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Should I remove PC Probe II?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,869
United States Rank #5,414
Reach 0.1059%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.34 days
541.13 days >
Average installed length: 284.32 days


1.04.92 22.95%
1.04.91 0.34%
1.04.89 0.53%
1.04.88 5.03%
1.04.87 4.12%
1.04.86 44.85%
1.04.85 0.14%
1.04.83 10.11%
1.04.82 3.79%
1.04.81 2.44%
1.04.80 5.61%
1.04.19 0.05%
1.01.05 0.05%

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 common release is 1.04.86, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 Probe2.exe. The setup package generally installs about 48 files and is usually about 21.24 MB (22,276,330 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
Estimated size: 21.24 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 (by ASUSTeK Computer) - 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
  • vvc.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Probe2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8738852A-452B-4590-A5EE-5F15B7927F6E}' (runs on registration).
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Probe2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ASUS\PC Probe II\Probe2.exe'.

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.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.70%
Windows 10 7.60%
Windows XP 6.74%
Windows Vista 1.82%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 36.59%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.74%
Windows 7 Professional 20.99%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.84%
Windows 10 Pro 3.18%
Windows 10 Home 2.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.90%
  Germany 10.60%
  United Kingdom 7.71%
  France 5.81%
  Italy 3.49%
  Canada 2.96%
  Brazil 2.44%
  Japan 1.83%
  Netherlands 1.62%
  Finland 1.46%
  Australia 1.38%
  Taiwan 1.34%
  Sweden 1.30%
  Poland 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 48.80%
Acer 36.80%
American Megatrends 14.40%
Common models
ASUS All Series 20.00%
ASUSTeK V-P7H55E 5.71%
Si Si-P6TSE-GAMER 2.86%
RM plc RM ASCEND 2030 2.86%
MSI MS-7917 2.86%

About ASUS

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


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