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What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
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United States Rank #34,394
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.00 days
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Average installed length: 186.05 days

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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 software program developed by Prog. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named ProgDVB.exe. The setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 13.18 MB (13,816,996 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 44% of users of ProgDVB come from Germany, it is also popular in DZ and Egypt.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.progdvb.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\progdvb83
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ProgDVB\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 13.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ProgDVB

Program executable:ProgDVB.exe
Name:ProgDVB Application
Path:C:\Program Files\progdvb83\ProgDVB.exe
Additional files:
  • ProgDvbEngine.dll - ProgDVB Engine
  • ProgDVB.exe - ProgDVB Application (ProgDVB)
  • EngineApiWrapper.dll
  • IPDev.SkinEditor.Design.dll - IPDev.SkinEditor.Design
  • IPDev.Skins.dll - SkinEngine
  • ProgDvbNet.bc.dll - ProgDvbNet.bc
  • ProgDvbNet.exe - ProgDVB (ProgDvbNet)
  • ProgDvbNet.Win.dll
  • SkinEditor.exe (by Igor Prokhorenko) - SkinEditor
  • ProgDvbNet.CC.dll - ProgDvbNet.CC
  • ProgDvbNet.Diseq.dll - ProgDvbNet.Diseq
  • ProgDvbNet.EPG.dll - ProgDvbNet.EPG
  • Remote.exe - MaySample Application (MaySample MFC Application)
  • RmCard.dll
  • 34I2Curd.dll (by Philips) - Philips 34I2Curd (34I2Curd)
  • cx88prop.dll (by Geniatech) - Geniatech cx88cam (cx88cam)
  • cyber.dll
  • devcon.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API
  • dotnetfx.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (IExpress Setup)
  • GData.dll - dlltest Dynamic Link Library (dlltest DLL)
  • GDVBSInet.exe
  • GeniaData.dll - GeniaData Dynamic Link Library (GeniaData DLL)
  • Gethardinfo.dll - Gethardinfo Dynamic Link Library (Gethardinfo DLL)
  • GetIPTS.dll
  • graphedt.exe - DirectShow (DirectShow SDK Filter Graph Editor)
  • GTVendor.dll (by Geniatech) - GTVendor
  • Hookdll.dll - Hookdll Dynamic Link Library (Hookdll DLL)
  • Ionic.Zip.Reduced.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library (Reduced))
  • KillRemote.exe
  • lwext.dll
  • MPEGCap.exe - MPEGCap
  • msxml4.dll - Microsoft XML Core Services (XML OM)
  • msxml4r.dll - XML Resources
  • OvTool.dll (by GDCL http://www.gdcl.co.uk) - Overlay Manager
  • PlayMovie.dll
  • Powerdown.exe
  • ProgDvbEngineRun.exe
  • ProgDvbNet.CD.dll - ProgDvbNet.CD
  • ProgDvbService.exe
  • Scheduler.dll
  • setup.dll
  • tmir.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • Unwise.exe
  • Winlirc 6.5.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Unwise.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6768D28E-B6AC-49C5-988D-1DD310504E28}' (runs on registration).
  • ProgDvbService.exe runs as a service named 'ProgDVB Scheduler Service' (ProgDVBService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Remote.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Run' which loads as C:\ProgDVB6\Remote.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ProgDvbNet.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Nouveau dossier (5)\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) 60%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.64%
Windows XP 14.58%
Windows 10 10.98%
Windows Vista 4.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.31%
Windows 7 Professional 9.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.97%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.10% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 44.10%
  DZ 6.60%
  Egypt 6.42%
  United States 5.56%
  Italy 4.51%
  Iran 3.82%
  France 2.08%
  Austria 1.91%
  IQ 1.91%
  MA 1.74%
  Czech Republic 1.74%
  SY 1.56%
  TN 1.22%
  LY 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.26%
Dell 14.52%
Hewlett-Packard 11.29%
Medion 9.35%
ASUS 6.13%
American Megatrends 3.23%
Intel 3.23%
Toshiba 2.58%
Sahara 2.26%
Lenovo 1.61%
Samsung 1.29%
Common models
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 4.55%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.54%
Acer Aspire M3800 2.53%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2P 2.02%
Gigabyte G41M-Combo 2.02%


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