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Should I remove PCKeeper Live?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,512
United States Rank #11,852
Reach 0.0126%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.61 days
254.11 days >
Average installed length: 133.52 days


2.2.453 69.88%
2.2.262 20.08%
2.2.223 8.43%
2.2.195 1.61%

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PCKeeper Live


PCKeeper Live is a program developed by Kromtech. The most used version is 2.2.453, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is pckeeper.exe. The software installer includes 46 files and is usually about 30.92 MB (32,423,780 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 74% of users of PCKeeper Live come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\kromtech\pckeeper live
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Kromtech\installer.exe /UNINSTPCK
Estimated size: 30.92 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PCKeeper Live

Program executable:pckeeper.exe
PCKeeper native shim
Path:C:\Program Files\kromtech\pckeeper live\pckeeper.exe
Additional files:
  • PCKeeperServiceCore.dll - PCKeeperServiceCore
  • NativeMethods.dll - NativeMethods (Native Methods)
  • SharedLibrary.dll - SharedLibrary
  • AntiTheftServiceLibrary.dll - PCKeeper (Anti-Theft Service Library)
  • Controls.dll - PCKeeper Controls
  • CrashReportSender.exe - CrashReportSender
  • DiskCleanerComponent.dll - PCKeeper DiskCleaner
  • Elevator.exe - Elevator
  • OcfElevator.exe - PCKeeper OcfElevator
  • OneClickFixService.exe - PCKeeper One Click Fix Service
  • OneClickFixServiceLibrary.dll - One-Click Fix Service Library
  • PCKeeperCore.dll
  • PCKeeperService.exe - PCKeeper Worker Service
  • PCKeeperShellExt32.dll - PCKeeper shell extention
  • PCKeeperShellExt64.dll
  • PCKElevatedHost.exe - PCKeeper Elevated Host
  • PCKObjFactory.dll - PCKeeper Object Factory
  • RegistryCleanerComponent.dll - PCKeeper RegistryCleaner
  • SharedNativeLibrary.dll - PCKeeper SharedNativeLibrary
  • SystemContextMenu.dll - PCKeeper ContextMenu Module
  • UtilitiesServiceLibrary.dll - Utilities Service Library
  • WebCamFrameCaptureComponent.dll - PCKeeper WebCamFrameCapture
  • AppRemFolder.exe
  • DiskCleanerComponentPS.dll
  • DrvInstaller.exe
  • fileHiders.sys
  • OneClickFixServicePS.dll
  • PCKeeperServicePS.dll
  • PCKObjFactoryPS.dll
  • RegistryCleanerComponentPS.dll
  • SharedNativeLibraryPS.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • PCKeeperShellExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PCKeeperShell64' with a class of {828FB706-5749-4255-862F-3D30FCF017E1}.
  • PCKeeperShellExt32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PCKeeperShell32' with a class of {05562BE7-0EFC-4BD2-BD8F-FAA363E68410}.
Scheduled Task
  • PCKeeper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C83BB30D-E128-4613-A87A-3CDA20CBC310}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • PCKeeperService.exe runs as a service named 'PCKeeper Service' (PCKeeper2Service) "PCKeeper's worker service".
  • OneClickFixService.exe runs as a service named 'PCKeeper Ocf Service' (PCKeeperOcfService) "PCKeeper's System Scan support service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • PCKeeper.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PCKeeper2' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Kromtech\PCKeeper Live\PCKeeper.exe" /autorun.

How do I remove PCKeeper Live?

You can uninstall PCKeeper Live 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 Live, 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 Live.

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win Vista 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.59%
Windows 10 29.32%
Windows Vista 24.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.20%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 19.03%
Windows 8.1 13.36%
Windows 8 10.93%
Windows 7 Professional 6.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.03%
  Australia 11.05%
  United Kingdom 4.70%
  Canada 3.59%
  Saudi Arabia 1.10%
  UA 0.83%
  India 0.55%
  New Zealand 0.55%
  LY 0.28%
  Slovenia 0.28%
  Colombia 0.28%
  Belgium 0.28%
  Russia 0.28%
  Sweden 0.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 48.68%
Dell 20.63%
Toshiba 8.47%
Acer 6.35%
ASUS 5.29%
Gateway 3.70%
Lenovo 2.12%
Samsung 2.12%
Sony 0.53%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.97%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.22%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 3.73%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.73%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.99%
HP ENVY TS 15 Notebook PC 2.99%


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