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Should I remove Info Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,973
United States Rank #10,156
Reach 0.0133%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 366.43 days
1111.23 days >
Average installed length: 583.87 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Info Center

What is Info Center?

Info Center is installed with software from PC Pitstop and provides an overview of the PC Pitstop product and the health of the user's PC as well as provides links to download additional PC Pitstop offerings.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is InfoCenter.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 1.5 MB (1,570,572 bytes).
Info Center 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

URL: www.pcpitstop.com
Help link: www.pcpitstop.com/faq/Info Center.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Info Center\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Info Center\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Info Center

Program executable:InfoCenter.exe
Signed by:P.C. Pitstop LLC
Path:C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Info Center\InfoCenter.exe
Additional files:
  • InstallHelper.dll - PC Pitstop Install Helper
  • InfoCenter.exe - PCPitstopInfoCenter
  • unins001.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unins000.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • InfoCenter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Info Center' which loads as C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Info Center\InfoCenter.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:15.93 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003140192%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00013269%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00018133%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:157,311
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:24 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:11 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Info Center?

You can uninstall Info Center 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 Info Center, 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 Info Center.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.54%
Windows Vista 15.59%
Windows XP 12.55%
Windows 10 5.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.83%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.36%
Windows 7 Professional 7.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.47%
Windows 10 Home 1.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.27%
  Japan 4.59%
  United Kingdom 3.38%
  Canada 2.90%
  Australia 1.21%
  Netherlands 0.48%
  CY 0.24%
  Thailand 0.24%
  Belgium 0.24%
  BM 0.24%
  Norway 0.24%
  New Zealand 0.24%
  Spain 0.24%
  DK 0.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.44%
Dell 25.56%
Acer 13.89%
Toshiba 11.11%
ASUS 5.00%
American Megatrends 1.67%
Lenovo 1.67%
Gateway 1.11%
Intel 1.11%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 4.20%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.50%
HP G71 Notebook PC 3.50%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.80%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.80%

About (from PC Pitstop LLC)

In 2004, PC Pitstop introduced its first PC optimization software called Optimize.
Publisher URL: www.pcpitstop.com


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