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Should I remove PowerArchiver 2011?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,252
United States Rank #25,721
Reach 0.0133%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.59 days
400.91 days >
Average installed length: 210.65 days


12.01.03 66.13%
12.01.02 7.53%
12.00.59 16.13%
12.00.54 1.08%
12.00.51 0.54%
12.00.49 3.23%
12.00.41 1.08%
12.00.40 1.61%
12.00.38 2.15%
12.00.37 0.54%

Typically installed together

PowerArchiver 2011

What is PowerArchiver 2011?  (from ConeXware)

PowerArchiver creates and works with unlimited-size ZIP archives and features enhanced 7-Zip support to offer the highest compression ratios. Encrypt your archives using five methods, including 256-bit AES, and store your frequently used passwords. Back up your work with PA Backup Express and FTP support, and create po...  Read more


PowerArchiver 2011 is a software program developed by ConeXware. The most common release is 12.01.03, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named POWERARC.EXE. The setup package generally installs about 48 files and is usually about 51.52 MB (54,024,974 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 21% of users of PowerArchiver 2011 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.powerarchiver.com
Help link: www.powerarchiver.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PowerArchiver\
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Caphyon\Advanced Installer\{C588048E-509F-4256-AB12-0ED0E81A1632}\setup.exe /x {F6A07488-1E09-48AD-8BF9-38F9598AC120}
Estimated size: 51.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PowerArchiver 2011

Program executable:POWERARC.EXE
Name:PowerArchiver 2011
Path:C:\Program Files\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE
Additional files:
  • PAES.EXE - PowerArchiver Encryption Suite (PowerArchiver Encryption Suite 2013)
  • PABURNTOOLS.EXE - PowerArchiver Burner 2011
  • PABackup.exe - PowerArchiver 2011 (PowerArchiver Backup 2011)
  • PACLOUD.EXE - PowerArchiver 2013 (PowerArchiver Cloud 2013)
  • PASHLEXT.DLL - PA Shell Extensions
  • PASHLEXT64.DLL - PowerArchiver Shell Extension Module 64-bit
  • PASTARTER.EXE - PowerArchiver Starter
  • PAVD2011.EXE - PowerArchiver Drive Emulator
  • POWERARC - Cópia.EXE
  • PABURNER120.DLL (by Rocket Division Software, StarBurn Software) - StarBurn CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Burning, Grabbing and Mastering Toolkit for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Longhorn
  • STARBURN.DLL (by Rocket Division Software, StarBurn Software)
  • UNACEV2.DLL (by ACE Compression Software) - UNACE - freeware ACE extraction component (UNACE Dynamic Link Library)
  • wodCertificate.dll - WeOnlyDo! wodCertificate Component (wodCertificate Management Component)
  • wodFtpDLX.dll (by WeOnlyDo!) - WeOnlyDo! FtpDLX Component (wodFtpDLX Component)
  • WnASPI32.dll - ASPI for Windows
  • 7Z.DLL (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • pautil.dll
  • vss_2k3.exe
  • vss_ctrl.dll
  • vss_x64.exe
  • vss_xp.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • PABURNTOOLS.EXE is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PABurner' with the ProgID of 'PABurnerOpen' and the action verb 'open.
2 Context Menu Handlers
  • PASHLEXT.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PowerArchiver' with a class of {d03d3e68-0c44-3d45-b15f-bcfd8a8b4c7e}.
  • PASHLEXT64.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PowerArchiver64' with a class of {d03d3e78-0c44-3d45-b15f-bcfd8a8b4c7e}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • POWERARC.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E56585EC-BB93-445D-8D2D-D00147B48813}' (runs on registration).
  • PABackup.exe is scheduled as a task named 'BACKUP MEUS DOCUMENTOS.pbs' (runs weekly on Tuesdays at 18:01).
Startup File (User Run)
  • PASTARTER.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PowerArchiver Tray' and executes as C:\Program Files\PowerArchiver\PAStarter.EXE.

How do I remove PowerArchiver 2011?

Quickly and completely remove PowerArchiver 2011 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PowerArchiver 2011 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 PowerArchiver 2011, 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 PowerArchiver 2011.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.66%
Windows 8 13.44%
Windows XP 8.06%
Windows Vista 4.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.91%
Windows 7 Professional 11.96%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.15%
Windows 8.1 3.80%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.60%
  Germany 9.05%
  France 7.04%
  United Kingdom 4.52%
  Canada 4.52%
  Spain 3.52%
  Iran 3.52%
  Netherlands 3.02%
  Romania 3.02%
  Finland 2.51%
  India 2.51%
  Australia 2.51%
  Indonesia 2.01%
  DK 2.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.62%
Acer 16.38%
Dell 15.52%
ASUS 8.62%
Toshiba 4.31%
Lenovo 3.45%
American Megatrends 2.59%
Sony 1.72%
Sahara 0.86%
MSI 0.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.50%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.60%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.70%
Gigabyte H55M-UD2H 1.80%
Dell Inspiron 1721 1.80%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.80%

About (from ConeXware, Inc.)

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Publisher URL: www.conexware.com


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