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Should I remove PatchLink Update Agent for Windows?

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PatchLink Update Agent for Windows


PatchLink Update Agent for Windows is a software program developed by PatchLink. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 25.96 MB (27,222,316 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows XP. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.patchlink.com
Help link: support.patchlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PatchLink\Update Agent\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{176E8FD2-5BE4-47f5-A7FB-379428C0C027}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 25.96 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PatchLink Update Agent for Windows

  • GravitixService.exe - Agent Service (NT and above) (Agent Service for Windows NT and above)
  • UpdateAgentInfo.exe - UpdateAgentInfo Application
  • pddm.exe - Desktop Deployment Manager
  • PLInv32.exe - Inventory Collector EXE
  • RegisterAgent.exe - Agent Registration Tool (Register Application)
  • DAgent.exe - Patch Detection Agent
  • plcpl.dll - Control Panel Applet
  • XMLDeltaParser.exe - XMLDeltaParser EXE
  • IntegPt.dll - Integration Point (Agent Integration Point Library DLL)
  • GravitixAgentEngine30.dll - Deployment Agent (Deployment Agent Engine)
  • plaud.dll - Agent Uniqueness
  • WInvColl.dll - PatchLink Update (WInvColl DLL)
  • xmlparse12.dll - Patchlink Update (XML Parser for Patchlink Update)
  • plar.exe - Agent Restart
  • common.dll - Common DLL
  • Plops.dll - Plops (Script Helpers -- Module for PatchLink Operations)
  • PLFWWin32.dll - PLFWWin3 Dynamic Link Library
  • libexpat.dll - expat Dynamic Link Library
  • fbclient.dll (by The Firebird Project) - Firebird SQL Server
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • cryptocme2.dll
  • pthreadVC.dll (by Open Source Software community project)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • GravitixService.exe runs as a service named 'PatchLink Update' (PatchLink Update) "Enables the detection, download, and installation of updates provided by the patch management server. If this service is stopped or disabled, this computer will not be able to receive updates from the patch management server.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • pddm.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PDDM' which loads as C:\Program Files\PatchLink\Update Agent\pddm.exe.

How do I remove PatchLink Update Agent for Windows?

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

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 50.00%
Dell 50.00%


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