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What percent of users and experts removed it?
59% remove it41% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #48,981
United States Rank #32,570
Reach 0.0015%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.43 days
337.06 days >
Average installed length: 177.10 days

PC Watchdog

What is PC Watchdog?  (from Defender Pro)

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PC Watchdog is a program developed by Defender Pro. 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. 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 PCWatchdog.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 74.79 MB (78,419,110 bytes). AntivirusUpdater.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 81% of users of PC Watchdog come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.
  • Starts automatically
  • Adds a background Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PC Watchdog
URL: www.pcwatchdog.co
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pc watchdog
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PC Watchdog\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 74.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Watchdog

Program executable:PCWatchdog.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\pc watchdog\PCWatchdog.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe
  • AntivirusAgent.exe - Antivirus (AntivirusAgent)
  • AntivirusInfrastructure.dll - AntivirusInfrastructure
  • AntivirusProviders.dll - AntivirusProviders
  • AntivirusResources.dll - AntivirusResources
  • AntivirusUpdater.exe - AntivirusUpdater
  • AntivirusWatcher.exe - AntivirusWatcher
  • Common.Logging.dll (by http://netcommon.sourceforge.net/) - Common Logging Framework
  • Common.Logging.NLog20.dll (by http://netcommon.sourceforge.net/) - Common Logging Framework NLog 2.0 Adapter
  • Interop.NetFwTypeLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'NetFwTypeLib'.
  • Interop.vsecapi.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'vsecapi'.
  • Interop.vsecqrt.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'vsecqrt'.
  • Interop.WUApiLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WUApiLib'.
  • Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation
  • Microsoft.Practices.Unity.Configuration.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Unity Application Block (Microsoft.Practices.Unity.Configuration)
  • Microsoft.Practices.Unity.dll - Microsoft.Practices.Unity
  • NLog.dll (by NLog) - NLog v2.0.1 (PrivateBuild) (NLog for .NET Framework 4)
  • PCWatchdog.exe
  • System.Net.FtpClient.dll - System.Net.FtpClient

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PCWatchdog.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{778B92A1-0D14-4B8E-B817-13DD4C651ABF}' (runs on registration).
3 Services
  • AntivirusWatcher.exe runs as a service named 'Antivirus Protection Service' (AntivirusWatcher) "Antivirus Protection Service Constanty Watching The Agent Service".
  • AntivirusUpdater.exe runs as a service named 'Antivirus Update Service' (AntivirusUpdateSvc) "Antivirus Update Service keeps virus signatures and antivirus application up to date".
  • AntivirusAgent.exe runs as a service named 'Antivirus Agent' (AntivirusAgentSvc) "Antivirus Agent Constantly Scanning For Viruses".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PCWatchdog.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Cloud PC Defender' which loads as C:\Program Files\Cloud PC Defender\CloudPCDefender.exe.

How do I remove PC Watchdog?

You can uninstall PC Watchdog 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 Watchdog, 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 Watchdog.
  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) 47%
Win Vista 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.67%
Windows 10 40.00%
Windows Vista 13.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.67%
Windows 8.1 30.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.33%
Windows 8 6.67%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.85%
  Canada 12.77%
  United Kingdom 4.26%
  Australia 2.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.71%
Dell 21.43%
Acer 10.71%
Toshiba 10.71%
ASUS 10.71%
Samsung 7.14%
Gateway 3.57%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L30... 3.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite C870D 3.45%
Samsung SF311/SF411/SF511 3.45%
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 3.45%
HP-Pavilion RT678AA-ABA a... 3.45%


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