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Should I remove PC Matic Super Shield?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
59% remove it41% keep it
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PC Matic Super Shield


PC Matic Super Shield is a software program developed by PC Pitstop. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 10.26 MB (10,754,464 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 90% of users of PC Matic Super Shield come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcpitstop.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Super Shield\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Super Shield\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 10.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Matic Super Shield

  • PCMaticRT.exe - Super Shield Realtime Protection (PC Matic Super Shield)
  • InstallHelper.dll - PC Pitstop Install Helper
  • PCPitstopRTService.exe - PC Matic Super Shield (PC Matic Super Shield Service)
  • SBSetupDrivers.exe (by GFI Software) - GFI Firewall SDK (GFI Firewall SDK Drivers Installer)
  • pcmaticRTde.dll
  • pcmaticRTen.dll
  • pcmaticRTes.dll
  • pcmaticRTfr.dll
  • pcmaticRTit.dll
  • pcmaticRTjp.dll
  • pcmaticRTptb.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • UninstallDriver.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • PCPitstopRTService.exe runs as a service named 'PCPitstop Realtime' (PCPitstop Realtime) "This service handles PC Pitstop's PC Matic Super Shield protection".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PCMaticRT.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PC MaticRT' which loads as C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Super Shield\PCMaticRT.exe.

How do I remove PC Matic Super Shield?

Quickly and completely remove PC Matic Super Shield 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 Matic Super Shield 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 Matic Super Shield, 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 Matic Super Shield.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Windows 8 11.11%
Windows XP 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 22.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.56%
Windows 10 Home 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.00%
  Canada 6.67%
  Australia 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.41%
Dell 23.53%
Toshiba 11.76%
Acer 11.76%
Gateway 5.88%
Compaq 5.88%
ASUS 5.88%
Common models
Dell XPS 8500 11.11%
Dell Inspiron 580 5.56%
Dell Inspiron 560 5.56%
Acer Aspire M5100 5.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite P745 5.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite M305 5.56%

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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