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Should I remove APC PowerChute Personal Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,917
United States Rank #4,482
Reach 0.0513%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 178.27 days
936.32 days >
Average installed length: 491.96 days


2.1.1 44.31%
2.1 0.89%
2.0 24.23%
1.5 28.09%
1.4 2.47%

APC PowerChute Personal Edition

What is APC PowerChute Personal Edition?  (from American Power Conversion)

PowerChute Personal Edition software provides safe system shutdown in the event of an extended power outage and prevents potential data corruption. Designed for exceptional usability, it provides first-time users with optimal protection based on APC industry-leading power management expertise. Users also have the optio...  Read more


APC PowerChute Personal Edition is a software program developed by American Power Conversion. The most common release is 2.1.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 PowerChute.exe. The setup package generally installs about 33 files and is usually about 6.02 MB (6,315,306 bytes). The installed file APCUpdates.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 82% of users of APC PowerChute Personal Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apc.com
Help link: www.apcc.com/support/index.cfm?Localize=true
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5A0C892E-FD1C-
Estimated size: 6.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by APC PowerChute Personal Edition

Program executable:PowerChute.exe
Name:APC PowerChute Personal Edition
PowerChute Personal Edition
Path:C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\PowerChute.exe
Additional files:
  • EventViewer.exe - APC PowerChute Personal Edition Event Viewer
  • pchuteres.dll - PowerChute Personal Edition di APC (PowerChute resource file)
  • res.dll - APC PowerChute resources DLL
  • apcrun.exe - APC PowerChute Personal Edition (PowerChute Application)
  • apcsystray.exe - PowerChute System Tray Power Icon
  • APCUpdates.exe - APC Check Updates
  • DataCollectionLauncher.exe - Startup Notification Module
  • dataserv.exe - APC Data Service
  • Display.exe
  • drvutil.dll - Utilities DLL
  • EnergyUsageManager.dll - EnergyUsageManager
  • ExecuteProcess.exe - ExecuteProcess Module
  • force.exe - Module for shutting down Windows 98/Me
  • mainserv.exe - Battery Backup Management Service
  • MsgDll.dll - Notification Dialogs DLL
  • ntutil.dll - Utililty to implement installer functions
  • NTUtil64.exe - NPM Utility
  • PCPELogger.dll - PCPELogger
  • pdcdll.dll - HID level API
  • PerformanceMonitor.dll - Performance Monitor Dynamic Link Library
  • potdata.exe - potdata MFC Application
  • PowerChute.exe - PowerChute Personal Edition
  • UIControl.dll - UIControl Dynamic Link Library
  • UpsControl.dll - DLL for accessing the UPS
  • UpsDevice.dll
  • ValidateUPS.exe - ValidateUPS
  • WebserverRequest.dll - Web Server Request
  • worksafe.exe - Application Data Saving Module
  • dac.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Display.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B64FF3B9-8595-4030-B014-CAF82F4D3B0A}' (runs on registration).
  • PowerChute.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EC6309EE-1F0A-4752-BE53-42CB802A015A}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • mainserv.exe runs as a service named 'APC UPS Service' (APC UPS Service) "PowerChute Personal Edition service for managing battery backup power events.".
  • dataserv.exe runs as a service named 'APC Data Service' (APC Data Service) "PowerChute Personal Edition service for managing data operations.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • apcsystray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PowerChute system tray power icon' and executes as C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\apcsystray.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DataCollectionLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Display' which loads as C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\DataCollectionLauncher.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.42 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000338975%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000337%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003052%
0.015104% average
Memory:21.57 MB
Total CPU:0.0001077898%
Kernel CPU:0.00003857%
User CPU:0.00006922%
CPU cycles/sec:122,469
I/O reads/min:1.04 KB
I/O writes/min:20 Bytes
Memory:6.81 MB
Total CPU:0.0012823824%
Kernel CPU:0.00073487%
User CPU:0.00054751%
I/O reads/min:15 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove APC PowerChute Personal Edition?

You can uninstall APC PowerChute Personal Edition 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program APC PowerChute Personal Edition, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 APC PowerChute Personal Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.68%
Windows XP 19.19%
Windows 10 13.06%
Windows Vista 10.78%
Windows Server 2003 0.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.47%
Windows 7 Professional 16.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.13%
Windows 10 Home 3.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.38%
  Canada 5.59%
  France 2.17%
  Italy 1.38%
  United Kingdom 1.25%
  Brazil 0.99%
  Japan 0.85%
  Russia 0.53%
  Germany 0.39%
  India 0.33%
  UA 0.26%
  Greece 0.26%
  Portugal 0.26%
  Czech Republic 0.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 44.03%
Hewlett-Packard 29.92%
Intel 7.39%
American Megatrends 3.19%
Acer 3.03%
ASUS 1.34%
Sahara 1.01%
Gateway 0.50%
Toshiba 0.50%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 5.02%
Dell Studio 540 4.01%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 4.01%
Dell Dell XPS420 3.01%
Dell Dell DXP061 3.01%
Dell XPS 8700 2.68%


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