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Should I remove PC Registry Shield?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
49% remove it51% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,156
United States Rank #28,413
Reach 0.0071%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.18 days
359.38 days >
Average installed length: 188.83 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.9.6 1.00%
2.9.5 1.00%
2.5.9 21.00%
2.5.7 1.00%
2.5.6 3.00%
2.5.5 4.00%
2.5.4 3.00%
2.5.2 3.00%
2.5.0 4.00%
2.4.9 1.00%
2.4.7 5.00%
2.4.2 1.00%
2.4.1 1.00%
2.4.0 1.00%
2.3.5 3.00%
2.0.4 17.00%
2.0.3 3.00%
2.0 27.00%

PC Registry Shield

What is PC Registry Shield?

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

About  (from ShieldApps)

PC Registry Shield is a Registry Cleaner and PC Speed Optimizer that utilizes advanced technologies to analyze and fix PC errors and registry malfunctions.Download PC Registry Shield and Scan Your PC for free. PC Registry Shield will LOCATE & FIX the following: Empty registry keys, Useless file extensions, Invalid file...  Read more

Overview

PC Registry Shield is a software program developed by ShieldApps. The most common release is 2.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named pcregistryshield.exe. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 15.22 MB (15,955,472 bytes). The installed file updater.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 30% of users of PC Registry Shield come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Belgium.
  • Starts automatically

Program detailsProgram details

URL: pcregistryshield.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Registry Shield\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Registry Shield\unins000.exe" /silent
Estimated size: 15.22 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PC Registry Shield

Program executable:pcregistryshield.exe
Name:PCRegistryShield
PC Registry Shield
Path:C:\Program Files\pc registry shield\pcregistryshield.exe
MD5:1dddce2096e7901cb12005fd1093f72a
Additional files:
  • RegCleanPro.dll - PC Registry Shield
  • updater.exe - updater 2.5.9, 2013
  • shieldappspcss.exe - PC Spyware Shield
  • Logging.dll - Logging
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.dll (by Outercurve Foundation) - Windows Installer XML Toolset
  • ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit.dll (by Component Factory) - Krypton Toolkit (ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit)
  • Uninst000.CA.dll - CustomAction
  • Uninst000.dll
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • Helper.dll - Helper
  • Splash.exe - Splash
  • Setup.dll - Setup
  • bo.dll - bo
  • InstAct.exe - InstAct

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Splash.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PCRegistryShield_Popup' (runs daily at 15:01).
  • PcRegistryShield.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PCRegistryShield_Start'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PcRegistryShield.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PCRegistryShield_Start.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PcRegistryShield.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PCRegistryShield' and executes as C:\Program Files\PC Registry Shield\PcRegistryShield.exe true.

How do I remove PC Registry Shield?

Quickly and completely remove PC Registry Shield 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 Registry Shield 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 Registry Shield, 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 Registry Shield.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 1%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 49%
Keep it 51%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.00%
Windows 8 18.00%
Windows Vista 8.00%
Windows XP 6.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.18%
Windows 7 Professional 10.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.06%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.63%
  France 25.00%
  Belgium 6.48%
  United Kingdom 4.63%
  DK 2.78%
  Saudi Arabia 1.85%
  Canada 1.85%
  IQ 1.85%
  India 1.85%
  Iran 1.85%
  Romania 1.85%
  MA 0.93%
  SY 0.93%
  Italy 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.65%
Acer 18.99%
Dell 17.72%
Toshiba 10.13%
Intel 5.06%
ASUS 5.06%
Alienware 3.80%
GIGABYTE 2.53%
Lenovo 1.27%
American Megatrends 1.27%
Sony 1.27%
Packard Bell 1.27%
Common models
Alienware Alienware 14 2.25%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.25%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.25%
Packard Bell BV IMEDIA A3... 1.12%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.12%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 1.12%

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