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Should I remove PC Pitstop Download Nitro?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,754
United States Rank #6,034
Reach 0.0281%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.68 days
669.14 days >
Average installed length: 351.58 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Typically installed together

PC Pitstop Download Nitro

What is PC Pitstop Download Nitro?  (from PC Pitstop)

Nitro is a simple to use application that can improve download speeds by as much as 200%* Download music in a fraction of the usual time. Save movies/videos to your hard drive in just seconds.


PC Pitstop Download Nitro is a program developed by PC Pitstop. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 programs's main executable is pcpitstop-nitro.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 7.77 MB of memory. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 7.05 MB (7,389,531 bytes). Updater.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 91% of users of PC Pitstop Download Nitro come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcpitstop.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Download Nitro\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Download Nitro\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 7.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Pitstop Download Nitro

Program executable:pcpitstop-nitro.exe
Name:PC Matic Download Nitro
Signed by:P.C. Pitstop LLC
Path:C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Download Nitro\pcpitstop-nitro.exe
Additional files:
  • iefdm.dll
  • iefdmdm.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Updater.exe
  • Autorun.exe (by Diskeeper) - Setup, Autorun (Autorun)
  • fdminno.dll
  • fdmwi.exe
  • msvcp60.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (Microsoft (R) C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr80.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • npfdm.dll (by FreeDownloadManager.org) - Free Download Manager Click Catcher Plug-In for Netscape, Opera, Mozilla
  • sqlite3.dll
  • SystemMechanic.exe (by iolo technologies) - System Mechanic (System Mechanic Setup)
  • UIPrompt.exe
  • vistafx.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pcpitstop-nitro.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BE1E1842-B884-453C-9C58-DA2CC8CBF101}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • pcpitstop-nitro.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Download Nitro' and executes as "C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Download Nitro\pcpitstop-nitro.exe" -autorun.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.77 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002090055%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005969%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00014932%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,895,798
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:67 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:180 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove PC Pitstop Download Nitro?

You can uninstall PC Pitstop Download Nitro 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 Download Nitro, 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 Download Nitro.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.30%
Windows 10 19.71%
Windows Vista 10.85%
Windows XP 8.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.17%
Windows 7 Professional 9.51%
Windows 8.1 8.59%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.22%
  Canada 2.82%
  United Kingdom 1.80%
  Australia 1.13%
  PR 0.34%
  Jamaica 0.23%
  Japan 0.23%
  Mexico 0.23%
  Netherlands 0.23%
  New Zealand 0.23%
  Panama 0.23%
  United Arab Emirates 0.11%
  Argentina 0.11%
  Belgium 0.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.32%
Dell 29.76%
Acer 8.58%
Toshiba 8.31%
ASUS 5.09%
Intel 2.95%
Lenovo 2.41%
Gateway 1.88%
American Megatrends 1.07%
Sahara 1.07%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.51%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.08%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.08%
Dell Inspiron 570 1.69%
Dell Inspiron 560 1.69%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.69%

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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