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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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United States Rank #27,355
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6.0.13976 55.10%
6.0.13950 36.73%
2.2.2222 2.04%
2.2.2204 2.04%
2.2.2112 4.08%

Parallels Workstation

What is Parallels Workstation?  (from Parallels Software International Inc)

Parallels Workstation 2.2 is a fast, easy to use, cost effective desktop virtualization solution that empowers Windows or Linux PC users with the ability to simultaneously run multiple operating systems, including any version of Windows or Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, OS/2, eComStation or MS-DOS, in comple...  Read more


Parallels Workstation is a program developed by Parallels Software International Inc. The most used version is 6.0.13976, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is parallels.exe. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 24.09 MB (25,261,891 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 57% of users of Parallels Workstation come from the United States, it is also popular in Russia and South Africa.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.parallels.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Parallels\Parallels Workstation
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E
Estimated size: 24.09 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Parallels Workstation

Program executable:parallels.exe
Name:Parallels Workstation 2.2
Path:C:\Program Files\parallels\parallels workstation\parallels.exe
Additional files:
  • ImageTool.exe - Parallels Workstation 2.2 (Parallels Image Tool)
  • IOHooks.dll - Parallels Hook Module
  • IOHooksCitrixClient.dll - Parallels Hook Module for Citrix
  • IOHooksCitrixServer.dll
  • PRLDHCP.exe - Parallels DHCP Server
  • pvsusb.sys - Parallels USB Driver
  • RegTool.exe - Parallels Registration Tool
  • UpdateWizard.exe - Parallels Update Wizard

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • PRLDHCP.exe runs as a service named 'Parallels DHCP Service for Virtual NIC' (PRLDHCP).

How do I remove Parallels Workstation?

Quickly and completely remove Parallels Workstation 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 Workstation 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 Workstation, 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 Workstation.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 4%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows 8 24.49%
Windows XP 4.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.41%
Windows 7 Professional 18.37%
Windows 8.1 8.16%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  Russia 4.76%
  South Africa 3.17%
  France 3.17%
  India 3.17%
  DZ 3.17%
  Spain 3.17%
  Canada 3.17%
  Saudi Arabia 3.17%
  MA 1.59%
  Belgium 1.59%
  Finland 1.59%
  AF 1.59%
  New Zealand 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.56%
Lenovo 13.89%
Hewlett-Packard 13.89%
ASUS 11.11%
Acer 8.33%
Sony 5.56%
Gateway 2.78%
Toshiba 2.78%
Sahara 2.78%
Samsung 2.78%
Intel 2.78%
Common models
MSI MS-7592 5.26%
MSI MS-7623 2.63%
LENOVO 20266 2.63%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.63%
HP EliteBook 8740w 2.63%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.63%


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