77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove Symantec pcAnywhere?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #7,732
United States Rank #5,447
Reach 0.0620%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 126.30 days
830.91 days >
Average installed length: 436.58 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
12.5.5.1086 1.50%
12.5.5 2.99%
12.5.4.8211 14.50%
12.5.4.8096 8.86%
12.5.1 2.07%
12.5.0.1021 2.07%
12.5.0.618 12.89%
12.5.0.442 3.22%
12.5.0.265 0.35%
12.5.0 26.47%
12.1.0.448 0.12%
12.1.0.447 0.23%
12.1.0.446 3.57%
12.1.0 12.54%
12.0.2.174 0.35%
12.0.2 0.23%
12.0.1 0.12%
12.0.0.126 0.12%
12.0.0.123 0.12%
11.5.1.152 0.58%
11.5.1 0.23%
11.5.0.124 0.35%
11.5.0.121 0.35%
11.0.1.764 0.81%
11.0.1 0.23%
11.0.0.730 0.69%
11.0.0.723 0.12%
11.0.0 0.23%
10.5 4.03%
10.0 0.12%

Other programs by Symantec

Symantec pcAnywhere

What is Symantec pcAnywhere?  (from Symantec)

Symantec pcAnywhere is the world’s leading remote access software solution. It lets you manage computers efficiently, resolve helpdesk issues quickly, and connect to remote devices simply and securely. New features of this software include smart card authentication and native whiteboard support, while continuing to e...  Read more

Overview

Symantec pcAnywhere is a software program developed by Symantec. The most common release is 12.5.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 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 awhost32.exe. The setup package generally installs about 131 files and is usually about 21.44 MB (22,483,623 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 63% of users of Symantec pcAnywhere come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com/pcanywhere
Help link: www.symantec.com/support/index.jsp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Symantec\pcAnywhere\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{12518183-866A-11D3-97DF-0000F8D8F2E9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 21.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Symantec pcAnywhere

Program executable:awhost32.exe
Name:pcAnywhere
pcAnywhere Host
Path:C:\Program Files\Symantec\pcAnywhere\awhost32.exe
MD5:64ae9c807b93ba08d63118d01d6fdf2f
Additional files:
  • s32pcag.dll - Symantec Core Technology (Symantec API Library)
  • ndsauth.dll - ndsauth Module
  • aboutext.dll - pcAnywhere (pcAnywhere About Box Extensions)
  • aboutextres.dll
  • adsauth.dll - ADS Authentication Module
  • aw32capi.dll - CAPI Driver
  • aw32nb.dll - NetBIOS driver
  • aw32prn.dll - Printer driver
  • aw32ser.dll - Serial driver
  • aw32spx.dll - SPX driver
  • aw32tcp.dll - TCP/IP driver
  • awcfgmgr.dll - Configuration Manager
  • awchat.dll - Chat Manager
  • awcm32.dll - Connection Manager
  • awcmnwtk.dll - Netware Thunk DLL
  • awconn32.dll - Connection Processor
  • awcp.dll - Compression Support Module
  • awds32.dll - DataStream Protocol Handler
  • awdsp32.dll - Video display handler
  • awFileMgr.exe - PCA_AW_FILE_MGR
  • awgui32.dll - UI Support Functions
  • awhk32.dll - pcAnywhere Message Hooks DLL
  • awhk64.dll
  • awhlogon.dll - Host Logon Engine
  • awhpilot.dll - pcAnywhere Host Pilot Processor
  • awhprobe.exe - pcAnywhere Probe Module
  • awhprobedll.dll - Probe Desktop Interactivity Module
  • awhseq.dll - Host Sequence Processor
  • awhutil.dll - Host Utility Library
  • awhxprb.dll - Probe Messenger Module
  • AwInvite.exe - PCA AwInvite
  • AwInviteResources.dll - Host Invitation Helper
  • awio.dll - File I/O Manager
  • awioresources.dll
  • awlog32.dll - Log Report Module
  • awofrwrk.dll - pcAnywhere Object Framework
  • awplay32.dll - Playback Module
  • awplay32resources.dll - Playback Resource Module
  • awras32.exe - Remote Networking Module
  • awrasapi.dll - Remote Networking Support Functions
  • awrem32.exe - Remote Control Module
  • awres-all.dll - Resource DLL for pcAnywhere
  • awres-host.dll - pcA awres host
  • awrpilot.dll - Remote Control Pilot Processor
  • awses32.dll - pcA aw session
  • awses32resources.dll - Session Controller
  • awshim.exe - awshim MFC Application
  • awshimresources.dll
  • awterm32.dll - Terminal Module
  • awtime32.dll - Timer Functions
  • awwiz32.dll - Wizard Module
  • awxfer.dll - File Transfer Engine
  • awxferresources.dll
  • awxferui.dll - File Transfer User Interface
  • awxferuiresources.dll
  • bindauth.dll - Authentication Module
  • certcons.exe - Crypto Certificate Handler
  • CmdPromptClient.dll - Remote Mgmt - Command Prompt Client
  • CmdPromptServer.dll - Remote Mgmt - Command Prompt Server
  • CmdQEng.dll - FileXfer Command Queue Engine

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • awhost32.exe runs as a service named 'Symantec pcAnywhere - Servizio host' (awhost32) "Consente agli utenti remoti di pcAnywhere di connettersi a questo computer.".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • awhost32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Symantec\pcAnywhere\awhost32.exe'.
  • awrem32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Symantec\pcAnywhere\awrem32.exe'.
  • winaw32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Symantec\pcAnywhere\winaw32.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

awhost32.exe
Memory:6.83 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000231073%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001582%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000728%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:74,830
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:4 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
awhprobe.exe
Memory:3.65 MB
Total CPU:0.0000085348%
Kernel CPU:0.00000611%
User CPU:0.00000243%
CPU cycles/sec:124
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Symantec pcAnywhere?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.37%
Windows XP 16.78%
Windows 8 6.67%
Windows Vista 2.07%
Windows Server 2003 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 39.74%
Windows 7 Enterprise 18.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.85%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.74%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.60%
  Canada 3.25%
  France 2.90%
  Germany 2.28%
  Mexico 2.02%
  Italy 2.02%
  Japan 1.67%
  Taiwan 1.58%
  Spain 1.23%
  Belgium 1.23%
  Israel 1.23%
  India 1.14%
  United Kingdom 1.14%
  GH 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.74%
Dell 38.96%
Acer 4.89%
GIGABYTE 3.00%
ASUS 3.00%
Intel 2.84%
Lenovo 2.05%
American Megatrends 0.79%
Toshiba 0.79%
Compaq 0.47%
NEC 0.47%
Common models
HP Compaq 8000 Elite SFF ... 8.24%
HP EliteBook 8470p 4.23%
HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF 3.79%
HP EliteBook 8460p 3.12%
HP EliteBook 8440p 2.90%
HP EliteBook 6930p 2.67%

About Symantec

Symantec developers security software for business and consumers and helps customers protect their computers, information, identities and infrastructure by delivering software and services that address risks to security with various products such as Norton AntiVirus, Internet security, and anti-spyware products e.
Publisher URL: www.symantec.com

commentsComments

user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.