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Should I remove Panicware Pop-Up Stopper Companion?

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23% remove it77% keep it
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Panicware Pop-Up Stopper Companion


Panicware Pop-Up Stopper Companion is a software program developed by Panicware. The most common release is 3.21, 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 program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. 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 setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 1.24 MB (1,298,569 bytes). The installed file XAUpdate.exe 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 those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.panicware.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper Companion
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 1.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Panicware Pop-Up Stopper Companion

  • XAHook.dll - XAHook Dynamic Link Library
  • popupus.dll - Pop-Up Stopper Companion
  • PSComp.exe
  • XAUpdate.exe - XAUpdate Application
  • CCHelper.dll - Cleaning Companion Helper Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • CCHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CCHelper Class' with the class of {0CF0B8EE-6596-11D5-A98E-0003470BB48E} (CCHelper).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • popupus.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Pop-Up Stopper &Companion' with the class of {8F05B1A8-9D77-4B8F-AF54-6B2202066F95}.
Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{D124A613-2DCA-41D4-BD97-2AA19C48545C}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • PSComp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PopUpStopperCompanion' and executes as "C:\Program Files1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSCOMP.EXE".

How do I remove Panicware Pop-Up Stopper Companion?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Panicware Pop-Up Stopper Companion you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%
Windows 7 (SP1)

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?
Toshiba 33.33%
Sony 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 25.00%
Sony VPCF236FM 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1026 25.00%


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