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27% remove it73% keep it
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Packard Bell Updator

What is Packard Bell Updator?

The Packard Bell Updater program is included by default with most new Packard Bell computers. Packard Bell Updater is the updater program which runs with Windows (in the background as a service) and automatically starts up when your computer boots. It checks for updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings. Packard Bell Update checks for installed Packard Bell OEM software included with a new PC.


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 SmartRestore.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.47 MB (2,594,178 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.packardbell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\packard bell\smart restore
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Smart Restore\SmartRestore.exe" /MSADDREM *Updator*
Estimated size: 2.47 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Packard Bell Updator

Program executable:SmartRestore.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\packard bell\smart restore\SmartRestore.exe
Additional files:
  • SmartRestore.exe - SmartRestore
  • Cristaline.dll - Cristaline

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SmartRestore.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{20CF1A10-B487-4524-805F-4A5DEE65CDDF}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Packard Bell Updator?

You can uninstall Packard Bell Updator 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 Updator, 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 Updator.

Win Vista (SP2) 76%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 92.84%
Windows 7 6.33%
Windows 10 0.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 69.37%
Windows Vista Home Basic 23.34%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.49%
Windows 10 Pro 0.37%
Windows 10 Home 0.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.77% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 32.77%
  United Kingdom 17.23%
  Germany 14.06%
  Italy 9.03%
  Netherlands 6.33%
  Belgium 5.31%
  Spain 4.93%
  United States 2.51%
  Sweden 2.51%
  Norway 1.02%
  DK 0.65%
  Finland 0.56%
  Ireland 0.47%
  MA 0.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Packard Bell 98.31%
Acer 1.69%
Common models
PACKARD BELL BV EasyNote ... 16.16%
PACKARD BELL BV EasyNote ... 7.92%
Packard Bell BV EASYNOTE ... 4.68%
Packard Bell BV EASYNOTE ... 4.20%
PACKARD BELL BV EasyNote ... 2.75%
Packard Bell BV EASYNOTE ... 2.58%

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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