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Should I remove PerfectDisk Professional Business?

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 #8,617
United States Rank #9,489
Reach 0.0453%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.75 days
228.71 days >
Average installed length: 120.17 days


14.0.893 0.11%
14.0.892 1.23%
14.0.891 1.35%
14.0.890 13.57%
14.0.885 4.71%
14.0.880 4.37%
13.0.843 10.43%
13.0.842 22.09%
13.0.821 11.21%
13.0.783 30.94%

PerfectDisk Professional Business

What is PerfectDisk Professional Business?

PerfectDisk is a defragmentation utility for Windows that can optimize disk drives with an optimization strategy called SMARTPlacement as well as prevents fragmentation with OptiWrite (detects when Windows is going to fragment files and intelligently redirects I/O to stop the fragmentation).


The most common release is 13.0.783, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 52.99 MB (55,567,275 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.raxco.com
Help link: links.raxco.com/go.rax?id=PD13_0_Support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{682B22AB-EAAA-4B1C-83AF-B26E7D4ED01E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 52.99 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PerfectDisk Professional Business

  • AutoUpdGui.exe - PerfectDisk (Auto Update Gui)
  • InstallPD.exe - Install.exe
  • PDAgent.exe - PDAgent Module
  • PDAgentS1.exe - PDAgentS1 Module
  • PDCmd.exe - PDCmd
  • PDElevationWorker.exe - PDElevationWorker Module
  • PDFsPerf.dll - PerfectDisk WriteRight Performance Counters DLL
  • PDVmGuest.dll - PerfectDisk Virtual library
  • PDVmGuestPS.dll - PDVMGuest proxy
  • PerfectDisk.exe
  • 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/)
  • chartdir50.dll (by Advanced Software Engineering Limited) - ChartDirector (ChartDirector DLL)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • PDAgent.exe runs as a service named 'PDAgent' (PDAgent) "This service controls PerfectDisk's scheduling and remote communication.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • PerfectDisk.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PerfectDisk' and executes as C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PerfectDisk.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PerfectDisk.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PerfectDisk.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PerfectDisk.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.95 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0016518318%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00126298%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00038885%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:9,263,951
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:48.48 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.98 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.47 MB
Total CPU:0.0001197698%
Kernel CPU:0.00007155%
User CPU:0.00004822%
CPU cycles/sec:14,565
I/O reads/min:22 Bytes
I/O writes/min:32 Bytes
Memory:50.72 MB
Total CPU:0.0026727471%
Kernel CPU:0.00114191%
User CPU:0.00153084%
CPU cycles/sec:10,682,084
I/O reads/min:10.41 KB
I/O writes/min:318 Bytes

How do I remove PerfectDisk Professional Business?

You can uninstall PerfectDisk Professional Business 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 PerfectDisk Professional Business, 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 PerfectDisk Professional Business.

Win 10 51%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? 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 50.78%
Windows 7 45.42%
Windows XP 2.79%
Windows Vista 1.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.82%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.75%
Windows 10 Pro 10.60%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.79%
Windows 7 Professional 7.78%
Windows 8.1 6.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.67%
  Russia 5.57%
  Italy 4.79%
  United Kingdom 4.30%
  France 3.91%
  Germany 3.22%
  Netherlands 2.73%
  Canada 2.54%
  Brazil 2.05%
  Sweden 2.05%
  UA 1.66%
  Spain 1.66%
  Australia 1.46%
  Belgium 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.86%
ASUS 21.67%
Acer 16.50%
Dell 14.91%
Lenovo 5.77%
Intel 2.39%
Toshiba 1.79%
Samsung 1.39%
American Megatrends 0.80%
Medion 0.60%
Sony 0.60%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.33%
ASUSTeK X550CC 2.76%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.36%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.36%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.36%

About (from Raxco Software Inc.)

For over 30 years Raxco Software has developed award-winning defragmentation solutions and performance utilities that improve hard drive and server performance, simplify system administration and help our customers work more efficiently –at home and at the office.
Publisher URL: www.raxco.com


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