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PC Tools Internet Security 2010

What is PC Tools Internet Security 2010?  (from PC Tools Software)

Intelligent automatic protection makes it simple to use for novices but configurable enough for expert users. All-in-one security suite featuring our award-winning anti-spyware, anti-virus, firewall and spam protection. PC Tools Internet Security Suite offers powerful anti-spyware, anti-virus, firewall and spam protect...  Read more


PC Tools Internet Security 2010 is a program developed by PC Tools Software. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is pctsgui.exe. The software installer includes 34 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 55% of users of PC Tools Internet Security 2010 come from Mexico, it is also popular in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pctools.com/es
Help link: www.pctools.com/es/contact/support/product/internet-security
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Tools Internet Security\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PC Tools Internet Security\unins000.exe /SILENT /LOG

Program filesFiles installed by PC Tools Internet Security 2010

Program executable:pctsgui.exe
PC Tools GUI Application
Path:C:\Program Files\pc tools internet security\pctsgui.exe
Additional files:
  • InnoHelpers.dll - InnoHelpers Dynamic Link Library
  • InnoUtils.dll - InnoUtils Dynamic Link Library
  • PCTMime.dll - PCTMime Dynamic Link Library
  • PCTWSC.dll - PCTWSC Dynamic Link Library
  • BH2.dll - Browser Helper 2
  • BH.dll - Browser Helper
  • commlib32.dll - Spyware Doctor (Spyware Doctor Component)
  • commlib64.dll
  • filehlpr.dll
  • inethlpr.dll
  • RegHelper.dll
  • SDContextExt32.dll
  • SDContextExt64.dll
  • AntiSpamGUI.ISPlugin.dll - IS SpamMonitor GUI plugin
  • cdialogs.dll
  • commhlpr.dll
  • commlib.dll
  • commom.dll
  • FirewallGUI.ISPlugin.dll - IS Firewall GUI plugin
  • PCTGMhk.dll
  • pctsAuxs.exe - PC Tools Auxiliary Service
  • pctsSvc.exe - PC Tools Security Service
  • pctsTray.exe - PC Tools Tray Application
  • PDialogs.dll
  • PWindow.dll - Popup Window Helper
  • sdcore.dll
  • sdinvoker.exe
  • Alert.exe - PC Tool Smart Alert
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • drvctl.exe (by PCTools Research) - Driver Control Utility

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • SDContextExt32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SDContextExt' with a class of {70F8E90E-353A-47AB-B297-C576345EE693}.
2 Services
  • pctsSvc.exe runs as a service named 'PC Tools Security Service' (sdCoreService) "Provides spyware and malware protection for the system. If this service is disabled spyware protection will be disabled.".
  • pctsAuxs.exe runs as a service named 'PC Tools Auxiliary Service' (sdAuxService) "Provides auxiliary PC Tools Security services. If this service is disabled spyware protection will be reduced.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • pctsTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ISTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\PC Tools Internet Security\pctsTray.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.2 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019258042%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00153239%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00039342%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:491,930
8,062,084 average
70 average

How do I remove PC Tools Internet Security 2010?

Quickly and completely remove PC Tools Internet Security 2010 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 Tools Internet Security 2010 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 Tools Internet Security 2010, 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 Tools Internet Security 2010.

Win Vista (SP2) 33%
Win Vista 17%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows XP 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Basic 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows Vista Home Basic 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.55% of installs come from Mexico
Which countries install it?
  Mexico 54.55%
  United States 45.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Sony 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Common models
Sony VPCEE33EL 16.67%
HP-Pavilion KN278AA-ABM a... 16.67%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 16.67%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 16.67%
ECS P43G 16.67%
Dell Computer DIM4400 ... 16.67%

About PC Tools Software

PC Tools, a subsidiary of Symantec Corporation, develops security utilities for consumers and enterprises whose products include Spyware Doctor which provides spyware protection to secure Windows personal computers, Registry Mechanic, a registry cleaner to fix Windows errors, PC Tools AntiVirus which offers protection against virus infections and File Recover, which recovers files from hard drives, floppy drives, and fixed media.
Publisher URL: www.pctools.com


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