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Should I remove PowerArchiver 2012?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,107
United States Rank #11,652
Reach 0.0308%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.14 days
446.58 days >
Average installed length: 234.64 days


13.03.02 18.12%
13.03.01 3.29%
13.02.03 0.33%
13.02.02 19.44%
13.01.04 45.30%
13.01.03 2.31%
13.00.26 7.08%
13.00.25 0.49%
13.00.24 0.82%
13.00.23 0.16%
13.00.22 0.16%
13.00.20 1.98%
13.00.18 0.33%
13.00.15 0.16%

Typically installed together

PowerArchiver 2012

What is PowerArchiver 2012?  (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 2012 is a software program developed by ConeXware. The most common release is 13.01.04, 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 85 files and is usually about 74.19 MB (77,791,862 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 40% of users of PowerArchiver 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.powerarchiver.com
Help link: www.powerarchiver.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PowerArchiver\
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Caphyon\Advanced Installer\{672F9518-894B-44B8-B8CD-87DF34A13017}\setup.exe /x {672F9518-894B-44B8-B8CD-87DF34A13017}
Estimated size: 74.19 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PowerArchiver 2012

  • PAES.EXE - PowerArchiver Encryption Suite (PowerArchiver Encryption Suite 2014)
  • PABURNTOOLS.EXE - PowerArchiver Burner 2012
  • PACLOUD.EXE - PowerArchiver Cloud 2013
  • powarc1100.exe - PowerArchiver 2007 Setup
  • powarc121203.exe - PowerArchiver 2010 Setup
  • PABackup.exe - PowerArchiver 2012 (PowerArchiver Backup 2012)
  • PASHLEXT.DLL - PA Shell Extensions
  • PASHLEXT64.DLL - PowerArchiver Shell Extension Module 64-bit
  • PASTARTER.EXE - PowerArchiver Starter
  • PAVD2010.EXE - PowerArchiver 2010 (PowerArchiver Drive Emulator)
  • PAVD2012.EXE
  • POWERARC Backup1.EXE
  • POWERARC Backup2.EXE
  • PABURNER120.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, StarBurn Software)
  • UNACEV2.DLL (by ACE Compression Software) - UNACE - freeware ACE extraction component (UNACE Dynamic Link Library)
  • wodCertificate.dll - WeOnlyDo! wodCertificate Component (wodCertificate Management Component)
  • wodFtpDLX.dll (by WeOnlyDo!) - WeOnlyDo! FtpDLX Component (wodFtpDLX Component)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • PAUTIL2.dll (by OnLyOnE)
  • WnASPI32.dll - ASPI for Windows
  • PAISO.DLL (by Hoopoe ProGroup) - iso.wcx (iso_wincmd)
  • 7Z.DLL (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • pautil.dll
  • vss_2k3.exe
  • vss_ctrl.dll
  • vss_x64.exe
  • vss_xp.exe

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.

How do I remove PowerArchiver 2012?

You can uninstall PowerArchiver 2012 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 2012, 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 2012.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 10 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.19%
Windows 10 17.96%
Windows XP 8.57%
Windows Vista 4.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.47%
Windows 7 Professional 12.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.14%
Windows 8 2.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.51%
  Germany 10.92%
  France 6.47%
  United Kingdom 3.88%
  Canada 3.88%
  Italy 2.01%
  Belgium 1.87%
  Brazil 1.87%
  Romania 1.87%
  Poland 1.72%
  Australia 1.58%
  Czech Republic 1.58%
  Iran 1.58%
  Netherlands 1.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.77%
Dell 20.62%
Acer 19.08%
ASUS 8.00%
Intel 3.38%
Medion 3.08%
Samsung 3.08%
Lenovo 3.08%
Toshiba 2.77%
Alienware 1.23%
American Megatrends 1.23%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.92%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.96%
Gateway DX4860 2.37%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.37%
Dell Computer Inspiron 60... 2.37%

About (from ConeXware, Inc.)

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