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What percent of users and experts removed it?
60% remove it40% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,594
United States Rank #28,180
Reach 0.0020%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.47 days
13.89 days >
Average installed length: 7.30 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.6.9 100.00%

PC Privacy Dock

What is PC Privacy Dock?  (from TWEAKOLOGY TECHNOLOGIES)

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Overview

PC Privacy Dock is a software program developed by TWEAKOLOGY TECHNOLOGIES. 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 PCPrivacyDock.exe. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 10.67 MB (11,190,955 bytes). The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 76% of users of PC Privacy Dock come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PC Privacy Dock
URL: www.tweaklogy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Privacy Dock\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{374CF14E-17AB-463A-A4AD-31138D4DF8E7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.67 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PC Privacy Dock

Program executable:PCPrivacyDock.exe
Name:PC Privacy Dock
Path:C:\Program Files\PC Privacy Dock\PCPrivacyDock.exe
MD5:3a8ab2c01b0313876982bfc311898d4b
Additional files:
  • PCPrivacyDock.exe - PC Privacy Dock
  • updater.exe - updater 2.6.9 © PC Privacy Dock, Inc, 2014
  • ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit.dll (by Component Factory) - Krypton Toolkit (ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit)
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • RemoveTask.exe - RemoveTask
  • GlacialListView.dll - ListView
  • Helper.dll - Helper
  • schedc.exe - schedc
  • Splash.exe - Splash
  • PopUP.exe - PopUP
  • Setup.dll - Setup
  • bo.dll - bo
  • InstAct.exe - InstAct
  • Newtonsoft.Json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 2.0)
  • SQLite.Interop.dll (by Robert Simpson, et al) - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Assembly)
  • System.Data.SQLite.dll (by http://system.data.sqlite.org/) - System.Data.SQLite Core

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • PopUP.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PCPrivacyDock_Popup3' (runs daily at 8:00 AM).
  • Splash.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PCPrivacyDock_Popup' (runs daily at 9:00 AM).
  • InstAct.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PCPrivacyDock_Master'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PCPrivacyDock.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PCPrivacyDock_Start.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PCPrivacyDock.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PCPrivacyDock' and executes as "C:\Program Files\PC Privacy Dock\PCPrivacyDock.exe" /minimized.

How do I remove PC Privacy Dock?

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Or, you can uninstall PC Privacy Dock 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 Privacy Dock, 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 Privacy Dock.
  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.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 4%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 60%
Keep it 40%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.57%
Windows 8 46.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.14%
Windows 8.1 21.43%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.14%
Windows 8.1 Connected 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.19%
  Canada 9.52%
  United Kingdom 9.52%
  Australia 2.38%
  France 2.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.50%
Toshiba 25.00%
Acer 12.50%
Dell 6.25%
Samsung 6.25%
Lenovo 6.25%
ASUS 6.25%
Common models
Gateway W3118 4.55%
FOXCONN RS880M06-8KRS3HX 4.55%
Dell Inspiron 560 4.55%
ASUSTeK M51BC 4.55%
ASUSTeK K53U 4.55%
ASUS All Series 4.55%

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