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Should I remove Parallels Tools?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #8,412
United States Rank #8,045
Reach 0.0546%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 34.77 days
506.58 days >
Average installed length: 266.17 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.1.2.32408 1.31%
11.1.1.32312 1.57%
11.1.0.32202 0.78%
11.0.2.31348 1.05%
11.0.1.31277 0.92%
11.0.0.31193 1.18%
11.0.0.30110 0.13%
10.3.0.29227 1.31%
10.2.2.29105 2.88%
10.2.1.29006 2.88%
10.2.0.28956 4.31%
10.1.4.28883 2.09%
10.1.2.28859 2.22%
10.1.1.28614 2.48%
10.1.0.28600 0.65%
10.0.2.27712 2.35%
10.0.1.27695 2.09%
10.0.0.27675 0.26%
10.0.0.27066 0.13%
9.0.24251 3.40%
9.0.24237 4.31%
9.0.24229 7.06%
9.0.24217 1.18%
9.0.24172 8.37%
9.0.23350 1.44%
9.0.23140 0.78%
9.0.23136 1.70%
9.0.23062 1.83%
9.0.23046 3.01%
9.0.23036 1.31%
8.0.18619 3.01%
8.0.18615 1.70%
8.0.18608 5.62%
8.0.18494 1.96%
8.0.18483 3.14%
8.0.18480 0.39%
8.0.18354 3.79%
8.0.18345 0.13%
8.0.18101 0.26%
7.0.15107 5.23%
7.0.15106 1.31%
7.0.15104 1.05%
7.0.15098 0.39%
7.0.15095 0.13%
7.0.15054 0.13%
7.0.14924 0.26%
7.0.14922 0.78%
7.0.14920 0.65%
7.0.13976 0.13%
6.0.17203 0.13%
6.0.12106 1.83%
64 versions

Parallels Tools

What is Parallels Tools?  (from Parallels Software International Inc)

Parallels Desktop is the first solution that gives Apple users the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as Mac OS X on any Intel-powered iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook or MacBook Pro. Unlike dual-boot solutions, in which users must completely shut down Ma...  Read more

Overview

Parallels Tools is a program developed by Parallels Software International Inc. The most used version is 9.0.24172, 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. The programs's main executable is prl_cc.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 4.14 MB of memory. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 20.14 MB (21,113,688 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 45% of users of Parallels Tools come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.parallels.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Parallels\Parallels Tools\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{EBEAF977-ECEA-481C-90FF-CCE6B3663D01}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 20.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Parallels Tools

Program executable:prl_cc.exe
Name:Parallels Tools 9.0
Parallels Control Center
Signed by:Parallels
Path:C:\Program Files\Parallels\Parallels Tools\prl_cc.exe
MD5:950850eacf9661a039050be0fe549a20
Additional files:
  • PTIAgent.exe - Parallels Server/Desktop (runtime switch) 8.0 (Parallels Tools Installation Agent)
  • prl_uprof.dll - Parallels Tools 10.2.2 (Parallels User Profile Handler)
  • ShellIntHook.dll - Parallels Shell Integration Hook
  • PostReboot.exe - Parallels Desktop 9.0 (Parallels Tools Setup PR)
  • prl_wmouse_watcher.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • prl_cc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Parallels Tools Center' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Parallels\Parallels Tools\prl_cc.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

prl_cc.exe
Memory:4.14 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0032719177%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00234137%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00093055%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,601,070
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:6.58 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:62 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Parallels Tools?

Quickly and completely remove Parallels 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 Parallels 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 Parallels 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 Parallels Tools.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.51%
Windows 8 32.85%
Windows XP 7.85%
Windows Vista 0.65%
Windows Server 2003 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 20.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.05%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.86%
Windows 10 Pro 4.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.92%
  Germany 7.27%
  Italy 6.00%
  United Kingdom 4.85%
  Canada 4.04%
  Australia 2.54%
  France 2.54%
  Taiwan 2.19%
  Netherlands 1.96%
  Japan 1.85%
  Israel 1.39%
  Spain 1.39%
  Austria 1.15%
  Switzerland 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 41.34%
Apple 35.20%
Hewlett-Packard 6.70%
Dell 5.03%
Intel 2.79%
ASUS 2.79%
Samsung 2.79%
GIGABYTE 1.12%
Sony 1.12%
Alienware 0.56%
Lenovo 0.56%
Common models
Parallels Software Intern... 86.69%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro10,1 0.92%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 0.92%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro11,3 0.66%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro9,2 0.66%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro6,2 0.66%

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