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What percent of users and experts removed it?
49% remove it51% keep it
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VersionDistribution 34.78% 26.09% 39.13%

PC System Essentials


PC System Essentials is a program developed by Avanquest North America. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is BrowserApp.exe. The software installer includes 53 files and is usually about 61.07 MB (64,039,092 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 95% of users of PC System Essentials come from the United States, it is also popular in Russia.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Synacor
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Synacor\PC System Essentials\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{EF83785D-356C-489D-9F24-EF0F65101479}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409
Estimated size: 61.07 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PC System Essentials

Program executable:BrowserApp.exe
Name:PC System Essentials
HTML Browser
Path:C:\Program Files\Synacor\PC System Essentials\BrowserApp.exe
Additional files:
  • ActivityMonitor.dll - PC System Essentials (Activity Monitor Engine)
  • AQCommon.dll - Common Functionality
  • AQCommon64.dll
  • AQFileRestoreSrv.exe - File Undeleter Service
  • aqg.dll - AQG
  • AQSCEngine.dll
  • AQSetup.dll
  • AQSetupUI.dll
  • AQVolumes.dll - AQVolumes
  • ASRIOP.dll
  • ASRIOP2.dll
  • AutoUpd.dll - Program Update
  • AVScan.dll - AVScan
  • BrokenShortcutCleanerUI.dll
  • BrokenShortcutFixerEngine.dll - BrokenShortcutFixerEngine Module
  • BrokenShortcutFixerUI.dll - BrokenShortcutFixerUI
  • BrokenShortcuts.dll - Broken Shortcuts
  • BrowserApp.exe - HTML Browser
  • BrwsrWin.dll - BrowserWindow DLL
  • ContextMenuHelper.dll
  • ContextMenuHelper64.dll
  • ContextMenuTheme32.dll - Context Menu Theme
  • ContextMenuTheme64.dll
  • DashboardData.dll
  • DashboardPageWPFUI.dll
  • DBHelper.dll
  • DSS.dll
  • DSS.Settings.dll
  • DummyM.dll - DummyM
  • EnumBrokenShortcutsCOM.dll - EnumBrokenShortcutsCOM
  • errhook.dll - Error Tracker Window Hook
  • errorui.dll - Error UI
  • ETrack.exe - ACMEAPTask
  • FAT32M.dll - FAT32M
  • FileCleaner.dll - File Cleaner
  • FileUndeleter.dll - File Undeleter Engine
  • Firefox3Browser.dll - Internet Browser Engine
  • InstalledApplications.dll - Installed Applications Engine
  • InterappTask.dll - Interapp Task
  • InternetSpeedEngine.dll - InternetSpeedEngine Module
  • APMLR.dll - APMLR
  • APMLRX64.dll
  • IAMC.dll - IAMC (In-Application Messaging Client)
  • bvrpctln.dll - MPT (Custom controls and utilities library)
  • CheckSumTool.dll (by BVRP Software) - BVRP Software LiveUpdate (CheckSumTool)
  • DiskDefragCpp.dll (by Auslogics) - Disk Defrag (Disk Defrag CPP Wrapper)
  • DiskDefragHelper.dll (by Auslogics) - Disk Defrag Library
  • bzip2.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • AQFileRestoreSrv.exe runs as a service named 'AQFileRestoreSrv' (AQFileRestoreSrv) "This service provides a feature to catch and postpone the behavior which end user removes a file permanently (the largest time of file holding is 30 minutes).".

How do I remove PC System Essentials?

You can uninstall PC System Essentials 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 System Essentials, 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 System Essentials.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win XP 9%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 49%
Keep it 51%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.83%
Windows 10 34.78%
Windows Vista 8.70%
Windows XP 8.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.43%
Windows 10 Home 17.39%
Windows 7 Professional 8.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.70%
Windows 8.1 8.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.00%
  Russia 5.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.48%
Dell 26.09%
Toshiba 13.04%
Lenovo 8.70%
Gateway 4.35%
Acer 4.35%
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