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Should I remove PC Utility Kit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,813
United States Rank #7,783
Reach 0.0245%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.68 days
373.95 days >
Average installed length: 196.48 days


VersionDistribution 0.21% 0.62% 3.32% 2.70% 4.15% 4.98% 3.73% 4.98% 6.64% 15.35% 47.51% 3.94% 1.87%

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PC Utility Kit

What is PC Utility Kit?

This is a PC optimization program that is supposed to increase the speed of computer by removing invalid entries the computer's registry. The trial version will perform a scan and identify issues while the user will need to unlock the software for a yearly auto-renewing subscription charge.

About  (from Red Dog Media)

Windows PC issues can arise from a variety of computer errors usually originating from corrupt or missing registry files. Other contributing factors could be ActiveX errors or malicious software such as malware and spyware. These types of problems are the consequence of not properly maintaining your system. If left unc...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). 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 pcutilitykit.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 10.92 MB (11,447,763 bytes). The installed file HandleUpdate.dll 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.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Connects to the Internet

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcutilitykit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Utility Kit\PC Utility Kit
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PC Utility Kit\PC Utility Kit\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 10.92 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Utility Kit

Program executable:pcutilitykit.exe
Name:PC Utility Kit
Path:C:\Program Files\pc utility kit\pc utility kit\pcutilitykit.exe
PC Utility Kit is registry cleaner, a class of third party software utility designed for the Microsoft Windows operating system, whose purported purpose is to remove redundant items from the Windows registry. Registry cleaners in general...
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - PC Utility Kit
  • ExtensionManager.dll - Extensio Dynamic Link Library
  • SandBoxer.dll (by ParetoLogic) - SandBoxer Module
  • MyResources.dll
  • HandleUpdate.dll - HandleUpdate
  • 7ZipDLL.dll
  • LiteUnzip.dll - Extract the contents from a ZIP archive
  • LiteZip.dll - Create a ZIP archive

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pcutilitykit.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PC Utility Kit_sch_1E60B8F3-0436-11E4-BE7A-240A64B16CB6' (runs weekly on Tuesdays at 03:34).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • pcutilitykit.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PC Utility Kit Startup.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • pcutilitykit.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'PC Utility Kit' which loads as C:\Program Files\PC Utility Kit\PC Utility Kit\pcutilitykit.exe.
Network connections
  • pcutilitykit.exe connects to static-209-139-220-151.gtcust.grouptelecom.net ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:635.97 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003265471%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003760%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00028894%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,062,784,322
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.78 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:6 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove PC Utility Kit?

You can uninstall PC Utility Kit 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 Utility Kit, 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 Utility Kit.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.66%
Windows 10 15.32%
Windows Vista 14.08%
Windows XP 9.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.03%
Windows 7 Professional 11.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.96%
Windows 8.1 5.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.34%
  United Kingdom 6.20%
  Australia 3.66%
  Israel 1.97%
  Canada 1.69%
  United Arab Emirates 1.27%
  New Zealand 0.99%
  Singapore 0.99%
  Belgium 0.70%
  Brazil 0.56%
  South Africa 0.56%
  Spain 0.42%
  Iran 0.42%
  OM 0.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.87%
Dell 23.01%
Toshiba 12.39%
Acer 10.91%
ASUS 4.42%
Intel 3.54%
Lenovo 2.06%
Samsung 1.47%
Gateway 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.49%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.40%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.75%
ASUSTeK K52F 2.20%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 2.20%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.20%

comments3 comments

user comment
user comment
DavidBealeover a year ago
I accidentall also paid about $10 for special help; an addon-to-the-cost (unless you're fast enough to untick it) common to scams and opportunists. The deal anounced that the licence/whatever was for only six months, after paying. It continued (after the scan and me buying the licence) and allegedly fixed hundreds of problems, a few GB of junk...and has requested a reboot during which time I'm reading about it using an old laptop. I feel I've been suckered. There's more scams than suckers and there are scams for every sucker. I suspect it did nothing much worthwhile or a free program could have done better; but I'm trying to just do easy jobs, having a "fever" from some virus/wog...stupid to get involved with fixing my computer!! Well, pox on them if they've got my money by a sort of trick. This software is perhaps taking advantage of the trust people put into PCUtilities re the magazine; perhaps another part of a probably trick. Windows restarted and has requested I let Red Dog do its thing, that I did (part of having a fever? --- people go made with fever). The software says PC utility kit has Fixed and Cleaned. Now Bakcup! and invites me to a FREE SpeedyBackup trial!!! I think I'll either uninstall it using Revo (this is not an advert) that does a good job of hunting down registry and residual crap. They recon they're a Microsoft Partner. Actually the software seems OK. No Processes that could be attributed to it (I stopped it). I ran Reimage Repair, that found >120 problems after reinstalling Windows 7 64 SP1 using the "upgrade" option then loading >>120 updates over a couple of days. Perhaps that job caused the fever. Reimage hadn't cured enough problems; it left loops for loading updates that failed, instead of starting...and I've been reluctant to use it since (more $'s cause of being a sucker?). Reimage says it fixes files by downloading ok ones from its own database; but it had none of the >120 updates needed after a reinstallation that included downloading some updates. Reimage found instability issues in the logs, but zero malware nor security threats. Reimage also found zero bad files, but 834 registry errors. I will not remove the PC Utility kit; it didn't leave any (apparent) bad files; probably did nothing much certainly didn't fix the registry; shame about wasting money but, never know, it might end up useful.
expert comment
karenRW (Expert)over a year ago
PC Utility Kit can do nothing but just show pop ups to convince the user that the computer has been infected by malwares and urge the user to purchase the full version of PC Utility Kit.
user comment
Maggyover a year ago
I am angry that this program did a long scan on my computer and then asked me to click on Fix It and only then, at that point, did it say I had to pay for this service. Now I never use Pay Pal or pay for anything over the internet so I will have to delete it. What a dam waste of my time. Why didn't you mention payment upfront before I started? this is complete crap!