84,285,534 programs installed

Should I remove pcAnywhere Hot Fix 4 - TECH182142?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0011%


1.0.1026 100.00%

Other programs by Symantec

pcAnywhere Hot Fix 4 - TECH182142

What is pcAnywhere Hot Fix 4 - TECH182142?  (from Symantec)

This hotfix addresses security issues, including the issues outlined in the following pcAnywhere Security Advisories. Symantec recommends that you apply this hotfix to your current pcAnywhere system. pcAnywhere 12.5 SP4 and pcAnywhere Solution 12.6.7 have now been released. These versions of pcAnywhere include all prev...  Read more


pcAnywhere Hot Fix 4 - TECH182142 is a program developed by Symantec. 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 59 files and is usually about 36.82 MB (38,609,625 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 64% of users of pcAnywhere Hot Fix 4 - TECH182142 come from the United States, it is also popular in Austria and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com
Help link: www.symantec.com/global/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Symantec\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{693BEB0A-A1CB-44C6-93F1-70C4485102C6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 36.82 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by pcAnywhere Hot Fix 4 - TECH182142

  • S32EVNT1.DLL - SYMEVENT (Symantec Event Library)
  • adsauth.dll - pcAnywhere (ADS Authentication Module)
  • aw32capi.dll - CAPI Driver
  • aw32nb.dll - NetBIOS driver
  • aw32prn.dll - Printer driver
  • aw32ser.dll - Serial driver
  • aw32spx.dll - SPX driver
  • aw32tcp.dll - TCP/IP driver
  • awcfgmgr.dll - Configuration Manager
  • awchat.dll - Chat Manager
  • awcm32.dll - Connection Manager
  • awconn32.dll - Connection Processor
  • awcp.dll - Compression Support Module
  • awds32.dll - DataStream Protocol Handler
  • awdsp32.dll - Video display handler
  • awFileMgr.exe - PCA_AW_FILE_MGR
  • awgui32.dll - UI Support Functions
  • awhk32.dll - pcAnywhere Message Hooks DLL
  • awhk64.dll
  • awhlogon.dll - Host Logon Engine
  • awhost32.exe - pcAnywhere Host
  • awhpilot.dll - pcAnywhere Host Pilot Processor
  • awhprobe.exe - pcAnywhere Probe Module
  • awhprobedll.dll - Probe Desktop Interactivity Module
  • awhseq.dll - Host Sequence Processor
  • awhutil.dll - Host Utility Library
  • awhxprb.dll - Probe Messenger Module
  • AwInvite.exe - PCA AwInvite
  • AwInviteResources.dll - Host Invitation Helper
  • awio.dll - File I/O Manager
  • AwioResources.dll
  • awlog32.dll - Log Report Module
  • awofrwrk.dll - pcAnywhere Object Framework
  • awplay32.dll - Playback Module
  • awPlay32Resources.dll - Playback Resource Module
  • awrem32.exe - Remote Control Module
  • awres-all.dll - Resource DLL for pcAnywhere
  • awres-host.dll - pcA awres host
  • awrpilot.dll - Remote Control Pilot Processor
  • awses32.dll - pcA aw session
  • awses32resources.dll - Session Controller
  • awshim.exe - awshim MFC Application
  • AWShimResources.dll
  • awterm32.dll - Terminal Module
  • awtime32.dll - Timer Functions
  • awxfer.dll - File Transfer Engine
  • awxferresources.dll
  • awxferui.dll - File Transfer User Interface
  • CmdPromptClient.dll - Remote Mgmt - Command Prompt Client
  • CmdPromptServer.dll - Remote Mgmt - Command Prompt Server
  • CmdQEng.dll - FileXfer Command Queue Engine
  • crypshim.dll - Crypto API Shim

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • awhost32.exe runs as a service named 'Symantec pcAnywhere - Servizio host' (awhost32) "Consente agli utenti remoti di pcAnywhere di connettersi a questo computer.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • awhost32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Symantec\pcAnywhere\awhost32.exe'.

How do I remove pcAnywhere Hot Fix 4 - TECH182142?

Quickly and completely remove pcAnywhere Hot Fix 4 - TECH182142 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall pcAnywhere Hot Fix 4 - TECH182142 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 pcAnywhere Hot Fix 4 - TECH182142, 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 pcAnywhere Hot Fix 4 - TECH182142.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 5%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.64%
Windows XP 18.18%
Windows 10 13.64%
Windows Vista 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 38.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.05%
Windows 7 Enterprise 9.52%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.52%
Windows 10 Pro 4.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.89%
  Austria 5.56%
  Germany 5.56%
  Japan 5.56%
  Australia 2.78%
  Canada 2.78%
  Spain 2.78%
  United Kingdom 2.78%
  India 2.78%
  Netherlands 2.78%
  Thailand 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 55.56%
Dell 22.22%
Medion 5.56%
Lenovo 5.56%
Intel 5.56%
ASUS 5.56%
Common models
Shuttle SZ77 5.26%
MEDIONPC MS-7501 5.26%
LENOVO 7447A26 5.26%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.26%
HP EliteBook 8570w 5.26%
HP EliteBook 8470p 5.26%

About Symantec

Symantec developers security software for business and consumers and helps customers protect their computers, information, identities and infrastructure by delivering software and services that address risks to security with various products such as Norton AntiVirus, Internet security, and anti-spyware products e.
Publisher URL: www.symantec.com


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.