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Should I remove PCKeeper?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
38% remove it62% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,259
United States Rank #1,081
Reach 0.3256%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.68 days
167.44 days >
Average installed length: 87.97 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.2.1631 1.84%
2.2.1602 0.02%
2.2.1597 1.36%
2.2.1465 0.02%
2.2.1397 0.07%
2.2.1370 1.97%
2.2.1291 0.22%
2.2.1206 3.61%
2.2.1205 0.92%
2.2.1198 18.60%
2.2.1153 0.24%
2.2.1151 0.26%
2.2.1144 0.02%
2.2.1120 4.09%
2.2.1091 0.07%
2.2.1090 1.20%
2.2.1089 18.65%
2.2.1019 0.24%
2.2.983 0.26%
2.2.982 3.20%
2.2.981 9.74%
2.2.943 0.31%
2.2.941 1.51%
2.2.936 0.15%
2.2.935 0.24%
2.2.921 4.27%
2.2.895 0.13%
2.2.825 0.94%
2.2.811 1.73%
2.2.804 2.04%
2.2.775 3.06%
2.2.736 0.79%
2.2.703 0.07%
2.2.687 0.13%
2.2.676 0.13%
2.2.640 0.88%
2.2.621 1.95%
2.2.620 0.48%
2.2.617 0.02%
2.2.608 2.56%
2.2.584 1.16%
2.2.548 9.30%
2.1.181 1.09%
2.1.140 0.07%
2.1.102 0.31%
2.1.96 0.04%
2.1.95 0.02%
2.1.82 0.02%

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PCKeeper

Overview

PCKeeper is a software program developed by Kromtech. The most common release is 2.2.1198, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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. 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). 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 pckeeper.exe. The setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 29.34 MB (30,762,204 bytes). 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 84% of users of PCKeeper come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\kromtech\pckeeper
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Kromtech\installer.exe /UNINSTPCK
Estimated size: 29.34 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PCKeeper

Program executable:pckeeper.exe
Name:PCKeeper
PCKeeper native shim
Path:C:\Program Files\kromtech\pckeeper\pckeeper.exe
MD5:d2e7e809bc41e27aeac0c7a8780b6e9f
Additional files:
  • ServiceInfrastructure.dll - ServiceInfrastructure
  • LocalizationHelpers.dll - LocalizationHelpers
  • PCKeeperServiceCore.dll - PCKeeperServiceCore
  • Contracts.PCKeeper.dll - Contracts.PCKeeper
  • Contracts.Account.dll - Contracts.Account
  • PCKeeper.Shared.dll - PCKeeper.Shared
  • NativeMethods.dll - NativeMethods (Native Methods)
  • SharedLibrary.dll - SharedLibrary
  • AntiTheftServiceLibrary.dll - PCKeeper (Anti-Theft Service Library)
  • Controls.dll - PCKeeper Controls
  • CrashReportSender.exe - CrashReportSender
  • DiskCleanerComponent.dll - PCKeeper DiskCleaner
  • Elevator.exe - Elevator
  • OcfElevator.exe - PCKeeper OcfElevator
  • OneClickFixService.exe - PCKeeper One Click Fix Service
  • OneClickFixServiceLibrary.dll - One-Click Fix Service Library
  • PCKeeperCore.dll
  • PCKeeperService.exe - PCKeeper Worker Service
  • PCKeeperShellExt32.dll - PCKeeper shell extention
  • PCKeeperShellExt64.dll
  • PCKElevatedHost.exe - PCKeeper Elevated Host
  • PCKObjFactory.dll - PCKeeper Object Factory
  • RegistryCleanerComponent.dll - PCKeeper RegistryCleaner
  • SharedNativeLibrary.dll - PCKeeper SharedNativeLibrary
  • SystemContextMenu.dll - PCKeeper ContextMenu Module
  • ManagedWifi.dll (by Monfort Software Engineering) - Managed Wifi API
  • AppRemFolder.exe
  • DiskCleanerComponentPS.dll
  • DrvInstaller.exe
  • OneClickFixServicePS.dll
  • PCKeeperServicePS.dll
  • PCKObjFactoryPS.dll
  • RegistryCleanerComponentPS.dll
  • SharedNativeLibraryPS.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • PCKeeperShellExt32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PCKeeperShell32' with a class of {05562BE7-0EFC-4BD2-BD8F-FAA363E68410}.
  • PCKeeperShellExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PCKeeperShell64' with a class of {828FB706-5749-4255-862F-3D30FCF017E1}.
Scheduled Task
  • PCKeeper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C446527E-E4B8-4C90-B897-2E5E6943052A}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • PCKeeperService.exe runs as a service named 'PCKeeper Service' (PCKeeper2Service) "PCKeeper's worker service".
  • OneClickFixService.exe runs as a service named 'PCKeeper Ocf Service' (PCKeeperOcfService) "PCKeeper's System Scan support service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • PCKeeper.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PCKeeper2' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Kromtech\PCKeeper\PCKeeper.exe" /autorun.

How do I remove PCKeeper?

Quickly and completely remove PCKeeper from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PCKeeper 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 PCKeeper, 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 PCKeeper.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win XP 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 38%
Keep it 62%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.27%
Windows 8 43.47%
Windows Vista 11.00%
Windows 8.1 0.15%
Windows XP 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.19%
Windows 8.1 30.27%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.30%
Windows 7 Professional 6.24%
Windows 8 4.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.44%
  Australia 5.56%
  Canada 2.23%
  United Kingdom 1.90%
  Germany 1.57%
  New Zealand 0.85%
  France 0.53%
  Netherlands 0.49%
  UA 0.26%
  Spain 0.25%
  Ireland 0.21%
  Italy 0.12%
  DK 0.12%
  Japan 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.83%
Dell 23.76%
Acer 12.89%
Toshiba 10.71%
ASUS 5.92%
Lenovo 1.98%
Samsung 1.59%
GIGABYTE 0.93%
Intel 0.40%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 7.39%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.69%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.53%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 3.07%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.01%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.88%

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