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ZENworks Patch Management Agent


ZENworks Patch Management Agent is a program developed by Novell. The most used version is, 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 48 files and is usually about 35.12 MB (36,824,914 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.novell.com
Help link: support.novell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ZENworks\Patch Management Agent\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{176E8FD2-5BE4-47f5-A7FB-379428C0C027}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 35.12 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ZENworks Patch Management Agent

  • DAgent.exe - ZENworks Patch Management Detection Agent (x64)
  • MCEScan.exe - Native Scan Extension for Windows NT and above (Native Scan Extension)
  • WInvColl.dll - Novell ZENworks Patch Management (WInvColl DLL)
  • GravitixService.exe - Agent Service (NT and above) (Agent Service for Windows NT and above)
  • pddm.exe - Desktop Deployment Manager
  • PLInv32.exe - Inventory Collector EXE
  • RegisterAgent.exe - Agent Registration Tool (Register Application)
  • plcpl.dll - Control Panel Applet
  • IntegPt.dll - Integration Point (Agent Integration Point Library DLL)
  • GravitixAgentEngine30.dll - Deployment Agent (Deployment Agent Engine)
  • plaud.dll - Agent Uniqueness
  • plar.exe - Agent Restart
  • Call32.exe - Call32 EXE
  • common.dll - Common DLL
  • common64.dll
  • PLFWWin32.dll - PLFWWin3 Dynamic Link Library
  • libexpat.dll - expat Dynamic Link Library
  • fbclient.dll (by The Firebird Project) - Firebird SQL Server
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • Plops.dll (by PatchLink) - Plops (Script Helpers -- Module for PatchLink Operations)
  • cryptocme2.dll
  • pthreadVC.dll (by Open Source Software community project)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • GravitixService.exe runs as a service named 'ZENworks Patch Management Update' (PatchLink Update) "Enables the detection, download, and installation of updates provided by the patch management server. If this service is stopped or disabled, this computer will not be able to receive updates from the patch management server.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • pddm.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PDDM' which loads as C:\Program Files\ZENworks\Patch Management Agent\pddm.exe.

How do I remove ZENworks Patch Management Agent?

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

Win XP 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 50.00%
Dell 50.00%


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