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Should I remove Packard Bell Software Suite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
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How common is it?
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.79 days
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Average installed length: 337.69 days


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Packard Bell Software Suite

What is Packard Bell Software Suite?  (from Packard Bell)

Packard Bell external hard disks produced up to 2009, include backup software for Windows XP and Vista.


Packard Bell Software Suite 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). The primary executable is named PBSoftSuite.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 14 MB (14,681,514 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 44% of users of Packard Bell Software Suite come from Italy, it is also popular in the United States and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.packardbell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\packard bell\packard bell software suite
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Packard Bell Software Suite\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Packard Bell Software Suite

Program executable:PBSoftSuite.exe
Name:Packard Bell Software Suite
Path:C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Software Suite\PBSoftSuite.exe
Additional files:
  • PBSSUp.exe - Packard Bell Software Suite Packard Bell Software Suite Packard Bell Software Suite Updator (Packard Bell Software Suite Updator)
  • DSMsg.exe - Packard Bell Software Suite - Messenger
  • Sync.exe - Packard Bell Software Suite - Sync
  • Launcher.exe - Packard Bell Software Suite (Packard Bell Software Suite Launcher)
  • Uninstall.exe
  • AutoBackup.exe - Auto Backup (Packard Bell Software Suite - AutoBackup)
  • Archive.exe - Archive (Packard Bell Software Suite - Archive)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • DSMsg.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Auto Backup for Antonio' (runs monthly on Fridays at 19.30).
  • PBSoftSuite.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PB Auto Backup Ugo' (runs daily at 19.30).
  • Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{772552E6-A736-4BCE-9CA0-D73692285367}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Launcher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Packard Bell Software Suite' and executes as C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Packard Bell Software Suite\Launcher.exe /run.
  • PBSoftSuite.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Packard Bell Software Suite' and executes as "C:\Programmer\Packard Bell\Software Suite\PBSoftSuite.exe" /run.

How do I remove Packard Bell Software Suite?

You can uninstall Packard Bell Software Suite 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 Software Suite, 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 Software Suite.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win Vista 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.94%
Windows Vista 20.41%
Windows XP 16.84%
Windows 10 15.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.47%
Windows 10 Home 7.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.74%
Windows 7 Professional 6.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.63% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 43.63%
  United States 12.25%
  France 10.29%
  Netherlands 6.37%
  Belgium 5.88%
  Germany 5.88%
  Spain 3.92%
  DK 3.92%
  Sweden 1.47%
  UA 0.98%
  United Arab Emirates 0.98%
  Turkey 0.98%
  United Kingdom 0.98%
  MA 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.61%
Acer 25.41%
Dell 9.02%
Toshiba 7.38%
ASUS 6.56%
American Megatrends 3.28%
Packard Bell 3.28%
Samsung 2.46%
Intel 1.64%
Medion 1.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.03%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.59%
HP G61 Notebook PC 1.72%
ASUSTeK K53SD 1.72%
Acer Aspire 5741G 1.72%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 1.72%

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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