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What is PCActivator?  (from Avanquest Software)

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PCActivator is a program developed by Avanquest 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 software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 4.45 MB (4,661,082 bytes). UpdaterUI.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 80% of users of PCActivator come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: PCActivator.COM
URL: www.pcactivator.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pcactivator
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PCActivator\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 4.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PCActivator

  • PCActivator.exe - TotalSystemCare
  • uninst.exe
  • UpdaterUI.exe - UpdaterUI

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PCActivator.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PCActivator.Scanning' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 3:01 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PCActivator.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PCActivator.Autostart.

How do I remove PCActivator?

Quickly and completely remove PCActivator from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PCActivator 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 PCActivator, 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 PCActivator.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 6%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 40%
Keep it 60%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.25%
Windows 10 25.00%
Windows Vista 18.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 18.75%
Windows 8.1 18.75%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Australia 12.00%
  Canada 8.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 61.54%
Toshiba 7.69%
Sony 7.69%
Lenovo 7.69%
Dell 7.69%
Acer 7.69%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 7.14%
Sony VPCSE290S 7.14%
Micro-Star MS-7388 7.14%
LENOVO 10104 7.14%
HP-Pavilion FQ565AA-ABA a... 7.14%
Hewlett-Packard s5-1126 7.14%


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