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PC Magazine TaskPower 3

What is PC Magazine TaskPower 3?  (from Ziff Davis Media)

Your PC has hundreds of drivers, services, tasks, and applications loaded and running at any given point. You've only got so many system resources; you have limited memory and a finite amount of CPU cycles. It's time to take back your system, and TaskPower 3 can help. TaskPower 3 lets you view all of the processes runn...  Read more


PC Magazine TaskPower 3 is a program developed by Ziff Davis Media. 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 5 files and is usually about 4.11 MB (4,305,235 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 82% of users of PC Magazine TaskPower 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Panama.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcmag.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\TaskPower\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\TaskPower\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Magazine TaskPower 3

  • updatedll.dll - Update Dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • PCMag.dll (by Bit9) - PCMagDll Dynamic Link Library (Bit9 File Analysis DLL)
  • TaskPower.exe (by Ziff-Davis Media) - TaskPower application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • 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 PC Magazine TaskPower 3?

Quickly and completely remove PC Magazine TaskPower 3 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PC Magazine TaskPower 3 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 PC Magazine TaskPower 3, 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 PC Magazine TaskPower 3.

Win XP 80%
Win Vista (SP2) 20%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 80.00%
Windows Vista 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 80.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.82%
  United Kingdom 9.09%
  Panama 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
Intel 33.33%

About Ziff Davis Media

Ziff Davis is a publisher and Internet company that has primarily published computer and technology related magazines, and its growing number of websites, spun off from its magazines, have established Ziff Davis as an Internet Information company.
Publisher URL: www.ziffdavis.com


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