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Should I remove PCTDServiceActivation?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,759
United States Rank #14,965
Reach 0.0062%


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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PCTDServiceActivation is a software program developed by OakTree. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 25 MB (26,217,984 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 90% of users of PCTDServiceActivation come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\oaktree\pctdserviceactivation
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{8C678F94-F511-443E-B543-F26EA1471DE6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 25 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PCTDServiceActivation

  • pctdserviceactivation.exe - Intel Anti Theft Technology Registration
  • f_in_box.dll (by Softanics) - F-IN-BOX DLL Edition
  • f_in_box__lib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • pctdserviceactivation.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PCTD Service Activation' which loads as "C:\Program Files\OakTree\PCTDServiceActivation\PCTDServiceActivation.exe" -checkcounter.

How do I remove PCTDServiceActivation?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 92%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.50%
Windows 10 7.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 86.67%
Windows 7 Professional 5.83%
Windows 10 Home 4.17%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.67%
Windows 8 Pro 0.83%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 0.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.90%
  Brazil 3.03%
  Mexico 1.01%
  Philippines 1.01%
  United Arab Emirates 0.51%
  BB 0.51%
  Canada 0.51%
  DK 0.51%
  United Kingdom 0.51%
  Indonesia 0.51%
  Netherlands 0.51%
  NP 0.51%
  Pakistan 0.51%
  YE 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 65.52%
Toshiba 34.48%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite E305 35.00%
Sony VPCSC1AFM 26.67%
Sony VPCSC41FM 20.00%
Sony VPCSC31FM 17.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 0.83%

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Human Nameover a year ago
After a while it stops being able to synchronize with the server, causing it to think your pc was stolen, and suddenly shutting it off every few days, as in a complete power stop, which is dangerous and corrupts data after a while. I don't suggest downloading pctd unless you're willing to try to sort that out or if you travel with your laptop.