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20% remove it80% keep it
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VersionDistribution 70.00% 10.00% 3.33% 6.67% 6.67% 3.33%

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PC Tools Disk Suite 1.0

What is PC Tools Disk Suite?  (from PC Tools Software)

With Disk Suite you can safely Cleanup and Optimize your Windows® disks with a few simple mouse clicks. Disks can become bloated with temporary files, log files and other unnecessary data. The Cleanup and Optimize feature lets you safely remove unnecessary files and bloat from your disk without detailed knowledge of th...  Read more


PC Tools Disk Suite 1.0 is a program developed by PC Tools Software. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 disksuite.exe. The software installer includes 34 files and is usually about 21.3 MB (22,336,229 bytes). Update.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 XP. While about 52% of users of PC Tools Disk Suite come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pctools.com/disk-suite
Help link: www.pctools.com/contact/support/product/disk-suite
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Tools Disk Suite\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Tools Disk Suite\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 21.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Tools Disk Suite 1.0

Program executable:disksuite.exe
Name:PC Tools Disk Suite
Disk Suite GUI Module
Path:C:\Program Files\pc tools disk suite\disksuite.exe
Additional files:
  • PCTLicHelper.dll - License Helper Dynamic Link Library
  • UpdateHlpr.dll - PC Tools Smart Update Helper
  • Update.exe - PC Tools Smart Update
  • aBackupClient.dll - PC Tools Disk Suite (Backup Client Library)
  • aDefragerClient.dll - Defragmenter Client Lib
  • aDSBatch.exe - DSConsole Processor
  • aDSClient.dll - DSAPI Client Lib
  • ADSCMShellExt.dll - Disk Suite Shell Ext
  • aDSProcMngr.exe - Disk Suite Service Proxy
  • aDSReboot.exe - DSConsole Reboot Helper
  • aDSStartup.exe - Disk Suite Startup Helper
  • aDSTray.exe - Disk Suite Tray
  • aDSTrayNotifications.dll - Disk Suite Tray Notifier
  • aHistoryClient.dll - History Client Lib
  • aOptimizerClient.dll - Optimize Client Lib
  • aPartitionClient.dll - Partition Client Lib
  • aRepairerClient.dll - Repairer Client Library
  • aSchedulerClient.dll - Scheduler Client Lib
  • BugTrapHelper.dll - Bug Trap Helper Lib
  • CommonLib.dll - GUI Components DLL
  • CoreTrace.dll - DSTrace Module
  • DSProcessor.dll - DSService Processor
  • DSService.exe - Disk Suite Service
  • LicenseExtension.dll - License Extention Module
  • Skiner.dll - GUI Skinner
  • VssClient2K3.dll - ShadowCopyService Client W2kSp3
  • VssClientXP.dll - ShadowCopyService Client WXpVista
  • Upgrade.exe - PC Tools Upgrade
  • BugTrapU.dll (by IntelleSoft) - BugTrap Lib
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DSService.exe runs as a service named 'PC Tools Disk Suite' (DiskSuiteService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • aDSProcMngr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DiskSuite' which loads as C:\Program Files\PC Tools Disk Suite\aDSProcMngr.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.59 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0014400636%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00116027%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00027979%
0.015104% average

How do I remove PC Tools Disk Suite?

You can uninstall PC Tools Disk Suite 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 Tools Disk Suite 1.0, 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 Tools Disk Suite.

Win 7 (SP1) 34%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 37.93%
Windows XP 27.59%
Windows Vista 17.24%
Windows 10 17.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 27.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.69%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.79%
Windows Vista Home Basic 10.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.90%
Windows 10 Pro 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.27%
  Iran 13.64%
  United Kingdom 6.82%
  South Africa 6.82%
  Belgium 2.27%
  Israel 2.27%
  Norway 2.27%
  Portugal 2.27%
  Sweden 2.27%
  Germany 2.27%
  Brazil 2.27%
  Dominican Republic 2.27%
  Greece 2.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.93%
Dell 18.52%
Acer 18.52%
ASUS 7.41%
Toshiba 3.70%
American Megatrends 3.70%
Sahara 3.70%
Medion 3.70%
Intel 3.70%
Common models
Micro-Star MS-6742 4.00%
Gigabyte P55-USB3 4.00%
Gigabyte EP45T-UD3R 4.00%
Gateway NV55C 4.00%
Dell Vostro 1520 4.00%
Dell Inspiron N4050 4.00%

About PC Tools Software

PC Tools, a subsidiary of Symantec Corporation, develops security utilities for consumers and enterprises whose products include Spyware Doctor which provides spyware protection to secure Windows personal computers, Registry Mechanic, a registry cleaner to fix Windows errors, PC Tools AntiVirus which offers protection against virus infections and File Recover, which recovers files from hard drives, floppy drives, and fixed media.
Publisher URL: www.pctools.com


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