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Should I remove PC Matic Home Security?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
51% remove it49% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,082
United States Rank #22,353
Reach 0.0039%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.77 days
376.73 days >
Average installed length: 197.95 days


VersionDistribution 1.32% 1.32% 3.95% 2.63% 3.95% 2.63% 2.63% 5.26% 11.84% 2.63% 13.16% 5.26% 43.42%

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PC Matic Home Security

What is PC Matic Home Security?  (from PC Pitstop)

PC Matic Home Security has taken all of the security features of PC Matic and placed them in a single package. First, PC Matic Home Security has Vipre, one of the top anti virus engines in the nation as recognized by industry associations such as VB100. Next, we included Super Shield white list real time protection. ...  Read more


PC Matic Home Security is a software program developed by PC Pitstop. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 2.47 MB (2,588,059 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 76% of users of PC Matic Home Security come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: pcpitstop.com/store/pcmatic_homesecurity.asp
Help link: www.pcpitstop.com/faq/PCMaticHS.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\PC Matic Home Security\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\PC Matic Home Security\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Matic Home Security

  • InstallHelper.dll - PC Pitstop Install Helper
  • InfoCenter-Setup.exe - PC Pitstop Info Center (Install PC Pitstop Info Center)
  • PC Matic Home Security.exe - PC Matic Home Security
  • WhitelistAPI.dll - Whitelist API
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

How do I remove PC Matic Home Security?

You can uninstall PC Matic Home Security 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 Home Security, 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 Home Security.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win XP 7%
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.05%
Windows 10 14.47%
Windows Vista 7.89%
Windows XP 6.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.33%
Windows 7 Professional 14.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.15%
  United Kingdom 3.67%
  Brazil 2.75%
  Australia 2.75%
  Canada 2.75%
  Italy 2.75%
  Hong Kong 0.92%
  Singapore 0.92%
  Thailand 0.92%
  Qatar 0.92%
  Belgium 0.92%
  India 0.92%
  Romania 0.92%
  Netherlands 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.76%
Dell 20.69%
Acer 20.69%
Toshiba 6.90%
Lenovo 5.17%
American Megatrends 1.72%
Intel 1.72%
Samsung 1.72%
Sony 1.72%
Gateway 1.72%
Common models
HP-Pavilion NP238AA-ABA e... 4.29%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.86%
TOSHIBA Satellite P775D 1.43%
Sony VGC-RC210G 1.43%
Micro-Star MS-7380 1.43%

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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Mikeover a year ago
How do I get my refund back on PC Matic home security?