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Should I remove TweakNow PowerPack 2012?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,248
United States Rank #7,714
Reach 0.0406%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.89 days
970.36 days >
Average installed length: 509.85 days


4.2.8 2.75%
4.2.6 6.99%
4.2.5 5.62%
4.2.4 5.87%
4.2.2 2.50% 2.12%
4.2.1 2.25% 1.25%
4.2.0 0.62% 1.00% 2.25%
4.1.9 2.50%
4.1.8 3.25%
4.1.6 1.37%
4.1.5 3.25%
4.1.0 28.46%
4.0.5 19.73%
4.0.0 8.24%

TweakNow PowerPack 2012

What is TweakNow PowerPack 2012?  (from TweakNow.com)

TweakNow PowerPack is a fully-integrated suite of utilities that let 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 you...  Read more


TweakNow PowerPack 2012 is a program developed by TweakNow.com. The most used version is 4.1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 17 files and is usually about 36.03 MB (37,777,332 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 54% of users of TweakNow PowerPack 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tweaknow.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TweakNow PowerPack 2012\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\TweakNow PowerPack 2012\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 36.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TweakNow PowerPack 2012

Program executable:powerpack.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\tweaknow powerpack 2012\powerpack.exe
Additional files:
  • DLib.dll - TweakNow Windows Customizer
  • PowerPack426.exe - TweakNow PowerPack 2012 (TweakNow PowerPack 2012 Setup)
  • Convert_x86.dll - Convert Module
  • cpuidsdk.dll (by CPUID) - CPUID SDK Dynamic Link Library (CPUID DLL SDK)
  • CDAuto.exe
  • ConvertTo.exe
  • RegDefragReport.exe
  • Shortcut_XP.exe
  • Transparent.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • VirDesk.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PowerPack.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{71B449C1-0885-4D2E-BA5F-393CF25061A8}' (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 2012?

You can uninstall TweakNow PowerPack 2012 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 2012, 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 2012.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.41%
Windows XP 12.48%
Windows 10 8.86%
Windows Vista 5.12%
Windows Server 2003 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.80%
Windows 7 Professional 15.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.12%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.04%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.46%
  Germany 4.76%
  Canada 3.97%
  United Kingdom 3.77%
  Australia 2.98%
  Italy 2.68%
  Sweden 2.08%
  Netherlands 1.98%
  France 1.79%
  Thailand 1.49%
  Belgium 1.49%
  Brazil 1.19%
  Iran 1.09%
  Portugal 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.40%
Hewlett-Packard 23.09%
Acer 13.16%
Toshiba 7.85%
ASUS 7.16%
Intel 5.08%
American Megatrends 2.77%
MSI 1.15%
Lenovo 1.15%
Sahara 1.15%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.93%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.93%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.44%
MSI MS-7640 2.44%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 1.95%
Dell Studio XPS 8000 1.95%

Publisher URL: www.tweaknow.com


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