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Startup program entry details:

PGhist (PgHist.exe)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

Normally leave to run at start-up - typically required for the program to function properly or for security/safety reasons

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Description:

Part of Privacy Guardian from PC Tools - which "is a safe and easy-to-use privacy protection tool that securely deletes online Internet tracks and program activity records that are stored in your browser and other hidden files on your computer". This startup entry runs only on the next reboot if the "Cache, History and Address Bar" option is selected under "Browsers" when the users selects "Clean Your Computer" and is only created when Privacy Guardian is installed on XP. Also included in PC Tools Desktop Maestro (which incorporates Privacy Guardian)

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [PGhist] C:\Program Files\Privacy Guardian\PgHist.exe WinguidesPG
O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [PGhist] C:\Program Files\Desktop Maestro\PgHist.exe WinguidesPG

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