84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove GeekBuddy?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
41% remove it59% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,620
United States Rank #1,322
Reach 0.4197%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.36 days
305.57 days >
Average installed length: 160.56 days


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66 versions

Other programs by COMODO


What is GeekBuddy?  (from COMODO)

GeekBuddy is part of the Comodo Group, one of the world's most trusted Internet Security and Antivirus technology providers. With over 45 million PCs around the world protected by Comodo security software - including its award-winning free Antivirus and Anti-malware solutions - Comodo is guided by its mission to Create...  Read more


GeekBuddy is a program developed by COMODO. The most used version is 4.18.121, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 programs's main executable is unit.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 19 MB of memory. The software installer includes 27 files and is usually about 38.27 MB (40,128,601 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 59% of users of GeekBuddy come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.
GeekBuddy has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Comodo Security Solutions Inc
URL: www.geekbuddy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\COMODO\GeekBuddy\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A03DF2C3-F14C-4819-A328-77FA66B811CF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 38.27 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by GeekBuddy

Program executable:unit.exe
livePCsupport Component
Signed by:Comodo Security Solutions
Path:C:\Program Files\COMODO\GeekBuddy\unit.exe
livePCsupport Component for GeekBuddy is a support system built into Comodo Internet Security whereby a Comodo expert makes a remote connection to the user's computer and resolves a wide variety of technical issues, included but not...
Additional files:
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • CLPSLA.exe - livePCsupport (livePCsupport Component)
  • export.dll
  • launcher.exe
  • launcher_helper.exe
  • splash_screen.exe
  • unit_manager.exe
  • unit_notifier.exe
  • unity_core.dll
  • version_logging.exe
  • web-client.dll
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtScript4.dll
  • QtSql4.dll
  • QtWebKit4.dll
  • QtXmlPatterns4.dll
  • publisher.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{46C0BEB9-A272-4387-BB5C-74EDCE6953E5}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • launcher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '*CA' which loads as "C:\Program Files\COMODO\GeekBuddy\launcher.exe" "unit_manager.exe" "-nosplash".
  • CLPSLA.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'COMODO' which loads as C:\Program Files\Comodo\GeekBuddy\CLPSLA.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • launcher.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '*CA' which loads as C:\Program Files\COMODO\GeekBuddy\launcher.exe "unit_manager.exe" "lps-ca".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:19 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.2569653368%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.12847528%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.12849006%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:277,928
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.06 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:220 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:4.41 MB
Total CPU:0.0004374125%
Kernel CPU:0.00016777%
User CPU:0.00026964%
CPU cycles/sec:1,186,331
I/O reads/min:7 Bytes

How do I remove GeekBuddy?

You can uninstall GeekBuddy 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program GeekBuddy, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 GeekBuddy.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 41%
Keep it 59%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.76%
Windows 10 37.81%
Windows XP 5.17%
Windows Vista 4.21%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.93%
Windows 8.1 13.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.18%
Windows 10 Home 9.69%
Windows 7 Professional 8.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.98%
  United Kingdom 4.77%
  Germany 4.27%
  Italy 3.00%
  Canada 2.71%
  France 2.68%
  Netherlands 1.53%
  Brazil 1.45%
  Australia 1.35%
  Poland 1.06%
  Russia 1.01%
  Sweden 1.00%
  Belgium 0.85%
  Finland 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.46%
Dell 20.25%
Acer 17.46%
ASUS 11.14%
Toshiba 8.22%
Lenovo 4.22%
Samsung 3.07%
Intel 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.29%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.23%
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.95%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.81%
ASUS All Series 3.47%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.96%


Comodo groups provides computer software and SSL digital certificates as well as offers many products as freemium, but additional features or more featured editions are available for a fee.
Publisher URL: www.comodo.com

comments2 comments

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Grateful to Should I Remove it.over a year ago
unit.exe slowed down my XP Pro 'puter so much that it wouldn't even shut down properly. I had to use another computer to look up the problem! Glad I found this site. I had a suspicion that Comodo was somehow evolved because the problem began right after I installed it. Since Geek Buddy can be uninstalled without having to delete the AV/firewall it's not that big a deal. I sure do appreciate the info found on this page because when I saw unit.exe hogging processes I panicked because I thought my poor old XP PC was done in.
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WCMenckenover a year ago
I haven't been able to use GeekBuddy for about 2 months. I've spent many hours trying to resolve the problem and response from Comodo support has become nonexistent. You'd think they would have a download for an ALTERNATE GeekBuddy that would enable their rep to connect to my PC and resolve the problem?