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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,886
United States Rank #6,061
Reach 0.0368%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.54 days
812.31 days >
Average installed length: 426.80 days


8.20.636 9.24%
8.00.631.0 0.69%
7.00.627.0 2.62%
7.00.626.0 5.24%
6.50.624.0 2.34%
6.00.620.0 42.07%
5.00.617.0 0.97%
5.00.616 3.86%
5.00.615.0 29.10%
5.00.614.0 0.83%
4.00.612.0 3.03%

PCmover Professional

What is PCmover Professional?  (from Laplink Software)

PCmover Professional automatically moves all the programs, files and settings you select from your old PC to your new one and all of your applications will be installed automatically ready to use. PCmover is the easiest way to move into a new PC without leaving anything behind and works with almost any version of Windo...  Read more


PCmover Professional is a software program developed by Laplink Software. The most common release is 6.00.620.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 PCmover.exe. The setup package generally installs about 72 files and is usually about 19.64 MB (20,597,272 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 76% of users of PCmover Professional come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany 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{3D6A9515-F1B3-4581-BB37-65CD7328BF99}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 19.64 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PCmover Professional

Program executable:PCmover.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Laplink\PCmover\PCmover.exe
Additional files:
  • 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
  • startupthis.exe - StartUp This
  • MapiFix64.exe - MapiInfo Application
  • CookieMerge.exe
  • copypwd.dll
  • copypwd.exe
  • copypwd64.dll
  • cppwdsvc.exe
  • cppwdsvc64.exe
  • LoadProfile.exe
  • USBDetect.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • USBDriverSetup11.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{638FC3AB-1179-4799-8DFC-9A2217AE1E18}' (runs on registration).
  • PCmover.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DC147091-AAD7-41B1-A116-B4EBFCD274B0}' (runs on registration).
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:\Program Files\Laplink\PCmover\PCmover.exe'.

How do I remove PCmover Professional?

You can uninstall PCmover Professional 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 Professional, 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 Professional.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Server 2003 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.00%
Windows 10 19.03%
Windows XP 9.79%
Windows Vista 3.03%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.90%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.38%
Windows 10 Home 5.32%
Windows 8.1 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.40%
  Germany 7.58%
  United Kingdom 4.08%
  Canada 2.27%
  India 1.14%
  Australia 1.04%
  Italy 0.95%
  Austria 0.57%
  France 0.47%
  Netherlands 0.47%
  Israel 0.38%
  South Africa 0.38%
  Ireland 0.28%
  Czech Republic 0.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.61%
Hewlett-Packard 26.68%
Acer 7.81%
Intel 6.29%
Toshiba 5.21%
ASUS 2.60%
Lenovo 2.17%
Sahara 2.17%
American Megatrends 1.95%
Medion 1.95%
Alienware 0.43%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 9.80%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 4.71%
Dell XPS 8300 3.14%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.75%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.75%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.35%

Publisher URL: www.laplink.com


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