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Packard Bell Data Secure


Packard Bell Data Secure is a software program developed by Packard Bell. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 7.56 MB (7,932,025 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 20% of users of Packard Bell Data Secure come from Germany, it is also popular in France and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.packardbell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\packard bell data secure
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Packard Bell Data Secure\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Packard Bell Data Secure

  • PBDataSecure.exe - Packard Bell Data Secure (Data Secure)
  • Uninstall.exe
  • DSMsg.exe - Data Secure Messenger
  • DSSendTo.exe - Data Secure Send to (SendTo Application for Data Secure)
  • DSExport.exe - Data Secure Export (Data Secure Export Utility)
  • DSImport.exe - Data Secure Import
  • PBBackup.exe (by Nec Computers International) - Backup Engine
  • PBBckupUI.exe (by Nec Computers International) - Backup UI
  • DSRClick.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • DSRClick.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'dsContextMenu' with a class of {CB6C13AE-D1BD-4EA5-81FC-A1AC20942B6A}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PBDataSecure.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{57032DC1-181D-4E9A-BB87-EAD385A9A6FB}' (runs on registration).
  • DSMsg.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Packard Bell Data Secure for GK' (runs monthly on Fridays at 13:07).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • PBBckupUI.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Data Secure' and executes as C:\APPS\DataSecure\PBBckupUI.exe /HIDDEN.
  • PBDataSecure.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Packard Bell Data Secure' and executes as C:\Program Files\Packard Bell Data Secure\PBDataSecure.exe.

How do I remove Packard Bell Data Secure?

You can uninstall Packard Bell Data Secure 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 Packard Bell Data Secure, 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 Packard Bell Data Secure.

Win XP 44%
Win 10 7%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 44.44%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows Vista 14.81%
Windows 10 7.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 44.44%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.93%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.81%
Windows 10 Home 7.41%
Windows 7 Professional 3.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.00% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 20.00%
  France 16.67%
  Italy 13.33%
  United States 13.33%
  DK 6.67%
  Spain 6.67%
  United Kingdom 6.67%
  Netherlands 6.67%
  Belgium 3.33%
  Luxembourg 3.33%
  Norway 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
American Megatrends 15.79%
Acer 15.79%
Medion 15.79%
Hewlett-Packard 15.79%
Dell 10.53%
Toshiba 10.53%
ASUS 5.26%
Intel 5.26%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite U400 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite M70 4.35%
Packard Bell NEC IMEDIA M... 4.35%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 4.35%

About Packard Bell

Packard Bell is a computer manufacturer and a subsidiary of Acer. Packard Bell shares products with Gateway, both owned by Acer.
Publisher URL: www.packardbell.com


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