PCTechHotline

PCTechHotline Description

PC Tech Hotline is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) created by Crawler. Once installed and executed, PC Tech Hotline may add a registry entry which may enable it to be initiated automatically whenever Windows is started for all user logins. PC Tech Hotline may insert a background controller service that is set to automatically launch. Delaying the start of this service may be possible through the service manager. Computer users may order the service by submitting a service plan order through the website of PC Tech Hotline or by calling PC Tech Hotline. Once PC Tech Hotline accepts the service plan order submitted by the PC user, then he may be sent an email from PC Tech Hotline at the email address that he gives or has given to PC Tech Hotline as part of the registration process for the service. PC Tech Hotline is not responsible for making services in association with any service plan order that it has not accepted. Upon installation, PCTechHotline may run automatically with the PC even after modifying start-up settings in its settings window. PCTechHotline may also urge PC users to install numerous low-quality programs. PCTechHotline may be distributed and enter the PC through other packaged free software.

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Technical Information

File System Details

PCTechHotline creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\PCTechHotline\PCTechHotline.exe 1,905,000 addd6497f712601ddff70a024dfc681c 725
2 PC Tech Hotline.lnk 44
3 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\PC Tech Hotline 41
4 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\PC Tech Hotline 40
5 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\PCTechHotline 37
6 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\PCTechHotline\PCTHHook.exe 64,360 5634bffe389c8c2bdd3abaf7da6c2fb5 1,657
7 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\PCTechHotline\PCTHHook64.exe 74,088 89ff065e9737b9a2b511a2cb519f48fd 1,420
8 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\PCTechHotline\PCTechHotlineSvc.exe 701,800 a60dac9b008a1cc91cb1840a60088faf 1,418
9 C:\Program Files\pctechhotline\pctechhotline.exe addd6497f712601ddff70a024dfc681c N/A
10 C:\Program Files\pctechhotline\PCTechHotlineSvc.exe N/A
11 C:\Program Files\pctechhotline\PCTHdesk.64.dll N/A
12 C:\Program Files\pctechhotline\PCTHdesk.dll N/A
13 C:\Program Files\pctechhotline\PCTHHook.dll N/A
14 C:\Program Files\pctechhotline\PCTHHook.exe N/A
15 C:\Program Files\pctechhotline\PCTHHook64.dll N/A
16 C:\Program Files\pctechhotline\PCTHHook64.exe N/A
17 C:\Program Files\pctechhotline\unins000.exe N/A

Registry Details

PCTechHotline creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}
{A0B0DA25-DD15-4739-92A3-62D3424F043A}_is1
HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: PCTechHotline
Software\PCTechHotline
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: PCTechHotline
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PCTechHotline
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\PCTechHotlineSvc
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\PCTechHotlineSvc
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\PCTechHotlineSvc
The following CLSID's were found:
HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path}
{6E30A318-C2A8-4874-9C44-30EB821658BA}

More Details on PCTechHotline

The following URL's were found:
Tip: We recommend blocking the domain names as well as the IP addresses associated with them.
  • PCTechHotline.com

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