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Should I remove Info Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #13,452
United States Rank #7,360
Reach 0.0291%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 507.96 days
1370.10 days >
Average installed length: 719.89 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0.7 100.00%

Typically installed together

Info Center 1.0.0.7

What is Info Center?

Info Center is installed with software from PC Pitstop and provides an overview of the PC Pitstop product and the health of the user's PC as well as provides links to download additional PC Pitstop offerings.

Overview

Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is InfoCenter.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 1.49 MB (1,567,462 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcpitstop.com
Help link: www.pcpitstop.com/faq/Info Center.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Info Center\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Info Center\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Info Center 1.0.0.7

Program executable:InfoCenter.exe
Name:InfoCenter
Signed by:P.C. Pitstop LLC
Path:C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Info Center\InfoCenter.exe
MD5:44f57bd1a14d87bde03e38782f9ae801
InfoCenter is part of PC Tools, a security program which offers protection from online threats, is regularly updated, and even includes some useful extras like Web site ratings, phishing alerts, and spyware, adware and malware protection.
Additional files:
  • InstallHelper.dll - PC Pitstop Install Helper
  • InfoCenter.exe - PCPitstopInfoCenter
  • unins001.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unins000.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • InfoCenter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Info Center' which loads as C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Info Center\InfoCenter.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

InfoCenter.exe
Memory:15.93 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003140192%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00013269%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00018133%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:157,311
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:24 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:11 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Info Center?

Quickly and completely remove Info Center 1.0.0.7 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Info 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 Info Center 1.0.0.7, 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 Info Center.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.98%
Windows Vista 14.97%
Windows XP 13.37%
Windows 8 2.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.44%
Windows 7 Professional 8.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.91%
Windows 8 Pro 1.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.39%
  Canada 4.50%
  Italy 4.15%
  United Kingdom 2.08%
  South Africa 0.69%
  Finland 0.69%
  New Zealand 0.69%
  Brazil 0.35%
  NG 0.35%
  Norway 0.35%
  India 0.35%
  Sweden 0.35%
  Mexico 0.35%
  Austria 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.20%
Dell 24.00%
Acer 13.60%
Toshiba 9.60%
American Megatrends 4.00%
GIGABYTE 4.00%
Intel 4.00%
Lenovo 3.20%
Samsung 2.40%
ASUS 1.60%
Gateway 1.60%
Alienware 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.26%
Dell Studio 540 2.63%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.63%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 2.63%
Dell Inspiron 1720 1.75%

About (from PC Pitstop LLC)

In 2004, PC Pitstop introduced its first PC optimization software called Optimize.
Publisher URL: www.pcpitstop.com

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