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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,803
United States Rank #2,271
Reach 0.1430%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.31 days
392.70 days >
Average installed length: 206.34 days


3.0.2 100.00%

PowerChute Personal Edition 3.0.2


PowerChute Personal Edition 3.0.2 is a software program developed by Schneider Electric. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 30 files and is usually about 12.72 MB (13,338,112 bytes). The installed file apcupdates.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 79% of users of PowerChute Personal Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apc.com/support/index.cfm?Localize=true
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\apc\powerchute personal edition
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8ED262EE-FC73-47A9-BB86-D92223246881}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.72 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PowerChute Personal Edition 3.0.2

  • apcrun.exe - PowerChute Personal Edition (PowerChute Application)
  • apcsystray.exe - PowerChute System Tray Power Icon
  • apcupdates.exe - PowerChute Check Updates
  • datacollectionlauncher.exe - Startup Notification Module
  • dataserv.exe - PowerChute Data Service
  • display.exe
  • drvutil.dll - Utilities DLL
  • energyusagemanager.dll - EnergyUsageManager
  • executeprocess.exe - ExecuteProcess Module
  • mainserv.exe - Battery Backup Management Service
  • msgdll.dll - Notification Dialogs DLL
  • ntutil.dll - Utililty to implement installer functions
  • pchuteres.dll - PowerChute resource file
  • pcpelogger.dll - PCPELogger
  • pdcdll.dll - HID level API
  • performancemonitor.dll - Performance Monitor Dynamic Link Library
  • potdata.exe - potdata MFC Application
  • powerchute.exe - PowerChute
  • res.dll - PowerChute resources DLL
  • uicontrol.dll - UIControl Dynamic Link Library
  • upscontrol.dll - DLL for accessing the UPS
  • upsdevice.dll
  • validateups.exe - ValidateUPS
  • webserverrequest.dll - Web Server Request
  • ntutil64.exe (by American Power Conversion) - APC PowerChute Personal Edition (NPM Utility)
  • dac.exe
  • ehib.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • datacollectionlauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 19.
  • display.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 10.
2 Services
  • dataserv.exe runs as a service named 'APC Data Service' (APC Data Service) "PowerChute Personal Edition service for managing data operations.".
  • mainserv.exe runs as a service named 'APC UPS Service' (APC UPS Service) "PowerChute Personal Edition service for managing battery backup power events.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • datacollectionlauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Display' which loads as C:\Program Files\APC\PowerChute Personal Edition\DataCollectionLauncher.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:10.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002333061%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00012416%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00010915%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,736,137
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:30 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:27.59 MB
Total CPU:0.0004216948%
Kernel CPU:0.00026898%
User CPU:0.00015272%
CPU cycles/sec:9,763,348
I/O reads/min:2.95 MB
I/O writes/min:87.61 KB
Memory:5.96 MB
Total CPU:0.0001428500%
Kernel CPU:0.00008352%
User CPU:0.00005933%
CPU cycles/sec:1,276,859
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes

How do I remove PowerChute Personal Edition?

You can uninstall PowerChute Personal Edition 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 PowerChute Personal Edition 3.0.2, 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 PowerChute Personal Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.57%
Windows 10 36.83%
Windows XP 3.30%
Windows Vista 2.23%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.63%
Windows 7 Professional 21.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.46%
Windows 10 Pro 10.35%
Windows 10 Home 8.14%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.86%
  Canada 5.65%
  France 2.20%
  Italy 1.93%
  Germany 1.66%
  United Kingdom 1.52%
  Russia 0.68%
  India 0.54%
  Brazil 0.51%
  Australia 0.44%
  Finland 0.39%
  Czech Republic 0.39%
  Netherlands 0.37%
  Spain 0.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 39.90%
Hewlett-Packard 26.45%
Acer 6.03%
Intel 5.38%
ASUS 4.72%
Alienware 1.02%
American Megatrends 0.87%
Lenovo 0.58%
Toshiba 0.58%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.05%
Dell XPS 8500 7.51%
Dell XPS 8300 5.56%
Dell XPS 8700 3.76%
Dell Inspiron 660 2.50%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.09%


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