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Should I remove LeapFrog My Pals Plugin?

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6% remove it94% keep it
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LeapFrog My Pals Plugin


LeapFrog My Pals Plugin is a program developed by LeapFrog. The most used version is, 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 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 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 8 files. UPCUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.leapfrog.com/en/pages/support/product_pages/my_pal.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\LeapFrog\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{9013B370-99D4-404B-9DB9-779B51CEB5FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by LeapFrog My Pals Plugin

  • CommandService.exe - CommandService Application
  • Monitor.exe - Monitor Application
  • KillApp.exe
  • LeapFrogConnect.exe
  • uninst.exe
  • UPCUpdater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • LeapFrogConnect.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1927A8DF-0E21-41C4-BD32-610051273144}' (runs on registration).
  • CommandService.exe runs as a service named 'LeapFrog Connect Device Service' (LeapFrog Connect Device Service) "Manages LeapFrog Connect devices.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Monitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files\LeapFrog\LeapFrog Connect\Monitor.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • LeapFrogConnect.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\Personal James\LeapFrog Connect\LeapFrogConnect.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000059360%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000520%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000073%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:141
8,062,084 average
Memory:1.88 MB
Total CPU:0.0000327551%
Kernel CPU:0.00001774%
User CPU:0.00001502%
CPU cycles/sec:189

How do I remove LeapFrog My Pals Plugin?

You can uninstall LeapFrog My Pals Plugin 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 LeapFrog My Pals Plugin, 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 LeapFrog My Pals Plugin.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
Windows 7 (SP1)

About LeapFrog

LeapFrog is an educational entertainment company that designs, develops and markets technology-based learning products and related content for the education of infant through grade school children.
Publisher URL: www.leapfrog.com


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