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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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United States Rank #47,553
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VersionDistribution 40.64% 0.80%
1.8.5 58.17%
1.3 0.40%

Personal ID


Personal ID is a software program developed by coolspot AG. The most common release is 1.8.5, 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. The primary executable is named pid.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 1.19 MB (1,243,576 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 86% of users of Personal ID come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.personalid.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\coolspot AG\Personal ID
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\coolspot AG\Personal ID\Uninstall.exe" "C:\Program Files\coolspot AG\Personal ID\install.log" -u
Estimated size: 1.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Personal ID

Program executable:pid.exe
Name:Personal ID
Path:C:\Program Files\coolspot ag\personal id\pid.exe
Additional files:
  • MxSWL32.dll - mxswl32

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • pid.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Personal ID' and executes as C:\Program Files2\COOLSP~1\PERSON~1\PID.EXE.

How do I remove Personal ID?

You can uninstall Personal ID 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 Personal ID, 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 Personal ID.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.55%
Windows 10 27.09%
Windows Vista 6.77%
Windows XP 3.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.95%
Windows 7 Professional 9.96%
Windows 10 Home 8.76%
Windows 8.1 7.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.17% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 86.17%
  United States 6.32%
  Austria 1.98%
  Switzerland 1.19%
  Spain 1.19%
  France 0.79%
  Netherlands 0.79%
  MA 0.40%
  Indonesia 0.40%
  Italy 0.40%
  Hungary 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.89%
Medion 21.01%
Hewlett-Packard 12.61%
Dell 6.72%
Samsung 6.72%
Lenovo 4.20%
ASUS 4.20%
Toshiba 3.36%
American Megatrends 1.68%
Intel 1.68%
Sony 1.68%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7366 4.20%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.36%
Acer Aspire 7750G 2.52%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.52%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.52%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 2.52%


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