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Download and install the driver on a Canon F158200 printer for Windows

Installing a driver on a printer / scanner is a task that even inexperienced PC users often face. As a rule, a person searches for drivers on the Internet. Hundreds of scammers did not hesitate to take advantage of this.

Further in the article, we will show the consequences of not carefully searching and installing drivers for devices.

Download and install driver for Canon F158200
Download drivers only from official sites!
The Canon F158200 is a popular printer model used everywhere. However, finding a driver for her is often a problem.

Photo label on the printer

The official site does not know about such a model (and this is strange). But everything becomes easier if you look at the task manager. The Canon F158200 is the reality of the Canon LBP6000.

Task Manager

Driver download link for Canon F158200: Canon Support
The official Canon website presents driver versions for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. We select the version of your operating system and language and click the “Download” button. Please note, if you have a 64-bit OS, download the Printer Driver (x64 Edition). Otherwise, download Printer Driver.

Driver Download Page
Run the resulting file. He creates a folder of the form “LBP6000_R101 …”. In this folder, locate and run the Setup.exe file.

We begin the installation process
In the installer that opens, click Next and accept the license agreement. Continue until you see a request to connect the printer.

Driver installer asks to connect a printer

Plug your Canon F158200 into a wall outlet, plug it into your computer, and wait for the installation to complete.

Done. A printer driver is installed and the device is ready for use.

Why is it important to download drivers at the office. sites
Now we will show some examples of why it is important to download drivers only on the official websites of manufacturers.

If you ask a search engine like “Canon F158200 driver”, the search results will show many sites that offer to download malware instead of drivers.

The site offers to download drivers for Canon F158200
If you download the attachment, it turns out that this is an archive containing another archive. This is probably done so that the antivirus does not detect at the download stage.

Archive Archive

If the program that we are offered under the guise of drivers is checked by the virustotal.com service, the results will be impressive:

VirusTotal Validation Results

25 out of 57 antiviruses find this file undesirable or harmful for PC.

It also suggests downloading a virus under the guise of a driver.

Offer to download driver

If you run the downloaded program, it simply simply downloads and installs the Amigo browser and many more nice bonuses:

You can’t refuse to install Amigo

And after clicking the download button, many beautiful icons will appear on your desktop:

Desktop after installation
Check the file with the virustotal.com service:

VirusTotal Validation Results
22 anti-virus programs consider this file to be malicious.

Below is the most harmless example that you can encounter on the Internet. You are prompted to download the driver from the Letitbit file-sharing system. Those. what you can download for free and quickly you are offered to download by looking at the advertisement before that and waiting 60 seconds.

Offer to download from Letitbit
Conclusion: do not download drivers from third-party resources. This may harm your computer.

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