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PC Tools Internet Security 2009

What is PC Tools Internet Security 2009?  (from PC Tools Software)

All-in-one security suite featuring multi-award winning anti-spyware, anti-virus, firewall and spam protection, PC Tools Internet Security provides a simple, streamlined user interface over a robust, powerful back-end. The individual components of PC Tools Internet Security are integrated into the home screen and can b...  Read more


PC Tools Internet Security 2009 is a software program developed by PC Tools Software. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named pctsgui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 32 files. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 83% of users of PC Tools Internet Security 2009 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pctools.com/de
Help link: www.pctools.com/de/contact/support/product/internet-security
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Tools Internet Security\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PC Tools Internet Security\unins000.exe /SILENT /LOG

Program filesFiles installed by PC Tools Internet Security 2009

Program executable:pctsgui.exe
PC Tools GUI Application
Path:C:\Program Files\pc tools internet security\pctsgui.exe
Additional files:
  • InnoHelpers.dll - InnoHelpers Dynamic Link Library
  • PCTMime.dll - PCTMime Dynamic Link Library
  • sdwvhlp.dll - sdwvhlp Dynamic Link Library (Spyware Doctor Helper)
  • PCTWSC.dll - PCTWSC Dynamic Link Library
  • BH.dll - Browser Helper
  • filehlpr.dll - Spyware Doctor (Spyware Doctor Component)
  • inethlpr.dll
  • RegHelper.dll
  • SDContextExt.dll - Spyware Doctor Context Menu Extension
  • AntiSpamGUI.ISPlugin.dll - IS SpamMonitor GUI plugin
  • cdialogs.dll
  • commhlpr.dll
  • commlib.dll
  • CommLibLite.dll
  • commom.dll
  • FirewallGUI.ISPlugin.dll - IS Firewall GUI plugin
  • PCTGMhk.dll
  • pctsAuxs.exe - PC Tools Auxiliary Service
  • pctsSvc.exe - PC Tools Security Service
  • pctsTray.exe - PC Tools Tray Application
  • PDialogs.dll
  • PWindow.dll - Popup Window Helper
  • sdcore.dll
  • sdinvoker.exe
  • sdloader.exe - sdloader application (PC Tools)
  • SH.dll
  • smum32.dll
  • drvctl.exe (by PCTools Research) - Driver Control Utility

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • pctsAuxs.exe runs as a service named 'PC Tools Auxiliary Service' (sdAuxService) "Provides auxiliary PC Tools Security services. If this service is disabled spyware protection will be reduced.".

How do I remove PC Tools Internet Security 2009?

You can uninstall PC Tools Internet Security 2009 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 Internet Security 2009, 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 Internet Security 2009.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  Germany 16.67%

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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