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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,449
United States Rank #18,682
Reach 0.0127%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 113.00 days
517.56 days >
Average installed length: 271.94 days


4.0.0dev-20170510 0.40%
3.05.00dev-487-g216ba3b 0.80%
3.05.00dev-426-g765d14e 0.40%
3.05.00dev-394-g1ced597 0.40%
3.02.02 98.01%

Tesseract-OCR - open source OCR engine


Tesseract-OCR - open source OCR engine is a program developed by Tesseract-OCR community. The most used version is 3.02.02, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The software installer includes 54 files and is usually about 56.55 MB (59,294,408 bytes). The program uses the GLib GNOME library. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 42% of users of Tesseract-OCR - open source OCR engine come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\tesseract-ocr
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Tesseract-OCR\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 56.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Tesseract-OCR - open source OCR engine

  • liblzma-5.dll (by The Tukaani Project ) - XZ Utils <http://tukaani.org/xz/> (liblzma data compression library)
  • ambiguous_words.exe - Tesseract-OCR (Generate sets of words Tesseract is likely to find ambiguous)
  • classifier_tester.exe - Tesseract OCR (Tests a Tesseract character classifier on data formatted for training)
  • cntraining.exe - Character normalization training for Tesseract
  • combine_tessdata.exe - Combine/extract/overwrite Tesseract data
  • dawg2wordlist.exe - Converts a Tesseract DAWG to a wordlist
  • mftraining.exe - feature training for Tesseract
  • shapeclustering.exe - Shape clustering training for Tesseract
  • tesseract.exe - Tesseract command-line OCR engine
  • libpangocairo-1.0-0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - PangoCairo
  • libpangowin32-1.0-0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - PangoWin32
  • libpangoft2-1.0-0.dll - PangoFT2
  • libpango-1.0-0.dll - Pango
  • libglib-2.0-0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GLib
  • libgobject-2.0-0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GObject
  • iconv.dll
  • icudata51.dll
  • icui18n51.dll
  • icuuc51.dll
  • libbz2-1.dll
  • libcairo-2.dll
  • libexpat-1.dll
  • libffi-6.dll
  • libfontconfig-1.dll
  • libfreetype-6.dll
  • libgcc_s_sjlj-1.dll
  • libgif-4.dll
  • libharfbuzz-0.dll
  • libjbig-2.dll
  • libjpeg-8.dll
  • liblept-5.dll
  • libopenjp2.dll
  • libpixman-1-0.dll
  • libpng16-16.dll
  • libstdc++-6.dll
  • libtiff-5.dll
  • libwebp-5.dll
  • set_unicharset_properties.exe
  • tar.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • tesseract.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Tesseract-OCR' and executes as C:\Program Files\Tesseract-OCR\tesseract.exe.

How do I remove Tesseract-OCR - open source OCR engine?

You can uninstall Tesseract-OCR - open source OCR engine 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 Tesseract-OCR - open source OCR engine, 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 Tesseract-OCR - open source OCR engine.

Auto-starting? 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 62.15%
Windows 10 32.27%
Windows XP 3.59%
Windows Vista 1.99%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.61%
Windows 7 Professional 17.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.26%
Windows 8.1 6.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.28%
Windows 10 Home 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.61%
  Germany 11.89%
  France 6.64%
  Netherlands 3.50%
  United Kingdom 3.15%
  Brazil 2.10%
  Canada 2.10%
  Spain 2.10%
  India 2.10%
  Poland 2.10%
  South Africa 1.75%
  Australia 1.40%
  Greece 1.40%
  Italy 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.33%
Dell 18.67%
Hewlett-Packard 18.00%
ASUS 12.00%
Samsung 8.67%
Toshiba 6.67%
Lenovo 4.67%
Intel 1.33%
Medion 1.33%
MSI 1.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.27%
ASUS All Series 2.56%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.56%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.56%
ASUSTeK K53SV 1.71%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 1.71%


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