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Should I remove PCKeeper Antivirus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
47% remove it53% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,740
United States Rank #4,079
Reach 0.0530%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.09 days
120.70 days >
Average installed length: 63.42 days


1.1.85 37.74%
1.1.18 56.51%
1.0.132 5.36%
1.0.119 0.19%
1.0.99 0.10%
1.0.88 0.10%

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PCKeeper Antivirus


PCKeeper Antivirus is a software program developed by Kromtech. The most common release is 1.1.18, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named pckav.exe. The setup package generally installs about 50 files and is usually about 121.33 MB (127,224,732 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 86% of users of PCKeeper Antivirus come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\kromtech\pckav
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Kromtech\installer.exe /UNINSTSEC
Estimated size: 121.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PCKeeper Antivirus

Program executable:pckav.exe
Name:PCKeeper Antivirus
Path:C:\Program Files\kromtech\pckav\pckav.exe
Additional files:
  • PCKAVAccountServiceLibrary.dll - PCKAVAccountServiceLibrary
  • ServiceInfrastructure.dll - ServiceInfrastructure
  • Contracts.Antivirus.dll - Contracts.Antivirus
  • LocalizationHelpers.dll - LocalizationHelpers
  • Contracts.Account.dll - Contracts.Account
  • PCKAVServiceCore.dll - PCKAVServiceCore
  • NativeMethods.dll - NativeMethods (Native Methods)
  • SharedLibrary.dll - SharedLibrary
  • avcfgconsole.exe - OpswatHelper
  • PCKAV.Shared.dll - PCKAV.Shared
  • PCKAVService.exe - PCKAntivirus (PCKAntivirus Worker Service)
  • CrashReportSender.exe - PCKeeper (CrashReportSender)
  • PCKAVShellExt32.dll - PCKAV shell extention
  • PCKAVShellExt64.dll
  • SharedNativeLibrary.dll - PCKeeper SharedNativeLibrary
  • AntivirusServiceLibrary.dll - PCKAV (Antivirus Service Library)
  • Controls.dll - PCKAV Controls
  • PCKAVCore.dll
  • zeoscanner.sys (by Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) - Windows (R) Win 7 DDK driver (Scanner Filter)
  • AppRemFolder.exe
  • DrvInstaller.exe
  • PCKAVServicePS.dll
  • SharedNativeLibraryPS.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • PCKAVShellExt32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PCKAVShell32' with a class of {B52115B1-936F-4EEA-A363-A535FB1942B7}.
  • PCKAVShellExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PCKAVShell64' with a class of {40B50C00-06BB-415F-8F4E-6DEF53957ABA}.
  • PCKAVService.exe runs as a service named 'PCKeeper Antivirus Service' (PCKAVService) "PCKeeper Antivirus worker service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • PCKAV.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PCKeeper Antivirus' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Kromtech\PCKAV\PCKAV.exe" /autorun.

How do I remove PCKeeper Antivirus?

You can uninstall PCKeeper 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 PCKeeper 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 PCKeeper Antivirus.

Win 10 53%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 47%
Keep it 53%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 52.78%
Windows 7 36.88%
Windows Vista 10.25%
Windows XP 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 31.73%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.78%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.56%
Windows 10 Home 5.79%
Windows 7 Professional 5.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.23%
  Australia 5.33%
  Canada 2.46%
  UA 1.44%
  United Kingdom 1.08%
  Germany 0.96%
  France 0.48%
  New Zealand 0.42%
  Netherlands 0.24%
  Spain 0.18%
  Italy 0.18%
  South Africa 0.12%
  DK 0.12%
  Slovenia 0.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.92%
Dell 22.35%
Acer 12.02%
Toshiba 12.02%
ASUS 9.43%
Lenovo 1.81%
Gateway 0.65%
Alienware 0.65%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.64%
ASUS All Series 4.18%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.94%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.71%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 3.48%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.25%


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