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United States Rank #12,509
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11.71.04 34.75%
11.71.03 5.38%
11.70.11 0.45%
11.70.10 2.02%
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11.64.01 4.71%
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PowerArchiver 2010

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What is PowerArchiver 2010?  (from ConeXware)

ZIP Support PowerArchiver offers superior ZIP and ZIPX format support compared to other archivers. Multicore deflate zip engine, almost 4x faster than single core systems on quad core computers. (3x faster than WinZip 15). Full support for advanced ZIPX format – LZMA, JPEG, PPMd, BZIP2 and WAVPACK in ZIP/ZIPX, accordin...  Read more


PowerArchiver 2010 is a software program developed by ConeXware. The most common release is 11.71.04, 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. 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). 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 49 files and is usually about 23.22 MB (24,345,091 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 46% of users of PowerArchiver 2010 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.powerarchiver.com
Help link: www.powerarchiver.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PowerArchiver\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{28D2BDCF-4F6A-4803-87EC-9308F2B86A5C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 23.22 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PowerArchiver 2010

Program executable:POWERARC.EXE
Name:PowerArchiver 2010
Path:C:\Program Files\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE
Additional files:
  • PABURNTOOLS.EXE - PowerArchiver Burner 2012
  • PABackup.exe - PowerArchiver 2010 (PowerArchiver Backup 2010)
  • PASHLEXT.DLL - PA Shell Extensions
  • PASHLEXT64.DLL - PowerArchiver Shell Extension Module 64-bit
  • PASTARTER.EXE - PowerArchiver Starter
  • PAVD2010.EXE - PowerArchiver Drive Emulator
  • PABURNER116.DLL (by Rocket Division Software, StarBurn Software) - StarBurn CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Burning, Grabbing and Mastering Toolkit for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Longhorn
  • StarBurn.dll (by Rocket Division Software)
  • 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)
  • 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}.
Scheduled Task
  • POWERARC.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{8F5DC165-DE8B-4D5B-92DB-1080CD7AC0D6}' (runs on registration).
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.

How do I remove PowerArchiver 2010?

Quickly and completely remove PowerArchiver 2010 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PowerArchiver 2010 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PowerArchiver 2010, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 2010.

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 57.81%
Windows 10 24.33%
Windows XP 10.71%
Windows Vista 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.73%
Windows 7 Professional 15.19%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.20%
Windows 8 9.07%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.71%
  Germany 8.58%
  Canada 4.85%
  France 3.73%
  United Kingdom 3.54%
  Italy 2.24%
  Iran 1.87%
  Netherlands 1.68%
  Czech Republic 1.49%
  Brazil 1.49%
  Poland 1.31%
  Australia 1.31%
  Israel 1.12%
  Romania 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.97%
Toshiba 19.85%
Hewlett-Packard 17.23%
Acer 13.11%
ASUS 6.74%
Intel 5.24%
American Megatrends 2.62%
Lenovo 2.62%
Samsung 1.87%
Sony 1.12%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P845t 23.08%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.13%
ASUSTeK K54C 2.56%
ASUS All Series 2.56%
Samsung RF511/RF411/RF711 1.92%
Dell XPS 8500 1.92%

About (from ConeXware, Inc.)

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