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Average installed length: 89.30 days


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Packard Bell InfoCentre

What is Packard Bell InfoCentre?

The Packard Bell InfoCentre program is included by default with most new Packard Bell computers.

About  (from Packard Bell)

Packard Bell InfoCentre contains the electronic documentation for your computer, quickly giving you the help you need directly on your screen. To open Packard Bell InfoCentre, double-click on the InfoCentre icon on your desktop or click on Start %3E All Programs %3E Packard Bell Support %3E Packard Bell InfoCentre. Y...  Read more


Packard Bell InfoCentre is a software program developed by Packard Bell. 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 primary executable is named InfoCtr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 3.81 MB (3,990,239 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 20% of users of Packard Bell InfoCentre come from Germany, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.packardbell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\InfoCentre
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\InfoCentre\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Packard Bell InfoCentre

Program executable:InfoCtr.exe
InfoCentre Web Browser
Signed by:Acer Incorporated
Path:C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\InfoCentre\InfoCtr.exe
Additional files:
  • SpeUpdPack.exe - Packard Bell Web Pack
  • PackardBell.Infocenter.dll - InfoCenter (InfoCenter Search Wrapper)
  • Highlighter.Net.dll
  • HtmlAgilityPack.dll
  • Indexer.exe
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Lucene.Net.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • InfoCtr.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B9CF483B-96E1-4BFF-BB62-85DA209F0CA0}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Packard Bell InfoCentre?

You can uninstall Packard Bell InfoCentre 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 InfoCentre, 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 InfoCentre.

Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.72%
Windows 10 15.13%
Windows XP 0.13%
Windows Vista 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 80.20%
Windows 10 Home 13.32%
Windows 7 Starter 2.70%
Windows 7 Home Basic 0.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.80%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.70% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 19.70%
  United Kingdom 18.63%
  France 17.12%
  Italy 10.42%
  Netherlands 5.48%
  Spain 4.96%
  Sweden 4.12%
  United States 4.10%
  Belgium 3.85%
  Norway 1.54%
  DK 1.49%
  Portugal 0.91%
  Switzerland 0.60%
  Austria 0.56%

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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