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Should I remove Pivot Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,211
United States Rank #36,714
Reach 0.0033%


9.52.012 6.06%
9.51.003 7.58%
9.51.002 1.52%
9.50.097 4.55%
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9.05.014 6.06%
9.04.005 4.55%
9.03.003 21.21%
9.01.027 7.58%
8.24.002 3.03%
8.21.013 1.52%
8.21.010 21.21%
8.13.006 3.03%
8.10.017 1.52%

Pivot Software

What is Pivot Software?  (from Portrait Displays)

Portrait Displays launched its display control technology in the 1990s by developing the first rotating computer display. Portrait has continually updated its technology to include today's graphic cards and operating systems. Screen rotation can be included with display control solutions, but we also offer Pivot for sa...  Read more


Pivot Software is a software program developed by Portrait Displays. The most common release is 9.03.003, 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. The primary executable is named wpctrl.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 4.31 MB (4,523,086 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 38% of users of Pivot Software come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.portrait.com/technology/screen-rotation.html
Help link: www.portrait.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\Pivot Software
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0
Estimated size: 4.31 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Pivot Software

Program executable:wpctrl.exe
Name:Pivot Sofware
Pivot Software Support Application
Path:C:\Program Files\portrait displays\pivot software\wpctrl.exe
Additional files:
  • Floater.exe - Pivot Sofware (Pivot Software Support DLL)
  • Winphook.dll
  • wpcpl.dll
  • wpflip.exe - Pivot Software Support Application
  • wpflip64.exe
  • ijl15.dll (by Intel) - Intel® JPEG Library (Intel® JPEG Library - Retail Version)
  • rmreg.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • wpCtrl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PivotSoftware' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\Pivot Software\wpctrl.exe".

How do I remove Pivot Software?

You can uninstall Pivot Software 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 Pivot Software, 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 Pivot Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.58%
Windows 10 13.64%
Windows Vista 13.64%
Windows XP 13.64%
Windows Server 2003 1.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.15%
Windows 7 Professional 13.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.12%
Windows 10 Home 7.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.66%
  United Kingdom 12.99%
  Germany 9.09%
  Finland 3.90%
  Australia 3.90%
  France 3.90%
  Netherlands 2.60%
  Canada 2.60%
  Czech Republic 2.60%
  Spain 2.60%
  Japan 2.60%
  Indonesia 1.30%
  Italy 1.30%
  Singapore 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 52.94%
Dell 14.71%
ASUS 5.88%
Toshiba 2.94%
Lenovo 2.94%
Compaq 2.94%
Medion 2.94%
Intel 2.94%
Acer 2.94%
Common models
MSI MS-7636 4.00%
Micro-Star TARGA Travelle... 2.00%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.00%
LENOVO 20221 2.00%
HP-Pavilion WL313AA-ABF p... 2.00%
HP-Pavilion NS887AA-ABG p... 2.00%

About (from Portrait Displays, Inc.)

Portrait Displays' software provides an extensible platform supporting embedded control of all display technologies and monitors.
Publisher URL: www.portrait.com

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NoordZeeover a year ago
Pivot software was installed on my computer when I connected the new Philips Blade 2 monitor. It probably relates to the Philips Premium Smart Control