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Should I remove CleanPCNow PC Optimizer?

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63% remove it37% keep it
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2.0.648.15224 50.00%
2.0.648.14406 50.00%

CleanPCNow PC Optimizer

What is CleanPCNow PC Optimizer?

This is a PC optimization program that is supposed to increase the speed of computer. The trial version will perform a scan and identify issues while the user will need to unlock the software for a yearly auto-renewing subscription charge.

About  (from USTechSupport)

CleanPCNow technicians can identify and fix issues that may be slowing down your computer, including viruses, Internet clutter, and junk files. Sick of your computer freezing up? Free up memory and processing power by removing the junk that’s slowing down your computer, preventing errors and improving performance. Ge...  Read more


The most used version is 2.0.648.15224, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 USTSPCO.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 39.88 MB (41,818,514 bytes). USTSPCOCheckUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cleanpcnow.com/terms-of-service.html
Help link: www.ustechsupport.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\USTechSupport\PC Optimizer\
Uninstaller: C:\Config.msi\{AB56B977-66D9-411E-B4AA-F4BAD1AD5EBF}\PCOSetup_1.0.7.0.exe /uninstall
Estimated size: 39.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CleanPCNow PC Optimizer

Program executable:USTSPCO.exe
Name:PC Optimizer
Path:C:\Program Files\USTechSupport\PC Optimizer\USTSPCO.exe
Additional files:
  • AsInvoker.exe - PC Optimizer (PC Optimizer - UAC Launcher)
  • asores.dll
  • Downloader.dll
  • HighestAvailable.exe
  • KillUSTSPCOProcesses.exe - PC Optimizer - Install Helper
  • RequireAdministrator.exe
  • USTSPCO.exe
  • USTSPCOCheckUpdate.exe - PC Optimizer - Checking for Updates
  • USTSPCODefragServiceManager.exe
  • USTSPCODefragSrv.exe - PC Optimizer - Defrag Service
  • USTSPCODefragSrv64.exe
  • USTSPCODiskOptimizer.exe - PC Optimizer - Disk Optimizer
  • USTSPCOHelper.dll
  • USTSPCOPrivacyProtector.exe - PC Optimizer - Privacy Protector
  • USTSPCORegClean.exe - PC Optimizer - Registry Cleaner
  • USTSPCORegistryOptimizer.exe - PC Optimizer - Registry Optimizer
  • USTSPCOsys.dll
  • USTSPCOSysFileBakRes.exe - PC Optimizer - System Files Backup and Restore
  • USTSPCOSystemCleaner.exe - PC Optimizer - System Cleaner
  • USTSPCOuninstaller.exe - PC Optimizer - Uninstall Helper
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • zlibwapi.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • ASEng.dll
  • asohtm.dll
  • Network.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • USTSPCO.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LAUNCH CDPCO'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • USTSPCO.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named cdpco_spc_done.
2 Services
  • USTSPCODefragSrv64.exe runs as a service named 'USTSPCODiskOptimizer' (USTSPCODiskOptimizer).
  • USTSPCODefragSrv.exe runs as a service named 'USTSPCODiskOptimizer' (USTSPCODiskOptimizer).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • USTSPCO.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MyCleanPC PC Optimizer' which loads as "C:\Program Files\USTechSupport\PC Optimizer\USTSPCO.exe" /autorun.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.03 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0013990542%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00118435%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00021471%
0.015104% average
Memory:1.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0002915531%
Kernel CPU:0.00019648%
User CPU:0.00009507%
CPU cycles/sec:39,971

How do I remove CleanPCNow PC Optimizer?

Quickly and completely remove CleanPCNow PC Optimizer from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall CleanPCNow PC 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 CleanPCNow PC 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 CleanPCNow PC Optimizer.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  BB 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 50.00%


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