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21% remove it79% keep it
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PC Tools Performance Toolkit 2.0

What is PC Tools Performance Toolkit?  (from PC Tools Software)

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PC Tools Performance Toolkit 2.0 is a software program developed by PC Tools Software. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named pt.exe. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 57.7 MB (60,507,209 bytes). The installed file Update.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 57% of users of PC Tools Performance Toolkit come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pctools.com/en/performance-toolkit
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Tools\PC Tools Utilities\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Tools\PC Tools Utilities\unins000.exe" /LOG
Estimated size: 57.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Tools Performance Toolkit 2.0

Program executable:pt.exe
Name:PC Tools Performance Toolkit
PC Tools Performance Toolkit 2.0
Path:C:\Program Files\pc tools\pc tools utilities\pt.exe
Additional files:
  • DMDefrag_DefragAPI.dll - PC Tools Performance Toolkit Defrag (Defrag API for VB)
  • DMRepair_RepairAPI.dll - PC Tools Performance Toolkit Repair (Repair API for VB)
  • PCTLicHelper.dll - License Helper Dynamic Link Library
  • InnoHelpers.dll - InnoHelpers Dynamic Link Library
  • Cookies.dll - CookieDLL Dynamic Link Library
  • PrivacyHelper.dll - PrivacyH Dynamic Link Library
  • RegCompScrn.exe - PC Tools RegCompact Progress (PC Tools - Registry Compacting Progress Screen)
  • UpdateHlpr.dll - PC Tools Smart Update Helper
  • RMEngine.dll - Registry Mechanic Engine
  • Update.exe - PC Tools Smart Update
  • Alert.exe - PC Tools Smart Alert
  • SULauncher.exe - SmartUpdate Launcher (PC Tools SmartUpdate Launcher 1.0)
  • PTMigrate.exe - Migration Module
  • Upgrade.exe - PC Tools Upgrade
  • FRSimpleAPI.dll - FRSimpleAPI
  • Scheduler.dll - Schedule (SchedulerDLL)
  • EventLoggerDLL.dll - EventLog Dynamic Link Library
  • FileLoggerDLL.dll - FileLogg Dynamic Link Library
  • FindDuplicatesDLL.dll - FindDupl Dynamic Link Library
  • InstalledPrograms.dll - Installe Dynamic Link Library
  • PgHist.exe (by Symantec) - CleanHistory

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pt.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PTSchedule' (runs daily at 7:00 PM).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • pt.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PTSchedule.
  • SULauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PTAutoUpdate.

How do I remove PC Tools Performance Toolkit?

You can uninstall PC Tools Performance Toolkit 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 Performance Toolkit 2.0, 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 Performance Toolkit.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 1%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.54%
Windows XP 12.31%
Windows Vista 9.23%
Windows 10 6.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.38%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.55%
  United Kingdom 5.95%
  Iran 4.76%
  Canada 4.17%
  Netherlands 2.98%
  France 2.38%
  Australia 1.79%
  Greece 1.79%
  Italy 1.79%
  MA 1.19%
  Brazil 1.19%
  Belgium 1.19%
  Indonesia 1.19%
  Philippines 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.47%
Hewlett-Packard 20.78%
Acer 9.09%
American Megatrends 7.79%
ASUS 7.79%
Lenovo 6.49%
MSI 3.90%
Samsung 2.60%
Toshiba 2.60%
Gateway 1.30%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.70%
Dell Inspiron 580 2.78%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.78%
Dell Inspiron 531 1.85%
Dell XPS 8300 1.85%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.85%

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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