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Should I remove PC Matic?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
46% remove it54% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,610
United States Rank #20,373
Reach 0.0035%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.90 days
882.05 days >
Average installed length: 463.45 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Typically installed together

PC Matic

What is PC Matic?  (from PC Pitstop)

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PC Matic is a software program developed by PC Pitstop. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named PCMatic.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 2.65 MB (2,783,610 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 91% of users of PC Matic come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and South Africa.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: pcmatic.com
Help link: www.pcpitstop.com/faq/PC Matic.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\PC Matic\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\PC Matic\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Matic

Program executable:PCMatic.exe
Name:PC Matic
Path:C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\PC Matic\PCMatic.exe
Additional files:
  • InstallHelper.dll - PC Pitstop Install Helper
  • InfoCenter-Setup.exe - Info Center (Install Info Center)
  • PCMatic.exe - PC Matic
  • Reminder-PCMatic.exe
  • setup.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Bootstrapper Small (Adobe Bootstrapper for Single Installation)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • dpinst.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • msvcr100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • WinSAT.exe - Windows System Assessment Tool
  • FoxitReader602.0413.exe (by Foxit) - Foxit Reader Setup
  • NonRotatingMedia.exe
  • QuickTimeInstallerAdmin.exe (by Apple) - QuickTime (QuickTime Installer (Elevated))
  • SetupAdmin.exe (by Apple) - SetupAdmin (Apple Installer (Elevated))
  • WTTLOG.DLL - WTT (WTT Logger Main)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PCMatic.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F588D1E3-1D9B-4215-A9D4-0098DF24F5F4}' (runs on registration).
  • dpinst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D1C5DD5F-EA89-4604-8D19-25846AC0DEB5}'.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Reminder-PCMatic.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PC Pitstop PC Matic Reminder' which loads as C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\PC Matic\Reminder-PCMatic.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:188.18 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.3935103459%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.21120438%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.18230596%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,075,930
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:401.8 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:24.35 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove PC Matic?

You can uninstall PC Matic 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 Matic, 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 Matic.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win XP 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 46%
Keep it 54%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.26%
Windows Vista 8.70%
Windows 10 8.70%
Windows XP 4.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 66.18%
Windows 7 Professional 7.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.88%
Windows 10 Home 5.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.99%
  Canada 2.70%
  South Africa 0.90%
  VI 0.90%
  New Zealand 0.90%
  Germany 0.90%
  Italy 0.90%
  Jamaica 0.90%
  United Kingdom 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.23%
Dell 19.23%
Toshiba 13.46%
Acer 7.69%
Lenovo 3.85%
ASUS 1.92%
Sony 1.92%
Samsung 1.92%
Intel 1.92%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 6.67%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.00%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.00%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 3.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.33%

About (from PC Pitstop LLC)

In 2004, PC Pitstop introduced its first PC optimization software called Optimize.
Publisher URL: www.pcpitstop.com


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