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Should I remove ProgDVB?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,835
United States Rank #15,625
Reach 0.0807%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.51 days
221.51 days >
Average installed length: 116.39 days


7.x 47.92%
6.9x 27.30%
6.8x 24.72%

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What is ProgDVB?  (from Prog)

ProgDVB is a software which allows you to watch SAT-Television and listen to Radio channels directly from satellite by using DVB-PCI cards with hardware decoders on the board, SAT-dish, and personal x86-compatible computers. This software has options for working with network broadcasting and Audio or Video recording of...  Read more


ProgDVB is a program developed by Prog. The most used version is 7.x, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is progdvbnet.exe. The software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 66.14 MB (69,349,122 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 27% of users of ProgDVB come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Egypt.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.progdvb.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ProgDVB
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ProgDVB\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 66.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ProgDVB

Program executable:progdvbnet.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\progdvb\progdvbnet.exe
Additional files:
  • ProgDvbEngine.dll - ProgDVB Engine
  • ProgGuide.exe - Prog Guide
  • ProgTV.exe - ProgTV
  • ProgLauncher.exe - ProgLauncher Application
  • IPDev.SkinEditor.Design.dll - IPDev.SkinEditor.Design
  • Ionic.Zip.Reduced.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library (Reduced))
  • ProgDvbNet.bc.dll - ProgDvbNet.bc
  • IPDev.Skins.dll - SkinEngine
  • SkinEditor.exe (by Igor Prokhorenko) - SkinEditor
  • EngineApiWrapper.dll
  • ProgDvbEngineRun.exe
  • ProgDVBNet.Base.dll
  • ProgDvbNet.Win.dll
  • ProgDvbService.exe
  • Scheduler.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • ProgDvbNet.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FE03071C-B7CC-4238-8083-FEB5532933F6}' (runs on registration).
  • ProgLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Run ProgDVB #22243687' (runs weekly on Fridays at 17:15).
  • ProgTV.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{464EE6F7-9117-484C-812C-ABA1C38B755F}' (runs on registration).
  • ProgDvbService.exe runs as a service named 'ProgDVB Scheduler Service' (ProgDVBService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • ProgLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ProgLauncher' and executes as C:\Program Files\ProgDVB\ProgLauncher.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ProgDvbEngineRun.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Nouveau dossier (5)\ProgDVB\ProgDvbEngineRun.exe'.
  • ProgDvbNet.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ProgDVB\ProgDvbNet.exe'.

How do I remove ProgDVB?

You can uninstall ProgDVB 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 ProgDVB, 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 ProgDVB.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? 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 60.78%
Windows 10 27.97%
Windows XP 8.80%
Windows Vista 2.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.55%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.73%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.90%
Windows 10 Pro 6.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.60% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 26.60%
  United States 10.69%
  Egypt 7.76%
  Italy 6.91%
  DZ 6.84%
  Iran 5.02%
  MA 3.32%
  Czech Republic 2.61%
  IQ 2.54%
  Russia 2.35%
  Poland 1.76%
  United Kingdom 1.69%
  Saudi Arabia 1.63%
  SY 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 18.37%
Dell 17.91%
Hewlett-Packard 15.81%
ASUS 7.67%
Medion 5.93%
Intel 3.72%
Samsung 3.02%
Lenovo 2.67%
Toshiba 2.44%
American Megatrends 1.86%
Sahara 1.40%
Common models
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 6.74%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.27%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2P 2.47%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.25%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.25%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.02%


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