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Should I remove Pinnacle Game Profiler?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,308
United States Rank #4,841
Reach 0.0832%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.95 days
293.59 days >
Average installed length: 154.26 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
8.1.9 2.40%
8.1.7 6.51%
8.1.4 0.94%
8.1.3 7.46%
8.1.1 4.88%
8.1.0 5.06%
8.0.2 0.51%
8.0.1 0.43%
8.0.0 2.14%
7.8.2 7.46%
7.7.8 1.63%
7.7.7 1.71%
7.7.6 0.26%
7.7.4 0.09%
7.7.3 0.17%
7.7.2 4.28%
7.7.0 0.43%
7.6.9 3.43%
7.6.8 3.00%
7.6.7 0.17%
7.6.6 1.37%
7.6.3 0.60%
7.6.0 0.51%
7.5.8 0.77%
7.5.6 3.86%
7.5.5 0.09%
7.5.2 0.94%
7.5.0 0.43%
7.4.2 1.29%
7.3.7 1.46%
7.3.6 1.37%
7.3.5 1.54%
7.3.4 0.26%
7.3.2 0.26%
7.3.1 0.69%
7.2.7 0.09%
7.2.5 0.09%
7.1.8 0.09%
7.1.7 0.26%
7.1.3 0.43%
7.1.2 0.09%
7.1.1 1.63%
7.1.0 4.28%
7.0.8 1.20%
7.0.7 0.17%
7.0.6 0.43%
7.0.5 0.26%
7.0.2 1.03%
7.0.1 1.11%
7.0.0 1.29%
6.9.7 1.63%
89 versions

Pinnacle Game Profiler

What is Pinnacle Game Profiler?  (from PowerUp Software)

Pinnacle is a software program that enables you to play your favorite games with any gamepad, joystick, or other type of game controller. Pinnacle comes preconfigured for most popular game titles and gamepads, which means setup is quick and easy. As new games or software updates are released, they are effortlessly inst...  Read more

Overview

Pinnacle Game Profiler is a program developed by PowerUp Software. The most used version is 8.1.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is pinnacle.exe. The software installer includes 25 files and is usually about 8.26 MB (8,664,271 bytes). pinnacle_updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 58% of users of Pinnacle Game Profiler come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: pinnaclegameprofiler.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PowerUp Software\Pinnacle Game Profiler
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4
Estimated size: 8.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pinnacle Game Profiler

Program executable:pinnacle.exe
Name:Pinnacle Game Profiler
Path:C:\Program Files\powerup software\pinnacle game profiler\pinnacle.exe
MD5:d8fabb66d4e69f83665b91e326ae951c
Additional files:
  • _default_icons.dll - Pinnacle Game Profiler
  • ksResource.dll - ksResource
  • pinnacle - Kopie.exe
  • pinnacle_updater.exe - Pinnacle Updater
  • ksGameHook.dll - ksGameHook
  • ksBalloon.ocx - ksBalloon
  • ksCButton.ocx - ksCButton
  • ksSoundEx.ocx - ksSoundEx
  • ksCboLst.ocx - ksCboLst
  • ksIcoPck.ocx - ksIcoPck
  • ksImgLst.ocx - ksImgLst
  • ksCombo.ocx - ksCombo
  • ksPopup.dll - ksPopup
  • ksTimer.dll - ksTimer
  • ksRead.dll - ksRead
  • ksTree.ocx - ksTree
  • ksJoyDll.dll
  • ksMediaSrc.dll
  • ksReadEx.dll
  • ksReference.dll
  • ksResourceEx.dll
  • ksRunUAC.dll
  • ksTracker.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pinnacle.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9059BB35-A6D8-4745-87B1-391FB2BBFDB2}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • pinnacle.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PinnacleGameProfiler.
Service
  • pinnacle_updater.exe runs as a service named 'PinnacleUpdate Service' (PinnacleUpdateSvc).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • pinnacle.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Pinnacle Game Profiler' and executes as "C:\Program Files\PowerUp Software\Pinnacle Game Profiler\pinnacle.exe" -atboottime.
  • pinnacle - Kopie.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Pinnacle Game Profiler' and executes as "C:\Program Files\PowerUp Software\Pinnacle Game Profiler\pinnacle.exe" -atboottime.

How do I remove Pinnacle Game Profiler?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 8 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.29%
Windows 8 42.00%
Windows Vista 0.94%
Windows XP 0.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.52%
Windows 8.1 14.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.17%
Windows 7 Professional 7.05%
Windows 10 Home 4.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.98%
  United Kingdom 8.46%
  Canada 3.99%
  Germany 2.37%
  Australia 2.17%
  France 2.03%
  Italy 2.03%
  Brazil 1.15%
  Netherlands 1.08%
  Sweden 0.88%
  Ireland 0.81%
  DK 0.74%
  Spain 0.68%
  Finland 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.91%
ASUS 15.61%
Acer 13.94%
Dell 13.48%
GIGABYTE 9.85%
Toshiba 6.52%
Lenovo 5.00%
Alienware 4.70%
MSI 2.12%
Samsung 2.12%
Apple 0.76%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.78%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.26%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.65%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.04%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.74%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.13%

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