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TweakNow PowerPack 2011 SP1a

What is TweakNow PowerPack 2011 SP1a?  (from TweakNow.com)

TweakNow PowerPack is a fully-integrated suite of utilities that lets you fine-tune every aspect of your computer's operating system and Web browser. The Registry Cleaner module provides you with a safe and simple way to clean Windows Registry. To keep your computer always at top performance, we recommend to clean your...  Read more


TweakNow PowerPack 2011 SP1a is a program developed by TweakNow.com. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is powerpack.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 30.46 MB (31,934,620 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 80% of users of TweakNow PowerPack 2011 SP1a come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tweaknow.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TweakNow PowerPack 2011\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\TweakNow PowerPack 2011\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 30.46 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TweakNow PowerPack 2011 SP1a

Program executable:powerpack.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\tweaknow powerpack 2011\powerpack.exe
Additional files:
  • DLib.dll - TweakNow Windows Customizer
  • Convert_x86.dll - Convert Module
  • RegDefragReport.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • CDAuto.exe
  • ConvertTo.exe
  • cpuidsdk.dll (by CPUID) - CPUID SDK Dynamic Link Library (CPUID DLL SDK)
  • msvcrt.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (Microsoft (R) C Runtime Library)
  • Shortcut_XP.exe
  • sqlite3.dll
  • Transparent.exe
  • VirDesk.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PowerPack.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BEDDDFD1-8989-4AC8-8DD9-A8E82E45A197}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Transparent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Transparent' and executes as C:\Program Files\TweakNow WinSecret 2011\Transparent.exe 164 164.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • VirDesk.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VirtualDesk' which loads as C:\Program Files\TweakNow PowerPack 2011\VirDesk.exe.
  • CDAuto.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CD Autorun' which loads as C:\Program Files\TweakNow PowerPack 2010\CDAuto.exe.

How do I remove TweakNow PowerPack 2011 SP1a?

You can uninstall TweakNow PowerPack 2011 SP1a 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 TweakNow PowerPack 2011 SP1a, 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 TweakNow PowerPack 2011 SP1a.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.89%
Windows XP 20.00%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Windows 10 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.45%
Windows 7 Professional 14.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.95%
Windows 10 Home 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.29%
  United Kingdom 5.84%
  Canada 4.38%
  Australia 1.46%
  Belgium 0.73%
  Czech Republic 0.73%
  Germany 0.73%
  Spain 0.73%
  Indonesia 0.73%
  Ireland 0.73%
  Mexico 0.73%
  Netherlands 0.73%
  Norway 0.73%
  Peru 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.17%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 8.33%
Gateway 8.33%
Intel 6.25%
American Megatrends 6.25%
NEC 4.17%
Sony 4.17%
Common models
HP-Pavilion GX755AA-ABA m... 2.94%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.94%
Dell Vostro 220s Series 2.94%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.94%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.94%
Dell Studio 1737 1.47%

Publisher URL: www.tweaknow.com


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