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Should I remove PC Speed Maximizer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,691
Reach 0.0115%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 450.59 days
1383.54 days >
Average installed length: 726.94 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.2 100.00%

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PC Speed Maximizer v2.2

What is PC Speed Maximizer?

PC Speed Maximizer is marketed as a PC performance optimizer that utilizes several techniques to attempt to increase the speed of the user's PC include registry tuning (which is a practice that is often criticized by experts as producing no results) as well as hard drive scrubbing. The overall value of such PC performance optimization is questionable yet might offer some benefit depending on the overall usability of the PC.

Overview

Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 19.51 MB (20,452,500 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avanquest.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 19.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Speed Maximizer v2.2

  • SPMSchedule.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Schedule
  • SPMTray.exe - PC Speed Maximizer Tray
  • PCSpeedMaximizer.exe - PC Speed Maximizer (Fix, clean, optimize your PC!)
  • Startw3i.exe - Startw3i (PC Speed Maximizer Starter)
  • Uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • SPMSchedule.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC Speed Maximizer Schedule' and executes as C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\SPMSchedule.exe.
  • Startw3i.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Startw3i' and executes as C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\Startw3i.exe.
  • SPMTray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SPMTray' and executes as C:\Program Files\PC Speed Maximizer\SPMTray.exe.

How do I remove PC Speed Maximizer?

Quickly and completely remove PC Speed Maximizer v2.2 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 Speed Maximizer 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 Speed Maximizer v2.2, 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 Speed Maximizer.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 7 1%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.42%
Windows Vista 6.79%
Windows XP 4.94%
Windows 8 1.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.37%
Windows 7 Home Basic 11.73%
Windows 7 Professional 9.26%
Windows 7 Starter 8.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.28% of installs come from Mexico
Which countries install it?
  Mexico 19.28%
  Argentina 10.84%
  Chile 8.43%
  Spain 7.83%
  Colombia 7.23%
  DZ 6.02%
  Canada 4.82%
  United States 4.22%
  MA 3.01%
  Venezuela 3.01%
  Peru 2.41%
  Belgium 1.81%
  Ecuador 1.81%
  France 1.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.45%
Acer 16.82%
Dell 12.15%
ASUS 12.15%
Toshiba 10.28%
Samsung 6.54%
GIGABYTE 4.67%
Alienware 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.48%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.61%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.61%
Samsung RV410/RV510/S3510... 2.61%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.74%
Gigabyte M68M-S2P 1.74%

About (from Avanquest Software)

Avanquest Software is a world leading developer of personal and professional software, encompassing a large number of categories including Creativity and Learning software, Utilities and Multimedia, all featured with the latest cutting edge technology to provide a more secure and enjoyable experience to people looking for easy and affordable software solutions in everyday life.
Publisher URL: www.avanquest.com

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