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What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS

What is ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS?

ParetoLogic Anti-Virus uses the Kaspersky antivirus engine as the base scanner of the product.

About  (from ParetoLogic)

Powered by Kaspersky Anti-Virus SDK, ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS provides premium protection against all kinds of cyber threats. Its advanced scanning and cleaning engine tirelessly searches your PC for spyware, viruses and other malware. This sophisticated antivirus software defends your computer against a variety of ...  Read more


ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS is a program developed by ParetoLogic. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The programs's main executable is pareto_av.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 14.44 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 5.97 MB (6,261,068 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 80% of users of ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS come from the United States, it is also popular in DK.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.paretologic.com/products/antivirusplus
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ParetoLogic\PLAV
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ParetoLogic\PLAV\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS

Program executable:pareto_av.exe
Name:ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS
Path:C:\Program Files\paretologic\plav\pareto_av.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
(From the publisher) “ParetoLogic Anti-Virus Plus protects against viruses, malware, spyware. Will scan, clean and completely remove even the most deeply rooted viruses, spyware, adware, and even rootkits, which attempt to cover the tracks of...”
Additional files:
  • ParetoShellExt64.dll - ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS
  • uninstall.exe
  • LiteUnzip.dll - Extract the contents from a ZIP archive
  • LiteZip.dll - Create a ZIP archive
  • ParetoShellExt.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ParetoShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'greatwall' with a class of {117FAA1C-44E4-4BE6-B284-27EDF9B843EE}.
  • ParetoShellExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'greatwall' with a class of .
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Pareto_AV.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ParetoLogic\PLAV\Pareto_AV.exe" -NM -hidesplash.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:14.44 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002303451%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004646%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00018388%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:24,137,407
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.01 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1020 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS?

You can uninstall ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS 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 ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS, 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 ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS.

Win XP 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  DK 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

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


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