84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove PC App Store?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
44% remove it56% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,493
United States Rank #10,639
Reach 0.1588%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.73 days
346.14 days >
Average installed length: 181.87 days


VersionDistribution 1.82% 10.67% 0.13% 9.88% 0.64% 0.38% 2.62% 0.77% 4.03% 0.03% 0.19% 0.16% 0.77% 3.04% 0.03% 7.29% 0.03% 0.10% 3.77% 0.03% 0.06% 0.03% 4.73% 0.03% 0.13% 0.06% 16.33% 0.10% 0.03% 2.17% 9.68% 0.03% 0.06% 6.68% 0.03% 0.03% 0.03% 0.26% 0.51% 0.06% 0.03% 0.03% 3.07% 4.79% 0.86% 1.82% 1.02% 0.93%

PC App Store

What is PC App Store?

The PC App Store is automatically installed as a separate program with various Baidu products such as PC Faster. The store allows the user to browse through a catalog of software product and download and install them on the user's PC.


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. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named pcappstore.exe. The setup package generally installs about 62 files and is usually about 15.35 MB (16,096,479 bytes). The installed file update.dll 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.
PC App Store has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\baidu security\pc app store\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Baidu Security\PC App Store\\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 15.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC App Store

Program executable:pcappstore.exe
Name:Baidu PC App Store
Path:C:\Program Files\baidu security\pc app store\\pcappstore.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - PC App Store (Setup/Uninstall)
  • AppLogReporter.exe - Baidu PC App Store (Log Reporter)
  • AppStoreHelper.dll - PC Faster Helper Library
  • PCAppStoreSvc.exe - Baidu PC Faster Service
  • update.dll - PC Faster Updater Library
  • Updater.exe - Baidu PC Faster Updater
  • BugReporter.exe - Baidu PC Faster (Bug Reporter)
  • Communication.dll - PC Faster Communication Library
  • DataReport.dll - PC Faster Data Report
  • DirectUI.dll - PC Faster Direct UI
  • log.dll - PC Faster Log Library
  • appstore_sync.exe
  • update_tools.exe
  • AppPopUpTip.exe - Baidu AppStore Popup Tip
  • AppProtectEx.sys - Baidu Antivirus (Baidu Antivirus Minifilter Driver)
  • AppProtectEx64.sys
  • AppStoreDataReport.dll
  • AppStoreDeskTool.exe - Baidu PC App Store DeskTool
  • AppStoreDesktopTip.exe
  • AppStoreSencePopup.exe
  • AppStoreUpdater.exe
  • AppStoreUtilExe.exe
  • BavPro_Setup_Mini_TS123.exe - Baidu Antivirus MiniSetup
  • BdApiUtil.dll - Baidu Antivirus BdApi Dynamic Link Library
  • bdappdownloader.exe - PCAppStore Downloader
  • bdMiniDownloaderGB_PCF-mini_32_1648.exe - SparkMiniDownloader
  • BETManger.dll - Baidu Antivirus Hips BETManger Dll
  • BEVMApi001.dll - Baidu Antivirus Hips BEVMAPI001 Dll
  • BEVMEngine.dll - Baidu Antivirus BEVMEngine Dll
  • Bhbase.sys - Baidu Antivirus Hook Base
  • BHips.dll - Baidu Antivirus Hips Driver Communication
  • Browser.exe
  • CheckAppStore.exe
  • CP.dll - Baidu Antivirus CP.dll
  • CrashReport.exe - Baidu (Baidu Bug Reporter)
  • CrashUL.exe - Baidu Antivirus BavCrashUL
  • DataReportA.dll
  • dbgeng.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Symbolic Debugger Engine
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Image Helper
  • downloader.exe
  • downloader_engine.dll
  • Feedback.dll - Baidu OURS Feedback
  • ftex.exe
  • HipsDR.dll - Baidu Antivirus Hipsdr DLL
  • HipsHB.dll - Baidu Antivirus HipsHB DLL
  • HipsPop.exe - Baidu Antivirus 2013 HipsPop
  • IEProtect.exe - Baidu Antivirus 2013 IE Protect
  • MouseHook.dll
  • PCFApiUtil.sys - Baidu Antivirus BdApi Driver
  • PCFApiUtil64.sys
  • PCFBSReport.exe - Baidu BlueScreen Reporter
  • Plan.exe
  • ShellMenu.dll
  • ShellMenu64.dll
  • softmgr_update.exe
  • sqlite.dll
  • UnKnowFile.exe
  • UpdatePopUp.exe
  • WallPaper.dll - WallPape Dynamic Link Library (WallPaper Dynamic Link Library)
  • WallPaperDataCmd.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ShellMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BDPCAppStoreShellEx' with a class of {A7112C00-8358-4768-B248-FC474B19A54C}.
  • ShellMenu64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BDPCAppStoreShellEx' with a class of {1042C453-2381-4203-9622-70A6EE3B0EAC}.
  • PCAppStoreSvc.exe runs as a service named 'PC App Store Service' (PCAppStoreSvc_{PCAppStore_5.0.1.8868}) "PC App Store Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AppStoreDeskTool.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PCAppStore_AppStoreDeskTool' which loads as "C:\Program Files\PC App Store\\AppStoreDeskTool.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • AppStoreDeskTool.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PC App Store\\AppStoreDeskTool.exe'.

How do I remove PC App Store?

You can uninstall PC App Store 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 App Store, 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 App Store.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 44%
Keep it 56%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.37%
Windows 10 28.84%
Windows XP 6.35%
Windows Vista 1.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.34%
Windows 7 Professional 10.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.28%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.67%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.58% of installs come from Saudi Arabia
Which countries install it?
  Saudi Arabia 15.58%
  Egypt 10.55%
  United States 10.33%
  Thailand 9.41%
  Brazil 8.87%
  Indonesia 8.81%
  DZ 3.64%
  United Arab Emirates 3.17%
  Iran 3.14%
  Germany 2.79%
  MA 2.57%
  IQ 1.52%
  United Kingdom 1.20%
  Mexico 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 21.83%
Dell 20.20%
Toshiba 8.10%
ASUS 8.00%
Lenovo 6.47%
Samsung 5.68%
Intel 0.94%
American Megatrends 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.37%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.46%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.76%
Acer Aspire 7720 2.53%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.19%

comments3 comments

user comment
user comment
MeTooover a year ago
same as Uya; it's coming back again and again after deletion...
user comment
Uya'over a year ago
I have uninstal it for many times, but it comes again when i turn on my computer it's coming back in there.
user comment
taleblouover a year ago
I have not found any bundles with this software and baidu pc faster that this comes with. Both have been installed clean and from the official web site.