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PC Magazine HomePatrol 2

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What is PC Magazine HomePatrol 2?  (from Ziff Davis Media)

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PC Magazine HomePatrol 2 is a program developed by Ziff Davis Media. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 8.23 MB (8,634,306 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 93% of users of PC Magazine HomePatrol 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2358415,00.asp
Help link: www.pcmag.com/downloads
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\HomePatrol2\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\HomePatrol2\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 8.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Magazine HomePatrol 2

  • HomePatrol.exe - HomePatrol
  • UpdateDll.dll - Update Dll
  • Libeay32.dll
  • Ssleay32.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • HomePatrol.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HomePatrol' and executes as "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\HomePatrol2\HomePatrol.exe".

How do I remove PC Magazine HomePatrol 2?

Quickly and completely remove PC Magazine HomePatrol 2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PC Magazine HomePatrol 2 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 Magazine HomePatrol 2, 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 Magazine HomePatrol 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 7 10%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.00%
Windows XP 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.59%
  Canada 7.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 44.44%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Alienware 11.11%
Acer 11.11%
Common models
HP-Pavilion NY552AA-ABL e... 10.00%
HP-Pavilion KJ387AA-ABA a... 10.00%
Hewlett-Packard 600-1350 10.00%
Gateway FX6831 10.00%
Dell XPS 8300 10.00%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 10.00%

About Ziff Davis Media

Ziff Davis is a publisher and Internet company that has primarily published computer and technology related magazines, and its growing number of websites, spun off from its magazines, have established Ziff Davis as an Internet Information company.
Publisher URL: www.ziffdavis.com


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