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Should I remove PC Matic?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
46% remove it54% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,469
United States Rank #18,102
Reach 0.0043%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.34 days
629.55 days >
Average installed length: 330.78 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

PC Matic

What is PC Matic?  (from PC Pitstop)

PC Matic is safe, secure, & simple to use software that automates the regular maintenance & preventative steps necessary to keep your PC fast & safe. Start with your Free Diagnosis today. Out of date software creates security holes that leave your PC vulnerable to dangerous malware. PC Matic guards against those securi...  Read more


PC Matic is a program developed by PC Pitstop. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 installer includes 27 files and is usually about 1.98 MB (2,074,147 bytes). opera_autoupdate.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 89% of users of PC Matic come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: pcmatic.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\PC Matic\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\PC Matic\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Matic

  • InstallHelper.dll - PC Pitstop Install Helper
  • InfoCenter-Setup.exe - PC Pitstop Info Center (Install PC Pitstop Info Center)
  • PCMatic.exe - PC Matic
  • Reminder-PCMatic.exe
  • NonRotatingMedia.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • msvcr100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • dpinst.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • WinSAT.exe - Windows System Assessment Tool
  • D3DCompiler_43.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll
  • ffmpegsumo.dll
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • launcher.exe (by Opera Software) - Opera Internet Browser
  • launcher_lib.dll
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • msvcp100.dll
  • npTestNetscapePlugIn.dll
  • opera.dll (by Opera Software)
  • opera.exe
  • opera_autoupdate.exe
  • opera_crashreporter.exe
  • setup.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Bootstrapper Small (Adobe Bootstrapper for Single Installation)
  • SetupAdmin.exe (by Apple) - SetupAdmin (Apple Installer (Elevated))
  • wow_helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • PCMatic.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AB0FC986-66F4-4846-87EA-32CF64FB8EEB}' (runs on registration).
  • launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B9580ABA-82E1-4E0B-943B-F1C701AA7959}' (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) 55%
Win Vista (SP2) 5%
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 55.29%
Windows 10 31.76%
Windows XP 8.24%
Windows Vista 4.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.53%
Windows 8.1 9.41%
Windows 7 Professional 8.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.24%
Windows 10 Pro 7.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.21%
  Canada 3.60%
  United Kingdom 2.88%
  Australia 1.44%
  New Zealand 0.72%
  Argentina 0.72%
  Japan 0.72%
  United Arab Emirates 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.33%
Hewlett-Packard 36.00%
Acer 9.33%
Toshiba 6.67%
ASUS 5.33%
Gateway 2.67%
Lenovo 1.33%
Intel 1.33%
Common models
ASUSTeK G73Jh 2.44%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.44%
Dell Latitude E6410 2.44%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 2.44%
Gateway SX2851 2.44%
HP G50 Notebook PC 2.44%

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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