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Power Plan Assistant version 3.0b

What is Power Plan Assistant?

Some versions use the OpenCandy software library to bundle potentially unwanted software offers during installation.

About  (from Vladimir Plenskiy Software)

Power Plan Assistant for Windows 7 & 8 is the multiple award-winning software, created to redefine the Windows 7 / 8 laptop experience. Power Plan Assistant now comes with an optional system Power icon replacement - a totally new, compact, yet very clear and informative tray icon.


Power Plan Assistant version 3.0b is a software program developed by Vladimir Plenskiy Software. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named PowerPlanAssistant.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 6.21 MB (6,511,138 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 58% of users of Power Plan Assistant come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Netherlands.
Power Plan Assistant has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.powerplan7.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PowerPlanAssistant\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PowerPlanAssistant\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 6.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Power Plan Assistant version 3.0b

Program executable:PowerPlanAssistant.exe
Name:Power Plan Assistant
Path:C:\Program Files\PowerPlanAssistant\PowerPlanAssistant.exe
Additional files:
  • Interop.TaskScheduler.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TaskScheduler'.
  • PowerPlanAssistantSettingsWriter.exe (by www.powerplan7.com) - PowerPlanAssistantSettingsWriter
  • PowerPlanAssistant.exe (by www.powerplan7.com) - Power Plan Assistant
  • PowerPlanAssistantLauncher.exe - Power Plan Assistant Launcher
  • HardwareHelperLib.dll - HardwareHelperLib
  • ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit.DLL (by Component Factory) - Krypton Toolkit (ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit)
  • ppahelper.exe - ppahelper
  • PowerPlanAssistantAutomaticStartup.exe - startup
  • cert.exe (by Org) - cert
  • cert2.exe (by Org)
  • help_x64.dll
  • help_x86.dll
  • ModifyRegistry.dll
  • state.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • uninstgdb.exe
  • uninstgdb2.exe
  • msvcr100d.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PowerPlanAssistant.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PowerPlanAssistantStart'.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PowerPlanAssistantLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'POWER PLAN ASSISTANT' which loads as C:\Program Files\PowerPlanAssistant\PowerPlanAssistantLauncher.exe.

How do I remove Power Plan Assistant?

Quickly and completely remove Power Plan Assistant version 3.0b from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Power Plan Assistant 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 Power Plan Assistant version 3.0b, 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 Power Plan Assistant.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 8 38%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows 8 37.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 37.50%
Windows 8 Pro 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.33%
  Canada 16.67%
  Netherlands 16.67%
  Portugal 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Apple 37.50%
Sony 25.00%
Acer 12.50%
Lenovo 12.50%
Dell 12.50%
Common models
Sony VPCZ13C5E 12.50%
Sony SVD1121C5EB 12.50%
LENOVO 23532YG 12.50%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 12.50%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro5,4 12.50%
Apple Inc. MacBookAir4,2 12.50%


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