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Should I remove ParetoLogic Privacy Controls?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
57% remove it43% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,809
United States Rank #8,348
Reach 0.0245%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.33 days
481.72 days >
Average installed length: 253.11 days


VersionDistribution 3.32% 76.35% 15.15% 0.62% 2.90% 0.62% 0.62% 0.41%

ParetoLogic Privacy Controls

What is ParetoLogic Privacy Controls?  (from ParetoLogic)

Any person who has access to your computer can view your Internet activities and all files, including pictures, music, and video entries, both permanent and temporary. ParetoLogic Privacy Controls provides complete shredding and elimination of confidential information. Featuring full support to thoroughly clean all fil...  Read more


ParetoLogic Privacy Controls is a software program developed by ParetoLogic. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 pareto_pc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 2.86 MB (2,998,459 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 72% of users of ParetoLogic Privacy Controls come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ParetoLogic.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ParetoLogic\Privacy Controls\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ParetoLogic\Privacy Controls\uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 2.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ParetoLogic Privacy Controls

Program executable:pareto_pc.exe
Name:ParetoLogic Privacy Controls
Signed by:ParetoLogic Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\paretologic\privacy controls\pareto_pc.exe
(From the publisher) “What secrets could your PC tell? Your computer records and stores every action and piece of data received. Anyone with access to your computer can view your Internet activities and all files, including pictures, music,...”
Additional files:
  • resources.dll - ParetoLogic Privacy Controls (ParetoLogic Privacy Controls Resources)
  • uninstaller.exe - ParetoLogic Privacy Controls Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Pareto_PC.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Privacy Controls_{F4D509A4-891C-11E5-8642-80EE73A2E0FB}' (runs weekly on Saturdays at 01:02).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Pareto_PC.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Privacy Controls Startup.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • Pareto_PC.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Privacy Controls' which loads as C:\Program Files\ParetoLogic\Privacy Controls\Pareto_PC.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:18.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0337241881%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01881045%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01491374%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove ParetoLogic Privacy Controls?

You can uninstall ParetoLogic Privacy Controls 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 Privacy Controls, 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 Privacy Controls.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 57%
Keep it 43%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.04%
Windows 10 22.98%
Windows Vista 10.97%
Windows XP 6.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.70%
Windows 8.1 10.92%
Windows 7 Professional 9.87%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.51%
  United Kingdom 9.94%
  Canada 4.75%
  Australia 4.01%
  Norway 0.89%
  Greece 0.74%
  Spain 0.74%
  Germany 0.74%
  Belgium 0.59%
  Netherlands 0.59%
  Israel 0.45%
  DK 0.45%
  South Africa 0.30%
  Brazil 0.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.03%
Dell 25.00%
Acer 12.97%
Toshiba 7.28%
ASUS 5.70%
Lenovo 1.90%
American Megatrends 1.58%
Samsung 1.58%
Intel 1.27%
Packard Bell 0.95%
Sony 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.95%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.76%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.57%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.98%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.38%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.79%

About (from ParetoLogic, Inc.)

Millions of users depend on ParetoLogic software to protect, fix and optimize their computers.
Publisher URL: www.paretologic.com


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