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ActivePerl 5.12.4 Build 1205

What is ActivePerl Build 1205?  (from ActiveState Software)

ActivePerl Business and Enterprise Editions feature our precompiled, supported, quality-assured Perl distribution used by millions of developers around the world for easy Perl installation and quality-assured code. When you're using Perl on production servers or mission-critical applications, ActivePerl Business and En...  Read more


ActivePerl 5.12.4 Build 1205 is a software program developed by ActiveState Software. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named perl.exe. The setup package generally installs about 60 files and is usually about 85.06 KB (87,097 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 45% of users of ActivePerl Build 1205 come from the United States, it is also popular in Thailand and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.activestate.com
Help link: www.activestate.com/Support/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Perl\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{4552F143-9C76-44A0-8F68-B6E022668375}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 85.06 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ActivePerl 5.12.4 Build 1205

Program executable:perl.exe
Perl Command Line Interpreter
Additional files:
  • PerlNH.dll - PerlNET - Build .NET components using Perl (PerlNET Host Library)
  • tkkit.dll - Tcl 8.5 for Windows (Tcl DLL)
  • Tk.dll - Tk 8.4 for Windows (Tk DLL)
  • PerlMsg.dll - Perl for Win32 (Perl Event Message DLL)
  • pdkdebug.exe - Perl Dev Kit (PDKDEBUG application binary)
  • perlapp.exe - PerlApp application binary
  • perlctrl.exe - PerlCtrl application binary
  • PerlDB.exe - ActiveState Perl Debugger
  • perlsvc.exe - PerlSvc application binary
  • perltray.exe - PerlTray application binary
  • plc.exe - PerlNET application binary
  • PLDBSync.dll - PerlDBSync Module
  • vpm.exe - Visual Package Manager 5.3 build 530~Copyright (C) 1998-2003 ActiveState Corp. All rights reserved.~ActiveState is a division of Sophos Plc.
  • perl510.dll - ActivePerl (Perl Interpreter)
  • perl512.dll
  • PerlEx30.dll - PerlEx 3.0 (
  • perlis.dll - Perl Internet Information Server Plug-in
  • PerlSE.dll - PerlScript scripting engine
  • wperl.exe - Perl Command Line Interpreter

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • pdkdebug.exe runs as a service named 'PDK Debug Listener' (pdkdebug) "PDK Debug Listener".

How do I remove ActivePerl Build 1205?

Quickly and completely remove ActivePerl 5.12.4 Build 1205 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ActivePerl Build 1205 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 ActivePerl 5.12.4 Build 1205, 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 ActivePerl Build 1205.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 8 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows XP 12.50%
Windows Vista 5.00%
Windows 8 2.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 7 Enterprise 12.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.64%
  Thailand 10.71%
  France 8.93%
  Taiwan 5.36%
  Brazil 3.57%
  Germany 3.57%
  Japan 3.57%
  Australia 1.79%
  BD 1.79%
  Canada 1.79%
  DK 1.79%
  Egypt 1.79%
  Spain 1.79%
  United Kingdom 1.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.22%
Acer 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 13.89%
Lenovo 8.33%
American Megatrends 5.56%
ASUS 5.56%
Toshiba 5.56%
Sony 5.56%
Samsung 5.56%
Sahara 2.78%
Packard Bell 2.78%
Common models
Toshiba NB255 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite A660 2.63%
TOSHIBA dynabook B351/23D 2.63%
Supermicro X5DAL 2.63%
Standard S21IIx 2.63%
Sony VPCEA37FH 2.63%

About ActiveState Software

ActiveState provides code to cloud solutions for developers and companies to develop languages in Java, Ruby, Python, Perl, Node.js, PHP, Tcl, and more.
Publisher URL: www.activestate.com


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