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Should I remove PCMan Novus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #27,691
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.43 days
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Average installed length: 301.24 days


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PCMan Novus


PCMan Novus is a software program developed by PCMan Team. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named pcman.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 915.15 KB (937,111 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 91% of users of PCMan Novus come from Taiwan, it is also popular in the United States and Hong Kong.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: pcman.openfoundry.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pcman
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PCMan\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 915.15 KB

Program filesFiles installed by PCMan Novus

Program executable:pcman.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\pcman\pcman.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe
  • Symbols.exe
  • Handy Short URL Launcher.exe
  • libcurl.dll
  • Migrate.exe
  • msimg32.dll (by # Middle Sea, Mnjul's Intimate Home) - PPKMouseAddon
  • zlib1.dll (by Zlib) - Zlib (Zlib: general purpose data compression / decompression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PCMan.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{120EF360-84D5-4DBA-AC36-A4E83ADC6E66}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PCMan.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PCMan Combo\PCMan.exe'.

How do I remove PCMan Novus?

You can uninstall PCMan Novus 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 PCMan Novus, 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 PCMan Novus.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.94%
Windows 10 11.46%
Windows XP 10.73%
Windows Vista 1.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.77%
Windows 7 Professional 9.10%
Windows 7 Enterprise 8.47%
Windows 8.1 3.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.03% of installs come from Taiwan
Which countries install it?
  Taiwan 91.03%
  United States 5.70%
  Hong Kong 0.63%
  Australia 0.53%
  Japan 0.53%
  Singapore 0.32%
  Canada 0.21%
  Germany 0.21%
  France 0.21%
  China 0.11%
  Finland 0.11%
  United Kingdom 0.11%
  Macau 0.11%
  Malaysia 0.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 34.07%
Acer 27.80%
Toshiba 6.95%
Hewlett-Packard 6.78%
Dell 6.27%
Lenovo 3.73%
MSI 2.03%
American Megatrends 0.51%
Sony 0.51%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.44%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 3.44%
ASUSTeK K53SV 3.13%
Acer Aspire 5750G 2.50%
ASUSTeK K53SD 2.50%
Acer Aspire S3-391 2.19%


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