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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,177
United States Rank #8,266
Reach 0.0265%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.28 days
539.15 days >
Average installed length: 283.28 days


10.01.645 2.87%
8.20.635 16.44%
8.00.633.0 22.18%
8.00.632.0 7.46%
3.00.613.0 0.38%
3.00.609.0 4.40%
3.00.608.0 0.96%
3.00.606.0 0.76%
3.00.604.0 0.96%
3.00.603.0 0.19%
3.00.593.0 28.11%
3.00.591.0 4.59%
3.00.590.0 0.38%
3.00.589.0 0.38% 0.19% 2.68% 0.96% 4.21% 1.91%

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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 and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 77 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 10. While about 70% 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
  • CookieMerge.exe - PCmover (CookieMerge)
  • copypwd.dll
  • copypwd.exe
  • CopyPwd64.dll
  • cppwdsvc.exe
  • CpPwdSvc64.exe
  • DeferredUser.exe
  • DlMgr.exe - Laplink Download and Setup Manager
  • LaunchDl.exe - Launch DlMgr
  • Launchst.exe - LaunchSt MFC Application
  • MapiFix.exe - MapiInfo MFC Application
  • MapiFix64.exe - MAPI Fix
  • Offers.exe - Third Party Offers
  • PCmover.exe
  • RegSvc.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
  • USBDetect.dll
  • SafeEraseInst.exe - SafeEraseInst MFC Application
  • startupthis.exe - StartUp This
  • LoadProfile.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • CpPwdSvc64.exe runs as a service named 'CopyPwd Service' (CpPwdSvc).
  • cppwdsvc.exe runs as a service named 'CopyPwd Service' (CpPwdSvc).
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".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • LaunchDl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Laplink DlMgr' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Laplink\PCmover\LaunchDl.exe" "C:\ProgramData\Laplink\PCmover\DlMgr 0.xml".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PCmover.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\$$_APPLICATION MOVERS AND VIEWERS\PCMover\PCmover.exe'.

How do I remove PCmover?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 PCmover.

Win 7 (SP1) 36%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? 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 43.70%
Windows 10 30.92%
Windows XP 15.84%
Windows Vista 9.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.38%
Windows 8.1 15.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.19%
Windows 10 Home 8.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.90%
  India 4.85%
  United Kingdom 3.99%
  Israel 2.14%
  BD 1.57%
  Canada 1.43%
  Germany 1.43%
  Brazil 1.00%
  Peru 1.00%
  Italy 0.86%
  South Africa 0.86%
  Netherlands 0.71%
  Philippines 0.71%
  Australia 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.69%
Hewlett-Packard 25.99%
Intel 20.30%
ASUS 7.67%
Acer 6.93%
Toshiba 2.48%
Lenovo 1.49%
Sahara 1.24%
American Megatrends 0.74%
Gateway 0.74%
Common models
Intel DG41WV 9.95%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 6.97%
Dell Inspiron 5735 5.47%
Dell Inspiron 5535 3.98%
HP Pavilion TS 15 Noteboo... 2.99%
Dell Inspiron 546 2.49%

Publisher URL: www.laplink.com


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