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Should I remove PCmover Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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6.00.620.0 5.00%
5.00.615.0 95.00%

PCmover Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant

What is PCmover Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant?  (from Laplink Software)

Of the 66 Windows 7 upgrade scenarios detailed by Microsoft, only 14 are supported by Windows. As illustrated in this chart, there is no direct upgrade path from Windows XP to Windows 7 without doing a customized installation – for the many XP users out there, this makes upgrading to Windows 7 a complicated task. That’...  Read more


PCmover Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant is a software program developed by Laplink Software. The most common release is 5.00.615.0, 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. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named PCmover.exe. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 22.61 MB (23,709,418 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 81% of users of PCmover Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Laplink.com
Help link: www.laplink.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Laplink\PCmover\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{35FF4887-4466-46AA-A47C-9C772B3086C5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 22.61 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PCmover Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant

Program executable:PCmover.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Laplink\PCmover\PCmover.exe
Additional files:
  • PcmBrand.dll - PcmBrand Dynamic Link Library (PCmover Personality DLL)
  • USBDriverSetup11.exe - Laplink USB Cable Drivers (Setup Launcher)
  • AppInv.exe - PCdefense
  • DlMgr.exe - PCmover (Laplink Download and Setup Manager)
  • LaunchDl.exe - Launch DlMgr
  • LaunchSt.exe - LaunchSt MFC Application
  • MapiFix.exe - MapiInfo MFC Application
  • Offers.exe - Third Party Offers
  • PCmover.exe
  • PCmoverLog.exe - PCmover Log Manager
  • Report.exe
  • ShLnk64.exe - 64-bit Shell Link Server
  • SpDiskTreeMgr.dll - Disk Tree Manager
  • SpIniTreeMgr.dll - INI File Tree Manager
  • SpRegTreeMgr.dll - Registry Tree Manager
  • CookieMerge.exe
  • LoadProfile.exe
  • USBDetect.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • LaunchSt.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'StartUp This' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Laplink\PCmover\LaunchSt.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PCmover.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Laplink\PCmover\pcmover.exe'.

How do I remove PCmover Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant?

Quickly and completely remove PCmover Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PCmover Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant 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 PCmover Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant, 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 PCmover Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 8 5%
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 60.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Windows Vista 10.00%
Windows 8 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.65%
  Germany 6.45%
  Australia 3.23%
  Sweden 3.23%
  Canada 3.23%
  United Kingdom 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.25%
Hewlett-Packard 18.75%
Toshiba 12.50%
Gateway 6.25%
Intel 6.25%
Apple 6.25%
American Megatrends 6.25%
Common models
MSI MS-7696 6.67%
Dell Dell DV051 6.67%
HP-Pavilion FK789AA-ABA m... 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard p6653w 6.67%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.67%
Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 6.67%

Publisher URL: www.laplink.com


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