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PC Tools Internet Security Lite 2010

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

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 protection in one application. Detects, removes and blocks all types of spyware, adware, viruses, Trojans, worms, key...  Read more

Overview

PC Tools Internet Security Lite 2010 is a software program developed by PC Tools Software. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named pctsgui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 619.49 MB (649,585,302 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 79% of users of PC Tools Internet Security Lite 2010 come from Mexico, it is also popular in the United States and Chile.

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 Lite\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PC Tools Internet Security Lite\unins000.exe /SILENT /LOG
Estimated size: 619.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Tools Internet Security Lite 2010

Program executable:pctsgui.exe
PC Tools GUI Application
Path:C:\Program Files\pc tools internet security lite\pctsgui.exe
MD5:3b6ff3912ff73690f80fbb6e73ddf229
Additional files:
  • InnoHelpers.dll - InnoHelpers Dynamic Link Library
  • InnoUtils.dll - InnoUtils Dynamic Link Library
  • SMSALicense.dll - SMSALice Dynamic Link Library
  • PCTMime.dll - PCTMime Dynamic Link Library
  • sdwvhlp.dll - sdwvhlp Dynamic Link Library (Spyware Doctor Helper)
  • PCTWSC.dll - PCTWSC Dynamic Link Library
  • Sqlite3DB.dll - Sqlite3 DB Interface
  • 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
  • SDNetPlugin.dll - PC Tools SDNet
  • smum32.dll
  • smum64.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
  • sdloader.exe - sdloader application (PC Tools)
  • SH.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • SDContextExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SDContextExt' with a class of {70F8E90E-353A-47AB-B297-C576345EE693}.
  • 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 Lite\pctsTray.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

pctsAuxs.exe
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
Switches/sec:2
70 average

How do I remove PC Tools Internet Security Lite 2010?

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Or, you can uninstall PC Tools Internet Security Lite 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 Lite 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 Lite 2010.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 4%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.00%
Windows XP 20.00%
Windows Vista 12.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 8.00%
Windows 7 Starter 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.57% of installs come from Mexico
Which countries install it?
  Mexico 78.57%
  United States 17.86%
  Chile 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.00%
Dell 12.00%
Acer 12.00%
Lenovo 12.00%
Toshiba 8.00%
Sony 8.00%
Sahara 4.00%
Intel 4.00%
GIGABYTE 4.00%
Gateway 4.00%
Common models
HP-Pavilion NY518AA-ABM p... 8.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L645D 4.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 4.00%
Sony VGN-NS320TH 4.00%
Sony VGN-NS220TH 4.00%
LENOVO Lenovo C325 4.00%

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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