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Should I remove Principal Backup-Restore Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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5.13.0 25.00%
5.11.0 37.50%
5.10.4 12.50%
5.8.1 25.00%

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Principal Backup-Restore Utility


Principal Backup-Restore Utility is a program developed by Principal Financial Group. The most used version is 5.11.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 67 files. SoftwareUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.principal.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Principal\MktgIllus\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{698C25B4-5028-4CA4-ACB6-C39A4025A05D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Principal Backup-Restore Utility

  • SoftwareManager.dll - Principal.Ind.ElectronicDistribution.SoftwareManager
  • PFGHypoCalc.dll - Principal Financial Group PFGHypoCalc (PFGHypoCalc)
  • PBRUtility.exe - Principal.Ind.BackupRestoreUtility
  • SoftwareUpdate.exe - Principal Software Update (Principal.Ind.ElectronicDistribution.SoftwareUpdate)
  • PFG.IS.DST.Soap.Policy.dll - PFG.IS.DST.Soap.Policy
  • DI.exe - Disability Insurance
  • DiRecordWrapper.dll - DiRecordWrapper
  • PFGDicharting.dll - PFGDicharting
  • PFGMain.dll - PFGMainEngine (This DLL calls all of PFG's Calculation modules.)
  • PreLaunchCk.exe - PreLaunchCk
  • DI Doctor.exe - DiDoctor
  • msvcp71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library

How do I remove Principal Backup-Restore Utility?

Quickly and completely remove Principal Backup-Restore Utility from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Principal Backup-Restore Utility 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Principal Backup-Restore Utility, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Principal Backup-Restore Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 10 38%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows 10 37.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 25.00%
Windows 8 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 8.1 12.50%
Windows 10 Home 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 62.50%
Samsung 12.50%
Dell 12.50%
Toshiba 12.50%
Common models
HP EliteBook 2760p 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 23-d050xt 12.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite L55-A 12.50%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 12.50%
Samsung 900X3C/900X3D/900... 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 500-a60 12.50%


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