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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #152
United States Rank #1,354
Reach 3.3068%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.33 days
835.68 days >
Average installed length: 439.08 days


VersionDistribution 32.60% 0.02% 0.01% 7.80% 0.01% 3.72% 0.01% 0.00% 2.48% 0.01% 0.00% 13.56% 2.69% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.04% 0.00% 0.85% 2.28% 0.00% 1.05% 2.57% 0.44% 0.69% 2.59% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.30% 0.06% 0.10% 0.86% 0.03% 0.37% 0.43% 1.56% 0.16% 0.09% 0.04% 0.07% 0.03% 0.00% 0.66% 0.03% 0.33% 0.00% 0.26% 1.15% 0.19% 0.08%
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PC Connectivity Solution

What is PC Connectivity Solution?

The PC Connectivity Solution is a feature of Nokia's PC Suite that allows Nokia phone users the ability to synchronize their phones with their computer.

About  (from Nokia)

The PC Connectivity Solution is a feature of Nokia's PC Suite that allows Nokia phone users the ability to synchronize their phones with their computer. If you utilize device syncing to your PC, this component is required.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 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 ServiceLayer.exe. The software installer includes 54 files and is usually about 14.72 MB (15,430,347 bytes). PCCSUpdater.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nokia.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{6E0352EE-6F0D-4FBC-B1B8-4FF032C78BE0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.72 MB
Language: English (United Kingdom)

Program filesFiles installed by PC Connectivity Solution

Program executable:ServiceLayer.exe
Name:PC Connectivity Solution
ServiceLayer Module
Path:C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\ServiceLayer.exe
ServiceLayer Module for Nokia PC Connectivity Solution is an application for Nokia users to connect their devices to a PC and access mobile content as if the device and the PC were one. Nokia PC Connectivity Solution can synchronize...
Additional files:
  • ConfServer.dll - PC Connectivity Solution (Configuration Server Module)
  • ConfServer64.dll
  • DAAPI.dll - Data Access API
  • DAAPI64.dll
  • DBAccess.dll - DataBase Access Service
  • NclBTHandler.exe - NclBTHandler
  • NclCapability.dll - NclCapability service
  • NclDS.dll - Nokia Data Service
  • NclFT.dll - Nokia File Transfer service
  • NclInstaller.exe - NclInstaller
  • NclInstaller64.exe
  • NclLcif.dll - NclLcif Module
  • NclPIMAccess.dll - Nokia PIM Access Service
  • NclTools.dll - NCL Tools
  • NOX.dll - Nokia OBEX Module
  • PCCS_ABAPI.dll - Abstraction API
  • PCCS_ABAPI64.dll
  • PCCS_DBEngine.dll - Database Engine
  • SecurePlatformToolkit.dll - Secure Platform Toolkit Module
  • SecurePlatformToolkit64.dll
  • ServiceLayer.exe - ServiceLayer Module
  • PCCS_DBAPI.dll - Nokia Database API
  • PCCS_DBAPI64.dll
  • VersitConverter.dll - Versit Converter
  • versitconverter64.dll
  • pccsmcfd.sys - PCCS Mode Change Filter Driver
  • pccsmcfdx64.sys
  • PCCSWpdDriver.dll - Nokia Windows Portable Device Driver
  • nclbcbtsrv.exe - Broadcomm Bluetooth Media Server
  • nclirsrv.exe - Infrared Media Server
  • nclivtbtsrv.exe - IVT Bluetooth Media Server
  • nclmsbtsrv.exe - Microsoft Bluetooth Media Server
  • nclmsbtsrvex.exe
  • nclrssrv.exe - Serial Media Server
  • ncltobtsrv.exe
  • ncltobtsrv64.exe
  • nclusbsrv.exe - USB Media Server
  • nclusbsrv64.exe
  • DPInst.exe - Treiberpaket-Installationsprogramm (DPInst) (Treiberpaket-Installationsprogramm)
  • ConnAPI.dll - Nokia Connectivity API
  • ConnAPI64.dll
  • NclAPI.dll - Nokia Connectivity Library API
  • NclAPI64.dll
  • NclPhonet.dll - NclPhonet Module
  • NclSync.dll - NclSync Module
  • NclSyncHandler.dll - Nokia Sync Handler
  • PCCS_LCIFAPI.dll - Nokia Local Connectivity Interface API Library
  • PCCS_LCIFAPI64.dll
  • PCCSUpdater.dll - PCCSUpdater Dynamic Link Library
  • sml.dll - SyncML RTK Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DPInst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{977A96A6-0581-4972-AFFD-1C74EA3623C9}' (runs on registration).
  • ServiceLayer.exe runs as a service named 'ServiceLayer' (ServiceLayer).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ServiceLayer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\ServiceLayer.exe'.
  • NclInstaller.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\NclInstaller.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.19 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0038340109%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00255713%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00127688%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:20,597
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:368 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:72 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:2.18 MB
Total CPU:0.0017571792%
Kernel CPU:0.00115594%
User CPU:0.00060124%
I/O reads/min:73 Bytes
I/O writes/min:36 Bytes
Memory:1.57 MB
Total CPU:0.0005170155%
Kernel CPU:0.00024485%
User CPU:0.00027217%
CPU cycles/sec:6,181
I/O reads/min:9 Bytes
I/O writes/min:192 Bytes

How do I remove PC Connectivity Solution?

You can uninstall PC Connectivity Solution 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 Connectivity Solution, 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 Connectivity Solution.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.36%
Windows 10 17.71%
Windows XP 12.95%
Windows Vista 7.95%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.78%
Windows 7 Professional 10.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.05%
Windows 10 Home 3.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.92% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 13.92%
  United States 9.27%
  Italy 7.69%
  India 5.82%
  United Kingdom 5.24%
  France 3.44%
  Iran 3.02%
  Brazil 2.67%
  Spain 2.46%
  Finland 2.39%
  Netherlands 2.08%
  Poland 2.05%
  Australia 1.81%
  Czech Republic 1.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.60%
Acer 19.39%
Dell 18.69%
ASUS 8.24%
Toshiba 5.35%
Samsung 3.41%
Intel 3.21%
Lenovo 2.85%
American Megatrends 2.31%
Medion 2.01%
Sahara 1.41%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.54%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.90%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.08%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.51%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.02%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.22%

About Nokia

Nokia is a communications and information technology whose products are mobile telephones and portable IT devices.
Publisher URL: www.nokia.com


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