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Should I remove Microsoft Visual Basic PowerPacks?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,374
United States Rank #5,371
Reach 0.1415%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.15 days
417.30 days >
Average installed length: 219.26 days


10.0.20911 100.00%

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Microsoft Visual Basic PowerPacks 10.0


Microsoft Visual Basic PowerPacks 10.0 is a program developed by Microsoft. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 75 files and is usually about 3.31 MB (3,468,800 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 33% of users of Microsoft Visual Basic PowerPacks come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft sql server\100\sdk\assemblies
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{2D9F8079-7D50-3EFD-B3BD-ED642E4EE756}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.31 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Visual Basic PowerPacks 10.0

  • microsoft.sqlserver.types.dll - Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server Spatial Types Assembly)
  • microsoft.sqlserver.types.resources.dll - Assembly de types spatiaux SQL Server
  • btplugin.dll - Microsoft® Windows Mobile® Device Center (Windows Mobile Bluetooth Provider)
  • ceutil.dll - Registry Utility Library
  • dtptdns.dll - Proxy DNS Handler
  • rapi.dll - ActiveSync RAPI Backward Compatibility
  • rapimgr.dll - ActiveSync RAPI Manager
  • rapispxy.dll - RAPI Proxy Provider
  • rapistub.dll - RAPI Provider
  • setup.exe - Windows Mobile Device Center setup
  • sqlsysclrtypes_keyfile.dll - SQL Server Patch KeyFile
  • tcp2udp.dll - TCP to UDP Bridge
  • wcescomm.dll - ActiveSync Connection Manager
  • wcescpxy.dll - WCESCOMM Proxy Provider
  • wmcoinst-070531-0952.dll - ActiveSync CoInstaller
  • wmdc.exe - Windows Mobile Device Center
  • wow64-ceutil.dll
  • wow64-rapi.dll
  • wow64-rapispxy.dll
  • wow64-rapistub.dll
  • wow64-wcescpxy.dll
  • wpdrapi.dll - Windows Mobile WPD Rapi Driver

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • wmdc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C5CC5205-35BC-4A3E-A2B7-F8C463C16E35}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • wmdc.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Windows Mobile Device Center.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • wmdc.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #0' which loads as C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe /show.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • wmdc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Windows Mobile-based device management' which loads as C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.67 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001450169%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00006701%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007801%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:100,603
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:106 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:142 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Microsoft Visual Basic PowerPacks?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Visual Basic PowerPacks 10.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Visual Basic PowerPacks 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 Microsoft Visual Basic PowerPacks 10.0, 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 Microsoft Visual Basic PowerPacks.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.21%
Windows 8 33.20%
Windows XP 3.02%
Windows Vista 2.47%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.54%
Windows 7 Professional 16.14%
Windows 8.1 7.89%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.53%
Windows 10 Home 3.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.46%
  France 4.64%
  United Kingdom 3.90%
  Canada 3.85%
  Peru 3.44%
  Czech Republic 3.30%
  Italy 3.30%
  Brazil 3.12%
  Germany 3.03%
  Australia 1.93%
  Mexico 1.65%
  Saudi Arabia 1.65%
  Netherlands 1.61%
  Spain 1.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.99%
Dell 20.76%
ASUS 14.00%
Acer 13.52%
Toshiba 8.67%
Lenovo 4.14%
Samsung 3.74%
Intel 1.59%
Alienware 1.11%
MSI 0.95%
Apple 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.63%
ASUS All Series 4.14%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.70%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.70%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.61%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.18%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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