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What percent of users and experts removed it?
48% remove it52% keep it
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 342.03 days


VersionDistribution 10.34% 65.52%

PC Pitstop DiskMD 3

What is PC Pitstop DiskMD 3?  (from PC Pitstop)

Every day your PC is in use, files are being written and erased from your hard drive. Over the space of days, months and years, your hard drive becomes fragmented. The performance benefits to disk defragmentation can be enormous. We have observed real life systems with files that have as many as 10,000 fragments! In th...  Read more


PC Pitstop DiskMD 3 is a software program developed by PC Pitstop. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 1.22 MB (1,274,484 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 Pitstop DiskMD 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PC Pitstop
URL: www.pcpitstop.com/store/diskmd.asp
Help link: www.pcpitstop.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\DiskMD3\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\DiskMD3\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Pitstop DiskMD 3

  • InstallHelper.dll - PC Pitstop Install Helper
  • diskmd3.exe - PitFrame Module
  • Reminder-Diskmd3.exe - Disk MD 3
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • diskmd3.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PC Pitstop Diskmd3 Reminder' which loads as C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\DiskMD3\Reminder-Diskmd3.exe.

How do I remove PC Pitstop DiskMD 3?

You can uninstall PC Pitstop DiskMD 3 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 Pitstop DiskMD 3, 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 Pitstop DiskMD 3.

Win 7 (SP1) 34%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 48%
Keep it 52%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 41.38%
Windows 10 27.59%
Windows Vista 20.69%
Windows XP 10.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.24%
Windows 10 Home 17.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.79%
Windows 7 Professional 10.34%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.19%
  United Kingdom 9.52%
  Australia 4.76%
  France 2.38%
  Panama 2.38%
  Israel 2.38%
  Canada 2.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 46.15%
Acer 11.54%
Dell 7.69%
Intel 7.69%
ASUS 7.69%
Toshiba 3.85%
Sony 3.85%
Lenovo 3.85%
Gateway 3.85%
American Megatrends 3.85%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P745 4.17%
Sony VPCZ21TGX 4.17%
MEDIONPC MS-7091 4.17%
Lenovo IdeaCentre K330 4.17%
HP-Pavilion VG253AA-ABU 6... 4.17%
HP-Pavilion KT608AV-ABA d... 4.17%

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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