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Should I remove PowerArchiver 2015?

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 #15,675
United States Rank #16,967
Reach 0.0173%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.60 days
76.68 days >
Average installed length: 40.29 days


15.04.03 38.82%
15.03.04 7.65%
15.02.05 8.82%
15.01.06 10.59%
15.00.42 9.71%
15.00.38 23.53%
15.00.32 0.59%
15.00.31 0.29%

PowerArchiver 2015


PowerArchiver 2015 is a software program developed by ConeXware. The most common release is 15.04.03, 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 55 files and is usually about 3.55 MB (3,718,648 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 36% of users of PowerArchiver 2015 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\{80445BF9-88A7-460D-9378-415037B6F707}\setup.exe /x {80445BF9-88A7-460D-9378-415037B6F707}
Estimated size: 3.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PowerArchiver 2015

Program executable:POWERARC.EXE
Name:PowerArchiver 2015
Path:C:\Program Files\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE
Additional files:
  • PAVD2016.EXE - PowerArchiver Virtual Drive
  • PABURNTOOLS.EXE - PowerArchiver Burner 2015
  • PACLOUD.EXE - PowerArchiver Cloud 2015
  • PABackup.exe - PowerArchiver Backup
  • PAVD2013.EXE - PowerArchiver 2013 (PowerArchiver Drive Emulator)
  • POWERARC.EXE - PowerArchiver 2015
  • 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)
  • PAES.EXE - PowerArchiver Encryption Suite 2015
  • 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/)
  • WnASPI32.dll - ASPI for Windows
  • PAISO.DLL (by Hoopoe ProGroup) - iso.wcx (iso_wincmd)
  • 7Z.DLL (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Plugin)
  • 7Z64.DLL (by Igor Pavlov)
  • 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}.
Scheduled Task
  • PABackup.exe is scheduled as a task named 'VarmKopioiMail.pbs' (runs daily at 21:00).
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 2015?

You can uninstall PowerArchiver 2015 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 2015, 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 2015.

Win 10 56%
Win 7 1%
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 10 55.88%
Windows 7 40.88%
Windows XP 1.76%
Windows Vista 1.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 16.81%
Windows 10 Pro 15.63%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.39%
Windows 7 Professional 8.85%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.41%
  Germany 12.31%
  France 6.41%
  Russia 4.10%
  United Kingdom 3.85%
  Canada 3.85%
  Netherlands 2.82%
  Italy 2.82%
  Poland 2.56%
  Sweden 1.79%
  DZ 1.28%
  Finland 1.03%
  South Africa 1.03%
  Spain 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.41%
Dell 18.38%
ASUS 12.97%
Acer 12.97%
Toshiba 5.95%
Lenovo 5.41%
Medion 3.78%
Samsung 2.70%
MSI 2.16%
American Megatrends 2.16%
Sahara 1.08%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.46%
Gigabyte H81M-S2V 3.73%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P 2.24%
ASUSTeK X55A 2.24%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.24%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.24%

About (from ConeXware, Inc.)

ConeXware’s reach now spans the globe with our software offered in over 19 languages.
Publisher URL: www.conexware.com


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