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Should I remove Prospector Registry Tool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0014%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 380.25 days
778.51 days >
Average installed length: 409.05 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.0.6 90.00%
2.0.5 5.00%
2.0.3 5.00%

Typically installed together

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Prospector Registry Tool

Overview

Prospector Registry Tool is a program developed by Trigold. The most used version is 2.0.6, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 installer includes 13 files and is usually about 2.69 MB (2,818,048 bytes). acrobatupdater.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 80% of users of Prospector Registry Tool come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\meadco scriptx
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F284DBF4-F667-42ED-AC98-631FA94A3198}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.69 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Prospector Registry Tool

  • mcsx637.exe (by Mead & Co Limited) - MeadCo's ScriptX Toolkit (MeadCo's ScriptX Broker/Host Application)
  • acrobatupdater.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe Acrobat Updater
  • acroiehelper.dll (by Adobe Systems) - AcroIEHelper Library (Adobe PDF Helper for Internet Explorer)
  • acroiehelpershim.dll - AcroIEHelperShim Library
  • acropdf.dll - Adobe PDF Browser Control (PDF Browser Control)
  • adobe_updater.exe - Adobe Updater
  • adobearm.exe - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
  • adobearmhelper.exe - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager Helper
  • adobeextractfiles.dll - Adobe Extract Files Library
  • adobeupdaterinstallmgr.exe - Adobe Updater Install Manager
  • pdfshell.dll - Adobe PDF Shell Extension (PDF Shell Extension)
  • readerupdater.exe - Adobe Reader Updater
  • virgin money online.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • acroiehelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper' with the class of {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}.
  • acroiehelpershim.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Adobe PDF Link Helper' with the class of {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} (AcroIEHelperStub).
Scheduled Task
  • adobearm.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager (optimized)' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 12:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • adobearm.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe ARM.
Startup File (User Run)
  • adobe_updater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AdobeUpdater6' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater6\Adobe_Updater.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • adobearm.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe ARM' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

adobearm.exe
Memory:5.01 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019665217%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00084429%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00112224%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:488,444
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:4.95 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:396 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Prospector Registry Tool?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Prospector Registry Tool you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP2) 10%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.90%
Windows 8 28.57%
Windows Vista 9.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.00%
Windows 8 5.00%
Windows Vista Business 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 80.00%
  United States 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 35.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Dell 15.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
Sony 5.00%
Toshiba 5.00%
Samsung 5.00%
Medion 5.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA SATELLITE Z830 5.88%
Sony VPCEH1L0E 5.88%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 5.88%
LENOVO 80B6QB0 5.88%
Acer Aspire 5732Z 5.88%
Acer Aspire 4810T 5.88%

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