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4.00.10970 66.67%
4.00.10904 33.33%

Parallels USB Driver


Parallels USB Driver is a software program developed by Parallels Software International Inc. The most common release is 4.00.10970, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 539.34 MB (565,540,024 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 88% of users of Parallels USB Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.parallels.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Parallels\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C7976CB6-7CF5-420E-9997-480BB140463E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 539.34 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Parallels USB Driver

  • prl_up2date_ctl.exe - Parallels Server/Desktop (runtime switch) 5.0 (Parallels Up-2-Date)
  • PTIAgent.exe - Parallels Tools Installation Agent
  • IOHooks.dll - Parallels Desktop 5.0 (Parallels Hook Module)
  • Parallels Transporter.exe - Parallels Transporter
  • prl_app_switcher.exe - Parallels Program Switcher
  • prl_client_app.exe - Parallels Desktop
  • prl_disp_service.exe - Parallels Dispatcher Service
  • prl_learn_app.exe - Learn Windows 7
  • prl_naptd.exe - Parallels DHCP/NAT Service
  • prl_net_enum.dll - Parallels Network Enumeration dll
  • prl_net_inst.exe - Parallels Installation Utility
  • prl_net_install.dll - Parallels Installation dll
  • prl_perf_ctl.exe - Parallels Performance Monitoring Tool
  • prl_sdk.dll - Parallels Public API
  • prl_setup_helper.exe - Parallels Setup Helper
  • prl_up2date_app.exe
  • prl_vm_app.exe - Parallels Virtual Machine
  • prlctl.exe - Parallels VM Control Tool
  • prlsrvctl.exe - Parallels Service Control Tool
  • prl_shared_app.exe - Parallels Tools 5.0 (Parallels Shared Application Parallels Shared Application Parallels Shared Application Parallels Shared Application Parallels Shared Application Parallels Shared Application Parallels Shared Application Parallels Shared Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • prl_naptd.exe runs as a service named 'Parallels Networking Service' (Parallels Networking Service) "Provides the Host-Only and Shared types of networking for Parallels virtual machines. If this service is stopped, your virtual machines will fail to connect to the network if they are in the Host-Only or Shared networking modes.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • prl_up2date_app.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'UTW7Updater' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Parallels\Parallels Desktop\Application\prl_up2date_app.exe" check -u desktop_wl -nr -sa --mode silent.

How do I remove Parallels USB Driver?

Quickly and completely remove Parallels USB Driver from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Parallels USB Driver 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Parallels USB Driver, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Parallels USB Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 33%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Germany 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 50.00%


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