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PC TimeWatch


PC TimeWatch is a program developed by PLJ Soft. 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 pctimewatch.exe. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 22.39 MB (23,480,568 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7. While about 50% of users of PC TimeWatch come from the United States, it is also popular in France and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pljsoft.fr
Help link: www.pctimewatch.com/en/pctwsupport.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MainSoft\PC TimeWatch\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MainSoft\PC TimeWatch\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 22.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC TimeWatch

Program executable:pctimewatch.exe
Name:PC TimeWatch
PC TimeWatch configuration program
Path:C:\Program Files\mainsoft\pc timewatch\pctimewatch.exe
Additional files:
  • PTWsvc.exe - PC TimeWatch (PTWSvc) (PC TimeWatch service (32 /OS 64))
  • PTWatch64.sys - PC TimeWatch (PTWatch Driver 64 Bit Windows 8)
  • PTWC.dll - PC TimeWatch Helper
  • PTWMsg.exe - PTWMsg
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstall
  • PctwTI.exe - Tray icon utility
  • PTWUser.exe - Usage Report Utility
  • PTWRes.dll (by MainSoft) - MainSoft PTWRes (PTWRes)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Uninstaller)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • PTWsvc.exe runs as a service named 'PCTimeWatch' (PTWsvc).

How do I remove PC TimeWatch?

Quickly and completely remove PC TimeWatch from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PC TimeWatch 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PC TimeWatch, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 TimeWatch.

Win 8 60%
Win 7 (SP1) 20%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 60.00%
Windows 7 40.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 40.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  France 20.00%
  MA 10.00%
  Germany 10.00%
  Canada 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 25.00%
Lenovo 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Common models
Samsung 270E5G/270E5U 25.00%
LENOVO 1143A22 25.00%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 25.00%


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