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Should I remove PasswordBox?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,038
United States Rank #4,226
Reach 0.0766%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.86 days
704.01 days >
Average installed length: 369.90 days


VersionDistribution 0.73% 0.13% 0.93% 0.26% 1.13% 7.68% 8.48% 1.13% 1.06% 3.91% 13.71% 0.33% 0.73% 0.79% 1.13% 1.79% 0.07% 0.79% 2.12% 0.73% 0.13% 0.07% 0.73% 0.33% 1.39% 0.66% 0.07% 0.07% 0.53% 0.13% 2.38% 1.59% 1.85% 0.46% 1.06% 0.07% 0.07% 0.73% 0.40% 2.58% 0.07% 8.01% 2.12% 0.66% 0.26% 0.20% 0.20% 0.40% 0.33% 0.40% 0.26%
91 versions

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What is PasswordBox?

The software is typically bundled with third party installers such as Open Candy. "Offer your users a free browser extension that helps them securely save passwords for online services, share passwords, and automatically enter them with one-click. Note: Sets homepage, search default, and new tab pages to PassowrdBox search."

About  (from PasswordBox)

PasswordBox is a free password manager that helps people securely store, retrieve and share passwords at anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Say goodbye to multiple usernames and passwords that are impossible to remember. From now on, your PasswordBox master password is the only one you'll ever need.

All of yo...  Read more


The most used version is, 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 pbbtnService.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 8.06 MB (8,449,306 bytes). application_update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Known to include offers within the setup
PasswordBox has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.passwordbox.com
Help link: www.passwordbox.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PasswordBox
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PasswordBox\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 8.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PasswordBox

Program executable:pbbtnService.exe
Password Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\PasswordBox\pbbtnService.exe
(From the publisher) “PasswordBox liberates you from passwords so you can login everywhere with 1-click and easily share your online accounts with people you trust.”
Additional files:
  • application_update.exe - PasswordBox Updater
  • pbbtnService.exe - PasswordBox (PasswordBox Service)
  • Uninstall.exe - PasswordBox Installer
  • BgPageServer.exe - Password Manager
  • pbbtn.dll
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libwebsocketswin32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • pbbtnService.exe runs as a service named 'PasswordBox' (PasswordBox) "PasswordBox Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.7 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002583345%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00013051%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00012783%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:473,988
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:4.69 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3.78 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove PasswordBox?

You can uninstall PasswordBox 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 PasswordBox, 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 PasswordBox.
  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.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.39%
Windows 10 28.19%
Windows Vista 4.57%
Windows XP 2.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.86%
Windows 8.1 9.68%
Windows 7 Professional 9.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.01%
Windows 8 5.27%
Windows 10 Home 4.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.75%
  Canada 5.38%
  United Kingdom 3.31%
  Germany 1.53%
  Australia 1.38%
  Israel 1.33%
  India 1.23%
  DK 1.19%
  Italy 1.14%
  Belgium 0.89%
  Sweden 0.64%
  Norway 0.49%
  Saudi Arabia 0.49%
  Finland 0.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.38%
Dell 22.66%
Acer 17.34%
Toshiba 9.66%
ASUS 6.70%
Samsung 2.96%
Lenovo 2.27%
Intel 0.99%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.01%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.36%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.51%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.51%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.43%
Dell Inspiron N5050 2.79%

comments3 comments

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user comment
PWBOX USERover a year ago
Password Box is a decent password management program, it doesn't come with spyware or any other trash.
user comment
John Vinnceover a year ago
Spam, I cant believe anyone would want to keep this. AVG packages it in now as well. Reason enough to leave.
user comment
[email protected]over a year ago
I want to remove this passwordbox also remove my contact list. And donot use my name again to get passwords from my friends.emilie faul