39,452,177 programs installed

Should I remove PC Health Kit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,613
United States Rank #3,210
Reach 0.1142%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.35 days
216.69 days >
Average installed length: 113.86 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.2 100.00%

Other programs by PC Health Labs

PC Health Kit v3.2

What is PC Health Kit?

PC Health Kit is a PC optimization program that is co-bundled with various 3rd party download managers. The software is a rebranded version of PC Performer distributed. The software will scan for registry errors but will not clean the found errors unless the user purchases the full version of the product.

The software is typically bunded in the AirSoftware Download Manager as an offer as well as the InstallBrain Download Manager, both known for distributing potentially unwanted programs.

About  (from PC Health Labs)

PC Health Kit's powerful scanning technology will get your system running at peak performance levels in no time. Use this powerful utility to scan, identify and view all actionable health items on your PC, including the exact number of privacy and temp files, junk files, invalid shortcuts, system optimization settings,...  Read more

Overview

It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named PCHKLauncher.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 26.2 MB (27,473,922 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PC Health Kit.
PCHealthKit.exe (6b20240194ea40c6be7258a5fe44f32d) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 16829 UnclassifiedMalware
ESET-NOD32 7.8731 a variant of Win32/SpeedingUpMyPC
PC Health Kit has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove PC Health Kit v3.2.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pchealthkit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Health Kit\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Health Kit\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 26.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Health Kit v3.2

Program executable:PCHKLauncher.exe
Name:PC Health Kit
Fix PC problems and optimize performance
Signed by:Smart PC Solutions
Path:C:\Program Files\PC Health Kit\PCHKLauncher.exe
MD5:2d536f4867da0d6095e18c7d863fd069
Additional files:
  • PCHKGuard.exe - PC Health Kit Performance Monitor
  • PCHKReminder.exe
  • PCHKSmartScan.exe - PC Health Kit Smart Scan
  • PCHKSchedule.exe - PC Health Kit Schedule
  • PCHKStartScan.exe - PC Health Kit Launcher
  • PCHealthKit.exe - PC Health Kit
  • PCHKLauncher.exe - Fix PC problems and optimize performance
  • PCHKUninstaller.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PCHealthKit.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6AB05048-F504-45BB-A258-BC7ADC3C6824}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PCHKLauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PC Health Kit Schedule.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PCHKLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC Health Kit' and executes as C:\Program Files\PC Health Kit\PCHKLauncher.exe.

How do I remove PC Health Kit?

Quickly and completely remove PC Health Kit v3.2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall PC Health Kit 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 PC Health Kit v3.2, 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 PC Health Kit.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 8 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.02%
Windows 8 31.79%
Windows Vista 7.34%
Windows XP 2.72%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.37%
Windows 8 16.89%
Windows 8.1 11.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.40%
Windows 7 Professional 6.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.42%
  United Kingdom 5.59%
  France 3.90%
  Brazil 2.70%
  Australia 1.40%
  Canada 1.10%
  Germany 0.60%
  Spain 0.30%
  Italy 0.30%
  Belgium 0.10%
  Ireland 0.10%
  India 0.10%
  Iran 0.10%
  Jamaica 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.89%
Dell 21.45%
Acer 14.19%
Toshiba 12.28%
ASUS 5.54%
Samsung 3.81%
Lenovo 2.77%
GIGABYTE 1.56%
Gateway 0.52%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.25%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.94%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.00%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.81%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.50%

comments3 comments

user comment
user comment
MR PISSED OFF9 months ago
PC HEALTH LABS SHOULD BE BANNED
expert comment
Marc C (Expert)12 months ago
The mailing address for them is (but it looks like an apartment complex): PC Health Kit #207 - 1001 Cloverdale Victoria, BC, Canada V8X4C9
user comment
Peterover a year ago
How do I cancel PC Health Kit so they don't keep billing me each month. There is no customer support address?