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11% remove it89% keep it
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6.3 36.36%
5.5 6.82%

Proactive System Password Recovery

What is Proactive System Password Recovery?  (from ElcomSoft Co)

If the user can log in to Windows, Proactive System Password Recovery recovers many types of passwords instantly and without lengthy attacks, as well as displays hidden system information such as Product ID and CD Key. Certain types of passwords that cannot be recovered instantly are attacked with advanced, highly cust...  Read more


Proactive System Password Recovery is a program developed by ElcomSoft Co. The most used version is 6.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is ARCHPR.exe. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 6.19 MB (6,494,534 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 38% of users of Proactive System Password Recovery come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.elcomsoft.com/pspr.html
Help link: www.elcomsoft.com/help/pspr/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ElcomSoft\Proactive System Password Recovery
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ElcomSoft\Proactive System Password Recovery\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 6.19 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Proactive System Password Recovery

  • pspr.exe - Proactive System Password Recovery (PSPR)
  • esil.dll - ElcomSoft Info Library (ESIL)
  • psprserv.exe - PSPR Service (PSPRSERV)
  • psprserv64.exe
  • Awprhook.dll - AWPRHook (AWPRHook dll)
  • awprhook64.dll
  • awprserv.dll - AWPRSERV (AWPRSERV dll)
  • awprserv64.dll
  • Uninstall.exe
  • awprhook.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • psprserv.exe runs as a service named 'PSPR Control Service' (PSPRSERV).
  • psprserv64.exe runs as a service named 'PSPR Control Service' (PSPRSERV).

How do I remove Proactive System Password Recovery?

You can uninstall Proactive System Password Recovery 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 Proactive System Password Recovery, 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 Proactive System Password Recovery.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.36%
Windows 10 28.41%
Windows XP 9.09%
Windows Vista 1.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.41%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.45%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.82%
Windows 8.1 5.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.38%
  Germany 6.06%
  Australia 5.05%
  Netherlands 4.04%
  United Kingdom 4.04%
  Greece 3.03%
  Spain 3.03%
  Iran 3.03%
  Canada 3.03%
  LY 2.02%
  France 2.02%
  India 2.02%
  DK 2.02%
  MK 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.42%
Hewlett-Packard 24.19%
Dell 22.58%
Toshiba 4.84%
ASUS 4.84%
Sony 3.23%
Intel 1.61%
MSI 1.61%
Apple 1.61%
Alienware 1.61%
Lenovo 1.61%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5552G 2.70%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite L875-B4... 1.35%
Sony VGN-FW280FY 1.35%
Packard Bell EasyNote TE6... 1.35%

About ElcomSoft Co

ElcomSoft developes Windows security and productivity applications for business and private customers.
Publisher URL: www.elcomsoft.com


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