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Should I remove PCPhoneHome?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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PCPhoneHome is a software program developed by PCPhoneHome. 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. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 987.92 KB (1,011,627 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcphonehome.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\PCPH\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\PCPH\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 987.92 KB

Program filesFiles installed by PCPhoneHome

  • MessageApp.exe - MessageApp
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • TskManLib.dll (by Microsoft) - TskManLib
  • BGWin.exe (by Microsoft) - BGWin
  • ConfigMod.exe - ConfigMod
  • TskMan.exe - TskMan
  • System.Web.dll - Microsoft® .NET Framework

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • TskMan.exe runs as a service named 'Tsk Man' (TskMan).
Startup File (User Run)
  • BGWin.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BGWin' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\PCPH\BGWin.exe.

How do I remove PCPhoneHome?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 8 33%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 66.67%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Common models
LENOVO 2436CTO 33.33%
INTEL DZ77BH 33.33%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 33.33%


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