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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,800
United States Rank #25,986
Reach 0.0245%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.95 days
441.02 days >
Average installed length: 231.72 days


5.75.07 1.45%
5.75.06 2.07%
5.75.05 0.83%
5.75.04 1.04%
5.75.02 0.83%
5.73.04 1.04%
5.73.03 15.32%
5.73.02 4.55%
5.73.01 0.21%
5.73.00 4.55%
5.72.03 4.76%
5.72.00 0.21%
5.71.00 15.94%
5.70.05 0.62%
5.70.04 21.95%
5.70.00 1.66%
5.61.00 4.14%
5.60.04 1.66%
5.60.03 0.21%
5.60.00 1.66%
5.51.00 0.41%
5.50.07 1.86%
5.50.06 0.62%
5.40.02 9.52%
5.40.01 1.04%
5.40.00 0.62%
5.30.07 0.21%
5.20.43 0.21%
5.20.16 0.41%
5.00.00 0.41%

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Presto! PVR

What is Presto! PVR?  (from NewSoft Technology)

Presto! PVR is a video recorder for your computer. It takes television signals and records them onto your hard drive. You have all the convenience of a VCR (recording, playback, fast forwarding, rewinding, pausing) without having to rewind any tape. Here are the requirements and features of the program. This program ha...  Read more


Presto! PVR is a software program developed by NewSoft Technology. The most common release is 5.70.04, 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 primary executable is named hpvr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 57 files and is usually about 4.76 MB (4,990,460 bytes). The installed file LiveUpdate.dll 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 14% of users of Presto! PVR come from Italy, it is also popular in the United States and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.newsoftinc.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NewSoft\Presto! PVR
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B
Estimated size: 4.76 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Presto! PVR

Program executable:hpvr.exe
Name:Presto! PVR Application
Path:C:\Program Files\newsoft\presto! pvr\hpvr.exe
Additional files:
  • ProgramInfo.dll - ProgramInfo Dynamic Link Library (PROGRAMINFO DLL)
  • NSImage.dll - ImagePlus Dynamic Link Library (ImagePlus DLL)
  • PvrDdrAPI.dll - PvrDdrAPI Dynamic Link Library (PvrDdrAPI DLL)
  • NsDev.dll - NsDevBDA Dynamic Link Library (NsDevBDA DLL)
  • NsMixer.dll - NsMixer Dynamic Link Library (NsMixer DLL)
  • NsPlay.dll - NsPlay Dynamic Link Library (NsPlay DLL)
  • LiveUpdateTray.exe - LiveUpdateTray Application (LiveUpdateTray MFC Application)
  • NsADB.dll - NsADB Dynamic Link Library (NsADB DLL)
  • NsDDB.dll - NsDDB Dynamic Link Library (NsDDB DLL)
  • NsDTV.dll - NsDTV Dynamic Link Library (NsDTV DLL)
  • NsLog.dll - NsLog Dynamic Link Library (NsLog DLL)
  • NsPVR.dll - NsPVR Dynamic Link Library (NsPVR DLL)
  • TVCap.dll - TVCAP Dynamic Link Library
  • ChangeFilterMerit.exe - Presto! PVR Application (ChangeFilterMerit)
  • hpvrRc.dll
  • Monitor.exe - Monitor Application (Monitor Application)
  • MonitorRc.dll
  • TRemote.exe - TRemote Application
  • UMonitor.exe
  • LiveUpdate.dll - LiveUpdate Dynamic Link Library (LiveUpdate DLL)
  • PMCommon.dll - PMCommon Dynamic Link Library (PMCommon DLL)
  • Skin.dll - Skin Dynamic Link Library (Skin module)
  • Eraser.exe - Eraser Application (Eraser MFC Application)
  • MpegEdit.dll - Newsoft MpegEdit (MpegEdit)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HPVR.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FDD26FAB-E663-4118-83B6-58BC0EFB6F82}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Monitor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 6.
  • ChangeFilterMerit.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 5.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • TRemote.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TRemote' which loads as C:\Program Files\NewSoft\Presto! PVR\TRemote.exe.
  • Monitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Presto! PVR Monitor' which loads as C:\Program Files\NewSoft\Presto! PVR\Monitor.exe.
  • ChangeFilterMerit.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ChangeFilterMerit' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NewSoft\Presto! PVR\ChangeFilterMerit.exe".

How do I remove Presto! PVR?

You can uninstall Presto! PVR 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 Presto! PVR, 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 Presto! PVR.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.32%
Windows 10 23.60%
Windows XP 7.66%
Windows Vista 6.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.71%
Windows 7 Professional 11.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.71%
Windows 10 Home 6.46%
Windows 8.1 6.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.72% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 13.72%
  United States 12.68%
  Australia 10.40%
  Germany 6.86%
  Netherlands 5.82%
  Iran 4.99%
  Sweden 4.78%
  Taiwan 3.74%
  Israel 3.12%
  Spain 2.91%
  Finland 2.91%
  Greece 2.70%
  Croatia 2.29%
  Austria 2.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 20.07%
ASUS 13.73%
Dell 8.45%
Toshiba 5.63%
Lenovo 3.87%
Samsung 2.46%
American Megatrends 1.41%
Sahara 1.41%
Intel 1.41%
Medion 1.06%
Common models
Gigabyte G41M-Combo 9.52%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.74%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.17%
ASUSTeK K52F 2.38%
MSI MS-7592 1.79%
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 1.79%

About NewSoft Technology

NewSoft provides document and image recognition and digital TV software whose products can be found around the globe, online in the NewSoft e-store, or through our many distributors in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Publisher URL: www.newsoftinc.com


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