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Should I remove PowerStarter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,316
Reach 0.0033%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.20 days
536.86 days >
Average installed length: 282.08 days

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What is PowerStarter?  (from Cyberlink)

CyberLink PowerStarter provides access to all CyberLink products in one single, easy to use user interface. With CyberLink PowerStarter you can access any function easily, instead of searching through your programs to find the CyberLink product you need. Watch movies on DVD, Blu-ray Disc, or as movie files. It also all...  Read more


PowerStarter is a software program developed by Cyberlink. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named powerstarter.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 16.34 MB (17,137,934 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 28% of users of PowerStarter come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cyberlink.com/support/product-faq-content.do?id=10452&prodId=186
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\cyberlink\powerstarter
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{1FBF6C24-C1FD-
Estimated size: 16.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PowerStarter

Program executable:powerstarter.exe
Name:PowerOctopus Application
PowerOctopus MFC Application
Path:C:\Program Files\cyberlink\powerstarter\powerstarter.exe
Additional files:
  • evoparser.dll - Cyberlink Product Evolution Parser DLL
  • Skin.dll - Skin Dynamic Link Library (Skin DLL)
  • PowerBar.exe - PowerBar Application
  • Port.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • PowerStarter.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PStarterVideoFilesArrival' with the ProgID of 'VideoFiles' and the action verb 'OpenWithPowerStarter.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PowerBar.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PowerBar' and executes as "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerStarter\PowerBar.exe" /AtBootTime.

How do I remove PowerStarter?

You can uninstall PowerStarter 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 PowerStarter, 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 PowerStarter.

Win XP 88%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 90.91%
Windows 7 7.58%
Windows Vista 1.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 90.77%
Windows 7 Professional 4.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.08%
Windows Vista Enterprise 1.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.40%
  Germany 24.69%
  United Kingdom 11.11%
  Australia 8.64%
  Italy 7.41%
  France 4.94%
  Spain 2.47%
  Canada 2.47%
  Taiwan 1.23%
  Colombia 1.23%
  Korea 1.23%
  Austria 1.23%
  Portugal 1.23%
  Japan 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
American Megatrends 30.19%
Sahara 28.30%
Samsung 13.21%
Dell 7.55%
Intel 5.66%
Hewlett-Packard 5.66%
Toshiba 1.89%
Gateway 1.89%
Common models
Samsung R40/R41 13.73%
Samsung R59P/R60P/R61P 7.84%
Samsung Q35/Q36 3.92%
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VIA P4M800-8237 1.96%
TwinHead R15D 1.96%


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