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Should I remove PowerAlert Local Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,467
United States Rank #14,700
Reach 0.0074%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.38 days
247.19 days >
Average installed length: 129.88 days


12.04.0059.02 1.38%
12.04.55 6.90%
12.04.41 91.72%

PowerAlert Local Software


PowerAlert Local Software is a program developed by Tripp Lite. The most used version is 12.04.41, 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. 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 software installer includes 38 files and is usually about 20.39 MB (21,381,949 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 84% of users of PowerAlert Local Software come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.TrippLite.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TrippLite\PowerAlert\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{88E7FC62-7948-4262-93E2-1D0B1E992C84}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 20.39 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PowerAlert Local Software

  • panms.exe - Tripp Lite PowerAlert Network Management Software Engine (PANMS engine)
  • pal.exe - Tripp Lite PowerAlert Local Software Engine (PAL engine)
  • palaunch.exe - PowerAlert Console Launcher
  • pamsg.dll
  • padown.dll
  • pastatus.exe - Tripp Lite PowerAlert Status Console (PowerAlert Status Console)
  • commhid.dll
  • commserial.dll
  • commusb.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • palaunch.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FD8E26B4-C689-46BC-9918-F18C3FD7F6D3}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • pal.exe runs as a service named 'PowerAlert Agent' (PowerAlert Agent) "PowerAlert Agent".
  • panms.exe runs as a service named 'PowerAlert Agent' (PowerAlert Agent) "PowerAlert Agent".

How do I remove PowerAlert Local Software?

You can uninstall PowerAlert Local 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 PowerAlert Local 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 PowerAlert Local Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.66%
Windows 10 25.52%
Windows XP 2.76%
Windows Vista 1.38%
Windows Server 2003 0.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.77%
Windows 7 Professional 20.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.38%
Windows 10 Pro 7.69%
Windows 8 Pro 3.50%
Windows 10 Home 3.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.40%
  Canada 4.13%
  Mexico 1.83%
  France 0.92%
  Ecuador 0.92%
  Nicaragua 0.46%
  TT 0.46%
  Finland 0.46%
  BZ 0.46%
  Venezuela 0.46%
  CU 0.46%
  Romania 0.46%
  PR 0.46%
  SY 0.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 44.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.33%
Acer 8.00%
ASUS 4.00%
American Megatrends 4.00%
Apple 2.67%
Sahara 2.67%
Gateway 1.33%
Common models
Dell XPS 8700 4.04%
Dell XPS 8500 3.03%
Dell Inspiron 580 2.02%
Apple Inc. Macmini6,1 2.02%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 2.02%
Dell Studio XPS 435MT 2.02%


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