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Personal Ancestral File Companion 5.7


Personal Ancestral File Companion 5.7 is a software program developed by Intellectual Reserve. The primary executable is named pcomp32.exe. The setup package generally installs about 61 files and is usually about 30.27 MB (31,736,622 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 84% of users of Personal Ancestral File Companion come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.familysearch.org
Help link: productsupport.familysearch.org/supportroot/eng/frameset_products.asp
Installation folder: C:\PCOMP5
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9
Estimated size: 30.27 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Personal Ancestral File Companion 5.7

Program executable:pcomp32.exe
Name:PAF Companion
Additional files:
  • SftTabs_IX86_A_60.dll (by Softel vdm) - SftTabs/DLL - Tab Control for C/C++
  • pfd500.dll (by Progeny Genealogy Inc) - PFD500 Dynamic Link Library (PFD500 DLL)
  • pfd301.dll (by Progeny Genealogy) - Progeny Software pfd301 (pfd301)
  • acfpdfu.dll (by AMYUNI Technologies http://www.amyuni.com) - Amyuni Document Converter
  • acfpdfuamd64.dll (by AMYUNI Technologies http://www.amyuni.com)
  • acfpdfui.dll - Amyuni Document Converter User Interface
  • acfpdfuiamd64.dll
  • cdintf.dll (by Amyuni Technologies http://www.amyuni.com) - Amyuni Common Driver Interface (Common Driver Interface DLL)
  • cdintf64.dll (by Amyuni Technologies http://www.amyuni.com)
  • cerber32.dll (by Progeny Software) - Progeny Software Cerber32 (Cerber32)
  • CONSTANT32.dll
  • dunzip32.dll (by Inner Media) - DynaZIP-32 Multi-Threading UnZIP DLL
  • dzip32.dll (by Inner Media) - DynaZIP Multi-Threading Zip DLL
  • gdiplus.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+
  • Install.exe
  • lfbmp10N.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - LEADTOOLS® DLL for Win32
  • lfbmp12n.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - LEADTOOLS(r) DLL for Win32
  • Lfcmp10n.dll
  • LFCMP12n.DLL
  • lfeps10N.dll
  • lfeps12n.dll
  • lffax10N.dll
  • lffax12n.dll
  • lfgif10N.dll
  • lfgif12n.dll
  • lfpcd10N.dll
  • lfpcd12n.dll
  • lfpcx10N.dll
  • lfpcx12n.dll
  • lfpng10N.dll
  • Lfpng12n.dll
  • lfpsd12n.dll
  • lftga10N.dll
  • lftga12n.dll
  • lftif10N.dll
  • lftif12n.dll
  • lfwmf10N.dll
  • Lfwmf12n.dll
  • lfwpg10N.dll
  • lfwpg12n.dll
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • LTDIS10N.dll
  • LTDIS12n.dll
  • ltfil10N.DLL
  • ltfil12n.DLL
  • ltimg12n.dll
  • ltkrn12n.dll
  • ltlst12n.dll
  • Lvkrn12n.dll
  • PAFCompanionBasic.exe (by Macrovision) - InstallShield (R) (Setup.exe)
  • PCDLIB32.DLL (by Eastman Kodak) - Kodak Photo CD Access Developer Toolkit (PCDLIB32)
  • sdr1_32.dll
  • SFTTB32.DLL (by Softel vdm) - SftTabs (WIN32) (Softel vdm SftTabs Custom Control (WIN32))
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • xassist.dll (by Progeny Software) - Exception Assistant Library
  • xmllite.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft XML Core Services (Microsoft XmlLite Library)
  • xmllite64.dll
  • zlib.dll
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

How do I remove Personal Ancestral File Companion?

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Or, you can uninstall Personal Ancestral File Companion 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Personal Ancestral File Companion 5.7, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Personal Ancestral File Companion.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 8 6%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.08%
Windows XP 10.42%
Windows Vista 6.25%
Windows 8 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.17%
Windows 7 Professional 22.92%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.42%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.17%
Windows 10 Pro 2.08%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 2.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.42%
  United Kingdom 5.19%
  Australia 2.60%
  Germany 2.60%
  Canada 2.60%
  South Africa 1.30%
  Great Britain 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.47%
Dell 28.95%
Acer 10.53%
American Megatrends 7.89%
Toshiba 5.26%
MSI 2.63%
Lenovo 2.63%
ASUS 2.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.89%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.26%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1287c 5.26%
HP-Pavilion AW018AV-ABA e... 5.26%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775 2.63%


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