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Should I remove PC Magazine Countdown Clock?

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PC Magazine Countdown Clock

What is PC Magazine Countdown Clock?  (from Ziff Davis Media)

Countdown Clock works on any machine running Windows 98, Me, 2000, or XP. Once you've downloaded the file, unzip countdown_clock.zip to a folder and run setup.exe. Then follow the on-screen installation instructions.

When you start Countdown Clock for the first time, it will default to counting down to Christmas...  Read more


PC Magazine Countdown Clock is a software program developed by Ziff Davis Media. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1733331,00.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Countdown Clock
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\PCMAGA~1\COUNTD~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\PCMAGA~1\COUNTD~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)

Program filesFiles installed by PC Magazine Countdown Clock

  • Countdown.exe (by Ziff-Davis Media)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove PC Magazine Countdown Clock?

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

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

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

About Ziff Davis Media

Ziff Davis is a publisher and Internet company that has primarily published computer and technology related magazines, and its growing number of websites, spun off from its magazines, have established Ziff Davis as an Internet Information company.
Publisher URL: www.ziffdavis.com


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