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18% remove it82% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #7,444
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.73 days
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Average installed length: 352.35 days


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PC Tools Performance Toolkit 2.1

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

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PC Tools Performance Toolkit 2.1 is a 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 main program executable is pt.exe. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 81.35 MB (85,297,037 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 69% of users of PC Tools Performance Toolkit come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pctools.com/fi/performance-toolkit
Help link: 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: 81.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Tools Performance Toolkit 2.1

Program executable:pt.exe
Name:PC Tools Performance Toolkit
PC Tools Performance Toolkit 1.0
Signed by:PC Tools
Path:C:\Program Files\pc tools\pc tools utilities\pt.exe
Additional files:
  • DMDefrag_DefragAPI.dll - PC Tools Performance Toolkit Defrag (PC Tools Performance Toolkit Defrag API for VB)
  • DMRepair_RepairAPI.dll - PC Tools Performance Toolkit Repair (PC Tools Performance Toolkit Repair API for VB)
  • PCTLicHelper.dll - License Helper Dynamic Link Library
  • FRSimpleAPI.dll - Performance Toolkit File Recover (Performance Toolkit File Recover Simple API)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Scheduler.dll - Schedule (SchedulerDLL)
  • EventLoggerDLL.dll - EventLog Dynamic Link Library
  • FileLoggerDLL.dll - FileLogg Dynamic Link Library
  • FindDuplicatesDLL.dll - FindDupl Dynamic Link Library
  • InstalledPrograms.dll - AppDetec Dynamic Link Library
  • RMEngine.dll - RMEngine Dynamic Link Library
  • PgHist.exe (by Symantec) - CleanHistory
  • configurationmanager.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • pt.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A1868214-6EF2-4D59-95B3-2ABE6FA34DE9}' (runs on registration).
  • SULauncher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\RMAutoUpdate.job'.
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?

Quickly and completely remove PC Tools Performance Toolkit 2.1 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PC Tools Performance Toolkit 2.1, 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 Tools Performance Toolkit.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.70%
Windows 10 19.71%
Windows XP 10.10%
Windows Vista 7.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.58%
Windows 7 Professional 10.93%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.93%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.46%
Windows 8.1 3.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.32%
  United Kingdom 5.35%
  Canada 2.73%
  Australia 2.26%
  Germany 1.55%
  Italy 1.55%
  Netherlands 1.43%
  Spain 1.31%
  France 1.07%
  Sweden 0.95%
  MA 0.83%
  Belgium 0.83%
  India 0.83%
  Israel 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.98%
Dell 31.64%
Acer 9.38%
Toshiba 8.04%
ASUS 5.90%
Lenovo 2.68%
Intel 2.14%
American Megatrends 1.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.34%
Dell XPS 8300 3.88%
Dell XPS 8500 3.40%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.40%
HP Compaq dc7900 Small Fo... 2.91%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.91%

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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