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PC Magazine WinTidy

What is PC Magazine WinTidy?  (from Ziff Davis Media)

WinTidy can remember your desktop layout and restore it for you. You can place the icons by hand, or use one of a dozen predefined layouts to automatically arrange icons in the order you choose. Save the arrangement as a named layout that you can restore at will, or associate it with the current screen size. When the s...  Read more


PC Magazine WinTidy is a software program developed by Ziff Davis Media. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named WinTidy.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 1.48 MB (1,549,078 bytes). 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 91% of users of PC Magazine WinTidy come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Ziff Davis Publishing
URL: www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,17748,00.asp
Help link: www.pcmag.com/downloads
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\WinTidy\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\WinTidy\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Magazine WinTidy

Program executable:WinTidy.exe
WinTidy 3.0
Path:C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\WinTidy\WinTidy.exe
Additional files:
  • WinTidy.exe - WinTidy (WinTidy 3.0)
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • GalaSoft.MvvmLight.dll (by GalaSoft Laurent Bugnion @ http://www.galasoft.ch) - GalaSoft.MvvmLight
  • Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.dll (by hardcodet.net) - NotifyIcon WPF (NotifyIcon for WPF)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • updatedll3.dll (by Microsoft) - UpdateDll3

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • WinTidy.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Wintidy' and executes as "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\WinTidy\WinTidy.exe".

How do I remove PC Magazine WinTidy?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win XP 3%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 48%
Keep it 52%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.33%
Windows 8 16.67%
Windows Vista 6.67%
Windows XP 3.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.00%
Windows 7 Professional 23.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Windows 10 Pro 6.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 6.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.49%
  Canada 4.26%
  France 2.13%
  South Africa 2.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.36%
Dell 31.82%
Acer 9.09%
Toshiba 4.55%
Gateway 4.55%
Alienware 4.55%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6610f 11.54%
NVIDIA 132-CK-NF79 3.85%
Micro-Star MS-7551 3.85%
Micro-Star MS-7512 3.85%
HP-Pavilion FQ563AA-ABA a... 3.85%

About Ziff Davis Media

Ziff Davis is a publisher and Internet company that has primarily published computer and technology related magazines, and its growing number of websites, spun off from its magazines, have established Ziff Davis as an Internet Information company.
Publisher URL: www.ziffdavis.com


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