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Should I remove PC Probe II?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,423
United States Rank #11,189
Reach 0.0340%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.27 days
185.02 days >
Average installed length: 97.22 days


1.04.79 4.48%
1.04.78 0.90%
1.04.77 0.45%
1.04.76 14.33%
1.04.75 17.76%
1.04.74 3.13%
1.04.72 48.06%
1.04.71 0.60%
1.04.70 1.34%
1.04.68 0.45%
1.04.66 1.64%
1.04.64 0.90%
1.04.63 0.75%
1.04.62 1.79%
1.04.60 3.43%

Typically installed together

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PC Probe II

What is PC Probe II?

The ASUS PC Probe II is a utility that monitors PC vital information such as fan rototations, voltages and temperature. It also gives system information such as hard disk space, memory usage, CPU type and processor speed. After installation, the program resides runs on startup and in the taskbar and provides audio warning through the PC speakers if certain thresholds such as temperature and voltage have been exceeded.


The most used version is 1.04.72, 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. 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 main program executable is Probe2.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 6.16 MB (6,456,004 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS\PC Probe II
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F7338FA3-DAB5-
Estimated size: 6.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Probe II

Program executable:Probe2.exe
PC Probe II
Path:C:\Program Files\ASUS\PC Probe II\Probe2.exe
Additional files:
  • AsTaskSched.dll - AsTaskSc (AsTaskSchedule)
  • Probe2.exe - PC Probe II
  • AsHtmlEngine.dll - AsHtmlEngine Dynamic Link Library (AsHtmlEngine DLL)
  • AsDmi.dll - AsDmi Dynamic Link Library (AsDmi DLL)
  • AsIni.dll - AsIni Dynamic Link Library (AsIni DLL)
  • AsPci.dll - AsPci Dynamic Link Library (AsPci DLL)
  • AsWmi.dll - AsWmi Dynamic Link Library (AsWmi DLL)
  • AsUninsHlp.dll (by asusTEK) - asusTEK AsUninsHlp (AsUninsHlp)
  • Pro2.dll (by ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC) - ASUS PC Probe2 DLL
  • AsInsHelp.dll (by asusTEK) - asusTEK AsInsHelp (AsInsHelp)
  • AsMultiLang.dll - AsMultiLang
  • cpuutil.dll
  • PowerDll.dll
  • SoundPlay.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Probe2.exe is scheduled as a task named 'probe' (runs on boot).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Probe2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Launch PC Probe II.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Probe2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Launch PC Probe II' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ASUS\PC Probe II\Probe2.exe" 1.

How do I remove PC Probe II?

You can uninstall PC Probe II 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 PC Probe II, 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 PC Probe II.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.99%
Windows XP 17.01%
Windows 10 5.97%
Windows Vista 3.58%
Windows Server 2003 0.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.48%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.57%
Windows 7 Professional 16.22%
Windows 10 Home 2.40%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.14%
  Germany 8.42%
  France 6.76%
  United Kingdom 4.34%
  Canada 3.95%
  Italy 3.95%
  Taiwan 2.55%
  Finland 2.55%
  Iran 2.17%
  Brazil 2.04%
  Belgium 1.66%
  Netherlands 1.40%
  Spain 1.40%
  Australia 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
American Megatrends 79.65%
Dell 13.27%
NEC 7.08%
Common models
ASUS All Series 27.27%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 9.09%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 9.09%
Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 9.09%
Gigabyte EP45-DS4 9.09%

About ASUS

ASUSTeK Computer, also often called ASUS is a computer hardware & electronics company.
Publisher URL: www.asus.com


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