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What percent of users and experts removed it?
72% remove it28% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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PC Utility Kit AntiVirus

What is PC Utility Kit AntiVirus?  (from Red Dog Media)

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PC Utility Kit AntiVirus is a program developed by Red Dog Media. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is pc utility kit antivirus.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 30 files and is usually about 16.18 MB (16,966,272 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 80% of users of PC Utility Kit AntiVirus come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcutilitykit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Utility Kit\PC Utility Kit AntiVirus
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PC Utility Kit\PC Utility Kit AntiVirus\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 16.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Utility Kit AntiVirus

Program executable:pc utility kit antivirus.exe
Name:PC Utility Kit AntiVirus
Path:C:\Program Files\pc utility kit\pc utility kit antivirus\pc utility kit antivirus.exe
Additional files:
  • IncompatiblePrograms.dll (by GFI Software) - GFI AntiMalware Active Protection SDK Merge Module
  • SBRC.exe (by GFI Software) - Registry Cleaner
  • vipre.dll - VIPRE Threat detection and remediation system
  • SBAMOutlook.dll - GFI AntiMalware Email AV SDK Merge Module (Outlook Antivirus Plugin)
  • GFI.Tools.Run64.exe - GFI AntiMalware Common SDK Merge Module (GFI Software Run64 Application)
  • SBAMSvc.exe - GFI Software Anti Malware Service
  • SBAMSvcPS.dll - SBAMSvcP Dynamic Link Library
  • sbap.dll - Active Protection Library
  • SBArva.dll - GFI Email Antivirus
  • SBCA.dll - Custom Actions for the Installer
  • SBTE.dll - Threat Engine Dynamic Link Library
  • SpursDownload.dll - Spurs Download Dynamic Link Library
  • res.dll (by PC Utility Kit) - PC Utility Kit AntiVirus (AntiVirus)
  • uninstall.exe (by PC Utility Kit) - PC Utility Kit AntiVirus Uninstaller
  • mimepp.dll (by Hunny Software, Inc) - Hunny MIME++ Library (DLL for Hunny MIME++ Library)
  • gfiark.dll (by ThreatTrack Security) - VIPRE Anti-Rootkit
  • gfiarksh.dll
  • SbFwe.dll - GFI Firewall SDK (GFI Firewall SDK Firewall Engine Library)
  • SbHips.dll - GFI Firewall SDK Host Intrusion Prevention System Library
  • SBSetupDrivers.exe - GFI Firewall SDK Drivers Installer
  • SBTIS.dll - GFI Firewall SDK Transport Inspection System Library
  • SbWebFilter.dll - GFI Firewall SDK WebFilter Library
  • kbu.dll - VIPRE Antivirus (kbu Dynamic Link Library)
  • oeapiinitcom.dll (by Nektra) - OEAPI (OEAPI oeapiinitcom)
  • oecom.dll (by Nektra) - OEAPI oecom
  • oehook.dll - OEAPI oehook
  • oestore.dll - OEAPI oestore
  • unrar.dll - RAR decompression library
  • uus_ac.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PC Utility Kit AntiVirus.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PC Utility Kit AntiVirus Startup.
  • SBAMSvc.exe runs as a service named 'SpeedMaxPc AntiVirus' (SBAMSvc) "Manages your antispyware and antivirus application".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SBRC.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SBRegRebootCleaner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\GFI Software\VIPRE\SBRC.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:101.79 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0013716441%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00072748%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00064417%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:144,067,746
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:35.3 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3.42 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove PC Utility Kit AntiVirus?

You can uninstall PC Utility Kit AntiVirus 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 AntiVirus, 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 AntiVirus.
  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.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 72%
Keep it 28%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Australia 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%


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