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PC Magazine HomePatrol

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

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Overview

PC Magazine HomePatrol 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 4.95 MB (5,194,782 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

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\HomePatrol\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\HomePatrol\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Magazine HomePatrol

  • 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\HomePatrol\HomePatrol.exe".

How do I remove PC Magazine HomePatrol?

Quickly and completely remove PC Magazine HomePatrol from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PC Magazine HomePatrol 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, 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.

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 33%
Win 10 33%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows 10 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 10 Home 16.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 60.00%
Toshiba 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Common models
Dell Dell DXP061 40.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 20.00%
HP PAVILION DV5 NOTEBOOK ... 20.00%
Dell Inspiron 24-5459 20.00%

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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