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Should I remove Password Depot 8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,244
Reach 0.0130%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 51.86 days
300.63 days >
Average installed length: 157.96 days


8.2.2 48.05%
8.2.1 1.17%
8.2.0 0.39%
8.1.8 0.78%
8.1.6 3.13%
8.1.5 0.39%
8.1.4 33.98%
8.1.3 5.47%
8.1.2 4.30%
8.1.1 1.56%
8.1.0 0.78%

Password Depot 8

What is Password Depot 8?  (from AceBIT GmbH)

Password Depot is an easy-to-use software for managing and storing your passwords. Selected features: generation of unbreakable passwords, top bar for automatic logins and secure 256-bit data encryption.


Password Depot 8 is a software program developed by AceBIT GmbH. The most common release is 8.2.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named passworddepot.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 88.78 MB (93,090,784 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 80% of users of Password Depot 8 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.password-depot.com
Help link: support.acebit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AceBIT\Password Depot 8\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AceBIT\Password Depot 8\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 88.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Password Depot 8

Program executable:passworddepot.exe
Name:Password Depot
Path:C:\Program Files\acebit\password depot 8\passworddepot.exe
Additional files:
  • pdFileTools.exe - Password Depot (Password Depot File Tools)
  • pdVirtKbd.exe - Password Depot Virtual Keyboard
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • pdShell32.dll - Password Depot 8 (Password Depot 8 Shell Extension)
  • pdIEAddOn64.dll - Password Depot 8 Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object
  • pdMessagingHost.exe - Password Depot Native Messaging Host
  • pdChrome.json
  • pdIEAddOn32.dll
  • pdShell64.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • pdShell32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'pdShellExt32' with a class of {404FAB0A-9C2E-4638-BB2E-89792E95FBA2}.
  • pdShell64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'pdShellExt64' with a class of {404FAB0A-9C2E-4638-BB2E-89792E95FBA3}.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • pdIEAddOn64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Password Depot 8' with the class of {9F79B165-70F7-4C46-B1A5-8828E2FF21F9}.
  • pdIEAddOn32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Password Depot 8' with the class of {9F79B165-70F7-4C46-B1A5-8828E2FF21F9}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • pdIEAddOn32.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Password Depot 8' with a class of {9F79B165-70F7-4C46-B1A5-8828E2FF21F9}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • pdShell64.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Microsoft SharePoint Plug-in for Firefox' with a plugin key of '@microsoft.com/SharePoint,version=14.0' for all users of the PC.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PasswordDepot.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Password Depot' and executes as "C:\Program Files\AceBIT\Password Depot 8\PasswordDepot.exe" -bg.

How do I remove Password Depot 8?

You can uninstall Password Depot 8 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 Password Depot 8, 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 Password Depot 8.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Password Depot 8 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 10 60%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 60.16%
Windows 7 37.50%
Windows Vista 2.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.27%
Windows 10 Home 25.10%
Windows 10 Pro 11.76%
Windows 8.1 10.59%
Windows 7 Professional 7.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.44% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 80.44%
  United States 9.23%
  Netherlands 3.69%
  Switzerland 1.48%
  United Kingdom 1.11%
  Italy 1.11%
  Belgium 0.74%
  Canada 0.37%
  Spain 0.37%
  Malaysia 0.37%
  Poland 0.37%
  Austria 0.37%
  France 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 38.75%
Hewlett-Packard 13.13%
Acer 11.88%
Dell 6.25%
Samsung 5.63%
ASUS 5.63%
Lenovo 3.13%
Intel 3.13%
Toshiba 2.50%
Sony 1.25%
Common models
MEDION MS-7797 3.79%
Paradigit MS-7758 3.79%
ASUS All Series 3.03%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.27%
ECS H67H2-EM 2.27%
MEDION MS-7848 2.27%

Publisher URL: www.acebit.com


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