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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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LaCie PC Lock

What is LaCie PC Lock?  (from LaCie)

With LaCie PC/Mac® Lock software, it's easy to keep all your files safe and secure—simply by using the LaCie USB key that you already own. PC/Mac Lock allows you to log on and off your computer simply by inserting a USB key. Once you've plugged in your key, PC/Mac Lock will automatically log you on—then when you remo...  Read more


LaCie PC Lock is a software program developed by LaCie. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named pclock.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 13 MB (13,628,394 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. 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 40% of users of LaCie PC Lock come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10566
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\LaCie\PC-Lock\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\LaCie\PC-Lock\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LaCie PC Lock

Program executable:pclock.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\lacie\pc-lock\pclock.exe
Additional files:
  • PCLockConfig.exe - PC-Lock Configuration Tool
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • GUIToolKit.dll
  • Logger.dll
  • SysInfo.dll
  • msvcm90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr90.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PCLock.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LaCie PC-Lock' which loads as C:\Program Files\LaCie\PC-Lock\PCLock.exe.

How do I remove LaCie PC Lock?

You can uninstall LaCie PC Lock 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 LaCie PC Lock, 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 LaCie PC Lock.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista (SP2) 14%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows 10 28.57%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro 14.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.00%
  United Kingdom 20.00%
  Australia 10.00%
  DZ 10.00%
  Italy 10.00%
  Sweden 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 20.00%
Sony 20.00%
Samsung 20.00%
MSI 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
Common models
Sony VPCEA290X 16.67%
Samsung R519/R719 16.67%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 16.67%
Micro-Star GT680R/GX680R/... 16.67%
Acer Aspire 5920 16.67%


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