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Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security

What is Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security?

Trend Micro Internet Security is an antivirus/Internet security program which includes antivirus software, web threat protection, browser cookie removal, parental controls and a computer firewall. Trend Micro's Smart Protection Network deploys bots to verify websites visited by users of Trend Micro Internet Security. While users of the software are visiting a website, the Trend Micro bots break security measures and rules specified by the website administrator and display malware characteristics. The antivirus software uses the trust websites have for users with administrative and other privileges to circumvent website security measures to allow Trend Micro's bots the opportunity to download privileged information or to inject files to the website.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named pccmain.exe. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 322.93 MB (338,617,207 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.trendmicro.com
Help link: kb.trendmicro.com/solutions
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 14
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\remove.exe
Estimated size: 322.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security

Program executable:pccmain.exe
Name:Trend Micro Internet Security
Path:C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 14\pccmain.exe
Additional files:
  • DceLog32.dll - Trend Micro Internet Security (PcDceLog DLL)
  • DLPccUtl.dll - DLPccUtl
  • LOADHTTP.DLL - loadhttp Application
  • PccAltUI.dll - PccAltUI DLL
  • PCCBrows.exe - PCCBrows
  • PccCmd64.exe
  • PccEula.exe - PccEULA
  • pccguide.exe - PCCGuide
  • PccIeBar.dll - PccIeBar
  • pcclient.exe - PCClient
  • PccLog.exe - Log Viewer
  • PcCmdCom.exe - PcCmdCom
  • PccMsi.dll - PCCMsi
  • pccntsec.dll - pccntsec
  • PccRBMsg.exe - PccRBMsg
  • PccScan.dll - PccScan DLL
  • PcCtlCom.exe - PcCtlCom Module
  • PcCtlPS.dll
  • PcCtlSpy.dll - PcCtlSpy DLL
  • PcCtlVA.dll - PcCtlVA
  • PCCTool.exe - PCCSuprt
  • PCCTSWin.exe - PCCTSWin
  • pccupd.dll - pccupd
  • PccUpdSN.exe - PccUpdSN
  • PccUpdUI.exe
  • PccVaUI.exe - PccVaUI
  • PCCVScan.exe - PCCVScan
  • PccWscAS.exe - PccWscAS
  • PccWscAV.exe - PccWscAV
  • PccWscFW.exe - PccWscFW
  • ciussi32.dll - ciussi Dynamic Link Library
  • ciuas32.dll - ciuas Dynamic Link Library
  • icudt18l.DLL (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuin18.dll (by IBM and others) - IBM ICU I18N DLL
  • icuuc18.dll - IBM ICU Common DLL
  • DZIP32.DLL (by Inner Media) - DynaZIP-32 DBCS (DynaZIP-32 DBCS ZIP DLL)
  • libexpat.dll
  • PccPrf.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • PcCtlCom.exe runs as a service named 'Trend Micro Central Control Component' (PcCtlCom) "Manages the Trend Micro PC-cillin components.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • pccguide.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'pccguide.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 14\pccguide.exe".

How do I remove Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security?

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

Win Vista (SP2) 52%
Win Vista 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 96.55%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.04%
  Saudi Arabia 1.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 93.10%
Acer 6.90%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530s 34.62%
Dell Inspiron 1525 30.77%
Dell Inspiron 530 7.69%
Gateway DX4300 3.85%
Dell XPS M1530 3.85%
Dell Studio 540 3.85%

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro is a software security company that developes the Titanium Internet Security, Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, OfficeScan, and other security products and services.
Publisher URL: www.trendmicro.com


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