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8% remove it92% keep it
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VersionDistribution
4.0.111 100.00%

Active@ Password Changer

What is Active@ Password Changer?  (from Active Data Recovery Software)

Active@ Password Changer is designed for resetting local administrators and users passwords on Windows operating system in case an Administrator's password is forgotten or lost. You don't need to re-install and re-configure the operating system to log into Windows.

Overview

Active@ Password Changer is a program developed by Active Data Recovery Software. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 11.26 MB (11,809,137 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 43% of users of Active@ Password Changer come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.password-changer.com
Help link: secure.lsoft.net/clients
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Active Data Recovery Software\Active Password Changer Demo
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0BD524DC-621B-4688-9D12-0E8D1E42E868}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 11.26 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Active@ Password Changer

  • StarBurn.dll (by Rocket Division Software) - StarBurn CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Burning, Grabbing and Mastering Toolkit for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Longhorn
  • WnASPI32.dll (by Rocket Division Software) - ASPI Layer for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Longhorn
  • BootDiskCreator.exe - Active@ Boot Disk Creator
  • PasswordChanger.exe - Active@ Password Changer
  • BurnISO.exe (by LSoft Technologies) - Active@ ISO Burner (Active@ ISO Image File Burning Software)
  • IsoBurner.exe (by LSoft Technologies)
  • BootableDiskCreator.exe
  • PWD_CHNG.EXE
  • UNWISE.EXE
  • msvcr80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove Active@ Password Changer?

Quickly and completely remove Active@ Password Changer from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Active@ Password Changer 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 Active@ Password Changer, 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 Active@ Password Changer.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 7%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.33%
Windows Vista 13.33%
Windows XP 13.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.67%
Windows Server 2008 R2 En... 6.67%
Windows Vista Home Basic 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.86%
  Brazil 9.52%
  Australia 4.76%
  AW 4.76%
  Canada 4.76%
  Chile 4.76%
  United Kingdom 4.76%
  IQ 4.76%
  Italy 4.76%
  LY 4.76%
  Saudi Arabia 4.76%
  SY 4.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 16.67%
GIGABYTE 16.67%
Acer 8.33%
Toshiba 8.33%
Sahara 8.33%
Intel 8.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 8.33%
MEGAWARE IPM31 8.33%
HP-Pavilion NY616AA-ABA p... 8.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.33%
HP EliteBook 6930p 8.33%
Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 8.33%

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