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Should I remove PC Pitstop Info Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,697
United States Rank #5,895
Reach 0.0327%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.79 days
318.19 days >
Average installed length: 167.18 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

PC Pitstop Info Center

What is PC Pitstop Info Center?

Installed with software from PC Pitstop and provides an overview of the PC Pitstop product and the health of the user's PC as well as provides links to download additional PC Pitstop applications.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named InfoCenter.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 1.55 MB (1,624,333 bytes).
PC Pitstop Info Center has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcpitstop.com
Help link: www.pcpitstop.com/faq/Info Center.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Info Center\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Info Center\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Pitstop Info Center

Program executable:InfoCenter.exe
Signed by:P.C. Pitstop LLC
Path:C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Info Center\InfoCenter.exe
InfoCenter is part of PC Tools, a security program which offers protection from online threats, is regularly updated, and even includes some useful extras like Web site ratings, phishing alerts, and spyware, adware and malware protection.
Additional files:
  • InstallHelper.dll - PC Pitstop Install Helper
  • InfoCenter.exe - PCPitstopInfoCenter
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • InfoCenter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Info Center' which loads as C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\Info Center\InfoCenter.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:15.93 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003140192%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00013269%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00018133%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:157,311
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:24 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:11 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove PC Pitstop Info Center?

You can uninstall PC Pitstop Info Center 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 Info Center, 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 Info Center.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.93%
Windows 10 21.86%
Windows Vista 9.15%
Windows XP 8.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.63%
Windows 7 Professional 10.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.84%
Windows 8.1 7.05%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.43%
  United Kingdom 3.60%
  Canada 3.19%
  Australia 1.54%
  Japan 0.92%
  New Zealand 0.31%
  South Africa 0.21%
  France 0.21%
  Russia 0.21%
  DZ 0.21%
  Spain 0.21%
  Netherlands 0.21%
  Germany 0.21%
  DK 0.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.24%
Dell 30.61%
Acer 12.24%
Toshiba 6.58%
ASUS 5.67%
Intel 1.81%
American Megatrends 1.59%
Lenovo 0.91%
Samsung 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.39%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.51%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.51%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 3.51%
Dell XPS 8300 2.63%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.19%

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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