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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,597
United States Rank #7,269
Reach 0.0252%


VersionDistribution 1.01% 13.71% 16.13% 3.23% 4.84%
1.16.1 35.89%
1.1.6 1.81%
1.1.3 20.36%
1.0.6 3.02%

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Alienware Product Registration

What is Alienware Product Registration?

Alienware Product Registration is a program that is pre-installed with Alienware laptops. If the laptop has not yet been registered with Alienware it will periodically popup and prompt the user to register. It runs as a scheduled task or service (depending on the version).


The most common release is 1.16.1, 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 prodreg.exe. The setup package generally installs about 32 files and is usually about 4.01 MB (4,204,403 bytes). The installed file Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.SelfUpdate.dll 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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\System Registration\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2A0F2CC5-3065-492C-8380-B03AA7106B1A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.01 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Alienware Product Registration

Program executable:prodreg.exe
System Registration
Signed by:Dell Inc
Path:C:\Program Files\System Registration\prodreg.exe
Additional files:
  • AppTelemetry.Repository.dll - AppTelemetry.Repository
  • DCF.Agent.exe - Dell Client Framework (DCF.Agent)
  • DCF.Common.dll - DCF.Common
  • DCF.Interfaces.dll - DCF.Interfaces
  • DCF.Resources.dll - DCF.Resources
  • DCF.UXLib.dll - DCF.UXLib
  • Dell.KickStart.Agent.Plugins.Features.dll - Dell.KickStart.Plugins.Features
  • Dell.KickStart.Agent.Plugins.Registration.dll - Registration
  • Dell.KickStart.Agent.Plugins.Security.dll - Dell.KickStart.Agent.Plugins.Security
  • Dell.KickStart.Agent.Plugins.UnifiedLogin.dll - Dell.KickStart.Plugins.UnifiedLogin
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.Apollo.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Plugins.Apollo
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.AppTelemetry.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Plugins.AppTelemetry
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.SelfUpdate.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Plugins.SelfUpdate
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.SystemInfo.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Plugins.SystemInfo
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Interop.TaskScheduler.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TaskScheduler'.
  • KickStart.Common.dll - KickStart.Common
  • KickStart.UI.Controls.dll - KickStart.UI.Controls
  • KickStart.UI.Repositories.dll - KickStart.UI.Repositories
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0)
  • Microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • Newtonsoft.Json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 4.0)
  • ProductRegistration.exe - KickStart.UI
  • PRSvc.exe - KickStart.WindowService
  • SharpBITS.Base.dll (by xidar solutions) - SharpBITS

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • prodreg.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Dell Product Registration (CARLOS)' (Next runs on 22/06/2018 at 14:05).
  • ProductRegistration.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Dell Product Registration Reminder' (runs daily).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • prodreg.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
  • PRSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Product Registration' (Product Registration) "Product Registration service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • prodreg.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Dell Registration' which loads as C:\Program Files\System Registration\prodreg.exe /boot.

How do I remove Alienware Product Registration?

You can uninstall Alienware Product Registration 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 Alienware Product Registration, 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 Alienware Product Registration.

Win 10 78%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 78.23%
Windows 7 21.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 42.54%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.17%
Windows 8.1 20.77%
Windows 8 7.86%
Windows 10 Pro 4.03%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 1.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.21%
  Canada 3.36%
  Australia 2.55%
  France 2.15%
  Germany 1.61%
  United Kingdom 1.34%
  Mexico 0.94%
  Malaysia 0.67%
  Singapore 0.54%
  Sweden 0.40%
  Czech Republic 0.40%
  Saudi Arabia 0.40%
  Hong Kong 0.27%
  Brazil 0.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Alienware 95.14%
Dell 4.66%
Toshiba 0.20%
Common models
Alienware Alienware 14 16.12%
Alienware Alienware X51 R... 6.94%
Alienware Alienware 17 R3 6.94%
Alienware M14xR2 6.73%
Alienware Alienware 17 R4 6.12%
Alienware Alienware 17 5.92%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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