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Should I remove Pinnacle Game Profiler?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,075
United States Rank #11,405
Reach 0.0208%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.30 days
569.42 days >
Average installed length: 299.18 days


5.0.0 98.29%
4.0.0 0.24%
3.9.9 1.22%
2.10.000 0.24%

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Pinnacle Game Profiler

What is Pinnacle Game Profiler?  (from Pinnacle Systems)

Pinnacle Game Profiler is a program that allows you to emulate your keyboard and mouse with your video game controller, and otherwise customize the controller's behavior. Many PC games do not directly support game controllers, but with Pinnacle Game Profiler you can use almost any controller to play almost any game! Ga...  Read more


Pinnacle Game Profiler is a program developed by Pinnacle Systems. The most used version is 5.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is pinnacle.exe. The software installer includes 45 files and is usually about 8.26 MB (8,660,020 bytes). pinnacle_updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 58% of users of Pinnacle Game Profiler come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pinnaclesys.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PowerUp Software\Pinnacle Game Profiler
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Informat
Estimated size: 8.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pinnacle Game Profiler

Program executable:pinnacle.exe
Name:Pinnacle Game Profiler
Path:C:\Program Files\PowerUp Software\Pinnacle Game Profiler\pinnacle.exe
Additional files:
  • ksResource.dll (by PowerUp Software) - Pinnacle Game Profiler (ksResource)
  • pinnacle_updater.exe (by PowerUp Software) - Pinnacle Updater
  • ksRead.dll - ksRead
  • ksMediaSrc.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pinnacle.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{910605BE-5D25-4775-AC86-263DF1C92923}' (runs on registration).
  • pinnacle_updater.exe runs as a service named 'PinnacleUpdate Service' (PinnacleUpdateSvc).
Startup File (User Run)
  • pinnacle.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Pinnacle Game Profiler' and executes as "C:\Program Files\PowerUp Software\Pinnacle Game Profiler\pinnacle.exe" -atboottime.

How do I remove Pinnacle Game Profiler?

You can uninstall Pinnacle Game Profiler 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 Pinnacle Game Profiler, 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 Pinnacle Game Profiler.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 0%
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 7 59.56%
Windows 10 38.73%
Windows Vista 1.23%
Windows XP 0.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.78%
Windows 8.1 10.07%
Windows 7 Professional 8.60%
Windows 10 Home 5.65%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.83%
  United Kingdom 8.23%
  Canada 4.62%
  Australia 4.02%
  Italy 2.21%
  Germany 2.01%
  India 1.41%
  France 1.41%
  Mexico 1.20%
  Netherlands 1.20%
  Poland 1.20%
  IQ 1.00%
  Finland 1.00%
  Spain 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.55%
Acer 13.66%
ASUS 12.78%
Dell 12.33%
Toshiba 8.81%
Samsung 4.85%
Alienware 4.41%
Intel 3.08%
Lenovo 2.64%
American Megatrends 1.32%
MSI 1.32%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.38%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.38%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.38%
MSI MS-7758 2.70%
HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC 2.70%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.03%

About Pinnacle Systems

Pinnacle (acquired by American company Avid Technology) is a manufacturer of digital video hardware and software for the broadcast market as well as consumers.
Publisher URL: www.pinnaclesys.com


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