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Should I remove TrackballWorks?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,591
United States Rank #9,072
Reach 0.0195%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.74 days
582.43 days >
Average installed length: 306.02 days


1.3.1 10.65%
1.3 1.04%
1.2 18.70%
1.1.18 55.58%
1.1.15 12.73%
1.1.9 1.30%



TrackballWorks is a software program developed by Kensington Computer Products Group. The most common release is 1.1.18, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named tbwhelper.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 41.77 MB (43,803,850 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 77% of users of TrackballWorks come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Japan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: trackballworks.kensington.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kensington\TrackballWorks
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Kensington\TrackballWorks\Uninstall.exe" "C:\Program Files\Kensington\TrackballWorks\install.log"
Estimated size: 41.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TrackballWorks

Program executable:tbwhelper.exe
Name:Kensington TrackballWorks
TrackballWorks Userspace Module
Path:C:\Program Files\kensington\trackballworks\tbwhelper.exe
Additional files:
  • TbwResources.dll - Kensington TrackballWorks (TrackballWorks Resource DLL)
  • TbwResources_chs.dll
  • TbwResources_cht.dll
  • TbwResources_csy.dll
  • TbwResources_deu.dll
  • TbwResources_esp.dll
  • TbwResources_fra.dll
  • TbwResources_hun.dll
  • TbwResources_ita.dll
  • TbwResources_jpn.dll
  • TbwResources_kor.dll
  • TbwResources_nld.dll
  • TbwResources_plk.dll
  • TbwResources_ptb.dll
  • TbwResources_rus.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • TbwHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DA7EC687-3CEA-4A80-949E-E353B5BD05BA}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • TbwHelper.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Kensington TrackballWorks' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Kensington\TrackballWorks\TbwHelper.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • TbwHelper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Kensington TrackballWorks Helper' which loads as C:\Program Files\Kensington\TrackballWorks\TbwHelper.exe.

How do I remove TrackballWorks?

You can uninstall TrackballWorks 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 TrackballWorks, 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 TrackballWorks.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.62%
Windows 10 37.40%
Windows XP 5.19%
Windows Vista 0.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.48%
Windows 7 Professional 17.97%
Windows 10 Home 12.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.20%
Windows 10 Pro 9.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.70%
  United Kingdom 5.02%
  Japan 3.41%
  France 2.15%
  Germany 2.15%
  Taiwan 1.61%
  Canada 1.61%
  Australia 1.08%
  Netherlands 1.08%
  Belgium 0.90%
  Italy 0.72%
  Israel 0.54%
  Ireland 0.54%
  Sweden 0.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.77%
Hewlett-Packard 24.48%
Acer 12.50%
ASUS 9.90%
Toshiba 4.69%
Intel 3.13%
Lenovo 3.13%
Apple 1.56%
MSI 1.56%
Sahara 1.04%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.47%
Acer Aspire 7741 4.32%
Dell XPS 8300 2.88%
HP Stream Notebook PC 11 2.16%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.16%
Dell Inspiron 580 2.16%


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