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What percent of users and experts removed it?
50% remove it50% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,111
United States Rank #5,642
Reach 0.0355%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.89 days
380.11 days >
Average installed length: 199.72 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 Out of date software creates security holes that leave your PC vulnerable to dangerous malware.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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is PCMatic.exe. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 2.85 MB (2,988,712 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 86% of users of PC Matic come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.
PC Matic has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

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: 2.85 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 - PC Pitstop Info Center (Install PC Pitstop Info Center)
  • PCPitstopScheduleService.exe - PC Pitstop Scheduler (PC Pitstop Scheduler Service)
  • PCMatic.exe - PC Matic
  • Reminder-PCMatic.exe
  • setup.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Bootstrapper Small (Adobe Bootstrapper for Single Installation)
  • dpinst.exe
  • msvcr100.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • WinSAT.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PCMatic.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ECB9EABC-C04C-413A-9067-AEB0132C4754}' (runs on registration).
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PCMatic.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\PC Matic\PCMatic.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:976 KB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00034225%
0.016088% 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) 58%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 50%
Keep it 50%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.86%
Windows 10 23.71%
Windows Vista 8.71%
Windows XP 7.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.27%
Windows 7 Professional 10.82%
Windows 8.1 7.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.69%
  Canada 3.82%
  United Kingdom 3.63%
  Australia 1.53%
  Japan 0.67%
  New Zealand 0.48%
  Netherlands 0.29%
  South Africa 0.19%
  France 0.19%
  DZ 0.19%
  Spain 0.19%
  Germany 0.19%
  DK 0.19%
  Czech Republic 0.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.12%
Dell 30.91%
Acer 12.45%
Toshiba 7.68%
ASUS 5.81%
Intel 1.66%
American Megatrends 1.45%
Samsung 1.24%
Lenovo 1.04%
Gateway 0.62%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.42%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 3.21%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.81%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.81%
Dell XPS 8500 2.41%
Dell XPS 8300 2.41%

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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