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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,946
United States Rank #8,701
Reach 0.0169%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.46 days
423.95 days >
Average installed length: 222.76 days

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What is PrintMaster?  (from Broderbund)

The PrintMaster interface has thousands of templates and tools to help you create appealing items with all of your memorable images. You can also choose from over 150,000 clip art images to help enhance items such as invitations or greeting cards. This allows you to create items with a theme, which can be applied to mu...  Read more


PrintMaster is a program developed by Broderbund. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 55 files and is usually about 35.42 MB (37,136,602 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 89% of users of PrintMaster come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.broderbund.com/c-32-printmaster.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Broderbund\PrintMaster
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A35C2323-3CEA-
Estimated size: 35.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PrintMaster

  • ArtDiscInstall.exe - PrintMaster Art Disc Installer
  • Pmw.exe - The Print Shop 15.0
  • aboutboxdll.dll - PrintMaster 15.0 (Application Support File)
  • border.dll
  • DTCRes.Dll
  • Framework.dll
  • ImageLibrary.dll
  • Iupg32.dll - PrintMaster 12.0
  • LaunchDLL.dll
  • MSRUN32.EXE - Broderbund Secondary Executable Support
  • pmremind.exe
  • pmwres32.dll
  • PMWTT.dll
  • PretzelImport.dll
  • PretzelImportPW.dll
  • PretzelImportWSD.dll
  • Toolbar.dll
  • UICustomizer.dll - UICustomizer DLL
  • UnArt.exe - Art Disc Uninstaller
  • mdf.dll - PrintMaster 15

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Pmw.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BC6A76A6-C900-418F-9CEE-1FA2CA7AA086}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Pmw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Broderbund\PrintMaster\Pmw.exe'.

How do I remove PrintMaster?

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

Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.49%
Windows 8 14.35%
Windows XP 13.50%
Windows Vista 12.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.61%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.17%
Windows 7 Professional 8.05%
Windows 10 Home 5.93%
Windows 8.1 5.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.47%
  Canada 4.74%
  United Kingdom 1.58%
  Australia 1.32%
  Netherlands 0.53%
  New Zealand 0.53%
  BZ 0.26%
  Estonia 0.26%
  Italy 0.26%
  Korea 0.26%
  Mexico 0.26%
  Russia 0.26%
  Saudi Arabia 0.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.18%
Dell 30.92%
Acer 11.18%
Toshiba 7.89%
ASUS 4.61%
Intel 3.29%
Gateway 2.63%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p7-1414 8.03%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.92%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.92%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.92%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.19%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.19%

About Broderbund

Brøderbund Software (now owned by The Learning Company) is an American maker of video games, educational software and The Print Shop productivity tools.
Publisher URL: www.broderbund.com


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