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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #21,995
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VersionDistribution 42.70% 3.37% 32.58% 20.22% 1.12%

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PowerChute Business Edition Console

What is PowerChute Business Edition Console?  (from American Power Conversion)

UPS management, safe system shutdown, and energy management software for up to 25 servers and workstations using dedicated serial or USB connections. PowerChute Business Edition software provides UPS management, safe system shutdown and innovative energy management capabilities. In the event of an extended power outage...  Read more


PowerChute Business Edition Console is a software program developed by American Power Conversion. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 10.96 MB (11,490,071 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 51% of users of PowerChute Business Edition Console come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apc.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\APC\PowerChute Business Edition
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0F86FD09-BA63-4E45-A70B-604C1106C2F2}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 AnyText -removeonly
Estimated size: 10.96 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PowerChute Business Edition Console

  • upslist.exe - PowerChute Business Edition Device List
  • wizard.exe - APC PowerChute Business Edition Wizard
  • console.exe (by APC) - PowerChute Business Edition Console
  • dac.exe
  • hibernate.exe
  • mso.exe
  • Notifier.exe
  • pbeagent.exe (by APC) - APC PowerChute Business Edition Agent
  • shutdown.exe
  • SysLogger.exe
  • awt.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U19 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • axbridge.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - ActiveX Bridge for JavaBeans(TM)
  • cmm.dll (by Eastman Kodak Company) - KODAK DIGITAL SCIENCE Java CMM
  • dcpr.dll
  • deploy.dll - Java(TM) Deployment Library
  • deploytk.dll
  • dt_shmem.dll
  • dt_socket.dll
  • eula.dll - EULA
  • fontmanager.dll
  • hpi.dll
  • hprof.dll
  • instrument.dll
  • ioser12.dll
  • j2pcsc.dll
  • j2pkcs11.dll
  • jaas_nt.dll
  • java.dll
  • java.exe
  • javacpl.exe - Java(TM) Control Panel
  • java-rmi.exe
  • javaw.exe
  • libapc32.dll - APC modified Open SSL v0.9.6m
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • pbeserver.exe - PowerChute Business Edition Server
  • sslapc32.dll
  • java_crw_demo.dll
  • javaws.exe - Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
  • jawt.dll
  • jbroker.exe
  • JdbcOdbc.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jkernel.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • pbeserver.exe runs as a service named 'APC PBE Server' (APCPBEServer) "PowerChute Business Edition Server".
  • pbeagent.exe runs as a service named 'APC PBE Agent' (APCPBEAgent) "PowerChute Business Edition Agent".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • pbeserver.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\APC\PowerChute Business Edition\server\pbeserver.exe'.
  • pbeagent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\APC\PowerChute Business Edition\agent\pbeagent.exe'.

How do I remove PowerChute Business Edition Console?

Quickly and completely remove PowerChute Business Edition Console from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PowerChute Business Edition Console 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 PowerChute Business Edition Console, 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 PowerChute Business Edition Console.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Server 2003 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.29%
Windows 8 15.73%
Windows XP 12.36%
Windows Vista 4.49%
Windows Server 2003 1.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 38.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.36%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.49%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.49%
Windows 10 Pro 3.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.33%
  United Kingdom 6.19%
  Germany 5.31%
  France 3.54%
  RS 3.54%
  Australia 3.54%
  Norway 1.77%
  Switzerland 1.77%
  Russia 1.77%
  Mexico 1.77%
  Canada 1.77%
  Poland 1.77%
  Singapore 0.88%
  South Africa 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.54%
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
Intel 9.62%
Samsung 3.85%
Acer 1.92%
Lenovo 1.92%
Sony 1.92%
Apple 1.92%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 390 3.03%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 3.03%
Gigabyte X58A-UD7 3.03%
Intel Corporation S3420GP 3.03%
Dell OptiPlex 755 3.03%
ASUS All Series 3.03%


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