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Should I remove Ace Utilities?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,363
United States Rank #7,972
Reach 0.0551%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.88 days
348.72 days >
Average installed length: 183.22 days


6.1.0 1.42%
6.0.0 11.27%
5.9.0 10.23%
5.8.0 1.94%
5.7.0 1.94%
5.6.1 1.42%
5.6.0 1.30%
5.5.0 24.48%
5.4.0 6.61%
5.3.0 15.80%
5.2.5 9.84%
5.2.4 4.02%
5.2.3 5.70%
5.2.2 0.52%
5.2.1 0.13%
5.2.0 0.78%
5.1.0 2.59%

Other programs by Acelogix Software

Ace Utilities

What is Ace Utilities?  (from Acelogix Software)

Ace Utilities is an award winning collection of tools to optimize your PC's performance. It allows you to find and remove the junk files in your PC, invalid registry entries, delete your internet usage history, provides plug-in support to erase the usage-history for over 200 third-party applications, manage your intern...  Read more


Ace Utilities is a software program developed by Acelogix Software. The most common release is 5.5.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named au.exe. The setup package generally installs about 29 files and is usually about 23.03 MB (24,153,683 bytes). The installed file webupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 44% of users of Ace Utilities come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acelogix.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ace Utilities
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ace Utilities\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 23.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ace Utilities

Program executable:au.exe
Name:Ace Utilities
Path:C:\Program Files\ace utilities\au.exe
Additional files:
  • rc.exe - Registry Defrag and Compactor Application
  • regbak.exe - Registry Backup & Restore (Registry Backup & Restore Application)
  • aceutils.exe - Ace Utilities (System maintenance and Optimizer utility)
  • au.1exe
  • aulaunch.exe
  • da.exe - Disk Analysis (Disk Analysis Application)
  • Uninstall.exe
  • wipext.dll - Wipext Module
  • wipe.dll - Wipe Library
  • webupdate.exe - WebUpdate Application (WebUpdate MFC Application)
  • ziparchive.dll (by Artpol Software) - ZipArchive library (ZipArchive - zip compression library)
  • au32.exe
  • hstdel.exe
  • zlib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • wipext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WipeExt' with a class of {721A1B24-EC8B-4eda-9CCE-39720B9FA747}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • au.exe is scheduled as a task named 'AceUtilsSkipUAC'.
  • aulaunch.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Ace Optimizer Maintenance' (runs weekly on Sundays at 2:52 PM).
  • au.1exe is scheduled as a task named 'AceUtilsSkipUAC'.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • AuLaunch.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ace Utilities\AuLaunch.exe'.
  • au.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ace Utilities\au.exe'.

How do I remove Ace Utilities?

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

Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.74%
Windows 8 20.31%
Windows XP 12.03%
Windows Vista 4.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.96%
Windows 7 Professional 13.46%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.44%
Windows 8.1 4.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.22%
  Iran 4.15%
  United Kingdom 3.82%
  Canada 3.37%
  MA 2.69%
  Russia 2.13%
  Australia 2.02%
  DZ 1.80%
  Egypt 1.80%
  Saudi Arabia 1.68%
  Netherlands 1.68%
  Italy 1.57%
  France 1.57%
  Belgium 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.27%
Dell 22.51%
Acer 14.65%
ASUS 9.77%
Toshiba 4.25%
Intel 3.61%
Lenovo 3.40%
American Megatrends 1.70%
Samsung 1.49%
Sahara 0.64%
Apple 0.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.72%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.89%
Hewlett-Packard s5-1224 2.89%
ASUS All Series 2.07%
Dell XPS 8500 2.07%
Gigabyte G41MT-ES2L 1.65%


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