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27% remove it73% keep it
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United States Rank #43,977
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11.03.05 44.19%
11.02.03 13.95%
11.01.03 2.33%
11.01.02 6.98%
11.00.78 13.95%
11.00.76 11.63%
11.00.55 2.33%
11.00.52 2.33%
11.00.45 2.33%

PowerArchiver 2009

What is PowerArchiver 2009?  (from ConeXware)

PowerArchiver is an award-winning archive utility that provides support for most compressed and encoded files, as well as access to many powerful features and tools through an easy-to-use interface that seamlessly integrates with Windows Explorer. PowerArchiver natively supports ZIP, 7-Zip, CAB, LHA (LZH), TAR, TAR.GZ,...  Read more


PowerArchiver 2009 is a software program developed by ConeXware. The most common release is 11.03.05, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named POWERARC.EXE. The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 18.01 MB (18,888,371 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 44% of users of PowerArchiver 2009 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.powerarchiver.com
Help link: www.powerarchiver.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PowerArchiver\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A411C623-DE5F-4659-999F-A991A580CC1C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 18.01 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PowerArchiver 2009

Program executable:POWERARC.EXE
Name:PowerArchiver 2009
Path:C:\Program Files\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE
Additional files:
  • PABackup.exe - PowerArchiver 2010 (PowerArchiver Backup 2010)
  • PABURNTOOLS.EXE - PowerArchiver 2009 (PowerArchiver 2009 CD/DVD Burner Tools)
  • PASHLEXT.DLL - PA Shell Extensions
  • PASHLEXT64.DLL - PowerArchiver Shell Extension Module 64-bit
  • PASTARTER.EXE - PowerArchiver Starter
  • PAVD.EXE - PowerArchiver Drive Emulator
  • StarBurn.dll (by Rocket Division Software) - StarBurn CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Burning, Grabbing and Mastering Toolkit for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Longhorn
  • WnASPI32.dll (by Rocket Division Software) - ASPI Layer for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Longhorn
  • UNACEV2.DLL (by ACE Compression Software) - UNACE - freeware ACE extraction component (UNACE Dynamic Link Library)
  • DUNZIPS32.DLL (by Inner Media) - DynaZip Secure Multi-Threading UnZip DLL
  • XceedZip.dll (by Xceed Software Inc (450) 442-2626 [email protected] www.xceedsoft.com) - Xceed Zip Compression Library
  • UNRAR3.DLL (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • PAISO.DLL (by Hoopoe ProGroup) - iso.wcx (iso_wincmd)
  • 7Z.DLL (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • PABURNTOOLS.EXE is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PABurner' with the ProgID of 'PABurnerOpen' and the action verb 'open.
2 Context Menu Handlers
  • PASHLEXT.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PowerArchiver' with a class of {d03d3e68-0c44-3d45-b15f-bcfd8a8b4c7e}.
  • PASHLEXT64.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PowerArchiver64' with a class of {d03d3e78-0c44-3d45-b15f-bcfd8a8b4c7e}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PASTARTER.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PowerArchiver Tray' and executes as C:\Program Files\PowerArchiver\PASTARTER.EXE.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.66 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000507471%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003383%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001692%
0.015104% average

How do I remove PowerArchiver 2009?

You can uninstall PowerArchiver 2009 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 PowerArchiver 2009, 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 PowerArchiver 2009.

Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Win Vista (SP2) 9%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.16%
Windows 10 25.58%
Windows XP 13.95%
Windows Vista 9.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 8 Pro 7.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.76%
Windows Vista Ultimate 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.44%
  Canada 6.67%
  Brazil 4.44%
  RS 4.44%
  Poland 4.44%
  BG 4.44%
  Hong Kong 2.22%
  MK 2.22%
  Kazakstan 2.22%
  Belgium 2.22%
  France 2.22%
  DZ 2.22%
  Greece 2.22%
  Romania 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.32%
Dell 18.92%
ASUS 16.22%
Acer 10.81%
American Megatrends 5.41%
Lenovo 5.41%
Sahara 2.70%
Compaq 2.70%
Samsung 2.70%
Sony 2.70%
Intel 2.70%
Common models
Samsung R580 3.57%
Micro-Star MS-7583 3.57%
Compaq-Presario FQ582AA-A... 3.57%
HP-Pavilion NY535AA-ABA M... 3.57%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2343l 3.57%

About (from ConeXware, Inc.)

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Publisher URL: www.conexware.com


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