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Should I remove PC Antivirus Pro?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,618
United States Rank #35,586
Reach 0.0019%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.93 days
115.80 days >
Average installed length: 60.84 days

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PC Antivirus Pro

What is PC Antivirus Pro?

PC Antivirus Pro is a PC optimization program that is supposed to increase the speed of computer by removing invalid entries the computer's registry. The trial version will perform a scan and identify issues while the user will need to unlock the software for a yearly auto-renewing subscription charge.


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 pccleanerav.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 53.41 MB (56,008,216 bytes).
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Antivirus
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\uninstac.exe" -removeit
Estimated size: 53.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Antivirus Pro

Program executable:pccleanerav.exe
Name:PC Antivirus Pro
Path:C:\Program Files\pc antivirus\pccleanerav.exe
Additional files:
  • pf.dll (by (c) PC Cleaners All rights reserved) - PC Antivirus Pro Web Protection BHO
  • pcavmon.exe
  • SBSetupDrivers.exe (by Sunbelt Software) - Sunbelt Personal Firewall (Sunbelt Firewall SDK Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • pf.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PC Antivirus Pro Web Protection BHO' with the class of {C11CBDA9-6702-469E-9CE1-64E3971A6B44}.
Scheduled Task
  • PCCleanerAV.exe is scheduled as a task named 'accleaners' (runs weekly on Sundays at 12:24).
  • pcavmon.exe runs as a service named 'pcavmon' (pcavmon).
Startup File (User Run)
  • PCCleanerAV.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC Antivirus Pro' and executes as "C:\Program Files\PC Antivirus\PCCleanerAV.exe" /minimize.

How do I remove PC Antivirus Pro?

You can uninstall PC Antivirus Pro 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 PC Antivirus Pro, 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 PC Antivirus Pro.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PC Antivirus Pro you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 3%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.53%
Windows 10 36.84%
Windows XP 2.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.84%
Windows 10 Home 23.68%
Windows 7 Professional 13.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.53%
Windows 8.1 7.89%
Windows 10 Pro 2.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.45%
  Australia 9.09%
  United Kingdom 4.55%
  UA 2.27%
  Belgium 2.27%
  DZ 2.27%
  New Zealand 2.27%
  Germany 2.27%
  Saudi Arabia 2.27%
  Malaysia 2.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Gateway 19.44%
Hewlett-Packard 19.44%
Acer 8.33%
ASUS 5.56%
Toshiba 5.56%
Intel 2.78%
Common models
Gateway ML6732 ... 20.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L75D-A 2.86%
TOSHIBA Satellite C75D-B 2.86%
MSI MS-7309 2.86%
Intel Corporation STCK1A3... 2.86%
HP-Pavilion WC694AA-UUG H... 2.86%


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