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Should I remove PC Utility Kit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Poor
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,817
United States Rank #4,424
Reach 0.0715%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.64 days
195.74 days >
Average installed length: 102.85 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.1.6.0 17.96%
3.1.5.0 75.92%
3.1.4.0 4.08%
3.1.3.0 2.04%

PC Utility Kit

What is PC Utility Kit?  (from Red Dog Media)

Windows PC issues can arise from a variety of computer errors usually originating from corrupt or missing registry files. Other contributing factors could be ActiveX errors or malicious software such as malware and spyware. These types of problems are the consequence of not properly maintaining your system. If left unc...  Read more

Overview

PC Utility Kit is a software program developed by Red Dog Media. The most common release is 3.1.5.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (in many cases this is done to avoid any UAC prompts). 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 pcutilitykit.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 10.92 MB (11,447,763 bytes). The installed file HandleUpdate.dll 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 Vista (SP2). While about 78% of users of PC Utility Kit come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcutilitykit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Utility Kit\PC Utility Kit
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PC Utility Kit\PC Utility Kit\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 10.92 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Utility Kit

Program executable:pcutilitykit.exe
Name:PC Utility Kit
Path:C:\Program Files\pc utility kit\pc utility kit\pcutilitykit.exe
MD5:fe0d578ccd1c96621de717a36463f833
PC Utility Kit is registry cleaner, a class of third party software utility designed for the Microsoft Windows operating system, whose purported purpose is to remove redundant items from the Windows registry. Registry cleaners in general...
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - PC Utility Kit
  • MyResources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pcutilitykit.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PC Utility Kit' (runs weekly on Saturdays at 04:58 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • pcutilitykit.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PC Utility Kit Startup.
Network connections
  • pcutilitykit.exe connects to static-209-139-220-151.gtcust.grouptelecom.net (209.139.220.151 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

pcutilitykit.exe
Memory:635.97 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003265471%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003760%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00028894%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,062,784,322
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:150
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.78 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:6 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove PC Utility Kit?

Quickly and completely remove PC Utility Kit from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall PC Utility Kit 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 Utility Kit, 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 Utility Kit.
  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) 58%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.63%
Windows Vista 16.33%
Windows XP 12.65%
Windows 8 9.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.85%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.93%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.70%
Windows 7 Professional 8.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.79%
Windows 8 3.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.02%
  United Kingdom 5.22%
  Australia 3.57%
  Israel 2.47%
  Canada 2.20%
  United Arab Emirates 1.37%
  Singapore 0.82%
  South Africa 0.82%
  New Zealand 0.82%
  Iran 0.82%
  Brazil 0.55%
  Belgium 0.55%
  Spain 0.55%
  MV 0.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.73%
Dell 16.81%
Acer 13.72%
Toshiba 10.18%
ASUS 3.98%
GIGABYTE 3.10%
Intel 2.65%
Lenovo 2.65%
American Megatrends 2.21%
Sony 2.21%
Gateway 1.77%
Samsung 1.77%
Common models
ASUSTeK K52F 1.83%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.38%
Hewlett-Packard SG3-110UK... 0.92%
SYX snc302eeh 0.92%
LENOVO 4334 0.92%

comments3 comments

user comment
user comment
DavidBeale5 months ago
I accidentall also paid about $10 for special help; an addon-to-the-cost (unless you're fast enough to untick it) common to scams and opportunists. The deal anounced that the licence/whatever was for only six months, after paying. It continued (after the scan and me buying the licence) and allegedly fixed hundreds of problems, a few GB of junk...and has requested a reboot during which time I'm reading about it using an old laptop. I feel I've been suckered. There's more scams than suckers and there are scams for every sucker. I suspect it did nothing much worthwhile or a free program could have done better; but I'm trying to just do easy jobs, having a "fever" from some virus/wog...stupid to get involved with fixing my computer!! Well, pox on them if they've got my money by a sort of trick. This software is perhaps taking advantage of the trust people put into PCUtilities re the magazine; perhaps another part of a probably trick. Windows restarted and has requested I let Red Dog do its thing, that I did (part of having a fever? --- people go made with fever). The software says PC utility kit has Fixed and Cleaned. Now Bakcup! and invites me to a FREE SpeedyBackup trial!!! I think I'll either uninstall it using Revo (this is not an advert) that does a good job of hunting down registry and residual crap. They recon they're a Microsoft Partner. Actually the software seems OK. No Processes that could be attributed to it (I stopped it). I ran Reimage Repair, that found >120 problems after reinstalling Windows 7 64 SP1 using the "upgrade" option then loading >>120 updates over a couple of days. Perhaps that job caused the fever. Reimage hadn't cured enough problems; it left loops for loading updates that failed, instead of starting...and I've been reluctant to use it since (more $'s cause of being a sucker?). Reimage says it fixes files by downloading ok ones from its own database; but it had none of the >120 updates needed after a reinstallation that included downloading some updates. Reimage found instability issues in the logs, but zero malware nor security threats. Reimage also found zero bad files, but 834 registry errors. I will not remove the PC Utility kit; it didn't leave any (apparent) bad files; probably did nothing much certainly didn't fix the registry; shame about wasting money but, never know, it might end up useful.
expert comment
karenRW (Expert)over a year ago
PC Utility Kit can do nothing but just show pop ups to convince the user that the computer has been infected by malwares and urge the user to purchase the full version of PC Utility Kit.
user comment
Maggyover a year ago
I am angry that this program did a long scan on my computer and then asked me to click on Fix It and only then, at that point, did it say I had to pay for this service. Now I never use Pay Pal or pay for anything over the internet so I will have to delete it. What a dam waste of my time. Why didn't you mention payment upfront before I started? this is complete crap!