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Should I remove PC Tools File Recover?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,000
United States Rank #26,275
Reach 0.0099%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.92 days
381.08 days >
Average installed length: 200.23 days


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PC Tools File Recover 9.0

What is PC Tools File Recover?  (from PC Tools Software)

Run a quick scan for files that may have just recently been deleted, or a deep scan for harder-to-recover items. A physical scan that meticulously combs through your hard drive is also included for severely damaged media. PC Tools™ File Recover includes options to help you quickly find your lost files. Specify what dri...  Read more


PC Tools File Recover 9.0 is a program developed by PC Tools Software. The main program executable is filerecover.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 17.25 MB (18,083,503 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 10. While about 28% of users of PC Tools File Recover come from the United States, it is also popular in Egypt and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pctools.com/file-recover
Help link: www.pctools.com/contact/support/product/file-recover
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Tools\PC Tools File Recover\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Tools\PC Tools File Recover\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 17.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Tools File Recover 9.0

Program executable:filerecover.exe
Name:PC Tools File Recover
Path:C:\Program Files\pc tools\pc tools file recover\filerecover.exe
Additional files:
  • PCTLicHelper.dll - License Helper Dynamic Link Library
  • UpdateHlpr.dll - PC Tools Smart Update Helper
  • FileRecoverShellExt.dll - PC Tools File Recover (PC Tools File Recover Shell extension)
  • FileRecoverShellExt64.dll
  • update.exe - PC Tools Smart Update
  • alert.exe - PC Tools Smart Alert
  • upgrade.exe - PC Tools Upgrade
  • helper.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

How do I remove PC Tools File Recover?

You can uninstall PC Tools File Recover 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 File Recover 9.0, 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 File Recover.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.88%
Windows 10 20.41%
Windows Vista 7.14%
Windows XP 3.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.49%
Windows 7 Professional 12.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.15%
Windows 8 Pro 3.59%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.10%
  Egypt 8.57%
  Iran 5.24%
  Saudi Arabia 4.29%
  DZ 3.81%
  Germany 3.81%
  United Kingdom 3.81%
  MA 3.33%
  France 2.86%
  IQ 2.86%
  Brazil 2.38%
  Belgium 2.38%
  Italy 2.38%
  TN 1.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.19%
Dell 21.77%
Hewlett-Packard 20.16%
ASUS 5.65%
Lenovo 3.23%
Toshiba 3.23%
Intel 1.61%
Samsung 1.61%
Sony 1.61%
Compaq 0.81%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.04%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.20%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.52%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.68%
ACER Aspire M1640 1.68%
ECS G41T-M16 1.68%

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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