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Should I remove Novacomd?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,302
United States Rank #6,830
Reach 0.0299%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.07 days
828.04 days >
Average installed length: 435.07 days


1.0.40 0.17%
1.0.33 0.51% 59.93% 30.90% 3.23% 4.58% 0.68%



Novacomd is a software program developed by Palm. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 5.41 MB (5,670,400 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 78% of users of Novacomd come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\palm, inc\novacomd
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{BA9A297F-0198-4EE8-90CB-F5036C180E1D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.41 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Novacomd

  • dpinst.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • novacomd.exe - novacomd Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • novacomd.exe runs as a service named 'Palm Novacom' (NovacomD) "Palm Novacom driver".

How do I remove Novacomd?

You can uninstall Novacomd 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 Novacomd, 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 Novacomd.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.80%
Windows 10 28.35%
Windows XP 5.26%
Windows Vista 4.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.75%
Windows 7 Professional 12.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Windows 10 Home 7.86%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.82%
  France 5.69%
  United Kingdom 3.14%
  Germany 3.02%
  Canada 2.79%
  Belgium 0.58%
  India 0.58%
  Netherlands 0.58%
  Australia 0.46%
  Mexico 0.46%
  Singapore 0.35%
  Austria 0.35%
  New Zealand 0.35%
  Ireland 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.53%
Dell 29.12%
Acer 9.41%
ASUS 7.06%
Toshiba 5.29%
Lenovo 4.12%
Samsung 2.65%
Intel 1.76%
American Megatrends 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.45%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.91%
ASUS All Series 4.26%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.19%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 2.66%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.66%


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