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Should I remove Proteus 8 Professional?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,767
United States Rank #12,394
Reach 0.0654%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.98 days
176.33 days >
Average installed length: 92.65 days


8.7.25561.0 0.08%
8.6.23669.0 0.24%
8.6.23525.0 2.29%
8.5.22252.0 0.16%
8.5.22067.0 3.00%
8.4.21079.0 3.39%
8.3.19906.0 2.92%
8.3.19777.0 1.34%
8.2.18911.0 0.79%
8.2.18428.0 0.24%
8.1.17358.0 30.78%
8.1.17219.0 0.16%
8.0.16153.0 0.24%
8.0.15918.0 0.32%
8.0.15465.0 0.16%
8.0.15417.0 53.83%
8.0.15061.0 0.08%

Proteus 8 Professional

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What is Proteus 8 Professional?  (from Labcenter Electronics)

Proteus 8 is a electronics circuit board design, PCB circuit board assembly and prototyping software that can also be used to for real time simulation of microcontroller such as 8051, design of schematics of electronics and external electrical circuits and PCB(printed circuit board) design.


Proteus 8 Professional is a program developed by Labcenter Electronics. The most used version is 8.0.15417.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 ext_1.exe. The software installer includes 96 files and is usually about 646.88 KB (662,404 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 19% of users of Proteus 8 Professional come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.labcenter.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Labcenter Electronics\Proteus 8 Professional\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{B8A525DB-6906-4F0C-92D7-33D55345E4E8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 646.88 KB
Language: English (United Kingdom)

Program filesFiles installed by Proteus 8 Professional

Program executable:ext_1.exe
Additional files:
  • Proteus Pro-DEMO 8.5 SP0.exe - Proteus 8 Profeseional (This installer database contains the logic and data required to install Proteus 8 Professional)
  • AVR.DLL - Proteus VSM (Proteus VSM AVR Model)
  • i8086.DLL - Proteus VSM Intel 8086 Processor Model
  • MCS8051.DLL - Proteus VSM MCS8051 Model
  • VTERM.DLL - Proteus VSM Virtual Terminal
  • LICENSE.EXE - Proteus 7 (Licence Manager)
  • CONSOLE.EXE - Proteus Design Suite (PROSPICE Simulation Module)
  • EASYHDL.DLL - EASYHDL Script Interpreter
  • AVR2.DLL - Proteus VSM 8-bit AVR Controllers Model
  • mpasmddx.EXE - MPASM .LST Debug Data Extraction Tool
  • DXFCVT.DLL - Proteus 8 (DXF to Region File Converter)
  • PDS.EXE - Proteus 8 Application Framework

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • LICENSE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{B86F3A52-2A09-4052-9FB3-33DA63EC5380}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PDS.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Labcenter Electronics\Proteus 8 Professional\BIN\PDS.EXE'.

How do I remove Proteus 8 Professional?

Quickly and completely remove Proteus 8 Professional from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Proteus 8 Professional 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 Proteus 8 Professional, 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 Proteus 8 Professional.

Win 10 53%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 53.27%
Windows 7 44.60%
Windows XP 1.65%
Windows Vista 0.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.98%
Windows 7 Professional 9.66%
Windows 10 Pro 8.95%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.68%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 7.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.30%
  Mexico 7.24%
  Brazil 6.07%
  India 4.98%
  Turkey 4.82%
  France 4.20%
  Colombia 3.66%
  MA 3.50%
  Spain 3.42%
  TN 2.96%
  Iran 2.72%
  Italy 2.41%
  Ecuador 2.18%
  Egypt 1.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.33%
Dell 17.04%
ASUS 16.15%
Acer 14.82%
Lenovo 8.96%
Toshiba 7.96%
Samsung 3.76%
Intel 1.44%
Sony 1.00%
MSI 0.55%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.13%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.91%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.67%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.18%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 3.18%
ASUS All Series 2.20%


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