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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #287
United States Rank #522
Reach 1.9909%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.02 days
413.69 days >
Average installed length: 217.36 days


7.5 0.04%
7.4 0.03%
7.3 0.01%
7.2 0.03%
7.1 0.29%
7.0 0.52%
6.9 0.42%
6.8 1.19%
6.7 1.01%
6.6 2.00%
6.5 2.09%
6.4 2.65%
6.3 3.85%
6.2 4.61%
6.1 6.48%
6.0 6.99%
5.9 8.93%
5.8 10.09%
5.7 8.79%
5.6 8.80%
5.5 10.66%
5.4 7.00%
5.3 1.71%
5.2 2.42%
5.1 1.85%
5.0 3.38%
4.9 4.18%


What is PowerISO?  (from Power Software Ltd)

PowerISO is a powerful CD / DVD / BD image file processing tool, which allows you to open, extract, burn, create, edit, compress, encrypt, split and convert ISO files, and mount ISO files with internal virtual drive. It can process almost all CD / DVD / BD image files including ISO and BIN files. PowerISO provides an a...  Read more


PowerISO is a software program developed by Power Software Ltd. The most common release is 5.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. 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 poweriso.exe. The setup package generally installs about 59 files and is usually about 4.83 MB (5,069,351 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 35% of users of PowerISO come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.poweriso.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PowerISO
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PowerISO\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 4.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PowerISO

Program executable:poweriso.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\poweriso\poweriso.exe
Additional files:
  • fhh.DLL - PowerISO Shell Dynamic Link Library (PowerISOShell DLL)
  • PWRISOVM.exe - PowerISO Virtual Drive Manager
  • PowerISO5.exe - PowerISO Setup
  • PowerISO5-x64.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • devcon.exe (by Windows (R) Server 2003 DDK provider) - Windows (R) Server 2003 DDK driver (Windows Setup API)
  • MACDll.dll (by Matthew T. Ashland) - Monkey's Audio (Monkey's Audio DLL Library)
  • lame_enc.dll
  • libFLAC.dll
  • piso.exe
  • setup64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • PWRISOSH.DLL added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PowerISO' with a class of {967B2D40-8B7D-4127-9049-61EA0C2C6DCE}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • PowerISO.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7614EDDE-70C5-45CB-9009-039BCAEF852D}' (runs on registration).
  • piso.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B21808B2-FDAF-4D7C-9CF4-66404D7D9C66}' (runs on registration).
  • PWRISOVM.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{2D5CC145-C8A8-4BE3-8FCE-BBDBFCE95F65}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • PWRISOVM.EXE is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PWRISOVM.EXE_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
  • piso.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Express DownloaderUpdate.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PWRISOVM.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PWRISOVM.EXE' and executes as C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE -startup.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • PWRISOVM.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PWRISOVM.EXE' which loads as C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE -startup.
  • piso.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SmartAudio' which loads as C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\SAII\SAIICpl.exe /t.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • PWRISOVM.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE'.
  • PowerISO.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PowerISO.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00000923%
0.016088% average

How do I remove PowerISO?

You can uninstall PowerISO 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 PowerISO, 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 PowerISO.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.32%
Windows 10 38.24%
Windows XP 3.09%
Windows Vista 1.33%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.48%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.57%
Windows 7 Professional 10.27%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.11%
Windows 8.1 6.98%
Windows 10 Pro 5.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.37%
  United Kingdom 4.51%
  India 3.47%
  Canada 3.33%
  MA 3.11%
  Egypt 2.94%
  Netherlands 2.46%
  France 2.37%
  DZ 2.35%
  Italy 2.05%
  Saudi Arabia 1.85%
  Romania 1.83%
  Australia 1.69%
  Brazil 1.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.59%
Dell 19.28%
Acer 16.81%
ASUS 12.41%
Toshiba 6.18%
Lenovo 6.03%
Samsung 3.39%
Intel 1.34%
MSI 1.18%
American Megatrends 0.48%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.16%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.33%
ASUS All Series 6.21%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.45%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.97%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.50%

Publisher URL: www.powersoftware.com


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