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Should I remove PCWHD?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,480
United States Rank #31,436
Reach 0.0127%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.76 days
760.00 days >
Average installed length: 399.32 days


5 3.60%
4 96.40%

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PCWHD is a program developed by Custom Computer Services. The most used version is 4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is Ccsc.exe. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 20.52 MB (21,517,816 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 16% of users of PCWHD come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ccsinfo.com/techsupport.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PICC
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\PICC\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\PICC\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 20.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PCWHD

Program executable:Ccsc.exe
Command C Compiler
Path:C:\Program Files\PICC\Ccsc.exe
Additional files:
  • documentationgenerator.exe - Documentation Generator
  • Suite_CCSPic.dll - Suite_CCSPic Module
  • Siow.exe - SIOW (Serial Input/Output Monitor)
  • Pcw.exe - PCW (C Compiler IDE)
  • Ccsc.exe - Command C Compiler
  • ccsdownload.exe - CCS Update Utility
  • ccsload.exe - Device Programmer Control Program
  • Chipedit.exe
  • flowcharter.exe
  • Icd.exe - ICD-S Interface Program
  • PcdWiz.exe
  • Pconvert.exe - PIC Convert
  • pcwwiz.exe
  • rtfeditor.exe - RTF Documentation Editor
  • ccscoff.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Siow.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FF97C520-B0CB-4A0E-ABB0-FD877FDF5A1F}' (runs on registration).
  • Pcw.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F1314123-F28C-431B-8D85-753DDADCEAE8}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove PCWHD?

You can uninstall PCWHD 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 PCWHD, 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 PCWHD.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.98%
Windows 10 37.05%
Windows XP 6.77%
Windows Vista 1.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.69%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.45%
Windows 7 Professional 12.05%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.83%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 6.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 16.26%
  Mexico 10.57%
  Brazil 8.94%
  TN 4.88%
  Colombia 4.07%
  Argentina 4.07%
  Spain 3.66%
  Italy 3.66%
  Vietnam 3.25%
  Turkey 2.85%
  Thailand 2.44%
  France 2.44%
  United Kingdom 2.44%
  India 2.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.70%
Dell 21.59%
Acer 11.36%
ASUS 8.52%
Lenovo 7.39%
Samsung 7.39%
Toshiba 6.25%
Sony 2.84%
Intel 1.70%
American Megatrends 1.14%
MSI 1.14%
Common models
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 3.97%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.17%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.38%
HP 14 Notebook PC 2.38%
Dell Inspiron 1440 2.38%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.38%


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