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Should I remove PC Matic Plugin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,394
United States Rank #18,142
Reach 0.0062%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.37 days
453.44 days >
Average installed length: 238.25 days


VersionDistribution 90.24% 9.76%

PC Matic Plugin


PC Matic Plugin is a software program developed by PC Pitstop. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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). Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package is about 28.32 MB (29,691,904 bytes) when donwloaded. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 72% of users of PC Matic Plugin come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in PC Matic Plugin.
slimdrivers.exe (094a47ab1d4966c8cd318ad7eb1521a6) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.116
G Data 14.11.24 Win32.Application.Slimware

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\slimdrivers
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A5AEBB0B-A872-4C88-BCC1-C6DC51B3D362}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 28.32 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PC Matic Plugin

  • (Malware detected) slimdrivers.exe (by SlimWare Utilities) - SlimDrivers

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • slimdrivers.exe is scheduled as a task named 'slimdrivers'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • slimdrivers.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DriverUpdate Startup.
Startup File (User Run)
  • slimdrivers.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SlimDrivers' and executes as "C:\Program Files\SlimDrivers\SlimDrivers.exe" -boot.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.18 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0099287111%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00154640%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00838231%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,158,736
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:53 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:159 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove PC Matic Plugin?

You can uninstall PC Matic Plugin 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 Plugin, 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 Plugin.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 10 46%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 45.53%
Windows 7 44.72%
Windows XP 6.50%
Windows Vista 3.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.43%
Windows 10 Home 23.77%
Windows 8.1 10.66%
Windows 7 Professional 6.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.56%
Windows 10 Pro 5.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.09%
  United Kingdom 13.95%
  Canada 2.91%
  Netherlands 1.74%
  LY 0.58%
  Chile 0.58%
  South Africa 0.58%
  Thailand 0.58%
  VI 0.58%
  France 0.58%
  Australia 0.58%
  Sweden 0.58%
  Mexico 0.58%
  Spain 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.14%
Hewlett-Packard 29.76%
Toshiba 8.33%
Acer 7.14%
Lenovo 4.76%
Medion 2.38%
Sony 2.38%
MSI 1.19%
Apple 1.19%
American Megatrends 1.19%
Alienware 1.19%
Common models
Dell XPS 8500 2.91%
Dell XPS 8300 1.94%
HP ENVY TS 17 Notebook PC 1.94%
Dell Inspiron 3521 1.94%
HP 23-q114 1.94%
Gateway SX2801 1.94%

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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