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Should I remove Packard Bell Power Management?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,703
United States Rank #9,155
Reach 0.3976%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.30 days
274.36 days >
Average installed length: 144.16 days


7.00.8109 0.47%
7.00.8108 0.06%
7.00.8106.0 1.19%
7.00.8105 0.59%
7.00.8104 1.63%
7.00.8100 6.67%
7.00.3013 8.81%
7.00.3012 2.17%
7.00.3011 3.71%
7.00.3006 10.38%
7.00.3003 2.77%
6.00.3010 5.60%
6.00.3008 10.32%
6.00.3007 2.77%
6.00.3006 1.08%
6.00.3004 0.96%
6.00.3001 2.62%
6.00.3000 0.80%
5.00.3009 2.55%
5.00.3005 11.75%
5.00.3004 2.21%
5.00.3003 3.25%
5.00.3002 2.32%
5.00.3000 0.36%
4.05.3007 1.14%
4.05.3006 1.11%
4.05.3005 0.05%
4.05.3004 8.61%
4.05.3003 0.06%
4.05.3002 3.97%

Typically installed together

Packard Bell Power Management

What is Packard Bell Power Management?

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


Packard Bell Power Management is a program developed by Packard Bell. The most used version is 5.00.3005, 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is epowermsg.exe. The software installer includes 32 files and is usually about 6.17 MB (6,472,216 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 19% of users of Packard Bell Power Management come from France, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.packardbell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Packard Bell Power Management
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3DB0448D-AD82-4923-B305-D001E521A964}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x40b -removeonly
Estimated size: 6.17 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Packard Bell Power Management

Program executable:epowermsg.exe
Name:Power Management
Path:C:\Program Files\packard bell\packard bell power management\epowermsg.exe
Additional files:
  • BrightnessControl.dll (by Acer) - Power Management (BrightnessControl)
  • CommonControl.dll (by Acer) - CommonControl Dynamic Link Library
  • DefaultPowerOption.exe - DefaultPowerOption
  • ePowerEvent.exe - ePowerEvent
  • ePowerSvc.exe - ePowerSvc
  • ePowerTray.exe - ePowerTray
  • ePowerTrayLauncher.exe - ePowerTrayLauncher
  • NetAdapterControl.dll - NetAdapterControl Dynamic Link Library
  • PowerSettingControl.dll - PowerSettingControl Dynamic Link Library
  • SetAPM.exe - SetAPM Application
  • SysHook.dll - SysHook Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ePowerTray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7966E942-376F-44F0-83F1-A03D0599AA87}' (runs on registration).
  • ePowerEvent.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2A136143-DEBD-49E1-A03A-E9EECDF38039}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • ePowerTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
  • ePowerTrayLauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Power Management.
  • ePowerSvc.exe runs as a service named 'ePowerSvc' (ePowerSvc) "ePower Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • ePowerTrayLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ePowerTrayLauncher.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway Power Management\ePowerTrayLauncher.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ePowerTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Power Management' which loads as C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway Power Management\ePowerTray.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SetAPM.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer ePower Management\SetAPM.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.53 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019040719%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00110374%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00080034%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:965,513
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:5 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.91 MB
Total CPU:0.0009221465%
Kernel CPU:0.00085393%
User CPU:0.00006822%
CPU cycles/sec:10,054
I/O reads/min:456 Bytes
Memory:2.68 MB
Total CPU:0.0035773009%
Kernel CPU:0.00233790%
User CPU:0.00123940%
CPU cycles/sec:180,967

How do I remove Packard Bell Power Management?

You can uninstall Packard Bell Power Management 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 Power Management, 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 Power Management.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.15%
Windows 10 47.80%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Windows XP 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.64%
Windows 8.1 18.58%
Windows 10 Home 15.52%
Windows 8 8.01%
Windows 7 Starter 4.07%
Windows 8.1 Connected 1.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.60% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 18.60%
  Germany 17.46%
  United Kingdom 13.13%
  Italy 9.97%
  United States 5.61%
  Netherlands 4.96%
  Spain 4.57%
  Sweden 4.02%
  Belgium 3.64%
  Norway 2.36%
  DK 2.32%
  Finland 1.39%
  Russia 1.34%
  Switzerland 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.77%
Hewlett-Packard 0.12%
Dell 0.09%
ASUS 0.03%
Common models
Packard Bell EasyNote TE1... 8.59%
Packard Bell EasyNote TK8... 5.22%
Packard Bell EasyNote TE6... 5.20%
Packard Bell EasyNote TS1... 4.94%
Packard Bell ENLE11BZ 3.79%
Packard Bell EasyNote TE1... 3.76%

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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