell OptiPlex 390 3.60%
Dell OptiPlex 7020 2.70%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.70%
Dell OptiPlex 3020 2.70%

About (from PFU LIMITED)

Interests are rising for the integrated management of hardcopy and electronic documents as the e-Document Act and the Personal Information Protection Act have been implemented and the Japanese version of the SOX Act is being examined for legislation.
Publisher URL: www.pfu.fujitsu.com


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