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Should I remove Dell Product Registration?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #998
United States Rank #473
Reach 0.8191%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.65 days
225.64 days >
Average installed length: 118.56 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.1.63.0 0.27%
2.0.706.0 4.29%
1.16.1 45.12%
1.1.6 0.95%
1.1.3 27.88%
1.0.6 14.29%
1.0.3 7.20%

Other programs by Dell

Dell Product Registration

What is Dell Product Registration?  (from Dell)

See the document entitled Dell's Retail Purchase End User Agreement and Warranty Support included with your system for warranty and service information and other important information about your purchase including damage limitation provisions and arbitration or visit www.dell.ca/servicecontracts. Please note, if the sy...  Read more

Overview

Dell Product Registration is a program developed by Dell. The most used version is 1.16.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is prodreg.exe. The software installer includes 38 files and is usually about 4.01 MB (4,204,403 bytes). Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.SelfUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 82% of users of Dell Product Registration come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.onlineregister.com/dell
Help link: www.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\System Registration\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2A0F2CC5-3065-492C-8380-B03AA7106B1A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.01 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Product Registration

Program executable:prodreg.exe
Name:PowerReg
System Registration
Signed by:Dell Inc
Path:C:\Program Files\System Registration\prodreg.exe
MD5:ad7e2fadd8babefc7d799f92c6cfb9bb
Additional files:
  • AppTelemetry.Repository.dll - AppTelemetry.Repository
  • DCF.Agent.exe - Dell Client Framework (DCF.Agent)
  • DCF.Common.dll - DCF.Common
  • DCF.Interfaces.dll - DCF.Interfaces
  • DCF.Resources.dll - DCF.Resources
  • DCF.UXLib.dll - DCF.UXLib
  • Dell.KickStart.Agent.Plugins.Features.dll - Dell.KickStart.Plugins.Features
  • Dell.KickStart.Agent.Plugins.Registration.dll - Registration
  • Dell.KickStart.Features.Common.dll - Dell.KickStart.Common
  • Dell.KickStart.Features.Configuration.dll - Configuration
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.AppTelemetry.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Plugins.AppTelemetry
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.SelfUpdate.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Plugins.SelfUpdate
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.SystemInfo.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Plugins.SystemInfo
  • Dell.Tribbles.AppTelemetry.Common.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Common
  • Dell.Tribbles.AppTelemetry.Configuration.dll - AppTelemetry.Configuration
  • Dell.Tribbles.SelfUpdate.Common.dll
  • Dell.Tribbles.SelfUpdate.Configuration.dll - SelfUpdate.Configuration
  • Dell.Tribbles.SystemInfo.Common.dll
  • Dell.Tribbles.SystemInfo.Configuration.dll
  • DellAppUpdater.dll - DellAppUpdater
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Interop.TaskScheduler.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TaskScheduler'.
  • KickStart.Common.dll - KickStart.Common
  • KickStart.UI.Controls.dll - KickStart.UI.Controls
  • KickStart.UI.Repositories.dll - KickStart.UI.Repositories
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0)
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • Newtonsoft.Json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 4.0)
  • ProductRegistration.exe - KickStart.UI
  • PRSvc.exe - KickStart.WindowService
  • SharpBITS.Base.dll (by xidar solutions) - SharpBITS
  • System.Net.Http.Formatting.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft ASP.NET MVC (System.Net.Http.Formatting)
  • System.Web.Http.dll (by Microsoft) - System.Web.Http

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • prodreg.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Dell Product Registration (My Laptop)' (Next runs on 3/4/2016 at 12:58 AM).
  • ProductRegistration.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Dell Product Registration Reminder' (runs daily at 5:21 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • prodreg.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Dell System Registration.
Service
  • PRSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Product Registration' (Dell Product Registration) "Dell Product Registration service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • prodreg.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Dell Registration' which loads as C:\Program Files\System Registration\prodreg.exe /boot.

How do I remove Dell Product Registration?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 53%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 52.72%
Windows 7 47.05%
Windows XP 0.14%
Windows 8.1 0.09%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.06%
Windows 8.1 26.75%
Windows 8 10.82%
Windows 10 Home 8.45%
Windows 7 Professional 3.26%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 2.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.17%
  United Kingdom 2.46%
  India 1.90%
  Canada 1.52%
  Brazil 1.49%
  Mexico 1.17%
  Germany 0.84%
  Australia 0.74%
  France 0.74%
  Poland 0.49%
  Israel 0.46%
  Greece 0.33%
  South Africa 0.27%
  Malaysia 0.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.96%
Hewlett-Packard 0.03%
Gateway 0.02%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 11.72%
Dell Inspiron N5110 6.54%
Dell Inspiron N5050 4.65%
Dell Inspiron 3847 4.14%
Dell Inspiron 660 3.38%
Dell Inspiron 660s 3.23%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com

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