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Should I remove Packard Bell Registration?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,847
United States Rank #10,762
Reach 0.3631%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.41 days
189.01 days >
Average installed length: 99.31 days


1.04.3507 0.06%
1.04.3506 6.92%
1.04.3505 1.61%
1.04.3504 7.13%
1.04.3503 7.18%
1.04.3502 1.65%
1.04.3501 1.65%
1.03.3004 1.54%
1.03.3003 27.12%
1.03.3002 3.73%
1.02.3006 31.19%
1.02.3005 0.78%
1.02.3004 9.45%

Packard Bell Registration

What is Packard Bell Registration?

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


Packard Bell Registration is a program developed by Packard Bell. The most used version is 1.02.3006, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 programs's main executable is GREGsvc.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.37 MB of memory. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 17.37 MB (18,216,770 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 20% of users of Packard Bell Registration come from Germany, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.packardbell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Registration
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Registration\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 17.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Packard Bell Registration

Program executable:GREGsvc.exe
Name:Global Registration Service
Signed by:Acer Incorporated
Path:C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Registration\GREGsvc.exe
Acer Global Registration service is preloaded on Acer laptops and runs in the background with the sole purpose to remind users to register their new laptops. Acer Global Registration pops up a reminder from time to time and you can decide...
Additional files:
  • GlobalRegistrationMUI.dll - Global Registration (Global Registration MUI)
  • GREG.exe (by Acer)
  • uninstall.exe (by Acer) - Registration
  • GregDLLHS.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GREG.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4DD2ECC8-1509-41C8-922D-B38617BBAE72}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • GREG.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
  • GREGsvc.exe runs as a service named 'GREGService' (GREGService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • GREG.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Global Registration' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Registration\GREG.exe" /boot.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.37 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007291701%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00059667%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00013250%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:208,433
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:35 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Packard Bell Registration?

You can uninstall Packard Bell Registration 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 Registration, 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 Registration.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.41%
Windows 10 14.46%
Windows XP 0.11%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 78.66%
Windows 10 Home 12.61%
Windows 7 Starter 4.32%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.73%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.50% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 20.50%
  France 17.91%
  United Kingdom 16.16%
  Italy 9.74%
  Netherlands 5.00%
  Spain 4.78%
  United States 4.50%
  Sweden 3.91%
  Belgium 3.54%
  DK 1.91%
  Norway 1.71%
  Finland 1.01%
  Turkey 1.01%
  Russia 0.87%

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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