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Should I remove AthTek RegistryCleaner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
56% remove it44% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,669
United States Rank #19,948
Reach 0.0115%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 106.20 days
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Average installed length: 307.77 days

AthTek RegistryCleaner v2.0

What is AthTek RegistryCleaner?

This is 'registry cleaner' is supposed to optimize a computer by removing invalid registry entries as well as provides some additional utilities.

About  (from AthTek Software)

AthTek Registry Cleaner is the exact solution to any registry problems. It can completely scan, clean and optimize the Windows registry with an unbelievable speed. It will put the regular scanning and cleaning task into action once you have set the schedule. It has integrated some necessary system tools which can defin...  Read more


AthTek RegistryCleaner v2.0 is a program developed by AthTek Software. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 installer includes 6 files and is usually about 38.41 MB (40,273,919 bytes). AutoUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 38% of users of AthTek RegistryCleaner come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.athtek.com/registrycleaner.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AthTek\RegistryCleaner\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AthTek\RegistryCleaner\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 38.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AthTek RegistryCleaner v2.0

  • AutoUpdate.exe - AthTek Updater Application
  • AutoUpdate64.exe
  • ARC.exe - AthTek RegistryCleaner
  • ARC64.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • wimgapi.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Imaging Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ARC64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F3E95225-094E-415F-B23D-FDED566BEF49}' (runs on registration).
  • ARC.exe is scheduled as a task named 'AthTek RegistryCleaner Schedule' (runs daily at 9:29 AM).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • ARC.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AthTek RegistryCleaner AutoStart.
  • ARC64.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AthTek RegistryCleaner AutoStart.

How do I remove AthTek RegistryCleaner?

Quickly and completely remove AthTek RegistryCleaner v2.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall AthTek RegistryCleaner 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 AthTek RegistryCleaner v2.0, 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 AthTek RegistryCleaner.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 1%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 56%
Keep it 44%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.05%
Windows XP 19.75%
Windows Vista 8.02%
Windows 8 6.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.88%
Windows 7 Professional 9.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.59%
Windows 8 3.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.63%
  Germany 22.04%
  Italy 4.30%
  France 3.76%
  Canada 2.69%
  Poland 2.69%
  Australia 2.15%
  United Kingdom 2.15%
  Hungary 2.15%
  Romania 2.15%
  Belgium 1.61%
  Netherlands 1.61%
  Russia 1.61%
  Austria 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.74%
Acer 18.60%
Dell 17.44%
American Megatrends 5.81%
Samsung 5.81%
Compaq 3.49%
Sahara 3.49%
ASUS 2.33%
Intel 2.33%
Lenovo 2.33%
Medion 2.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.91%
HP xw4300 Workstation 2.91%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 1.94%
Acer Aspire 7750G 1.94%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1254 1.94%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.94%


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