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What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,832
United States Rank #16,369
Reach 0.0084%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 276.51 days
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Average installed length: 537.43 days


VersionDistribution 10.24% 39.76% 0.60% 24.70% 18.07% 4.22% 1.20% 0.60% 0.60%

PretonSaver Home Edition

What is PretonSaver Home Edition?  (from Preton)

PretonSaver Home Edition saves hundreds of dollars per user on ink and toner without compromising on quality. Based on a unique patent-pending Pixel Optimizer technology, it uses advanced algorithms to identify and delete pixels that are not necessary to maintain the high quality level printing, dramatically reducing t...  Read more


PretonSaver Home Edition is a program developed by Preton. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is PretonClient.exe. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 16.16 MB (16,940,502 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 66% of users of PretonSaver Home Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.preton.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Preton\PretonSaver\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AB1CF8F1-C0B8-4EDD-B5B1-E6B19B6CBCA4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 16.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PretonSaver Home Edition

Program executable:PretonClient.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Preton\PretonSaver\PretonClient.exe
Additional files:
  • PretonClient.exe - PretonClientInternal
  • PretonClientInternal.dll
  • PretonRemoteUpdateEx.dll - Preton Remote Update
  • DataRepository.dll - DataRepository
  • ClientForms.dll - ClientForms
  • PretonClientService.exe - PretonSaver (PretonClientService)
  • PT32.dll - PT32 Print Manager
  • PT64.dll
  • PtClient.dll - PTClientDll
  • PTW32.dll - PTW32 Dynamic Link Library
  • RemoteDef.dll - PretonRemoteDef
  • Client.dll - Client
  • PretonMsidll.dll - MsiDll
  • dotnetCharting.WinForms.dll (by WebAvail Productions & Corporate Web Solutions) - .netCHARTING.Winforms Enterprise Edition (.netCHARTING.Winforms)
  • PretonClientConfig.exe - PretonClientConfig
  • Client.XmlSerializers.dll
  • ManagedIpc.dll
  • PtTrace.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PretonClient.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{58633700-07B6-4E73-B646-DC07541813CB}' (runs on registration).
  • PretonClientService.exe runs as a service named 'PretonClientService' (PretonClientService) "PretonSaver Home Edition".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PretonClient.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PretonClient' which loads as C:\Program Files\Preton\PretonSaver\PretonClient.exe.

How do I remove PretonSaver Home Edition?

You can uninstall PretonSaver Home 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 PretonSaver Home Edition, 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 PretonSaver Home Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.86%
Windows 10 24.10%
Windows Vista 6.02%
Windows XP 6.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.39%
Windows 7 Professional 14.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.85%
Windows 8.1 4.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.94%
  United Kingdom 8.73%
  Canada 3.93%
  Australia 3.49%
  Belgium 3.06%
  Germany 2.62%
  DK 2.62%
  Israel 1.75%
  Brazil 1.31%
  Czech Republic 0.87%
  MA 0.87%
  Italy 0.87%
  Thailand 0.44%
  New Zealand 0.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.09%
Dell 19.57%
Acer 16.30%
ASUS 6.52%
Intel 6.52%
Lenovo 5.43%
Medion 4.35%
American Megatrends 3.26%
MSI 2.17%
Toshiba 2.17%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 620 2.78%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 1.85%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.85%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.85%
MEDION X781X 1.85%


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