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Should I remove Microsoft PC Advisor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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Microsoft PC Advisor


Microsoft PC Advisor is a software program developed by Microsoft. 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 setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 11.36 MB (11,912,177 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 88% of users of Microsoft PC Advisor come from the United States, it is also popular in Hungary.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=120229
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MicrosoftPCAdvisor\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0F000D59-B274-4800-9C89-EEE01186D5BB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft PC Advisor

  • ActHost.dll - Branded_V2 (GTAgnt)
  • ActMgr.dll - ActMgr
  • AdvAgent.exe - MicrosoftPCAdvisor
  • AdvBrws.exe - MicrosoftPCAdvisor Browser
  • AdvHelp.exe - AUHelp Module
  • AppConfig.dll - Settings Module
  • CfgData.dll - CfgData Module
  • GContent.dll - GContent Module
  • GDownloader.dll - GDownload
  • gdql.dll - QDiagLib Module
  • GLauncher.dll - GLauncher
  • GND_HTTP.dll - GND_HTTP Module
  • GND_UPnP.dll - GND_UPnP Module
  • GNetDev.dll - GNetDev Module
  • MicrosoftPCAdvisorSrvHost.exe - BrokerSrvHost exe
  • TrgMgr.dll - TrgMgr Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • MicrosoftPCAdvisorSrvHost.exe runs as a service named 'MicrosoftPCAdvisorSrvHost' (MicrosoftPCAdvisorSrvHost) "Hosts the Advisor runtime frameworks. If this service is disabled, the customer will not be able to use the updated diagnostics and other content".

How do I remove Microsoft PC Advisor?

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

Win XP 67%
Win Vista (SP2) 33%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 66.67%
Windows Vista 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 66.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Hungary 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
American Megatrends 66.67%
Toshiba 33.33%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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