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What is pcutilitykit.exe?

Part of PC Utility Kit by PC Utility Kit

What is it?

PC Utility Kit is registry cleaner, a class of third party software utility designed for the Microsoft Windows operating system, whose purported purpose is to remove redundant items from the Windows registry. Registry cleaners in general try to automate the process of looking for invalid entries, missing file references or broken links within the registry and resolving or removing them.
Description of pcutilitykit.exe from PC Utility Kit
Windows PC issues can arise from a variety of computer errors usually originating from corrupt or missing registry files. Other contributing factors could be ActiveX errors or malicious software such as malware and spyware. These types of problems are the consequence of not properly maintaining your system. If left unchecked these problems can result in critical system errors, freezes, and even a total system failure. The Recommended Solution is to use the Free Scan in the PC Utility Kit to Diagnose Windows PC Issues as well as other problems plaguing your system. Once registered, this tool can repair the issues that may be causing your system to malfunction while simultaneously boosting computer speed, optimizing memory, improving protection, and much more.
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How does pcutilitykit.exe run?

Process - pcutilitykit.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. pcutilitykit.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does pcutilitykit.exe start?

Scheduled task - pcutilitykit.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\PC Utility Kit'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the pcutilitykit.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of pcutilitykit.exe users, 71.0% have disabled it.
How stable is PC Utility Kit?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is pcutilitykit.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00578% CPU57788.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
635.97 MB RAM2953.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
1,220 /min54.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
453 GDI objects302.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
3,000 context switches/sec3000.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\pc utility kit\pc utility kit\pcutilitykit.exe

Are there other versions of PC Utility Kit?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by PC Utility Kit.

What else is related?

PC Utility Kit Stability

pcutilitykit.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: pcutilitykit.exe
Publisher: PC Utility Kit (verified)
Name: PC Utility Kit
Description: PC Utility Kit
Size: 4.46 MB
Original file name: pcutilitykit.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Red Dog Media
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 3/21/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0058164587%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000376043%
User CPU: 0.00577885440326%
Privileged CPU time: 6302284.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 10,919 ms
CPU cycle count: 706,028,198
CPU cycle count /min: 657,450,068
Context switches /sec: 3,000
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 944.63 MB
Peak committed memory: 964.2 MB
Paged memory: 635.97 MB
Peak paged memory: 734.04 MB
Paged system memory: 473.48 KB
Non-paged system memory: 95.61 KB
Working set memory: 660.05 MB
Peak working set memory: 752.94 MB
Min working set memory: 419.28 MB
Private memory: 635.97 MB
Page faults: 173,715,013
Page faults /min: 300,978
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 34,825
Read operations /min: 60
Total read transfer: 1.01 GB
Read transfer /min: 1.78 MB
Total write operations: 8
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 3.14 KB
Write transfer /min: 6 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,263,561
Other operations /min: 2,189
Total other transfer: 68.56 MB
Other Transfer /min: 121.64 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 453
Peak GDI objects: 466
USER objects: 314
Peak USER objects: 334
Handle count average: 886
Thread count average: 13
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\PC Utility Kit\PC Utility Kit\pcutilitykit.exe"

Scheduled task details

Name: PC Utility Kit
Command: \PC Utility Kit

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 62838

Image hashes

MD5: 31f884c7dbf0e20e87053105bf791e9d
SHA-1: 1e8260937bc6e310b8fe4a49de667494eb820bee
SHA-256: 129b158def0a1e3c49165360bdb256174c562a03215e811c4f417c24efd848ea

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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