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Should I remove Power Plan Extension Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #40,547
United States Rank #32,911
Reach 0.0024%


1.14.1500.0 6.38%
1.14.1100.0 2.13%
1.12.1100.0 21.28%
1.11.1300.100 8.51%
1.10.1100.0 4.26%
1.9.1200.0 17.02%
1.9.1100.0 2.13%
1.7.1100.0 4.26%
1.7.1000.0 10.64%
1.5.1201.0 4.26%
1.4.1200.0 4.26%
1.4.1100.0 10.64%
1.4.1000.0 4.26%

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Power Plan Extension Utility


Power Plan Extension Utility is a program developed by Panasonic. The most used version is 1.12.1100.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is pplanex.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 3.44 MB (3,603,360 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 62% of users of Power Plan Extension Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.panasonic.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panasonic\PPlanEx
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{BD85BA05-109B-43B3-A2B6-A69162363563}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 3.44 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Power Plan Extension Utility

Program executable:pplanex.exe
Name:Power plan extension utility
Path:C:\Program Files\panasonic\pplanex\pplanex.exe
Additional files:
  • opdoffsv.exe - Optical disc drive power-saving utility
  • opswmisc.dll - opswmisc
  • ChgBmode.exe - Economy Mode(ECO) Setting Utility
  • ToastNtf.dll - Toast Notification Library
  • SensorPM.exe - SensorPM (PPlanEx_Sensor Power Manager)
  • PPlanEx_Scrsaver.dll - PPlanEx_Scrsaver
  • PPlanEx_RetPlan.dll - PPlanEx_RetPlan
  • PPlanEx_VideoRS.dll - PPlanEx_VideoRS
  • PPlanEx_SlpLan.dll - PPlanEx_SlpLan
  • PPlanEx_Video.dll - PPlanEx_Video
  • PPlanEx_Aero.dll - PPlanEx_Aero

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • opdoffsv.exe runs as a service named 'Panasonic Opdoff Utility' (OPDOFFSV).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PPlanEx.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PPlanEx' which loads as C:\Program Files\Panasonic\PPlanEx\PPlanEx.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.32 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003467508%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00031827%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002848%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:13,869
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:549 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:549 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.13 MB
User CPU:0.00001918%
CPU cycles/sec:1,011
Memory:2.7 MB
Total CPU:0.0003663320%
Kernel CPU:0.00026052%
User CPU:0.00010582%
CPU cycles/sec:13,646
I/O reads/min:549 Bytes
I/O writes/min:549 Bytes

How do I remove Power Plan Extension Utility?

You can uninstall Power Plan Extension Utility 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 Power Plan Extension Utility, 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 Power Plan Extension Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.47%
Windows 10 25.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 66.67%
Windows 10 Pro 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.89%
Windows 8 Pro 6.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.07%
  Germany 6.90%
  France 5.17%
  Canada 5.17%
  Finland 1.72%
  United Kingdom 1.72%
  Greece 1.72%
  Singapore 1.72%
  Belgium 1.72%
  Israel 1.72%
  Netherlands 1.72%
  Philippines 1.72%
  Switzerland 1.72%
  Japan 1.72%

Publisher URL: www.panasonic.com


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