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VersionDistribution 66.67% 33.33%

PowerAlert 12


PowerAlert 12 is a program developed by Tripp Lite. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 installer includes 18 files and is usually about 10.86 MB (11,385,220 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 88% of users of PowerAlert 12 come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tripplite.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TrippLite\PowerAlert
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\TrippLite\PowerAlert\Uninstall_PowerAlert 12\Uninstall PowerAlert 12.exe"
Estimated size: 10.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PowerAlert 12

  • logview.exe - Tripp Lite PowerAlert Log Viewer (PowerAlert Log Viewer)
  • palaunch.exe - PowerAlert Console Launcher
  • broadcast.exe
  • commhid.dll
  • commserial.dll
  • commusb.dll
  • iawin32.dll - Intel Win32 Extentions Dynamic Link Library (Intel Win32 Extentions DLL)
  • invoker.exe
  • libeay32.dll
  • msvcp71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • pa.exe
  • padown.dll
  • remove.exe
  • Uninstall PowerAlert 12.exe (by Macrovision) - LaunchAnywhere
  • ZGWin32LaunchHelper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • pa.exe runs as a service named 'PowerAlert Agent' (paagent).

How do I remove PowerAlert 12?

You can uninstall PowerAlert 12 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 PowerAlert 12, 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 PowerAlert 12.

Win Vista (SP2) 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows Vista Home Basic 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Mexico 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Gateway 50.00%
Dell 50.00%
Common models
Gateway GT5464 33.33%
Dell Dell XPS420 33.33%
Corporativo Lanix S.A de ... 33.33%


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