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Should I remove ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,541
United States Rank #5,604
Reach 0.1563%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.86 days
290.96 days >
Average installed length: 152.88 days


VersionDistribution 0.03% 0.03% 0.10% 0.19% 0.39% 0.42% 0.03% 0.06% 14.61% 0.10% 1.56% 1.43% 29.86% 2.01% 8.93% 4.19% 1.40% 33.40% 1.14% 0.03% 0.03% 0.06%

ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor

What is ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor?

ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor is a Windows tune-up program that provides a number of features with the intention to increase PC performance. Tools include a startup manager to add and remove various startup programs, and a file cleaner to remove temporary, log and other unneeded files.

About  (from ParetoLogic)

There are so many ways for your computer to slow down and lose performance power. Until now, optimizing your PC by addressing each of these factors took advanced technical knowledge, a variety of complex tools, and plenty of your time. Now, there is ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor. This innovative software boasts a compr...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). 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 main program executable is pcha.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 32 files and is usually about 12.64 MB (13,249,324 bytes). HandleUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor.
uninstall.exe (56958f17ca3a15e5d635696edce23722) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bitdefender Gen:Trojan.Heur.FU.qy3@aSBOqkci
G Data 14.1.22 Gen:Trojan.Heur.FU.qy3@aSBOqkci
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.8 TROJ_GEN.F47V0723

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.paretologic.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ParetoLogic\PCHA
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ParetoLogic\PCHA\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 12.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor

Program executable:pcha.exe
Name:PC Health Advisor
ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor
Path:C:\Program Files\paretologic\pcha\pcha.exe
Additional files:
  • DC_offer.exe - PC Health Advisor Upgrade Offer
  • MyResources.dll - PC Health Advisor (ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor)
  • noapp.exe - Application Open Hook
  • PCHA_.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • SandBoxer.dll - SandBoxer Module
  • HandleUpdate.dll - PGsurfer
  • Update.exe - PC Health Advisor Installer
  • ExtensionManager.dll - Extensio Dynamic Link Library
  • 7ZipDLL.dll
  • LiteUnzip.dll - Extrahieren Sie den Inhalt aus einem ZIP-Archiv.
  • LiteZip.dll - ZIP-Archiv erstellen

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PCHA.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PC Health Advisor Update' (runs weekly on Saturdays at 5:12 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PCHA.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PC Health Advisor Startup Update Nag.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PCHA.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ParetoLogic\PCHA\PCHA.exe'.
Network connections
  • PCHA.exe connects to h66-38-130-201.gtcust.grouptelecom.net ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:85.43 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0498264844%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02505165%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02477484%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,238,645
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:528.84 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor?

You can uninstall ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor 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 ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor, 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 ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win 7 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.65%
Windows 10 39.97%
Windows Vista 7.53%
Windows XP 6.82%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.92%
Windows 10 Home 18.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.16%
Windows 7 Professional 8.00%
Windows 8.1 7.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.99%
  Germany 23.83%
  France 9.14%
  Italy 7.59%
  Netherlands 5.86%
  Canada 3.67%
  United Kingdom 3.09%
  Belgium 2.01%
  Austria 1.91%
  Spain 1.85%
  Sweden 1.73%
  Australia 1.57%
  Switzerland 1.14%
  DK 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.58%
Acer 21.57%
Dell 15.83%
ASUS 10.90%
Medion 7.48%
Toshiba 5.28%
Lenovo 2.84%
Intel 2.49%
Samsung 2.14%
American Megatrends 1.57%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.75%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.09%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.09%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.78%
ASUS All Series 2.62%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.45%

About (from ParetoLogic, Inc.)

Millions of users depend on ParetoLogic software to protect, fix and optimize their computers.
Publisher URL: www.paretologic.com


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