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Should I remove Norton PC Checkup?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,046
United States Rank #1,591
Reach 0.1922%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 661.57 days
1547.91 days >
Average installed length: 813.31 days


VersionDistribution 9.90% 5.65% 0.24% 21.15% 0.45% 45.14% 0.50% 13.78% 0.16% 3.04%

Norton PC Checkup

What is Norton PC Checkup?

Norton PC Checkup is a program downloaded either separately or as a bundle with updates to Adobe Flash, provided to enable users to perform a system checkup of their Microsoft Windows based personal computers.

About  (from NortonLive Services)

Scans your computer for problems and recommends how to fix them.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. 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 Norton PC Checkup.exe. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 26.49 MB (27,779,674 bytes). The installed file Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Adds a background Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: us.norton.com/nortonlive/free-pc-checkup.jsp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Norton PC Checkup 3.0\
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Norton\PC Checkup\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 26.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Norton PC Checkup

Program executable:Norton PC Checkup.exe
Name:Norton PC Checkup
Norton PC Checkup Application Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\PC Checkup\Norton PC Checkup.exe
Additional files:
  • Interop.WUApiLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WUApiLib'.
  • InstallHelper.exe (by Symantec) - Norton PC Checkup Installation Helper
  • icudt42.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • SymcPCCULaunchSvc.exe (by Symantec) - Norton PC Checkup Launcher Service
  • Symantec.NortonLive.PCCU.Shared.dll - Symantec.NortonLive.PCCU.Contract
  • OOBEHelper.exe - Norton PC Checkup OOBE Helper
  • DriversHQ.SDK.dll (by PC Drivers Headquarters Inc) - PC Drivers Headquarters SDK (DriversHQ.SDK)
  • Awesomium.Core.dll (by Khrona) - Awesomium.NET v1.6.6 (Awesomium.Core v1.6.6)
  • Awesomium.Windows.Controls.dll (by Khrona) - Awesomium.Windows.Controls v1.6.6
  • NLAppLauncher.exe - NortonLive Updater
  • NLDatMigrator.exe - NLPatch_Shortcuts (NLPatch_Shortcuts.exe)
  • Norton PC Checkup.exe - Norton PC Checkup (Norton PC Checkup Application Launcher)
  • Awesomium.dll - Awesomium v1.6.5
  • ccUtilityProxy.dll - ccUtilityProxy (NortonLive Utility Proxy)
  • Symantec.NortonLive.PCCU.KernelLibrary.dll - KernelLibrary
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • DriversHQ.API.Client.Services.dll (by PC Drivers Headquarters) - API-2010-9 (DriversHQ.API.Client.Services)
  • DriversHQ.API.Common.dll (by PC Drivers Headquarters) - DriversHQ.API.Common
  • DriversHQ.API.Types.dll - DriversHQ.API.Types
  • PCCU.exe - PC Checkup
  • Downloader.exe
  • en-US.dll
  • Updater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Norton PC Checkup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{64B3F4E4-E8D4-4D61-890A-1088FCD25A77}' (runs on registration).
  • OOBEHelper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Norton PCCU OOBE Mode' (runs daily at 2:58 PM).
  • NLAppLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Scheduled Task Name' (runs weekly on Thursdays at 00:00).
  • SymcPCCULaunchSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Norton PC Checkup Application Launcher' (Norton PC Checkup Application Launcher) "Provides consolidated application launching facility".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.3 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007983948%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00027289%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00052550%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:10,913
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.7 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Norton PC Checkup?

You can uninstall Norton PC Checkup 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 Norton PC Checkup, 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 Norton PC Checkup.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 10 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.95%
Windows Vista 12.95%
Windows 10 5.59%
Windows XP 4.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.89%
Windows 7 Professional 6.19%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.58%
Windows 10 Home 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.40%
  United Kingdom 3.68%
  Germany 2.95%
  Canada 2.75%
  Australia 1.34%
  France 1.04%
  Netherlands 0.46%
  Italy 0.39%
  Spain 0.34%
  Brazil 0.32%
  Belgium 0.25%
  Israel 0.25%
  Iran 0.19%
  India 0.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 33.35%
Hewlett-Packard 29.75%
Dell 19.90%
Acer 8.61%
ASUS 3.04%
Lenovo 0.88%
Intel 0.77%
Samsung 0.73%
Gateway 0.55%
American Megatrends 0.48%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 6.42%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 6.23%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 5.98%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 5.36%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.30%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.68%


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