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Should I remove PADGen?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0012%


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is PADGen?

PAD is the Portable Application Description, and it helps authors provide product descriptions and specifications to online sources in a standard way, using a standard data format that will allow webmasters and program librarians to automate program listings. PAD saves time for both shareware authors and webmasters.

About  (from Association of Software Professionals)

PADGen easily creates Portable Application Descriptions (PAD) files for all your applications. Use PAD to get all of the important information to your vendors and webmasters as quickly and as concisely as possible. With this information long detailed submission forms may soon be a thing of the past! Submitting the PAD ...  Read more


The main program executable is PADGen.exe. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 8.58 MB (8,996,605 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asp-software.org
Help link: news://news.asp-software.org/asp.pad_support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PADGen\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PADGen\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 8.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PADGen

Program executable:PADGen.exe
PADGen - Portable Application Description File Generator
Path:C:\Program Files\PADGen\PADGen.exe
Additional files:
  • padsign.dll - PAD Signing DLL
  • PADGen.exe - PADGen (PADGen - Portable Application Description File Generator)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • progldr.exe
  • Uninstal.exe

How do I remove PADGen?

You can uninstall PADGen 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 PADGen, 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 PADGen.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 10 9%
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.91%
Windows 10 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 45.45%
Windows 7 Professional 13.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.64%
Windows 7 Enterprise 13.64%
Windows 8 Pro 4.55%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.94%
  India 6.45%
  Indonesia 6.45%
  Germany 6.45%
  Canada 6.45%
  China 6.45%
  Thailand 3.23%
  Switzerland 3.23%
  Austria 3.23%
  Argentina 3.23%
  Romania 3.23%
  Spain 3.23%
  Slovakia 3.23%
  Peru 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.11%
Dell 10.53%
Intel 10.53%
Lenovo 10.53%
Apple 5.26%
Acer 5.26%
American Megatrends 5.26%
ASUS 5.26%
Common models
HP-Pavilion VT493AA-ABA s... 6.25%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.25%
HP Pavilion dv2500 Notebo... 6.25%
HP 630 Notebook PC 6.25%
Dell Studio 1747 6.25%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro8,1 6.25%


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