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Should I remove PC Gizmos App?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0013%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.83 days
201.38 days >
Average installed length: 105.81 days

Versions

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a??? 4.00%
85 16.00%
84 4.00%
83 4.00%
77 40.00%
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PC Gizmos App

What is PC Gizmos App?  (from PC-Gizmos)

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Overview

PC Gizmos App is a program developed by PC-Gizmos. The most used version is 77, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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). Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The main program executable is PCGizmosBHO.dll. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 6.14 MB (6,442,443 bytes). SoftwareUpdater_silent_9898_98.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 26% of users of PC Gizmos App come from the United States, it is also popular in Vietnam and Spain.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Runs in the Firefox, Chrome and Firefox web browsers
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PC Gizmos App.
PCGizmosBHO.dll (6d6d0364ead967c1d4e2c70b29438db3) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1630 Gen:Variant.Symmi.23741
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4562 W32.Clod5bb.Trojan
Commtouch SDK 5.4.1.7 W32/Trojan.GNWT-1073
Comodo Security 17295 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.13.11.22.09 Gen:Variant.Symmi.23741
F-Secure 11.2013-22-11_6 Gen:Variant.Symmi.23741
G Data 13.11.22 Gen:Variant.Symmi.23741
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 Win32.SuspectCrc
McAfee 5600.7267 Artemis!6D6D0364EAD9
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7267 Artemis!6D6D0364EAD9
MicroWorld-eScan 14.0.0.978 Gen:Variant.Symmi.23741
Panda Antivirus 13.11.22.09 Suspicious file
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.326 TROJ_GEN.F47V1016
SoftwareUpdater_silent_9898_98.exe (4fb5b5220181141b9c28c563405fe4be) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareBetterSurf.th
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 WS.Reputation.1
       View all 15 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PC Gizmos LTD
URL: www.pc-gizmos.com
Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\PC-Gizmos
Uninstaller: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\PC-Gizmos\Uninstall_170537.bat
Estimated size: 6.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Gizmos App

Program module:PCGizmosBHO.dll
Name:Block YouTube Ads
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\PC-Gizmos\PCGizmosBHO.dll
MD5:68a73fa9bbbc27d23580bcabbb966ec9
Additional files:
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • PCGizmosBHO.dll (by PC Gizmos) - Block YouTube Ads
  • FF_Plugin.xpi
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • FF_Plugin.21.xpi
  • Chrome_Extension.crx
  • (Malware detected) SoftwareUpdater_silent_9898_98.exe (by Auto-Update.me) - Software Updater

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • PCGizmosBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Facebook Unfriend Finder' with the class of {A817C286-3D6B-4ECD-A99C-E44E50DBC523} (PCGizmosBHO).
Scheduled Task
  • SoftwareUpdater_silent_9898_98.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Script updater task'.
Startup File (User Run)
  • SoftwareUpdater_silent_9898_98.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC_GIZMOS' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\PC-Gizmos\SoftwareUpdater_silent_9898_98.exe" --update.

How do I remove PC Gizmos App?

Quickly and completely remove PC Gizmos App from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall PC Gizmos App 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PC Gizmos App, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Gizmos App.
  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 Gizmos App you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win XP 4%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.00%
Windows 10 28.00%
Windows XP 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 8.1 8.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.93%
  Vietnam 22.22%
  Spain 7.41%
  South Africa 7.41%
  New Zealand 3.70%
  Belgium 3.70%
  MA 3.70%
  Netherlands 3.70%
  Czech Republic 3.70%
  Japan 3.70%
  Romania 3.70%
  United Kingdom 3.70%
  Korea 3.70%
  Saudi Arabia 3.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
American Megatrends 15.00%
Samsung 15.00%
Intel 15.00%
Acer 10.00%
Dell 10.00%
MSI 5.00%
Lenovo 5.00%
Common models
MSI MS-7693 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1007c 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard p6754y 6.67%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 6.67%
Gateway NV57H 6.67%
Samsung 300V3A/300V4A/300... 6.67%

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