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Should I remove Pogoplug PC?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,003
United States Rank #8,568
Reach 0.0210%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.45 days
278.87 days >
Average installed length: 146.53 days


VersionDistribution 6.78% 2.66% 2.66% 0.97% 21.07%
1.2.0 2.18%
1.1.14 24.70%
1.1.8 21.07%
1.1.6 12.59%
1.1.5 0.24%
1.1.4 3.63%
1.1.3 0.24%
1.1.2 0.24%
1.0.0 0.97%

Other programs by Cloud Engines

Pogoplug PC


Pogoplug PC is a program developed by Cloud Engines. The most used version is 1.1.14, 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. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 35.22 MB (36,934,105 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 78% of users of Pogoplug PC come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pogoplug.com
Help link: support.pogoplug.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pogoplugpc
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PogoplugPC\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 35.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pogoplug PC

  • xcetap0.sys - TAP-Win32 Virtual Network Driver
  • ppserver.exe - Pogoplug PC
  • hbadmin.exe - Pogoplug (Pogoplug Remote Access Helper)
  • hbpctrl.exe - Pogoplug Remote Access Control
  • hbwd.exe - Pogoplug Remote Access Watchdog
  • ppsync.exe - Pogoplug Active Copy
  • xcetapinst.exe (by Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK provider) - Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK driver (Windows Setup API)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • hbadmin.exe runs as a service named 'HBAdmin' (HBAdmin).
Startup File (User Run)
  • ppserver.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PogoplugPC' and executes as "C:\Program Files\PogoplugPC\ppserver.exe" --starthidden.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ppserver.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PogoplugPC\ppserver.exe'.

How do I remove Pogoplug PC?

You can uninstall Pogoplug PC 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 Pogoplug PC, 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 Pogoplug PC.

Win 10 51%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.61%
Windows 7 45.04%
Windows Vista 2.42%
Windows XP 1.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.37%
Windows 10 Home 17.48%
Windows 8.1 15.29%
Windows 7 Professional 8.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.07%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.32%
  Canada 3.53%
  United Kingdom 2.69%
  Germany 2.02%
  Australia 1.68%
  Japan 1.34%
  France 0.84%
  Mexico 0.84%
  Belgium 0.67%
  Italy 0.67%
  United Arab Emirates 0.50%
  DK 0.50%
  Portugal 0.50%
  Chile 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.90%
Dell 24.05%
Toshiba 13.75%
ASUS 9.97%
Acer 6.53%
Lenovo 4.12%
Samsung 2.75%
Medion 1.37%
MSI 1.37%
Intel 1.03%
Sony 0.69%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.70%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.70%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.47%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 1.85%
Dell Dell DXP061 1.85%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.85%

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Lisaover a year ago
How do I remove it off my phone?