84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Orion?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
34% remove it66% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,069
United States Rank #6,581
Reach 0.1002%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.90 days
380.58 days >
Average installed length: 199.96 days


2.5.0 31.80%
2.0.1 45.57%
1.0.215 13.97%
1.0.214 8.00%
1.0.213 0.05%
1.0.212 0.25%
01.00.0017 0.35%

Typically installed together


What is Orion?

This is pre installed bundleware with a number of Acer laptop models.


Orion is a software program developed by Convesoft. The most common release is 2.0.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 primary executable is named _3A7580B7A2383DA8AA203A.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 1.16 MB (1,220,096 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows Vista (SP1). While about 32% of users of Orion come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{5B63A470-9334-44D1-AF61-6CE2DB565AE9}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5B63A470-9334-44D1-AF61-6CE2DB565AE9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.16 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Orion

Program executable:_3A7580B7A2383DA8AA203A.exe
Additional files:
  • _07175CDAAB0F651F1BE242.exe
  • _3A7580B7A2383DA8AA203A.exe
  • _061254098AC7730C4C7CF5.exe
  • _6FEFF9B68218417F98F549.exe
  • dmcontentui.dll (by Microsoft) - Photo Story 3 for Windows
  • dsetup.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll - Microsoft® DirectX pour Windows® (Programme d'installation de DirectX - 32 bits)
  • dxsetup.exe - Installation de Microsoft DirectX
  • facebookvideocalling.exe (by Skype Limited) - Facebook Video Calling
  • facebookvideocallingproxy.exe (by Skype Limited) - Facebook Video Calling Proxy
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll - Facebook Video Calling Plugin
  • photostory3ui.dll
  • pscore3ui.dll
  • pslegitcheckui.dll
  • pspublishui.dll
  • pstransitionsui.dll
  • slimcomputer.exe (by SlimWare Utilities) - SlimComputer Application (SlimComputer)
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npFacebookVideoCalling.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Facebook Video Calling' with a plugin key of '@Skype Limited.com/Facebook Video Calling Plugin'.
Scheduled Task
  • slimcomputer.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SlimComputer Scan' (runs daily at 14.00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • slimcomputer.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SlimComputer Startup.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • facebookvideocalling.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Facebook\Video\Skype\FacebookVideoCalling.exe'.

How do I remove Orion?

You can uninstall Orion 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 Orion, 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 Orion.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Orion you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win Vista (SP2) 73%
Win XP 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 34%
Keep it 66%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 88.56%
Windows 7 9.87%
Windows 10 1.52%
Windows XP 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 73.54%
Windows Vista Home Basic 14.42%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.12%
Windows 10 Home 1.02%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.62%
  United Kingdom 13.43%
  Germany 10.26%
  France 8.52%
  Italy 6.65%
  Canada 4.10%
  Spain 3.03%
  Belgium 2.85%
  Netherlands 2.36%
  Norway 1.78%
  Australia 1.47%
  Sweden 1.20%
  Finland 0.98%
  Austria 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.44%
Hewlett-Packard 0.25%
ASUS 0.10%
Dell 0.10%
Samsung 0.05%
Sony 0.05%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5735 9.99%
Acer Aspire 5738 9.10%
Acer Aspire 5920G 4.78%
Acer Aspire 5920 3.79%
Acer Aspire 5810T 3.52%
Acer Aspire 6930G 3.52%

comments2 comments

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Blast Offover a year ago
Seems Harmless, installed from Factory ( Acer ) will keep to avoid potential gaps in my registry.
user comment
Sunnivaover a year ago
I don't understand what it does, but it has never done me anything noticeable so I'll remove it.