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Should I remove PCMSCAN?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,242
United States Rank #14,902
Reach 0.0184%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.94 days
234.18 days >
Average installed length: 123.05 days


2.4.12 75.35%
2.4.11 0.28%
2.4.10 4.48%
2.4.9 3.64%
2.4.8 4.20%
2.4.5 3.92%
2.4.3 0.28%
2.4.2 0.28%
2.3.0 1.68%
2.1.1 3.92%
1.4.3 1.68%
1.4.2 0.28%

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PCMSCAN is a program developed by Palmer Performance Engineering. The most used version is 2.4.12, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 3.6 MB (3,778,560 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 42% of users of PCMSCAN come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Poland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.palmerperformance.com
Help link: www.palmerperformance.com/forum
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pcmscan\alerts
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{979B748C-6095-4A5A-BC7B-C15E720529D6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.6 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PCMSCAN

  • pcmscan.exe - OBD-II Scan Tool

How do I remove PCMSCAN?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.91%
Windows 10 41.50%
Windows XP 6.96%
Windows Vista 3.34%
Windows Server 2003 0.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.35%
Windows 10 Home 18.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.61%
Windows 7 Professional 8.43%
Windows 10 Pro 7.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.98%
  Italy 10.38%
  Poland 6.84%
  United Kingdom 4.72%
  Germany 4.48%
  Australia 3.54%
  France 2.83%
  Canada 2.83%
  Russia 1.65%
  Sweden 1.65%
  Saudi Arabia 1.65%
  Finland 0.94%
  Spain 0.94%
  Netherlands 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.52%
Acer 22.27%
ASUS 13.67%
Dell 9.38%
Toshiba 7.81%
Samsung 7.03%
Lenovo 5.08%
Medion 1.56%
American Megatrends 1.56%
Sahara 0.78%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5742 9.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.00%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.33%
Acer Aspire 5742Z 2.67%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.67%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.00%


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