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What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,043
United States Rank #30,331
Reach 0.0034%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.05 days
208.01 days >
Average installed length: 109.30 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

ParetoLogic Data Recovery

What is ParetoLogic Data Recovery?  (from ParetoLogic)

As well as email, Data Recovery Pro can recover a wide variety of file types. It has the ability to retrieve missing files from many peripheral storage devices, including your iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, and iPod Classic. Data Recovery Pro is so sophisticated it can even recover files from freshly formatted or partitioned...  Read more


ParetoLogic Data Recovery is a software program developed by ParetoLogic. 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 pldatarecovery.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 4.95 MB (5,192,406 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 51% of users of ParetoLogic Data Recovery come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and South Africa.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ParetoLogic Data Recovery.
PLDataRecovery.exe (6f05714b83a6db63e8645929ecfd9592) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7253 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.S
Symantec 1/12/2014 rev. 1 WS.Reputation

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ParetoLogic, Inc.
URL: www.ParetoLogic.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ParetoLogic\Data Recovery
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ParetoLogic\Data Recovery\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ParetoLogic Data Recovery

Program executable:pldatarecovery.exe
Name:ParetoLogic Data Recovery
Path:C:\Program Files\paretologic\data recovery\pldatarecovery.exe
Additional files:
  • PLCommonDlg.dll - PLCommonDlg Dynamic Link Library (Common Dialog Dynamic Link Library)
  • uninstall.exe - ParetoLogic Data Recovery Installer
  • zlibwapi.dll - ZLib.DLL (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PLDataRecovery.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E67C49A0-FA0E-4F14-83A0-B7D7B490C2C5}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove ParetoLogic Data Recovery?

You can uninstall ParetoLogic Data Recovery 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 Data Recovery, 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 Data Recovery.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.66%
Windows 10 19.40%
Windows Vista 10.45%
Windows XP 1.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.18%
Windows 7 Professional 10.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.58%
Windows 8 4.55%
Windows 8.1 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.59%
  United Kingdom 10.59%
  South Africa 3.53%
  Australia 2.35%
  India 2.35%
  Netherlands 2.35%
  Canada 2.35%
  Ireland 2.35%
  Hong Kong 1.18%
  LY 1.18%
  MA 1.18%
  Qatar 1.18%
  Belgium 1.18%
  France 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.38%
Dell 15.63%
Acer 14.06%
Toshiba 9.38%
ASUS 6.25%
Lenovo 6.25%
Samsung 3.13%
Intel 3.13%
MSI 1.56%
Medion 1.56%
Gateway 1.56%
Common models
ASUSTeK G75VW 3.51%
Dell Inspiron 546 3.51%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.51%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.51%
TOSHIBA Satellite L645D 1.75%


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