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Should I remove PowerDesk 8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,153
United States Rank #11,333
Reach 0.0131%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.79 days
406.84 days >
Average installed length: 213.76 days


VersionDistribution 8.14% 8.91% 1.94% 81.01%

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PowerDesk 8

What is PowerDesk 8?  (from Avanquest Software)

PowerDesk Professional is the easy, fast and expert way to organize and manage the files, digital photos, MP3s and web images on your PC. With far more features and functions than the standard Windows file manager or other file management software, PowerDesk 8 Pro gives you the tools to search, edit, delete, copy, move...  Read more


PowerDesk 8 is a software program developed by Avanquest Software. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 BrowserApp.exe. The setup package generally installs about 111 files and is usually about 22.61 MB (23,712,621 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 77% of users of PowerDesk 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avanquestusa.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Avanquest\PowerDesk\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{5536DFDE-9A88-4E87-90B9-800F619B3E7D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 22.61 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PowerDesk 8

Program executable:BrowserApp.exe
HTML Browser
Path:C:\Program Files\Avanquest\PowerDesk\BrowserApp.exe
Additional files:
  • OLRegist.dll - Avanquest Software OnLine Registration
  • CheckSumTool.dll - CheckSumTool
  • APMessage.exe - APMessage
  • APMLRIns.dll - PowerDesk (APMLRIns)
  • BrowserApp.exe - HTML Browser
  • BrwsrWin.dll - BrowserWindow DLL
  • convert.exe
  • HexEdit.ocx - HexEdit ActiveX Control Module
  • HexEditor.exe - HexEditDlg MFC Application
  • ISMAGIC.exe - IStorageMagic storage file editor.
  • pdcab.dll - PowerDesk CAB Library
  • pddecode.dll - PowerDesk Decode Library
  • pddecode64.dll
  • pddlghlp.dll - PowerDesk Dialog Helper Hook
  • pddlghlp.exe - PowerDesk Dialog Helper
  • pddlghlp64.dll
  • pddlghlp64.exe
  • pdexclud.exe - Dialog Helper Exclusions
  • PDExplo.exe
  • PDExploNXP.exe
  • pdfind.exe - File Finder
  • PDShExt.dll - PowerDesk Shell Extension
  • PDShExt64.dll
  • APMLR.dll - APMLR
  • bvrpctln.dll - MPT (Custom controls and utilities library)
  • MXPM.dll - Property Manager (OLE Storage)
  • MXPM64.dll
  • CDRAPCLS.dll (by Canon) - Canon Digital Camera Support Library (Canon Digital Camera SDK rapper dll)
  • CDSDK.dll (by Canon) - Canon Digital Camera SDK
  • czs_ui.dll (by CANON INC) - czs_UI DLL
  • deImg153.dll (by CANON INC) - Canon Digital Camera Develop Library
  • DeImgd60.dll (by Canon Inc) - Canon Digital Camera Developing Library
  • DCSPro3SLR.dll (by Eastman Kodak Company) - Kodak Professional DCS Pro3SLR SDK (Development toolkit for DCS 760C, 760M, and 720x cameras)
  • DCSProBack.dll (by Eastman Kodak Company) - Kodak Professional DCS ProBack SDK (Development toolkit for DCS Pro Backs)
  • DC120V154_32.dll (by Eastman Kodak Japan) - DC120 SDK Library Win32 Ver.1.54 (DC120V154_32)
  • deImg010.dll - Canon Camera Support Library (deImg010)
  • deImg110.dll - deImg110
  • deImg404.dll - deImg404
  • deimg.dll - Canon PowerShot Camera (32-bit PowerShot Image Enhancement Library)
  • deimg301.dll
  • deimg401.dll
  • deimg602.dll
  • Deimg603.dll
  • csftpapi.dll (by Catalyst Development) - Catalyst SocketTools (SocketTools File Transfer Protocol Library)
  • anim.dll (by Neil Banfield) - WindowBlinds (Animation Core)
  • afsr.dll (by Autonomy) - KeyView (KeyView Text reader)
  • assr.dll (by Autonomy) - KeyView SpreadSheet Applix reader
  • awsr.dll - Speed Reader for Applix Words 4.2
  • bentofio.dll - KEYVIEW BENTO FILE I/O API
  • csvsr.dll - KeyView SpreadSheet CSV reader
  • dcasr.dll - KeyView DCA-RFT reader
  • arcinfo.dll
  • bkfsr.dll
  • bzip2sr.dll
  • cabsr.dll
  • ContextMenuServer.exe
  • CplServer.exe
  • DClickDesktopHook.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • PDShExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PowerDesk64 Menu' with a class of {E682004E-DA1E-4b71-8A42-A540AD61BDC0}.
  • PDShExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PowerDesk Menu' with a class of {26E7F081-EB97-11d3-9239-006008D2D00F}.

How do I remove PowerDesk 8?

You can uninstall PowerDesk 8 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 PowerDesk 8, 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 PowerDesk 8.

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.50%
Windows XP 8.14%
Windows 10 3.88%
Windows Vista 3.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.09%
Windows 7 Professional 23.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.27%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.54%
Windows 8.1 1.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.04%
  Italy 5.54%
  United Kingdom 4.49%
  Canada 3.17%
  Australia 1.58%
  France 1.32%
  Netherlands 1.06%
  Mexico 0.79%
  Brazil 0.53%
  Sweden 0.53%
  Germany 0.53%
  Czech Republic 0.53%
  Uruguay 0.26%
  Belgium 0.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.67%
Hewlett-Packard 27.33%
Toshiba 12.67%
Acer 10.67%
ASUS 4.00%
Intel 3.33%
American Megatrends 1.33%
Lenovo 0.67%
Gateway 0.67%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 3.39%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.54%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.54%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.54%
ASUS All Series 2.54%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.54%

About (from Avanquest Software)

Avanquest Software is a world leading developer of personal and professional software, encompassing a large number of categories including Creativity and Learning software, Utilities and Multimedia, all featured with the latest cutting edge technology to provide a more secure and enjoyable experience to people looking for easy and affordable software solutions in everyday life.
Publisher URL: www.avanquest.com


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