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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,326
United States Rank #7,819
Reach 0.0180%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.31 days
717.02 days >
Average installed length: 376.74 days

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The Print Shop

What is The Print Shop?  (from Broderbund)

The Print Shop is your one-stop digital design solution, offering the widest range of design & layout tools available for the everyday user, including page layout, photo editing, graphic design and more. Now you can create your own high-quality materials without hiring a professional designer and without extensive trai...  Read more


The Print Shop is a software program developed by Broderbund. 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 primary executable is named ps.exe. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 767.5 MB (804,783,372 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 93% of users of The Print Shop come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.broderbund.com/c-31-the-print-shop.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PS15\The Print Shop
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{FB26EA24-AE01-
Estimated size: 767.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Print Shop

Program executable:ps.exe
Name:The Print Shop 15.0
Path:C:\Personal Software\PS15\The Print Shop\ps.exe
Additional files:
  • MDF.DLL - The Print Shop
  • pmwres32.dll - The Print Shop 15.0 (Ondersteuningsbestand Toepassing)
  • Toolbar.dll - Application Support File
  • UICustomizer.dll - UICustomizer DLL
  • aboutboxdll.dll
  • AccessAB.dll
  • advdraw.exe - Advanced Drawing
  • Autorun.exe (by Mindscape) - Application AutoHGF (Application MFC AutoHGF)
  • border.dll
  • dssms32r.dll (by The Learning Company) - Brødcast Display Module
  • DummyApp.exe
  • EPS.exe - MindscapeEReg Application (MindscapeEReg MFC Application)
  • Framework.dll
  • icdllw32.dll
  • ImageLibrary.dll
  • Iupg32.dll - PrintMaster 12.0
  • LaunchDLL.dll
  • lfbmp12n.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - LEADTOOLS(r) DLL for Win32
  • lfcmp12n.dll (by LEAD Technologies)
  • lfeps12n.dll
  • lffax12n.dll
  • lfgif12n.dll
  • lfpcd12n.dll
  • lfpcx12n.dll
  • lfpng12n.dll
  • lfpsd12n.dll
  • lftif12n.dll
  • lfwmf12n.dll
  • lfwpg12n.dll
  • ltdis12n.dll
  • ltfil12n.dll
  • ltimg12n.dll
  • ltkrn12n.dll
  • MSRUN32.EXE - Broderbund Secondary Executable Support
  • pcdlib32.dll (by Eastman Kodak) - Kodak Photo CD Access Developer Toolkit (PCDLIB32)
  • pddllw32.dll
  • pmwtt.dll
  • PretzelImport.dll
  • PretzelImportPW.dll
  • PretzelImportWSD.dll
  • ssce4132.dll (by Wintertree Software) - Sentry Spelling-Checker Engine
  • thes.dll - Support file for The Print Shop Ensemble III
  • Thesaurus.dll
  • UnArt.exe - Art Disc Uninstaller

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ps.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AB776E45-DE34-47D5-B87F-07A239F8D30A}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove The Print Shop?

You can uninstall The Print Shop 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 The Print Shop, 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 The Print Shop.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.56%
Windows 10 24.86%
Windows XP 13.56%
Windows Vista 10.73%
Windows Server 2003 0.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.66%
Windows 10 Pro 9.38%
Windows 7 Professional 8.52%
Windows 8.1 7.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 93.40%
  United Kingdom 3.30%
  Canada 1.91%
  South Africa 0.35%
  Australia 0.17%
  Belgium 0.17%
  Italy 0.17%
  Malta 0.17%
  Netherlands 0.17%
  Romania 0.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 39.34%
Hewlett-Packard 32.70%
Acer 10.43%
Intel 4.74%
Toshiba 4.74%
ASUS 2.84%
Lenovo 2.37%
American Megatrends 1.90%
Compaq 0.95%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard h8-1237c 13.89%
Dell XPS 8300 3.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.78%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.22%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.22%
Dell Studio Slim 540s 1.67%

About Broderbund

Brøderbund Software (now owned by The Learning Company) is an American maker of video games, educational software and The Print Shop productivity tools.
Publisher URL: www.broderbund.com


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