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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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ACTIVdriver is a program developed by Promethean Technologies Group. 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 background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 930.37 KB (952,695 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 83% of users of ACTIVdriver come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.prometheanworld.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ACTIV Software\ACTIVdriver\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{06AF1012-3D74-4BAC-9CAD-DB5857B871A1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 930.37 KB

Program filesFiles installed by ACTIVdriver

  • ACTIVcontrol.exe (by ACTIV Software Ltd) - Microsoft (c) Windows (TM) application (ACTIVboard control application)
  • ActivDRVservice.exe (by ACTIV Software Ltd) - Microsoft (c) Windows NT(R) (ACTIVboard Service)
  • Calib.dll (by ACTIV software Ltd) - Whiteboard Calibration (Calibration)
  • ACTIVfilter.exe - ACTIVfilter
  • Calib.exe - Calib

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ActivDRVservice.exe runs as a service named 'ACTIVdriver Control' (ActivDRVcontrol) "Manages the connection between Serial Driver and PC COM Port.".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • ACTIVfilter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ACTIVfilter' which loads as C:\Program Files\ACTIV Software\ACTIVdriver\ACTIVfilter.exe.
  • ACTIVcontrol.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ActivDRVAutostart' which loads as C:\Program Files\ACTIV Software\ACTIVdriver\ACTIVcontrol.exe /startup.

How do I remove ACTIVdriver?

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

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  United Kingdom 16.67%


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