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What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,289
United States Rank #15,587
Reach 0.0132%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.81 days
82.79 days >
Average installed length: 43.50 days


VersionDistribution 1.18% 1.18% 4.31% 7.45% 85.88%

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K9-PC Protector

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What is K9-PC Protector?

K9-PC Protector is a branded version of Systweak software, a potentially unwanted 'PC optimization and registry cleaner' program.

About  (from The Phone Support Pvt)

K9-PC Protector removes malware infections existing on users' PC. Malware is the acronym for malicious software and it disrupts the flow of computer operations adversely. K9-PC Protector detects all kinds of malware present in the system and removes them completely at once.


K9-PC Protector is a software program developed by The Phone Support Pvt. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named k9pcp.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 26.46 MB (27,746,205 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 52% of users of K9-PC Protector come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in K9-PC Protector.
k9pcp.exe (4e4ea711e9a52c8c44b5ef4b8496d2ae) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.288
Trend Micro 10.465.13 ADW_RegCleanPro.component
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 ADW_RegCleanPro.component
K9-PC Protector has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove K9-PC Protector.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: k9tools.com
URL: www.k9tools.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\K9-PC Protector\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\K9-PC Protector\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 26.46 MB

Program filesFiles installed by K9-PC Protector

Program executable:k9pcp.exe (Malware detected)
K9-PC Protector
Path:C:\Program Files\K9-PC Protector\k9pcp.exe
Additional files:
  • k9amsys.dll - Licmgr Dynamic Link Library
  • scandll.dll (by K9Tools) - K9-AntiMalware
  • AppManager.exe (by K9Tools) - k9pcp (K9-PC Protector)
  • k9amUninstall.exe - b4u
  • AppResource.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • AppManager.exe is scheduled as a task named 'K9-PC Protector' (runs daily at 4:42 AM).
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FFF74E7B-0D51-4FA3-95D8-EE12325548A8}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • k9pcp.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named K9-PC Protector_startup.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • k9pcp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'K9-PC Protector_startup' which loads as "C:\Program Files\K9-PC Protector\k9pcp.exe" autolaunch.

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Or, you can uninstall K9-PC Protector 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 K9-PC Protector, 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 K9-PC Protector.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.39%
Windows 10 30.98%
Windows Vista 5.88%
Windows XP 2.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.28%
Windows 8.1 18.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.57%
Windows 7 Professional 11.42%
Windows 10 Home 4.72%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.20%
  United Kingdom 5.97%
  Germany 3.14%
  Canada 2.83%
  Netherlands 2.52%
  Australia 2.20%
  Sweden 1.89%
  DK 1.89%
  DZ 1.57%
  Chile 0.94%
  Brazil 0.94%
  Norway 0.94%
  India 0.94%
  Portugal 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.55%
Dell 22.46%
Acer 16.58%
Lenovo 8.02%
ASUS 8.02%
Toshiba 5.88%
Medion 2.14%
Intel 1.60%
Sony 1.07%
Samsung 1.07%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.38%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.92%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.19%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.19%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.19%


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