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What percent of users and experts removed it?
43% remove it57% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,956
United States Rank #30,922
Reach 0.3960%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.76 days
199.43 days >
Average installed length: 104.79 days


1.02.3507 7.02%
1.02.3505 1.71%
1.02.3504 9.18%
1.02.3503 7.22%
1.02.3501 1.28%
1.02.3103 0.41%
1.02.3102 2.40%
1.02.3101 0.47%
1.02.3007 5.33%
1.02.3005 5.62%
1.02.3004 10.35%
1.02.3002 2.00%
1.01.3002 6.59%
1.00.3013 9.94%
1.00.3012 1.19%
1.00.3011 0.09%
1.00.3010 0.97%
1.00.3009 9.27%
1.00.3008 7.44%
1.00.3006 0.77%
1.00.3005 8.03%
1.00.3004 2.70%

Welcome Center

What is Welcome Center?

The Packard Bell Welcome Center program is included by default with most new Packard Bell computers.


Welcome Center is a program developed by Packard Bell. The most used version is 1.02.3004, 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 main program executable is OEMWelcomeCenter.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 14.07 MB (14,752,139 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 22% of users of Welcome Center come from Germany, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.packardbell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Welcome Center
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Welcome Center\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 14.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Welcome Center

Program executable:OEMWelcomeCenter.exe
Name:Welcome Center
Path:C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Welcome Center\OEMWelcomeCenter.exe
  • uninstall.exe (by Acer) - Welcome Center

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • OEMWelcomeCenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{35F62607-D79B-4F2D-817C-B42E62FCB5A0}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Welcome Center?

Quickly and completely remove Welcome Center from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Welcome Center 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 Welcome Center, 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 Welcome Center.

Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Uninstall it 43%
Keep it 57%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 93.92%
Windows 8 5.96%
Windows XP 0.11%
Windows Vista 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 86.86%
Windows 7 Starter 4.46%
Windows 10 Home 4.35%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.72%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.05% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 22.05%
  France 18.28%
  United Kingdom 15.97%
  Italy 7.95%
  Netherlands 5.60%
  Spain 4.98%
  Sweden 4.54%
  Belgium 4.12%
  DK 2.07%
  Norway 1.83%
  Turkey 1.23%
  Finland 1.10%
  Russia 0.97%
  Portugal 0.82%

About Packard Bell

Packard Bell is a computer manufacturer and a subsidiary of Acer. Packard Bell shares products with Gateway, both owned by Acer.
Publisher URL: www.packardbell.com


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