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1% remove it99% keep it
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9.04.0005 12.50%
9.04.0001 25.00%
8.03.0004 12.50%
8.02.0001 12.50%
5.02.0003 12.50%
1.00.0001 12.50%
1.00.0000 12.50%

Karen's Power Tools


Karen's Power Tools is a software program developed by Karen Kenworthy. The most common release is 9.04.0001, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 setup package generally installs about 40 files and is usually about 11.56 MB (12,119,552 bytes). The installed file webupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 91% of users of Karen's Power Tools come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.karenware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\karenware cd\timecop
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F6FD21BE-7C2F-4F59-B12E-B45061027851}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.56 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Karen's Power Tools

  • pttimecop.exe - Karen's Power Tools (Karen's Time Cop)
  • ptmatch.exe - Karen's MatchMaker
  • dirprn.exe - Karen's Directory Printer
  • netmon.exe - Karen's 'Net Monitor
  • prnlog.exe - Karen's Print Logger
  • ptalarm.exe - Karen's Alarm Clock
  • ptautorun.exe - Karen's Autorun.inf Editor
  • ptbrowse.exe - Karen's Version Browser
  • ptcalc.exe - Karen's Calculator
  • ptclpvue.exe - Karen's Clipboard Viewer
  • ptcookie.exe - Karen's Cookie Viewer
  • ptcount2.exe - Karen's Countdown Timer II
  • ptdinfo.exe - Karen's Drive Info
  • ptfonts.exe - Karen's Font Explorer
  • pthasher.exe - Karen's Hasher
  • ptlanmon.exe - Karen's LAN Monitor
  • ptlookup.exe - Karen's URL Discombobulator
  • ptmailer2.exe - Karen's E-Mailer II
  • ptmd5-wu.dll - Karen's MD5 Hasher (PTMD5 - Karen's MD5 Hasher)
  • ptprofiler.exe - Karen's Computer Profiler
  • ptpruner.exe - Karen's Registry Pruner
  • ptrecycler.exe - Karen's Recycler
  • ptreplicator.exe - Karen's Replicator
  • ptsendto.exe - Karen's SendTo Clipboard
  • ptslack.exe - Karen's Disk Slack Checker
  • ptsnoop2.exe - Karen's Snooper II - Data Collector
  • ptsnoop2console.exe - Karen's Snooper II Console
  • ptstart.exe - PTStart
  • ptstopper.exe - Karen's Show Stopper
  • ptsync.exe - Karen's Time Sync
  • pttoy.exe - Karen's Power Toy
  • ptwhois.exe - Karen's WhoIs
  • ptzone.exe - Karen's Zone Manager
  • regrip.exe - Karen's Registry Ripper
  • webcopy.exe - Karen's CD Web Updater (Karen's Web Copy)
  • webupdate.exe - Karen's Web Update
  • winwatch.exe - Karen's Window Watcher

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ptreplicator.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Karen's Replicator' (runs daily at 9:00 PM).
  • dirprn.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{878016F1-C889-44E1-83CD-A293BC4CF46B}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • ptsync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Karen's Time Sync' and executes as C:\Program Files\Karen's Power Tools\Time Sync\PTSync.exe.
  • ptreplicator.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PTReplicator.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Karen's Power Tools\Replicator\PTReplicator.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ptsync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Karen's Power Tools\Time Sync\PTSync.exe'.
  • dirprn.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Karen's Power Tools\Directory Printer\DirPrn.exe'.

How do I remove Karen's Power Tools?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 8 13%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows XP 12.50%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Windows 8 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 12.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.91%
  Brazil 4.55%
  Canada 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 16.67%
Acer Aspire M3970 16.67%
HP-Pavilion KT369AA-ABA a... 16.67%
Dell Precision M4700 16.67%

About (from Karen Kenworthy)

Karen is the author of the popular Power Tools, free programs that make life with Windows a lot easier.
Publisher URL: www.karenware.com


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