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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,238
United States Rank #20,377
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VersionDistribution 88.06% 2.99% 4.48% 1.49% 1.49% 1.49%

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Captain Optimizer


Captain Optimizer is a program developed by Softarama. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is saco.exe. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 41.65 MB (43,671,041 bytes). SACOCheckUpdate.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 8. While about 76% of users of Captain Optimizer come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.softarama.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Softarama\Captain Optimizer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Softarama\Captain Optimizer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 41.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Captain Optimizer

Program executable:saco.exe
Name:Captain Optimizer
Path:C:\Program Files\softarama\captain optimizer\saco.exe
Additional files:
  • AsInvoker.exe - Captain Optimizer (Captain Optimizer - UAC Launcher)
  • asores.dll
  • Downloader.dll
  • HighestAvailable.exe
  • KillSACOProcesses.exe - Captain Optimizer - Install Helper
  • RequireAdministrator.exe
  • SACOBackupManager.exe - Captain Optimizer - Backup Files
  • SACOCheckUpdate.exe - Captain Optimizer - Checking for Updates
  • SACODefragServiceManager.exe
  • SACODefragSrv.exe - Captain Optimizer - Defrag Service
  • SACODefragSrv64.exe
  • SACODiskExplorer.exe - Captain Optimizer - Analyze Your Files
  • SACODiskOptimizer.exe - Captain Optimizer - Optimize Hard Drive
  • SACODriverUpdater.exe - Captain Optimizer - Update Drivers
  • SACODuplicateFilesRemover.exe - Captain Optimizer - Remove Duplicate Files
  • SACOHelper.dll
  • SACOMemoryOptimizer.exe - Captain Optimizer - Optimize Memory
  • SACONewScheduler.exe - Captain Optimizer - Scheduler
  • SACOPCFixer.exe - Captain Optimizer - Common Errors
  • SACOStartupManager.exe - Captain Optimizer - Customize Startup
  • SACOsys.dll
  • SACOSysFileBakRes.exe - Captain Optimizer - Backup System
  • SACOSystemAnalyzerAndAdvisor.exe - Captain Optimizer - Performance Advisor
  • Network.dll - Softarama
  • ASEng.dll
  • asohtm.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • SACODriverUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SACO-SACODriver Updater' (runs weekly on Fridays at 3:19 AM).
  • SACODiskOptimizer.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SACO-SACODiskOptimizer' (runs weekly on Tuesdays at 3:19 AM).
  • SACO.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SACO-SACOOneClickCare' (runs weekly on Sundays at 9:15 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SACO.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SoftaramaReminder.
2 Services
  • SACODefragSrv.exe runs as a service named 'SACODiskOptimizer' (SACODiskOptimizer).
  • SACODefragSrv64.exe runs as a service named 'SACODiskOptimizer' (SACODiskOptimizer).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SACOMemoryOptimizer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Captain Optimizer - Optimize Memory' and executes as "C:\Program Files\softarama\captain optimizer\sacomemoryoptimizer.exe" -startup.

How do I remove Captain Optimizer?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.67%
Windows 8 17.91%
Windows XP 11.94%
Windows Vista 4.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.77%
Windows 8 Pro 7.69%
Windows 7 Professional 6.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.15%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.56%
  Australia 11.11%
  Canada 11.11%
  New Zealand 1.11%
  United Kingdom 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.92%
Dell 23.08%
Acer 13.46%
Toshiba 13.46%
American Megatrends 5.77%
ASUS 3.85%
Intel 1.92%
Sony 1.92%
Samsung 1.92%
Common models
Gigabyte H61M-DS2 3.64%
Gateway DX4860 3.64%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.64%
Gigabyte M68MT-S2P 1.82%
Dell Inspiron 1750 1.82%
TOSHIBA Satellite L675 1.82%


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