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Should I remove PCmover?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,570
United States Rank #7,681
Reach 0.0331%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.91 days
439.74 days >
Average installed length: 231.05 days


8.20.635 15.73%
8.00.633.0 22.20%
8.00.632.0 8.41%
3.00.613.0 0.43%
3.00.609.0 4.53%
3.00.608.0 1.08%
3.00.606.0 0.86%
3.00.604.0 1.08%
3.00.603.0 0.22%
3.00.593.0 28.88%
3.00.591.0 4.96%
3.00.590.0 0.43%
3.00.589.0 0.43% 0.22% 3.02% 1.08% 4.31% 2.16%

Typically installed together


What is PCmover?  (from Laplink Software)

PCmover is the ONLY software that automatically moves or restores all selected files, folders, settings, user profiles, and even programs from an old PC to a new one, or old operating system to a new one.


PCmover is a program developed by Laplink Software. The most used version is 3.00.593.0, 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. 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 software installer includes 73 files and is usually about 8.64 MB (9,056,547 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 69% of users of PCmover come from the United States, it is also popular in India and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Laplink.com
Help link: www.laplink.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Laplink\PCmover\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5E8F43F2-9DC1-4C82-9867-79199E3C0B9B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PCmover

  • PcmBrand.dll - PcmBrand Dynamic Link Library (PCmover Personality DLL)
  • USBDriverSetup11.exe - Laplink USB Cable Drivers (Setup Launcher)
  • PCmoverLog.exe - PCmoverLog Application (PCmover Log Manager)
  • AppInv.exe - PCdefense
  • DlMgr.exe - PCmover (Laplink Download and Setup Manager)
  • LaunchDl.exe - Launch DlMgr
  • Launchst.exe - LaunchSt MFC Application
  • MapiFix.exe - MapiInfo MFC Application
  • Offers.exe - Third Party Offers
  • PCmover.exe
  • Report.exe
  • ShLnk64.exe - 64-bit Shell Link Server
  • SpDiskTreeMgr.dll - Disk Tree Manager
  • SpIniTreeMgr.dll - INI File Tree Manager
  • SpRegTreeMgr.dll - Registry Tree Manager
  • SafeEraseInst.exe - SafeEraseInst MFC Application
  • startupthis.exe - StartUp This
  • CookieMerge.exe
  • copypwd.dll
  • copypwd.exe
  • cppwdsvc.exe
  • LoadProfile.exe
  • USBDetect.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • LaunchSt.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'StartUp This' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Laplink\PCmover\LaunchSt.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PCmover.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\tools\Laplink PCmover\PCmover.exe'.

How do I remove PCmover?

Quickly and completely remove PCmover from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PCmover 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 PCmover, 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 PCmover.

Win 7 (SP1) 38%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.59%
Windows 8 26.67%
Windows XP 17.42%
Windows Vista 10.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.34%
Windows 8.1 16.12%
Windows 7 Professional 10.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.52%
  India 5.25%
  United Kingdom 4.10%
  Israel 2.62%
  Canada 1.64%
  Germany 1.48%
  BD 1.31%
  Brazil 1.15%
  Peru 1.15%
  Philippines 0.82%
  South Africa 0.82%
  Australia 0.66%
  Mexico 0.66%
  Ecuador 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.75%
Hewlett-Packard 25.76%
Intel 20.50%
Acer 6.93%
ASUS 6.09%
Toshiba 2.49%
Lenovo 1.66%
Sahara 1.39%
Gateway 1.11%
American Megatrends 0.83%
Compaq 0.55%
Common models
Intel DG41WV 9.60%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 6.21%
Dell Inspiron 5735 5.65%
HP Pavilion TS 15 Noteboo... 3.39%
Dell Inspiron 5535 3.39%
Dell XPS 8500 2.26%

Publisher URL: www.laplink.com


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