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Should I remove PC Magazine TaskPower?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,792
United States Rank #19,714
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 464.77 days
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Average installed length: 690.32 days

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PC Magazine TaskPower 5.0

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

TaskPower has been one of our most popular utilities of all time (just behind Startup Cop Pro). If you've never used TaskPower it can be summed up as Windows Task Manager on steroids. TaskPower lets you monitor the processes running on your machine, see which processes are using CPU, memory, files, and bandwidth, and e...  Read more


PC Magazine TaskPower 5.0 is a program developed by Ziff Davis Media. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 7.61 MB (7,979,530 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 91% of users of PC Magazine TaskPower come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Ziff-Davis Media
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: 7.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Magazine TaskPower 5.0

  • updatedll.dll - Update Dll
  • TaskPowerHelper.exe - TaskPower Helper Application (TaskPower Helper)
  • TaskPowerHelper32.exe
  • TaskPower.exe (by Ziff-Davis) - TaskPower application
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • TaskPower.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TaskPower' and executes as C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\TaskPower\TaskPower.exe /Embedding /StartWithWindows.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • TaskPower.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TaskPower.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\TaskPower\TaskPower.exe".

How do I remove PC Magazine TaskPower?

Quickly and completely remove PC Magazine TaskPower 5.0 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 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 5.0, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win Server 2003 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.08%
Windows 8 21.15%
Windows XP 3.85%
Windows Server 2003 1.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.25%
Windows 7 Professional 23.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.76%
Windows 10 Pro 7.84%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 7.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.14%
  Canada 3.80%
  Australia 1.27%
  Brazil 1.27%
  Switzerland 1.27%
  Finland 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.58%
Dell 26.32%
Acer 10.53%
Lenovo 7.89%
Samsung 5.26%
Gateway 5.26%
Toshiba 2.63%
MSI 2.63%
American Megatrends 2.63%
ASUS 2.63%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6610f 8.11%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 5.41%
Samsung QX311/QX411/QX412... 5.41%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 2.70%
MSI MS-7636 2.70%
MSI MS-7589 2.70%

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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