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PC Confidential 2008


PC Confidential 2008 is a program developed by Winferno.com. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is PCConfidential.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 35.08 MB (36,781,135 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows XP. While about 50% of users of PC Confidential 2008 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Winferno.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Winferno\PC Confidential\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Winferno\PC Confidential\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 35.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Confidential 2008

Program executable:PCConfidential.exe
Name:PC Confidential
Signed by:Capital Intellect Inc
Path:C:\Program Files\Winferno\PC Confidential\PCConfidential.exe
(From the publisher) “PC Confidential eradicates Web-surfing traces by deleting items such as cookies, typed URLs, and cached files (the program supports Opera and Firefox).”
Additional files:
  • PCCST.exe (by Capital Intellect, Inc) - PC Confidential Temporary File Shredder
  • PCConfidential.exe (by Capital Intellect, Inc) - PC Confidential
  • DeleteIndex.exe (by Capital Intellect Inc) - DeleteIndex
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • PCCBHO.dll (by Capital Intellect Inc) - PCC (PCCBHO)
  • WinCMR.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PCCBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PCCBHO.CPCCBHO' with the class of {22FC6CE8-7D47-479F-B74A-BFBB04ADB9AF}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • PCConfidential.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {925DAB62-F9AC-4221-806A-057BFB1014AA}.
Scheduled Task
  • PCConfidential.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PCConfidential' (runs daily at 9:38).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PCConfidential.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PCConfidential.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PCConfidential.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Winferno\PC Confidential\PCConfidential.exe'.

How do I remove PC Confidential 2008?

You can uninstall PC Confidential 2008 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 Confidential 2008, 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 Confidential 2008.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PC Confidential 2008 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win Vista (SP2) 36%
Win Vista (SP1) 4%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 49%
Keep it 51%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 40.66%
Windows XP 29.67%
Windows 7 29.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 31.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 28.89%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.11%
Windows Vista Home Basic 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 4.44%
Windows 7 Starter 2.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.43%
  France 6.09%
  Canada 5.22%
  Czech Republic 2.61%
  Israel 2.61%
  Australia 1.74%
  DK 1.74%
  United Kingdom 1.74%
  Croatia 1.74%
  India 1.74%
  Mexico 1.74%
  Romania 1.74%
  Slovakia 1.74%
  UA 1.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.48%
Dell 20.29%
Acer 10.14%
Toshiba 5.80%
American Megatrends 4.35%
Intel 2.90%
Lenovo 2.90%
Gateway 2.90%
Compaq 1.45%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 2.50%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.50%
MSI MS-7366 2.50%
HP-Pavilion GX765AA-A2L a... 2.50%
Unknow Unknow 1.25%


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